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Apply to the Speak-a-Book Program

If you’re reading this page, then you already know about our Speak-a-Book program.

You are already familiar with the five-step process we use to “extract” the wealth of advice,
knowledge, and experience that is locked in your head and transform it all into a 50- to 90-
page structured book. This service sounds like exactly the kind of thing you need right now –
and you’re ready to take the first step in becoming a published author.

So, if we were to say to you, “Let’s jump on a 30-minute call (which is the first step of the
Speak-a-Book program) brainstorm some different ideas for your book, and you don’t
commit to paying a single dime until we’ve agreed on a high-level outline for your book” –
would you grab this opportunity with both hands?

Because that is what this complimentary discovery consultation is about.

For up to 30 minutes, we will:

  • Get clarity on your goals – for most of our first-time authors, this means authoring
    a “lead magnet” book that will attract, qualify, and close more of the clients you want,
    i.e. your ideal client.
  • Brainstorm content ideas and angles – based on your unique career history,
    professional background, and areas of specialization, and considering the kind of
    information your intended reader will find compelling.
  • Agree on a high-level outline of your new book – your assigned consultant will
    use this outline to formulate the interview questions that he or she will use to
    “extract” your content and produce the first rough draft.
  • Talk through the terms of the project – fees, timelines, all the deliverables and
    intellectual property rights you will receive at the end (plus, if applicable, any bonus
    deliverables and services you will receive).
  • ‘Aye’ or ‘Nay’ – you will have the opportunity to pull the trigger on this, and set your
    book project into motion, or for any reason at all or no reason whatsoever, to pass
    on this opportunity with no hard feelings.

All we ask is that you lay down a $500 refundable deposit today.

This deposit is to protect our consultants’ time. The only circumstances in which you won’t
get this $500 back is if, even after agreeing on a mutually convenient date and time, you fail
to show up for the discovery consultation without giving our consultant enough notice or
making reasonable effort to reschedule – which is entirely fair, right?

This $500 locks in your place on our project calendar, yet it confers no obligation on
you to continue with this project
. By the time we get to the end of the discovery
consultation call, if you’re not excited about the direction that we are taking your book, or if
you have any second thoughts about the project, just let us know before you hang up the
phone, and we’ll refund this deposit. No questions. No talk of contracts. No hard feelings.

The vast majority of folks, however, choose to get their book done.

And if you do too, the next step, after this first call, is to pay the balance of the fee, which is
$4,497. (If you would prefer, you can break this down into two payments of $2,447 – one at
the end of this call, and the other after 30 days.)

After you complete the checkout below and pay your $500 refundable deposit, you will be
able to schedule a 30-minute slot for your discovery consultation. (You will receive an email
from our team will full instructions.)

Apply to the Speak-a-Book Program
  1. Complete a Short Application Form

    Click the button below, enter a few details, and hit “Next”.

  2. Lay Down a $500 Refundable Deposit

    This is to protect our consultant’s time. You will get it back.

  3. Discovery Consultation Over the Phone

    Let’s run through the terms of our service, clarify your goals, brainstorm a
    few book ideas, and make sure our unique program is right for you.

  4. Your Call: ‘AYE’ or ‘NAY’

    If you decide to go ahead with the project, your $500 deposit will be applied
    to the project fee due. And if you don’t, you will receive a full refund.

  5. Turn Your Idea into a Published Book

    You will receive an email from Tracy Merda, our Senior Project Manager,
    formally welcoming you to the program. She will take you through every step
    of the process and help you create your new book and get it published.

We are really looking forward to working with you on this project.

Out of all the services we’ve ever offered to attorneys, physicians, dentists, and other
licensed/respected professionals, the Speak-a-Book program is one the most popular and
highly praised – and for good reason.

Because it’s a no-brainer.

You already know and understand the power of authority in your profession.

You know that in a world where, sadly, perception is now the new reality, being the attorney
who literally wrote the book on your area of expertise or specialization is one of the only
ways left to differentiate your practice from competitors.

