THINKING ABOUT BRANDED JOURNALS FOR YOUR BUSINESS, BUT NO IDEA HOW TO CREATE THEM YOURSELF?

More and more business owners are realising the incredible value of assets like branded journals, planners or workbooks to complement the programs, courses and services they offer.

The thing is, they can be challenging to create if you simply don’t have time to spend learning an entirely new process.

That’s why I provide a range of “done for you” packages to take away all the stress. You’ll see your ideas become a beautiful planner or journal, ready to support your clients and potentially bring you additional income via Amazon sales!

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Are you dreaming of your own branded journals or planners,
but feeling stuck because you have no idea how to get started?

What if…

  • you’ve seen your competitors launching stylish journals and planners that their clients rave about – and FOMO is kicking in…
  • you’ve read about the power of journaling and have downloaded hundreds of journal prompts. Now it’s time to implement!
  • you’re a therapist or trainer and your clients would love a planner to help keep them on track
  • you’d love an additional income stream

If any of the above have you nodding, then I’d love to help you bring your dreams to life.

Here’s how it works…

I’m ready to help you consolidate your ideas for a journal or planner, then create a design that’s perfect for you and your business.  I’ll also publish it on Amazon for you if you prefer to hand over the whole process.

The best thing is, you won’t have to order lots of copies –  Amazon is print-on-demand, so you never have to buy more than you need.  And you get your copies at “author price” – considerably less than retail price (which you set to whatever you choose)

It’s a no-brainer.

Did I mention that Amazon pays 60% commission? Or that you can publish your journal in either (or both) paperback and hardback?

READY TO GET STARTED?

A BRANDED JOURNAL OR PLANNER GIVES YOU ALL OF THESE BENEFITS…

BUSINESS ASSET

Put simply, a branded book will become a vital  cornerstone of your business – integrating with all of your products, services and activities.

LEAD MAGNET

Your branded book acts as a paid lead magnet, attracting your ideal clients and pointing them towards your range of products and services.

CLIENT GIFT

A journal or planner is sure to be appreciated by your clients when it’s complementary to the work they are doing with you.

BRAND AWARENESS

Branding on a book is subliminal marketing.  Every time the book is picked up, your business name percolates into the reader’s brain.

AUTHOR STATUS

There’s undoubtedly a certain kudos around being an author. Even a simple planner or journal can achieve bestseller ranking – yes, yours too!

PASSIVE INCOME

Amazon is the world’s largest online marketplace and bookstore – why wouldn’t you welcome the chance to tap into its 2.5 billion users?

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

1) We’ll start by having a chat on Zoom to discuss ideas for your journal or planner and how you visualise its application within your business.  This is also your opportunity to share any initial thoughts you have about the design and layout.
2) This is where the excitement starts!  I’ll get stuck into the design of your pages and cover, keeping you in the loop at all times and making changes as necessary, to ensure you’re completely happy with the look of your journal or planner.
3) We’ll agree the final design and layout. Then, if you’ve asked me to take care of uploading and publishing on Amazon, I’ll get this done and request a proof copy of the book to be sent to you for review.
4) Your journal or planner is out there – you’re able to order author copies, give or sell them to clients – in fact do whatever you like with them!  If you’ve ordered mockup images and videos you’ll now want to share them everywhere to spread the word about your amazing book!

WHY HIRE ME?

Naomi Jane Johnson
Hello!

I’ve been involved with online marketing since 2011 when I set up my business as a social media manager.  It has evolved considerably since then –  but the one constant thing has been my curiosity to explore new possibilities.  My training as a scientist has given me an enquiring mind!

For many years I’ve enjoyed digital design, despite having no formal training – I’ve simply learned “on the job”, using readily-available tools.

Over almost 11 years, I’ve made the most of what’s available and this has led me to discover a rich vein of creativity that’s resulted in designing low-content books to publish on Amazon – take a look below for a few examples…

Now, my mission is to use my design skills in helping business owners just like you do the same.

SOME OF THE 24 JOURNALS AND PLANNERS I’VE DESIGNED AND PUBLISHED ON AMAZON…

branded journals and planners

…AND SOME I’VE DESIGNED, OR ASSISTED WITH DESIGN & PUBLICATION FOR CLIENTS

As you’ll see, I’ve been lucky to work with some amazing clients to help them get their ideas into print – there’s really no limit to what can be achieved!

I’d love to help you launch your very own unique journal or planner – get in touch today and let’s make a plan!

FAQs

How much does it cost?

It depends on your requirements… which we explore during our initial call.  Starting at £349 for a 120-page lined notebook with branded cover, to £749 for a journal or planner with cover and up to 10 unique pages (total pages depending on type of book) –  and you can choose from a range of extras including mockup images, flipbook videos, additional cover designs, hard cover format.

What will you need from me?

We’ll discuss this during our Zoom call.  At the least I’ll need your business logo (assuming you want it included in the book cover or elsewhere), any  brand colours or fonts you would like used, your contact details and website URL, plus details of images to be included if you have specific requirements.

How many revisions will there be?

I’ll keep you updated throughout the design process by sending images / PDFs of the interior pages and cover.  These will be revised in line with your instructions (within what’s posssible and reasonable) – there is no specific limit on the number of revisions.

What size will my book be?

Again, it’s your decision.  Amazon offers 16 standard paperback sizes and 5 hardcover sizes – popular ones being 6″ x 9″, 5.5″ x 8.5″ and 8.5″ x 11″.

How should I price my book?

This is entirely up to you but I’d recommend being guided by similar books in your niche.  You’ll also get guidance from KDP when you upload the book files – you can’t charge less than the printing cost so you’ll see a minimum suggested price.

How much does Amazon publication cost?

Very easy to answer – totally free!  You set up a Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) account via your existing Amazon login, choose the book format you want and off you go!  Printing costs are included in the retail price of your book (set this yourself) and vary according to the number of pages, colour or black-white, paperback or hardcover.

Can I buy my own books and sell them myself?

Yes,  it’s definitely a good idea to do this. I’ve sold quite a few of mine when I’ve taken them to business networking groups.  The best thing is, you pay a lot less than the retail price (a perk of being the author!) You could also offer them for sale via your own website if you’re happy to handle the postage & packing.

Should I buy a design package or your Branded Journals Blueprint program?

A design package is ideal if you know you won’t have time to work through an online course to learn the design and publication process yourself, or if you simply want things done for you as quickly as possible.
The Branded Journals Blueprint program is perfect for anyone who really wants to learn the entire process, has time to spend going through the tutorials and is on a more limited budget.

WANT TO FIND OUT MORE?

It was good to work with you, a great service helping me create my branded management journal. I highly recommend the service. Thank you Naomi

Tracy-Anne Barker

It just arrived! I really appreciate that, just in time to do my planning for next year. And it looks and feels gorgeous, thanks so much!

Jane Duncan Rogers

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