“We used the ‘Write by Talking’ method to develop my book. Nancy goes the extra mile. Her ability to pay exquisite attention to everything throughout the project inspired total confidence.” Ricki Pollycove, MD, MS
If you have a book in mind, know that we will give you and your book the same careful attention we give authors with New York publishers. We have edited and coauthored trade editions published by Adams Media, Alpha/Penguin, Celestial Arts, Harper/Quill, Healing Arts, Hunter House, McGraw-Hill New World Library, and North Atlantic.
Working with a good writer lets you concentrate on your vision, rather than the nuts and bolts of publishing. The Writers’ Group has collaborated on more than 40 books to date. We can support you at every step in the process to:
• Define your unique message
• Identify your audience
• Research your book’s niche
• Develop the qualities publishers look for in an author
• Create your table of contents
• Write a compelling book proposal
• Find a good literary agent
• Sort through self-publishing options
• Provide writing, coauthoring, or ghostwriting services
• Coach you to support your best writing
• Provide developmental editing or copy editing
• Complete your manuscript
• Personalize your approach to publicity for your book
• Strategize your book’s promotion
• Alert you to sales opportunities beyond the bookstore
Choose Your Level of Service
Collaboration gives you the opportunity to create your book with the support of your own personal editor. The result is a higher quality book—one that more closely reflects your vision. You retain control by choosing the level of service that best fits your needs. We provide as much input as you desire, or as little.
In special cases, we serve as coauthor in a project. For these books, we often provide not only writing services, but also extensive research or project development.
You can also engage our coaching services to hone your writing skills. We believe in emphasizing the positive. Rather than criticism, we offer positive feedback that helps you identify your greatest strengths and your best work.
Consumer Books by the Writers’ Group
Book projects in health and progressive medicine have included work on allergies, Alzheimer’s disease, blood type, cancer, digestion and detoxification, diabetes, diet, eating disorders, ergonomics, genetics, hormones, immunity, infectious disease, longevity, Lyme disease, multiple sclerosis, nutrition, pain management, raw food, weight loss, wellness, and workplace health.
Work in psychology and personal development has included behavioral psychology, child safety, emotional trauma, health coaching, immunity, life coaching, lifestyle, right livelihood, and wellness.
Selected consumer books that are formally credited to us include:
Ricki Pollycove, MD, and Nancy Faass. The Pocket Guide to Bioidentical Hormones. New York: Alpha/Penguin, 2010.
Michael Snyder, Nancy Faass, and Lorena Novak-Bull. The Raw Food Recipe Book. Avon, MA: Adams Media, 2009.
Kenneth Bock, MD, Steven Bock, MD, and Nancy Faass. The Germ Survival Guide. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2003. (Paperback and electronic editions in English; Korean edition, 2006)
Trent W. Nichols, MD, and Nancy Faass, eds. Optimal Digestive Health. Rochester, VT: Healing Arts, 2005. (Second edition—One Spirit Book Club Selection; First edition—New York: Harper/Quill, 1999, two printings)
Len Saputo, MD, and Nancy Faass, eds. Boosting Immunity: Creating Wellness Naturally. Novato, CA: New World Library, 2002. (Two printings in English; Chinese edition, 2003; Russian edition, 2008.)