Become a published author, and you’ll have an asset that will help you attract more of the
clients you want, command premium-level fees, and protect your staff and livelihood from
desperate competitors who are cutting their prices to the bone in a misguided effort to steal
clients from competitors.

And consider this:

If your book, and the new level of authority that comes with it, helps you to attract just one or
two new clients who would have otherwise gone with a competitor, then it has already paid
for itself – which means you get all the advantages we have discussed elsewhere, and the
intangible benefits that come with them, for nothing.

Just one or two new clients. That’s all it takes for this investment to pay for itself.

“This speak-a-book concept is something that interested me the first time I heard about it. Making the book and using it to educate prospective clients not only was interesting but also very lucrative for my practice. Since doing my first initial DWI book, my partners and I have done three other books in the other main practice areas of our firm.”

– David Volk, Esq., San Antonio, TX
(Trial Attorney)

“Writing all these books would’ve taken years – honestly, they probably would never have been written otherwise.” “After 3 re-prints of our DUI book alone, we can conservatively attribute a 6-to-1 return on money spent. (My suspicion is that it’s far higher than that.) Becoming attorney authors has added to our brand and helped build our reputation among potential clients and other attorneys.”

– David Katz, Esq., Orlando, FL
(Criminal Defense Attorney)

“I did a bail law / criminal defense book that impressed a new bail bondsman that in just a few months made me $25,000.00 and landed me a speaking gig before a national bail bond organization. So I made national contacts and have even more authority.”

– Brian Manchester, Esq., Bellefonte, PA
(Criminal Defense Lawyer)

“The books I made with Jacob & Whitehall’s help are great. They’re on a website and people can download them for free. That turns into probably a good two to three potential clients a day that we would never have heard from.” “Potentials like to know a little bit about you before they pick up the phone call and the books have been great for that.”

– Brent Bowyer, Esq., Southfield, MI
(Family Law Attorney)

“Ideal for those of us with writer’s block to get your book out there in writing quickly and easily. Most of us can talk for hours about our fields, but when it comes time to write, we suffer from paralysis due to over-analysis. The solution is Speak-a-Book.” “Second, nothing separates you from your competitors like expertise. And nothing says expertise better than a book written by you. I couldn’t recommend them highly enough.”

– Gordon Levinson, Esq., Carlsbad, CA
(Car Accident Attorney)

“I have always wanted to be a published author but was afraid I would be a terrible writer. I was intimidated, overwhelmed and didn’t know where or how to start. Speak-a-Book took the fear out of the process and made writing this book an easy and pleasurable experience.” “We give this book to our current and potential clients and have it out in our lobby. It gives our firm more credibility and our clients valuable information.

– Armando Payas, Esq., Orlando, FL
(Personal Injury Lawyer)

“The staff was very easy to work with. I highly recommend the Speak A Book process to any attorney who wishes to give his potential clients a better understanding of the legal process. I give a copy of my book to every person who consults with me on their recent pending charges.

– Ronnie M. Cole, Esq., Anderson, SC
(Criminal Defense & DUI Lawyer)

“I think it’s a good way to enhanced one’s reputation. Both potential clients and clients are impressed by the fact that I’ve written a book in the area they’re retaining me (or considering retaining me) in. It also gives people something tangible to bring home with them. I certainly always know when I go to Doctors or other professionals, I like it when I get ‘free stuff’ as mementos of the visit. Even better that a book is actually useful.”

– David Bliven, Esq., Bronx, NY
(Divorce & Family Law Attorney)

“You walked me through every step of the process, but the book still came out how I wanted it: in MY voice. I would recommend the process to almost anyone who wants instant credibility. The book is a walking advertisement that I routinely give out to new clients. By having your book, you are showing that you are a specialist that is here to stay. Highly recommend.”

– Brad J. Balke, Esq., Chicago, IL
(Injury Lawyer)

Apply to the Speak-a-Book Program
  1. Complete a Short Application Form

    Click the button below, enter a few details, and hit “Next”.

