THE BIG LEAP
BOOK-PLANNING PROGRAM & VIP RETREAT

Therapists, Coaches, and Healers:

Are you ready to make the Big Leap to author? Get your life-changing book proposal ready for submission in just 8 weeks—including a 4-day luxury creative retreat in Los Angeles.

Next Session: September–October 2024
In-Person VIP Retreat: September 18–22

You’ve devoted your life to supporting others. Now it’s your turn.
Imagine what you’ll create with a team of award-winning, bestselling publishing pros by your side.

You became a coach or therapist to help people. And there’s no better way to help lots and lots of people than writing a bestselling book. But I don’t need to tell you that—you’re already noodling book ideas, and likely have been for years.

If you’ve been struggling with your nonfiction book proposal, I get it. It’s a lot of work, and it has to be just right. (Um… you know what “just right” looks like, don’t you?)

Here’s the thing: You’re not supposed to have to do this alone.

What if you had a publisher, a world-class editor, and a book marketing specialist in your back pocket?

Here’s your chance to do just that.

I’m the founding publisher of Wonderwell Press, home of nonfiction books that help, heal, and inspire. Twice a year, my pals from Copilot Publishing and I bring a select group of authors-to-be together in an intimate, immersive experience and VIP retreat, where we build bestseller-worthy book proposals together.

The next Big Leap program runs from September 2–October 25, including our decadent in-person retreat in Los Angeles from September 18–22.

We have only six spots available—and one of them could be yours.

Here’s your chance to step into a creative cocoon with our team in southern California, where we will lovingly facilitate your Big Leap.

We’re industry-seasoned publishing pros with New York Times bestselling and award-winning books under our belts. What’s hard for you is our everyday work—and we love it.

Maggie coaching.
Big Leap Food
Big Leap Room

Pick our brains
Get hands-on help with your content.

Fuel body and soul
…with delicious farm-to-table meals.

Let creativity bloom
…as you unwind in a tranquil space.

The Big Leap immersive experience with VIP retreat is perfect for you if:

  • You’re a purpose-driven coach, healer, therapist, or wellness expert.
  • You want to write a nonfiction book that will change people’s lives (including your own!)
  • You know what you want to write about but are struggling with how to map out the content.
  • You want your book to be expertly developed by publishing pros who know how to connect with your target readers.
  • You want to understand the various publishing paths so that you can choose the best option for you.
  • You want personalized guidance from a seasoned book marketer.
  • You feel energized and inspired by beautiful surroundings.
  • You’re committed to digging deep and doing the work.
  • Your life is too damn busy to get all this done on your own—and to be honest, a creative break from the busyness of life sounds pretty great.

This is not your average publishing workshop! Yes, THERE WILL BE DEEP CREATIVE WORK, but also soothing, soulful indulgences.

We’re wholehearted humans who just so happen to be rockstar publishing pros who specialize in nonfiction books that help, heal, and inspire.

Our favorite way to make a difference in the world is to help you make your difference in the world through purposeful publishing.

This retreat has everything you need to make a huge leap forward in a short time.

✔ Focused instructional sessions on: 

  • Understanding your unique value as an author.
  • Developing a book concept with market appeal.
  • Choosing a winning title.
  • Author brand development and platform-building strategies.
  • The three main publishing pathways, and what it takes to be successful in each.

✔ One-on-one collaboration on your content with our team.
✔ Writing exercises.
✔ Mindset coaching and emotional support for the journey ahead.
✔ Four nights’ elegant, inspiring accommodation.
✔ Delicious, healthy meals and snacks.
✔ Indulgent relaxation activities and a true retreat experience.

Big Leap Work Space

A Guided Journey to Your Best Book

Big Leap Hike

DAY 0: ARRIVAL
Intention-Setting + Connection 

DAY 1: DIG DEEP
Visioning + Discovery

DAY 2: FUTURE STATE
Marketing + Author Brand Strategy

DAY 3: ORGANIZE + ACTIVATE
Story Arc Mapping

DAY 4: GO TIME
Presentations + Promises

This unique, eight-week book planning experience includes:

  • Pre-work and group calls.
  • One-on-one creative collaborations.
  • Post-retreat integration.
  • Follow-up work: we polish your Book Proposal for you.

In eight short weeks, you’ll have a complete, comprehensive, professionally developed book proposal and publishing plan, ready to pitch traditional publishers, self-publish your book, or get started with a hybrid publisher.

 

PLUS, an incredible bonus gift:
The Agent Pitch Pack (Value: $497)

A complete set of guides for connecting with literary agents, including a sample query letter, example book proposal, and a list of literary agents + contact info.

Big Leap Work Space

It worked for these authors!

(View even more testimonials HERE.)

Meet your new publishing pals.
We were born to publish books that help, heal, and inspire.

Maggie Langrick
Eva Avery
Jenn Jensen

Maggie Langrick
Wonderwell Press Publisher

Eva Avery
Bestselling Editor

Jenn Jensen
Marketing Expert

Wonderwell Press has a simple mission: to uplift humanity through great nonfiction books. And that starts with deep collaboration with visionary authors-to-be, like you.

Award-winning publisher Maggie Langrick is a passionate lover of nonfiction. In her work as a creativity coach, Maggie blends Martha Beck’s Wayfinder Life Coaching approach with market-savvy publishing and editorial consultation. She is host of The Selfish Gift podcast, and writer of The Underwire on Substack. She is also a past Board of Director for the Independent Book Publishers Association.

Bestselling editor Eva Avery has edited numerous New York Times bestsellers, including award-winning actor John Lithgow’s Dumpty trilogy and Kim Krans’ Wild Unknown series, as well as multiple national and international bestsellers, such as Becoming the One by Sheleana Aiyana and The End of the Golden Gate by Gary Kamiya. She combines the Embody Lab’s somatic trauma-informed coaching approach with her years of publishing experience to help authors navigate the inner journey and struggles we all face as writers.

Marketing expert Jennifer Jensen brings more than 17 years of experience in trade book marketing to the team, having managed the campaigns for 18 New York Times bestsellers—including Mark Manson’s The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck and John Lithgow’s Dumpty series.

When you care a lot about the quality of your work, people tend to notice. In partnership with our authors, we’ve won awards, placed on bestseller lists, sold tens of thousands of books, been translated into more than seven languages—and changed countless lives for the better.

HumanKind by Brad Aronson
Lifting Heavy Things by Laura Khoudari
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

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