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Absolute Good
PO Box 8039
St. Louis, MO 63156

240 644 2500

jolenajohnson@absolutegood.com

 

 

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Services

All services offered by Jo Lena Johnson can be done in person, by telephone, or by Skype. Pre-payment is required. Jo Lena accepts the Cash App, check (company or personal), or credit cards. Once you have completed the purchase, you may schedule an appointment with Jo Lena on our Book Online page.   

 

Independent Publishing Packages*

We publish and print books in 7 weeks!

 

Initial Author Consultation and independent publishing packages are paid in full upfront.  Jo Lena will help you craft your words, message, and legacy. She has worked with over 50 authors and published over 35 books to date. She is actively involved with the creation of your book from helping you formulate your message to the design of the book cover and much more. If you go over the agreed upon time, there will be additional fees.

 

*If you worked with Jo Lena as a writing coach, she will give you a 20% discount off your independent publishing package. Contact her for the promo code before purchasing.

Silver Package $3,000

  • Book Editing/Proofreading**

  • Back Cover Copy

  • Custom Book Cover Design

  • Custom Book Interior Layout

  • ISBN/Barcode

  • Author Bio

  • Author and Book Platform Development

  • Custom Book Strategy

  • Book Files for Future Printing

  • 50 Copies of Your Book

 

What We Need from You: An unedited 12-point font, double-spaced manuscript in Microsoft Word. Jo Lena will help you create and support your author bio, acknowledgments and dedication, back cover content and author photo, if needed.

Gold Package $5,000

  • Book Editing/Proofreading**

  • Custom Book Cover Design

  • Custom Book Interior Layout

  • ISBN/Barcode

  • Electronic E-book (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and more)

  • Author and Book Platform Development

  • 10 Hours of Coaching

  • Emotional and Mental Support

  • Professional and Personal Development

  • Custom Book Marketing Strategy

  • Book Marketing Description/ Elevator Pitch

  • Book Files for Future Printing

  • 100 Copies of Your Book

 

What We Need from You: An unedited12-point font, double-spaced manuscript in Microsoft Word. Jo Lena will help you create and support your author bio, acknowledgments and dedication, back cover content and author photo, if needed.

Platinum Package $8,000

  • Book Editing/Proofreading**

  • Custom Book Cover Design

  • Custom Book Interior Layout

  • ISBN/Barcode

  • Electronic E-book (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and more)

  • Author and Platform Development

  • 25 Hours of Coaching

  • Emotional and Mental Support

  • Professional and Personal Development

  • Custom Book Marketing Strategy

  • Book Marketing Description/Elevator Pitch

  • Marketing and PR on Social Networking Sites 

  • Press Release to the top three online  PR websites 

  • Book Files for Future Printing

  • 100 Copies of Your Book

 

What We Need from You: An unedited 12-point font, double-spaced manuscript in Microsoft Word. Jo Lena will help you create and support your author bio, acknowledgments and dedication, back cover content and author photo, if needed.

** Book Editing - The editor corrects problems of grammar, style, repetition, word usage, and jargon. 

Proofreading is the lightest form of editing. Minor errors are corrected. Minor errors include:

  • Errors of grammar and style (e.g., verb tense, units such as ml, use of numerals and words such as “5” or “five”)

  • Errors of capitalization, punctuation (e.g., the use of commas, semicolons, colons, periods, dashes, apostrophes)

  • Errors of spelling and word usage (e.g., to/too, affect/effect)

Enterprising Entrepreneur's Package $7,500*

Delivered in 10 Weeks!

 

Boost your business! Create a 40-60 page business-oriented book which will act as a calling card for your business. It will offer credibility, background, and exposure for your product, services, and/or business venture. This is perfect for professionals in the real estate, financial, and sales industries, law, insurance, and medical fields. Jo Lena will interview you and write. All you have to do is speak your intent.

