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Gail helps to take the fear and trepidation out of book writing. She’s able to meet everyone where they are and move them along on their journey to authorship.

Rosemary Bova,

Executive Leadership Coach

A Six-Month Online Mentoring Program:Discover how to write, publish and sell your meaningful bookwhether you intend to self publish, go traditional or work with a hybrid publisher.

Aspiring Author to Published Pro is a six-month online program that will get you moving forward on your book project to achieve your publishing goals


Achieve your goal of being a published author with a book you can be proud of, whether you intend to self-publish, go traditional,

or work with a hybrid publisher. 

No matter where you’re starting from,

when you’re part of Aspiring Author to Published Pro, 

you’ll be getting the support and education you need to:

  • Create and publish your book in the way that makes sense for you.
  • Get unstuck and move forward.
  • checkFeel confident about your decisions.
  • checkKnow you can get your questions answered.
  • checkKnow you’re on the right track.

Taking a class with Gail was a game changer! Gail got me to see myself as a writer and she helped me grow in ways I didn’t know I needed to grow. Her calm, kind and professional demeanor made me look forward to class each time, and her coaching of me and the other writers in the group was so useful and applicable every time. Highly recommended!

Gabriele Nicolet,

 Speech Pathologist

How It Works


  • Join us for monthly Q&A calls
  • Network with other writers.
  • Work on modules at your own pace.
  •  Stay motivated and accountable.
  • For the 6 months you’ll receive:
  • A live Q&A/mastermind call with Gail each month
  • Weekly emailed content
  • Monthly educational modules
  • Accountability & Support

Your advice has been perfect for this book. It would not exist without your insight. Thank you for your excellent seminar.

Mark Loudermilch,

Writer, Tulum, Mexico

Aspiring Author To Published ProWhat You Get!


Module 1: Start from where you are and where you want to go…and move forward with confidence!

  • Clarify and commit to your goals and intentions for this book project, your business, your life.
  • Discover if you have something of value to say and if you have what it takes to write and publish a book.
  • Set up your systems and habits for success
  • checkStart developing your Marketing Mindset and your Masterful Marketing Plan now so that when it comes to selling your book, you already have a community ready to buy.
  • checkBuilt-in Marketing Framework: Elements


Module 2: Write the right book, the right way.

  • Learn how to evaluate your own book idea in terms of your goals and, if applicable, market realities.
  • Designing your specific path to publishing your book, depending on the type of book and type of publishing choices you make.
  • Evaluate your writing progress, intentions and support you need.
  • checkContinue to develop your Marketing Mindset and continue to work on your Masterful Marketing Plan to continue to grow your online platform and community readers.
  • checkBuilt-in Marketing Framework: List-building


Module 3: Editing is part of the job

  • Discover the 4 types of editing and when, where and how to use them in your book project.
  • Discover the shortcuts of learning how to work productively with an editor and with editorial technology that will save you time and money.
  • Marketing, marketing, marketing, continue to expand your marketing platform and your community of readers.
  • checkBuilt-In-Marketing Framework: Personal preferences

Module 4: Design and Production basics you need to know

  • Cover design basics you need to know, that will help your book be more successful.
  • Make your book appealing to the reader by using interior layout fundamentals that smart authors think about.

Commercially Viable Books: How to choose and work with your book design team.


  • checkMarketing, your favorite new activity, continue to grow your online platform.
  • check Built-In Marketing Framework:  The DCP Book Marketing Planner
  • checkNow up to 80 ideas in your Marketing Ideas Data Bank!


Module 5 – Your Marketing Platform

  • Built-In-Marketing Framework Using Search Engine Optimization and Marketing when designing your book and your book marketing plan at the right time of your journey.
  • Review your author platform numbers
  • Revise your marketing plan.  Use the DCP Book Marketing Planner. Add more ideas to your Marketing Ideas Data Bank




Module 6  – Launching Your Book

  • Review, assess and re-energize yourself, your book and your marketing plan.
  • Marketing checklist for pre-launch and launch.
  • Your post-launch marketing plan to continue to sell your book.

 Gail Woodard, CEO & Publisher

Expert Publisher, Consultant, Lecturer With Over 20 Years Experience.

A Personal Message From The Publisher:

        As an author and publisher, I know how daunting a book project can be. I spent years as a strategic planner, marketer and educator. I’m unusually well-suited to coaching and guiding both our authors and our team of professionals here at Dudley Court Press. I’m personally involved with every book project. I’ll keep an eye on your ultimate goals and we’ll work together to create practical solutions for achieving them.

         My job is to help our authors focus on strategic book development and marketing so that their book experience is satisfying and their books make a difference. We don’t work with every author who knocks on our doors. We’re selective. We publish meaningful books written by interesting authors.

           I look forward to learning more about your book project. 

                                                                                                Gail Woodard

Gail Woodard is a gem to work with. Her enthusiasm, knowledge and follow-through inspired me to complete four books and to re-release a book previously published in Singapore. Gail’s ability to draw together talented resources from around the world is impressive.” – Frederick Fisher, author of Sinocide, Serendipity, Three Lives of Eve, Betrayal of Innocence: Samantha’s Story and Confucius Jade

Frederick Fisher

Gemologist, author

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