Strategic Advice from a Nonfiction Publishing Expert
I help business leaders, thought leaders, consultants, and speakers IMPACT the world by becoming published authors.
How many times have you thought, “I should write a book,” but weren’t sure where to start or if anyone would read it? Perhaps you want to become a thought leader, boost your brand and career, inspire and empower others like you to feel seen or heard, or even change the world. Whether your reasons for writing a book are personal, professional, or a mix of both, getting your story out there can be transformational for you, your career, and your readers. Much like a degree from a reputable university, having a published book gives you credibility and positions you as the expert that you are.
In Publish Your Purpose, Grace presents a step-by-step guide to writing and publishing your book. Encouraging and supportive, she takes you through the writing and publishing process, from big idea to book launch. Learn how to clarify your purpose and vision, set achievable goals, gain confidence, and create a productive writing routine. Based on her experience as an author and publisher, you’ll uncover wisdom about the publishing industry, marketing strategies, and the pros and cons of different publishing options.
Writing a book is a journey that takes time and effort, but that doesn’t mean you need to do it alone. With these tools and guidance, you can start—and finish—the journey of publishing your purpose. Let Jenn T. Grace be your guide.
An award-winning author, nationally recognized speaker, and savvy publishing strategist, Jenn T. Grace is the founder of Publish Your Purpose, the acclaimed hybrid publishing company that gives first-time authors the secrets to getting their books written, finding an eager audience & marking their place in the publishing world. Publish Your Purpose is a certified B Corp social enterprise that meets the gold standard of socially and environmentally-friendly business practices.
Jenn leads ambitious authors through every aspect of writing, editing, and publishing so their book strategically aligns with their business objectives. Whether it’s a business guide that shows the breadth of their expertise or an emotional memoir that takes readers deep into life’s challenges, she helps authors articulate their purpose and fulfill their mission.
Jenn has published the books of over 100 business owners, entrepreneurs, speakers, and memoirists so more diverse stories can exist in the world and her authors can make a positive impact and achieve the recognition and success they deserve. She is the author of six books, including her memoir, House on Fire. Jenn has been featured in Forbes, The Huffington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and CNBC.
Jenn lives in Connecticut with her family and enjoys being outside with her son, kayaking, and admiring the birds and nature around her.Learn More
It’s a miracle I learned to read, let alone write a book. Speaking of reading, there is no book if there is no reader. I stumbled through the writing process, unaware of its complexity. I stumbled again when it came time to shepherd my book to an actual shelf. There is a sea of confusing and questionable industry resources. Publish Your Purpose is the outlier—in the best way. The PYP team is a family consisting of thought partners, champions, and good citizens. Plus it’s a good business. Their model makes a difference, so the writers they represent can do the same. Together, the voices for justice are stronger. Thank you PYP, Jenn, and the entire team.
—Lisa Wise, Founder & Chief Strategist of Flock D.C., Speaker, Bestselling Author of Self-Elected: How to Put Justice Over Profit and Soar in Business
Putting one’s purpose into words and sharing them with an audience can be an overwhelming endeavor, but Jenn’s approach makes it possible. The wisdom she shares within these pages is changing the world, one person’s story at a time.
—Erin Weed, TEDx Speaker on Authentic Communication, Creator of The Dig® and of Head-Heart-Core®
Publish Your Purpose completely changed my perspective on becoming an author. This book is an incredibly insightful and comprehensive guide for anyone looking to write and publish their own book. Part 1 of the book, “Mindset,” sets the tone for the rest of the journey by focusing on personal and professional goals, getting into the right mindset, and holding yourself accountable. This part really helped me understand the importance of purpose and vision when writing a book.
—Nell Derick Debevoise, Chief Wrangler, Inspiring Cowgirl PBC, Bestselling Author of Going First: Finding the Courage to Lead Purposefully and Inspire Action
Publish Your Purpose is an essential read for any aspiring author. Jenn’s comprehensive guide covers everything from picking the best publishing path for you to managing your publishing costs and timeline. But what really sets this book apart is Jenn’s insight into the dangers of scams and censorship and her practical advice for avoiding them. If you’re serious about publishing your work, this book is a must-have resource.
—Tina Dietz, CEO of Twin Flames Studios, Award-Winning and Internationally Acclaimed Audiobook and Podcast Producer
Mindset is one key to success, and Publish Your Purpose is a fantastic guide for anyone who wants to cultivate a winning mindset. Jenn provides practical and actionable advice on how to identify your purpose, vision, and impact, and how to set personal, professional, and business goals. What I loved most about this book is that it not only teaches you how to get into the right mindset but also provides strategies for staying accountable and how to promote your book along the way. Jenn’s writing style is engaging and easy to follow, and I found myself nodding along and taking notes throughout the book. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to take their mindset to the next level and achieve their goal of writing and publishing a book.
—Victoria (Vikki) Brown, Founder of V.A. Brown Consulting
If you have a book inside you that wants to come out but don’t know how to go about it or struggle to get started or finish it, this book is written just for you. I felt compelled to write my book. I started to write it, then started again, and again, and again. I was clear on why I was writing it, but I was not clear about who I was writing it for. Once I was clear on that, it just flowed. This book will help you get clear on your purpose, your vision, and who you are writing for. Jenn has suggestions for what to do at each step of the process to keep you on track and accountable to yourself. She makes the publishing process and publisher options easy to understand. It is important to choose a publisher based on the relationship you want to have with one. A supportive and collaborative publisher is essential to a good book.
—Gavin Watson, Board Chair of Conscious Capitalism Connecticut, Author of Altruistic Business.