 

  • Consultation

  • Content Development/Ghostwriting

  • Book Editing/Proofreading

  • Custom Book Cover Design

  • Custom Book Interior Layout

  • ISBN/Barcode

  • Author Bio

  • 100 Copies of Your Book

 

What We Need from You: An outline of your business/product/services, your resume, presentation/marketing materials, and/or a video (up to one hour) describing your product/services, or invite Jo Lena to a live presentation (up to two hours).

 

*Half of the fee is required up front. The balance can be billed in regular increments bi-weekly or weekly until the balance is paid in full.

Book Creation, Book Shepherding and Publishing Consulting Services from The AG Resilience Coach

 

As a ghostwriter, writing coach, and publisher, Jo Lena helps people tell their stories, complete their books, and bring them to market.

 

WHAT WE OFFER

  • Consulting

  • Writing Services/Coaching

  • Manuscript Review

  • Book Publishing

  • Self-Publishing Services

  • Content & Platform Development

  • Emotional and Mental Support

  • Professional and Personal Development

  • Ghostwriting

 

 

My consulting fee is $155 per hour however, I value working with you to get your project done, to completion. I will work with you to do so, offering packages at a discount to support your efforts. You can ask for consulting for one half hour, an hour, or more. Just email me at jolenajohnson@absolutegood.com to schedule an appointment after you have paid.

6 Other Ways to Work with Jo Lena

 1. You Pay by the Hour … In Person, Phone or Skype Your Commitment: $155 per hour

A minimum of one half hour commitment is required at a rate of $77.50. An hourly rate of $155 is available. You call or show up and ask away. If you have just a few questions or a bigger problem and you need my advice, consider a phone consultation, or let’s get on Skype. I can prepare you for a speech or presentation, critique your blog, business bio, speech or other writing and pitches, brainstorm ideas, or spice up your website and marketing materials.

 

You can purchase 15-minute increments after the first 30 minutes. Email me at jolenajohnson@absolutegood.com, explain the problem and include relevant links for background before I return the call. Also, give me options for times and dates when you’re available. As soon as I’m informed that you have made payment, you will be called to set up a convenient time.

30 Minutes
One Hour

2. Developmental / Content Editing Your Commitment: Three Months … Packages can be purchased at a discounted rate (save up to $55 per hour) … 20 hours $135 per hour, 30 hours $120 per hour, and 50 hours $100 per hour*

 

If your book needs massive rewrites and development, it is not straight editing. Jo Lena becomes an invisible co-writer with you … fixing and re-writing your book–of course, keeping you in the loop as she moves through it, chapter-by-chapter. You will get “raw” chapters back with tracking showing all changes and comments as to why or questions back for you PLUS, you will get a “clean” chapter that accepts the changes–for you to make new additions, delete what was changed, or to say “I’m good with all.” It’s intense and takes time. In the end, you will not have a book you regret. Developmental / Content Editing is kin to ghostwriting. What will not be done is to sort through boxes of “stuff” or files looking for things to write a book from scratch.  This is an intense process where Jo Lena will stay true to your intent and purpose while integrating and transforming your book.

 

 

*Half of the fee is required up front. The balance can be billed in regular increments bi-weekly or weekly until the balance is paid in full.

 

20 Hours
30 Hours
50 Hours

3. In Person – The AG Resilience Coach Comes to Your Office or Home Your Commitment: A minimum of four hours $550 

 

Do you have old file folders, pictures, speeches, documents, sermons, or handwritten notes all over the place and you want to use them for your book, platform, sermon, presentation, or workshop? Invite Jo Lena to your home or office and she will sort through your treasures to find your precious gems. Jo Lena will work with you hand-in-hand, save you time, and get you focused and clear about your message. Call and set up an appointment–Jo Lena will block a minimum of four hours. Pay with your credit card or check. First consultation is paid in advance. If out of state, air and expenses plus TWO additional daily rates are added for travel. You save $70.

4. On the Phone or Skype – 10 One-Hour Focus Coaching Sessions Your Commitment: Three months $1,100

 

Coaching sessions must be paid in advance.  You get 10 one-hour sessions within three months. A running tab of time is kept—if your hours aren’t used in the three-month period, you forfeit them. You pay upfront—why? When you pay, you commit yourself. So does Jo Lena to you and your project. You save $450.