  2. Lay Down a $500 Refundable Deposit

    This is to protect our consultant’s time. You will get it back.

  3. Discovery Consultation Over the Phone

    Let’s run through the terms of our service, clarify your goals, brainstorm a
    few book ideas, and make sure our unique program is right for you.

  4. Your Call: ‘AYE’ or ‘NAY’

    If you decide to go ahead with the project, your $500 deposit will be applied
    to the project fee due. And if you don’t, you will receive a full refund.

  5. Turn Your Idea into a Published Book

    You will receive an email from Tracy Merda, our Senior Project Manager,
    formally welcoming you to the program. She will take you through every step
    of the process and help you create your new book and get it published.


Frequently Asked Questions
About the Speak-a-Book Program

  • 1. "What is the Speak-a-Book program?"

    It's a unique and proprietary process — which we have developed through almost a decade
    of continuous improvement — that helps you author a book in less time than it takes to
    watch a movie, without writing a single word. (Read more about it above.)

    You and one of our top Speak-a-Book consultants will jump on the phone and agree on a
    high-level overview of the content and structure of your book. They will then go away and
    craft a set of carefully worded questions that are designed to "extract" this content from your
    head by means of an interview. The interview sessions (usually two, but sometimes three)
    are transcribed, and the transcription edited, chopped up, and rearranged into a manuscript.
    After you have approved the manuscript, our team of designers will turn it into a finished
    book. You will then approve the book, or propose further edits, before we publish it on
    Amazon.com and in Barnes & Noble.

  • 2. "What is the total investment to write a book?"

    $4,997.

  • 3. "Is there a payment plan option?"

    Yes. You can split the fee into two payments of $2,697.

  • 4. "I'm interested, but I'm not ready to confirm my project yet. Can I get on the phone
    and talk with one of the consultants who would be helping me author my book, to
    bounce some ideas around, learn more about the process, and see if the Speak-a-
    Book program is right for me?"

    Absolutely!

    That is why we offer a complimentary, no-obligation Discovery Consultation. It's a chance for
    you to get on the phone with the consultant who will be assigned to you — so you can see if
    there's chemistry, and also brainstorm titles and content ideas for your new book. At the end
    of the call, he or she will ask you if you would like to go ahead with the project.

    » Schedule your complimentary Discovery Consultation here

  • 5. “If the Discovery Consultation / Strategy Session is complimentary, why do I need
    to pay a $500 refundable deposit to schedule it?”

    Our consultant's time is valuable, just like yours is. In order to protect it, we need to take a
    small deposit so that his or her time only goes to attorneys who are serious about finally
    making their book a reality. This $500 deposit is fully REFUNDABLE, with no strings.

    At the end of the call, he or she will ask you if you would like to go ahead with your Speak-a-
    Book project. If you say, "No thankyou..." or "Not right now, but maybe later...", you will
    receive a full refund immediately. No questions.

    And, if you decide to go ahead?

    The $500 deposit will be applied to your project fee.

  • 6. "Can I take advantage of this offer for multiple Speak-a-Book projects? I would like
    to author a book for a few different legal problems and/or practice areas?"

    Yes!

    In fact, our other clients often do this — which is part of the reason why the limited number of
    project spots sometimes get snapped up faster than we expected.

Apply to the Speak-a-Book Program
  1. Complete a Short Application Form

    Click the button below, enter a few details, and hit “Next”.

  2. Lay Down a $500 Refundable Deposit

    This is to protect our consultant’s time. You will get it back.

  3. Discovery Consultation Over the Phone

    Let’s run through the terms of our service, clarify your goals, brainstorm a
    few book ideas, and make sure our unique program is right for you.

  4. Your Call: ‘AYE’ or ‘NAY’

    If you decide to go ahead with the project, your $500 deposit will be applied
    to the project fee due. And if you don’t, you will receive a full refund.

  5. Turn Your Idea into a Published Book

    You will receive an email from Tracy Merda, our Senior Project Manager,
    formally welcoming you to the program. She will take you through every step
    of the process and help you create your new book and get it published.

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