Publishing your book

From idea to book online workshop – Not available

How do you turn your manuscript into a paper book, ebook, or audiobook? In this live and interactive workshop, I will share my personal experiences and lessons – both with a publisher and doing self-publishing – and lots of practical tips.  How to find a publisher or how to self publish? How to avoid commonly made mistakes? What does it cost? About editors, proofreaders, printing on demand, logistics, etc.

This workshop is for both fiction and non-fiction writers. There is plenty of time to answer all of your publishing questions.

You will receive a replay of the workshop so that you can go through it at your own pace, even if you miss it.

Join this workshop to learn about:

  • Steps of the (self)publishing process
  • Should you try to find a publisher or self publish?
  • What a publisher pays attention to (also useful if you publish your book yourself)
  • Print, e-book or Printing-On-Demand (POD)?
  • The difference between editors, corrector and proofreader
  • Getting your final manuscript ready
  • How to print just one book
  • What expenses to expect, how to save money
  • Do’s and don’ts of (self)publishing
  • My own experiences, learnings and how to avoid the mistakes I made
Add to cart for €47

Publishing mistakes I wish I could have avoided

My first book was published by the (then) largest publisher in the Netherlands: A.W. Bruna.
At first, I felt so lucky. Here I was, a first-time writer getting a contract with a large publishing house. They promised to take care of everything.
I should have known this was too good to be true. Working with a big company has its advantages and disadvantages.
I learned a lot from working with a publisher, but I also discovered what NOT to do. After my third book, I started self- publishing and have been doing that ever since (now working on book 30!).

Now I am sharing the ups and downs of (self-) publishing with other aspiring authors.
If you want to avoid the mistakes I made, check out my blog ‘Mistakes I wish I could have avoided while publishing my books.’

‘From idea to book’ workshop series

How about spending this summer writing that book that has been on your mind for so long? Everything you need to know is covered in seven weekly online workshops and a Q&A session.

We’ll cover a different topic every Thursday, so you learn everything you need to write, promote and publish your book. On top of that, I will also teach you some handy skills regarding free publicity and outsourcing, useful for every entrepreneur!

You can mix & match individual workshops based on your needs & interests. Do you want to join all 7? Take advantage of the special deal for all 7 workshops plus a live Q&A session:

July 30th

"Esther inspired me to always add value and to finish my book. I wish everyone a day with Esther!!!" Maud Stevers
"It was great to have Esther as a sparring partner for the back cover of my book. Her playful yet powerful energy is in the title and cover text now, and everybody will feel that." Janneke de Geus
"My book just got published! It would have never been this good without Esther's feedback." Anneke Veenendaal
"This is about working smarter, not harder. I feel empowered by Esther's strategies and will start publishing my book." Jan Roos
"Esther has been a source of inspiration for me from the moment I met her during a writing session. That was years ago, but she keeps on inspiring me to this day." Jeroen Komen
"I've finally found a way to write and publish my book without delaying other projects." Frank
"Writing my book was a great experience. One I can recommend to everyone." Adrian Luna - Certified Ontological Coach
"Lots of good tips & tricks" Corinne Delis
"Esther inspired me to launch my new book immediately. I've sold 20 copies already!" Huub van Zwieten
"I've finally managed to write down my story! Esther's inspirational guidance during her workshop proved to be the final push I needed." Virginia Jobse
"This approach is magical! After I wrote the back cover, I was amazed to see the entire table of contents created in a single go." Jan van Kuijk
"With Esther's tips I wrote my book in 14 days." Ruth Sinkeler
"If only I had seen the list of 10 book ideas before I wrote my book." Andrew D.
"Eye-opener: Esther has a completely different approach to writing text." Tamara Wentink
"The online workshops are very valuable; they save me a lot of time and money. This, together with the personal feedback, makes for a much better book." Hans Gierkink, coach/trainer at Singlecoaching
"I've written and published my collection of poems within 3 months! It was a long-cherished wish of mine. After attending Esther's workshop, I discovered how easy writing a book actually is. Highly motivating & recommended!" Lucinda van de Ven
"It's not about the book. It's about the writing. Closing the past and clearing your mind. I have found my voice." Selma van der Heiden
I’ve authored and co-authored over 25 books, been a writing coach for over 400 people and organized 20 writing retreats. I’ve discovered the best system to write a great book within 1 week to 6 months. Care to join over 400 non-writers who managed to get their books written & published in no time using my Reverse writing method? Among them CEOs, entrepreneurs, marketers, coaches and countless other professionals. Check out a selection of their books.
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"The tragedy of life is that you live it start to end, but you can only understand it in reverse. One way to at least overcome this when writing a book is using the reverse writing method that Esther explained during her workshop. You start with the back cover text and design. Next you begin promoting and selling the concept. Only then do you start writing. It’s kind of tragic that I only understand this now that my book Stress-free leadership is almost finished." Niels van Steenbergen