Talk to Janna!

If you’ve been feeling stuck in terms of moving forward with your work, it might be because:

You're having trouble staying focused -- or deciding which project to focus on

You need feedback from someone who understands the market and the industry

You're not sure of the best way to get your work out into the world.

If any of this sounds familiar, you’ve come to the right place.

I’m a literary agent and former editor with years of experience in the book and comics publishing industry.

A coaching call with me can help you move forward faster and with less angst than if you tried to figure everything out yourself. I can help you decide where to focus your energy, pinpoint your strengths and weaknesses, and create a doable action plan.

Coaching starts with the questionnaire you’ll fill out when you book the call.

This helps me get familiar with your work and assess your immediate challenges.

On the call, I’ll ask you a series of focused questions designed to help you move forward.

We’ll hit the ground running from the beginning. No chitchat — my goal is to help you make progress on the specific issues that are confusing or holding you back. At the end of the session, you’ll have greater clarity on your direction and a list of specific steps you can take to move forward.

For some creators, one call is enough to spark months of development. Others work best with regular accountability and guidance, and might want to schedule periodic check-in calls.

How to Book a Call

I only have a few coaching calls available per month. The cost is $200 for a 45 minute session.

Just click the button below to schedule.

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"It's far and away the most helpful experience I've had with these kinds of calls. Janna went above and beyond to not just brainstorm, but create new paths that I hadn't thought about. She has such an expansive knowledge of publishing that makes her uniquely positioned to give advice on so many different subjects. And her honesty was refreshing as well."

Josh Sippie

"I found the call very helpful. I appreciated hearing your insights not only from an industry expert's perspective, but also as someone who is seeing my story with fresh eyes. Moving forward, I know which parts of my pitch work well and which ones I may need to change to make it more palatable for agents. I really enjoy one-on-one discussions with people when seeking feedback as it not only helps me to better process the information, but also get a sense of where the person is coming from that provides me a foundation for their suggestions."

Laura Edwards

"It was so good to hear the perspective of someone who understands the publishing world on some of the questions we had about where our book fit, what route we should take, and what we were totally missing in our promotion and planning! I feel like the call saved us months of pursuing the wrong direction for our project."

John Walsh

"Incredibly helpful. Janna cuts to the chase and gives you actionable insight and advice. We covered all the topics I wanted to address and Janna answered my questions in a way that was both understandable and greatly expanded my understanding of the market and the querying process.

Hal Jay Greene

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