5. 10-Hour Intensive Coaching Session Your Commitment: $1,350*

 

It’s a long and intense day in Jo Lena’s office … oh, there are a few breaks and she feeds you breakfast, lunch, and dinner … but this is a deep dive into you and your book. Strategies,  marketing, branding, social media suggestions, author and book platform development, visioning your book, speaking and so much more. You save $200.

 

*If you are traveling to St. Louis to meet Jo Lena, please let her know and she will help you make special accommodations.

6. Ghostwriting - Starting at $10,000

 

Set up a complimentary 30-minute session with Jo Lena to discuss your non-fiction masterpiece crafted on your behalf b Jo Lena Johnson. She will interview you about your needs and desires, goals and content, and then give you a quote based on that. The average price for a well-written book with over 75 pages capturing the essence and intention of the author is between $15,000 and $25,000. Your completed product will include the edited manuscript for your use. Email Jo Lena at jolenajohnson@absolutegood.com to set up your consultation.

Schedule an Initial Working Session (Non-book Projects Only) $65

1 hour spent with Jo Lena Johnson

 

Start from scratch, edit what you have, narrow your focus, identify your goals/purpose, work on an outline, brainstorm your idea, get feedback, work on marketing or platform pitch/speech for your project or presentation. Whatever we accomplish in that session is yours, free and clear. (Additional time added to this session will be $50 per hour, payable at time of session).

Schedule an Initial Author Consultation (Books Projects Only) $150

2 hours spent with Jo Lena Johnson

 

Start from scratch, edit what you have, narrow your focus, identify your goals/purpose, choose a title, subtitle or actually write some of your story. Discuss publishing options, and get feedback and tools for completing your book as a self-published author. Whatever we accomplish in that session is yours, free and clear.

DISCLAIMER

 

 

* Please note that working with Jo Lena Johnson does not guarantee an agent or publishing deal.

 

Making payment indicates you have read and agree with all of the terms and conditions mentioned on this page.  This notice is effective as of August 2018.

 

STRUCTURE

Payment will be between the client and Jo Lena Johnson. Should an issue arise, it shall be between the client and Jo Lena Johnson.

 

PAYMENT

Services must be paid in advance.  Payments can be made via commercial or personal check or credit card. Payment is accepted via PayPal or Cash App.  An invoice will be sent after the contract.  Please be aware PayPal includes a small fee with invoices.  More information is available on the PayPal website. There are no fees with the Cash App.

 

REFUNDS

Refunds will be given only before the service begins.

 

CONFIDENTIALITY

All works submitted will remain copyrighted to you.  All stories, ideas, emails, addresses, etc. will be 100% confidential and will not be shared or used. 

 

RIGHT TO REFUSE 

Any works deemed uncomfortable or inappropriate will be politely declined.

Appointment Request

Request an appointment for an Independent Publishing Package, Enterprising Entrepreneur's Package, Developmental/Content Editing, 10-Hour Intensive Coaching Session, or Ghostwriting Service here. Please include several days and times you are available in the message.

PLEASE NOTE: If you have paid for an Independent Publishing Package, Enterprising Entrepreneur's Package, Developmental/Content Editing, 10-Hour Intensive Coaching Session, or Ghostwriting Service, please call Jo Lena Johnson at (240) 644-2500 or fill out the Appointment Request form below. Please include several days and times you are available in the message.

“In my business as a talk show host, coach, trainer/speaker, and now an adjunct professor at the local community college, becoming a published author was essential. It not only makes you look like an authority in your subject matter but sets you apart from those who don’t have books. It always gives you an opportunity to earn additional money on your speaking engagements as well.” – Keith Antone Willis, Sales Executive

“Others didn’t take me or my poetry seriously but Jo Lena listened, worked with me, and our creativity flowed together, moving forward.”  

- Shelia Mansfield, Author