Join Our Team as Our Book Positioning Strategist

Do you have a publishing background or experience in sales? Are you driven to strategize, find solutions, and serve? Do you love books and are excited to help authors write their book?

If you’ve answered “yes” and are excited by what you’ve read so far, then please allow us to introduce ourselves.

We are Book Launchers. We help thought-leaders and people with a powerful story write, publish, and sell impact-driven non-fiction books. Our goal isn’t just to help our clients get a book published. We help our clients create a great book they will be proud of for years, AND we help them use their book as a tool to achieve their business and brand goals. To achieve that, we have developed an incredible team of publishing professionals who help our authors develop their story, write the book, refine it through editing, and design the book to stand out. During the development and publishing process, we layer in marketing support so our authors are positioned for sales success when their book is done. We also do a wide range of things to support our clients including author platform coaching and development, media pitching, author partnerships, speaking engagement support, and even look for and negotiate wholesale book sale opportunities.

We want you to be extremely strong at communicating and smart with strategy. One could call this a sales role, but we really aren’t interested in selling people. We want to work with the authors that we are best suited to help, and we want to provide resources to the ones that aren’t a good fit for us. There is follow-up, but there is no ‘closing’. This role is about strategy, service, and support.

You will be trained to explore the opportunity in a book idea, identify books with potential, and how to explain our process to determine a fit. Your goal is to provide value to everyone that contacts Book Launchers with a focus on spending your time having conversations and engaging in follow-up that brings the right authors into our organization to work with us.

You will report directly to our President, and play a key role in growing the organization and continuing to grow our family of authors.

This role is full-time (~35-40 hours/week) and is eligible for profit-share, health, dental, and optical insurance, as well as paid vacation after 90 days.

To apply, please complete the form at the bottom of our “Join Our Team” page. Remember to showcase your ability to communicate and connect with a potential client. PLEASE NOTE: You should use the cover letter and all copy you write to show us that you know how to make a value-based sales pitch and quickly build a connection with someone.

What is your role?

In this role, you will be the first point of contact with Book Launchers. You’ll communicate with potential clients when they reach out via email, phone, social media, or carrier pigeon to offer value, support, and the potential of a one-on-one book positioning call if it’s a fit for us to serve them. Your goal during each and every interaction is to provide support to the author, making suggestions of resources if we aren’t a fit and offering our services if we are a fit. Your role will also assist in the creation of processes to build out a team of Strategists for the future growth of the company.

As a direct report to the President, you will play a vital role in the company’s growth strategy for 2023 and beyond. You’ll be a driving force behind our mission to be the choice for book publishing, not the alternative.

Specific Tasks Include:

  1. Understand the #noboringbooks way and stay up to date on the Book Launchers client successes to be the best possible representative and coach to potential clients.
  2. Engage with and pre-screen potential clients, following our lead connection process to get a completed application and then schedule the authors that are a fit for a strategy session call.
  3. Continue to build out resources and templates to provide support to folks that are not a fit for our service so we can give value to everyone as efficiently as possible.
  4. Attend conferences and events to represent Book Launchers, collect leads, schedule follow-up calls, and identify opportunities for new clients and partners.
  5. Conduct book positioning calls with authors to uncover the potential of their book idea, and invite the authors that are the best fit to work with us into our membership.
  6. Build relationships with the authors that are a fit for our service and stay in contact until they make a decision.
  7. Work within our process to track and present communication data and metrics.
  8. Work with the President and marketing to improve and further develop marketing and sales processes to attract more of the best potential authors to our service.
  9. Log and record calls and email interactions in Infusionsoft.
  10. Participate in company meetings, targeted interactions, brainstorming sessions, and weekly reporting.
  11. Pursue training opportunities to learn more about communication, influence, and book publishing.

You will enjoy a lot of freedom to create and control your day in this job, but this will be a very dynamic and (at times) demanding role. We expect the person who will excel in this role to be someone who can grow with the company and, ideally, be managing other people in the department in the future.

Job Requirements:

  • Publishing background &/or Experience in Sales – we’ll training what you don’t know but we want one or the other.
  • You love books and even more than that you want to support authors and are excited about helping them write a book.
  • Attend events representing Book Launchers to connect with leads.
  • Deep desire to serve and have an impact.
  • Ability to work with integrity and bring in the right people into our services. We want the best fit for what we do, not just a person that is willing to pay. Our services are not for everyone and the ability to discern between the right and wrong fit is key.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Possess the ability to listen to clients’ needs, be curious while also able to generate excitement and interest in our solutions is important.
  • High level of confidence in yourself and what you’re selling.
  • A proactive self-starter with a flexible work approach and a motivated, energetic, “can-do” attitude.
  • A problem solver with the ability to prioritize and work autonomously, and the initiative to drive solutions.
  • Ability to work independently and must be able to work under pressure at times to handle a high workflow of leads.
  • Access to a webcam for video calls, reliable internet connection, and reliable phone signal and service.

If this sounds like a perfect fit for you then you’re obviously someone special; so we want to tell you why we’re worthy of your greatness.

Here’s the deal:

We are based in Las Vegas, but the team works remotely. We believe that you should not battle traffic if you don’t have to.

What unites us is a passion for quality and our clients’ success. Book Launchers founder Julie Broad started the company to support authors to succeed not just in creating the highest quality of book, but to also help authors sell those books to readers. She is a Top 20 under 40 award-winning entrepreneur, an Amazon Overall #1 bestselling author (her first self-published niche non-fiction book actually topped the charts of all the millions of books sold in Canada on Amazon and was in the Top 100 print books sold for 45 days!), and she’s a recognized expert on self-publishing (Book Launchers YouTube channel has more than 47,000 subscribers – and is definitely worth watching to get a feel for the company).

Most importantly, we’re growing and learning every day so working here is a fun adventure. If you want to know more about what we offer (including our health benefits, vacation policy and profit-sharing), please read all of the information here.

This role will have a base plus commission structure. Please note, we expect the person who takes on this role to excel quickly and help build the company; the salary will grow as quickly as you achieve results and take on responsibility. There are also a lot of benefits to working with Book Launchers that go well beyond the base salary.

This position will be full-time to start ,but if you’re awesome and don’t want to be full-time, we can also work with you on that.

If this doesn’t sound right for you, but you know someone who would be perfect for this position, please pass it along and make sure we know who to thank if we hire them. 🙂