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Brooke Warner

brooke-warner-headshotBrooke Warner is publisher of She Writes Press and SparkPress, president of Warner Coaching Inc., and author of Green-light Your Book, What’s Your Book?, How to Sell Your Memoir, the co-editor of The Magic of Memoir the co-author of Breaking Ground on Your Memoir. Brooke’s expertise is in traditional and new publishing. She is the former Executive Editor of Seal Press and currently sits on the boards of the Independent Book Publishers Association, the Bay Area Book Festival, and the National Association of Memoir Writers. She blogs actively on Huffington Post Books and SheWrites.com.

About Green-Light Your Book

Green-Light Your Book is a straight-shooting guide to a changing industry. Written for aspiring authors, previously published authors, and independent publishers, it explains the ever-shifting publishing landscape and helps indie authors understand that they’re up against the status quo, and how to work within the system but also how to subvert the system in order to succeed.

Green-Light Your Book seeks to equip authors and publishers with the language, knowledge, and skill sets they need to play big.



About The Magic of Memoir

The Magic of Memoir is a memoirist’s companion for when the going gets tough. Editors Linda Joy Myers and Brooke Warner have taught and coached hundreds of memoirists to the completion of their memoirs, and they know that the journey is fraught with belittling messages from both the inner critic and naysayers, voices that make it hard to stay on course with the writing and completion of a book.

In The Magic of Memoir, 38 writers share their hard-won wisdom, stories, and writing tips. Included are Myers’s and Warner’s interviews with best-selling and widely renown memoirists Mary Karr, Elizabeth Gilbert, Dr. Azar Nafisi, Dani Shapiro, Margo Jefferson, Raquel Cepeda, Jessica Valenti, Daisy Hernández, Mark Matousek, and Sue William Silverman.

This collection has something for anyone who’s on the journey or about to embark on it. If you’re looking for inspiration, The Magic of Memoir will be a valuable companion.


About What’s Your Book?

jpeg_WYB cover imageWhat’s Your Book? is an aspiring author’s go-to guide for getting from idea to publication. Brooke Warner is a publishing expert with thirteen years’ experience as an acquiring editor for major trade houses. In her book, she brings her unique understanding of book publishing (from the vantage point of coach, editor, and publisher) to each of the book’s five chapters, which include understanding the art of becoming an author, getting over common hurdles, challenging counterproductive mindsets, building an author platform, and ultimately getting published. Brooke is known for her straightforward delivery, honest assessments, and compassionate touch with authors. What’s Your Book? contains the inspiration and information every writer needs to publish their first or next book.


About Breaking Ground on Your Memoir

BreakingGround-hires-FinalFull of rich insights and practical advice and strategies, Breaking Ground on Your Memoir, co-authored by Brooke Warner and Linda Joy Myers, President of the National Association of Memoir Writers, offers all the tools writers need to write a powerful, publishable memoir. In this book you will discover:
• how to get focused on what your memoir is about―your themes.
• how to build the structure of your story.
• techniques to make your memoir come alive.
• the secrets of craft: how to write a great scene, colorful and memorable descriptions, narration, and flashback. • how to connect with your reader using through-threads and takeaway so they’ll keep turning the pages, and learn something about their own lives by reading your book.

Visit the authors online at WriteYourMemoirInSixMonths.com.


About How to Sell Your Memoir

How to Sell_finalHow to Sell Your Memoir offers memoirists an easy-to-follow formula to create a winning book proposal that will attract agents and editors.

As the former Executive Editor of Seal Press, Brooke Warner acquired lots of memoirs. In this e-book she breaks the nonfiction proposal into three editorial components and three marketing components. Also included a section about platform—and an explanation of why memoirists need one and how they can build one—as well as real samples from authors who have sold their memoirs to traditional publishers off their proposals. Find easy-to-follow templates and smart tips for navigating agents and publishers, along with best practices memoirists can’t afford not to know!




One Response to "Brooke Warner"

  • Moving toward publication | Noticing Magic Everywhere
    April 22, 2014 - 5:04 pm

    […] had to paste 14 separate chapters into a single Word document and do a lot of reformatting. I read Brooke Warner’s What’s Your Book? about the different publishing options and signed up for a webinar about social media. I’m on […]