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Let Us Be Your Self-Publishing Coach


So, you have a great idea for a book, and you’ve decided that you’d rather publish it on your own. But you have no idea where to start. That’s where a self-publishing coach comes in. 


A self-publishing coach guides you from idea to publication and all points in-between, navigating you around the publishing pitfalls, while giving you the scoop on publishing best practices. A coach is also just that, someone to motivate, inspire and hold you accountable to your book goals so that you produce a quality book and have gained a wealth of knowledge in the process. 

Why Leap Forward Publishing?


Our self-publish coach, Deborah C. Mortimer, is not only a published author and editor, she’s also a 17-year licensed attorney, with contract experience. Therefore, along with self -publishing guidance, you also get insight on sample agreements for editors, illustrators and other vendors, and also learn how to effectively negotiate the terms to protect yourself and your work.   See disclaimer below.


Our Mission

Leap Forward Publishing is dedicated to doing our part to change the landscape of children's literature. Therefore, we aim to work with authors who are aligned with our mission of diversity, inclusion  and representation and are interested in creating children's books that are reflective of the world we live in.

Who Do We Work With?

Our services are ideal for serious and aspiring authors only. Our clients understand that publishing is a process and that the quick and cheap route will not yield a quality result. Therefore, the guidance we provide is of the highest class and our pricing is appropriate for the delivered value. We give you the tools to produce a book that we would produce for ourselves, the rest is up to you. Completion time frames are set by you and depend on various factors, but we are here to keep you accountable.


Are you ready to start your self-publishing journey? Well, here's our Show Me How! Package.


We show you how to publish your own QUALITY children's books now and in the future. 

Let us be your book shepherd and take you from brainstorming to published author. This coaching program will not only teach you everything you need to know to self publish a quality children's book, but will give you all the tools and confidence you need to publish future books on your own. 

Here's what's included:

- Publishing process step by step with a checklist

- Manuscript review and referral to our list of professional editors, illustrators and book designer/formatters.

-Help with illustration notes and guidance in choosing an illustrator

-Even a press release to introduce you and your book.

This great value includes six (6) 30 minute consultations! But there is more! You also have access to us via email and text to answer any quick question you may have! From manuscript to book launch, we've got you covered. 

Book a free 30 minute consultation now to get started.


Want to publish your book like pro? Include these add-on services.

Click each to learn more.





Purchase each separately or round out your self-publishing package with 

Show Me How! Package + Media Kit & Web Design


-Full media kit and

-A landing page with 3 sections.

Listen to Tameka's self-publishing journey and how we helped her make her book dream become a reality.


Sample agreements are for information purposes only. No legal services or advice will be provided and nothing in our services creates an attorney-client relationship. See our Terms and Condition for more info.

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