Bev really helped to change my life! I initially approached Bev as I was struggling with how to finish my book and consequently get it published. Bev really helped to coach and manage the process. From start to finish she went above and beyond, and really helped to take away the stress from the whole experience.
I was thrilled with my book. It looked perfect. The content was spot on which was down to Bev’s service, knowledge of the industry and insights.
I would highly recommend Bev to anyone looking for help. She really helped to bring my book to its realisation and make my dreams come true!
I made contact with Bev as I had no real idea how to approach writing a non-fiction book but I knew it was something I wanted to achieve. It had all felt largely overwhelming but with Bev’s knowledge and process of breaking it down into bite size chunks, it was easy to stay focused on the end goal.
During our initial discussions Bev helped me to articulate what it was I was hoping to achieve with the book. She helped me to identify who the book’s target audience would be which I found extremely useful to determine how I would get my message across.
Bev makes everything she does about you and your processes, not about her. Her knowledge shone through with the practical examples she shared so you could see and experience her wealth of information. I would definitely recommend Bev’s services because without them I would never have been able to write the book that I wanted to write.
Bev Ryan was a godsend when I published my first book, ‘Rules of Social Engagement’, in 2015. I came to her with a draft manuscript and an undoubtedly frustrating combination of knowing exactly what I wanted but not knowing what was involved in making it all happen. Bev listened carefully to what I wanted, and then guided me effortlessly through the process; delivering both on budget and on schedule, a fabulous final product. I would highly recommend Bev Ryan, and won’t hesitate to use her services for my next book!
Lois P. Frankel
Bev Ryan is a diplomatic dynamo. From the moment she courageously snared me at an event on the Gold Coast in 2008 for an unscheduled interview for her magazine ‘Honestly Woman’ to inviting me to be a part of the book ‘Women on Top – against the Odds’ which she edited and project managed in 2011, I have found Bev to be an unusual combination of delightful and driven. I was also thrilled to be their Guest Speaker at the Brisbane launch of ‘Women on Top’ – a wonderful night that Bev brought together for the authors of the book. I have enjoyed every interaction with her and look forward to more. She truly knows how to develop and maintain mutually rewarding and beneficial relationships.
I was about to embark on my first book, ‘Now We’re Talking’ and I didn’t really know where to start: I had a concept and a few roughly written chapters, that was all. Trusted friend and global networking and publishing expert, Robyn Henderson, recommended I contact book coach and publishing consultant, Bev Ryan, for assistance and guidance, as Robyn knew her to be someone who is professional, easy to work with and understanding of my target market – dynamic women over 50 years of age. Bev assisted me again when I published the second book in the series, about women’s health and vitality.
Women on Top’ is now available in bookstores and online through print-on-demand and as an e-book, all thanks to Bev’s coordination of book distribution.
Sally and I confidently recommend Bev’s unflappable publishing project management skills (and book coaching/mentoring) to individuals, business owners/managers and organisations needing help with bringing a non-fiction book to fruition. Bev made our book vision come to life in a smooth and professional way: without her diverse skills and services, calm guidance, knowledgeable and trusted network of contacts, we feel sure that our book may not have seen the light of day!
with Sally Healey, CEO – Jigsaw Consulting GroupTerri M Cooper
I would recommend Bev Ryan to anyone who is considering publishing their own book. As a contributing author to ‘Women on Top’, launched in June 2011, I have had the pleasure of experiencing first-hand Bev’s ability to project manage the book (and contributors) from concept to launch and all the steps in between. She is a one-stop shop of experience and professionalism in editing, design, layout, website and social media support, as well as event management. On top of that she is an all-round nice person.
Writing and publishing a book was a long held dream. Having finally started this brave journey, I was unsure where to go next or how to launch my book into the world. Bev Ryan was a wonderful support and coach. She was the catalyst at the crossroads. She provided a practical framework, with steps, guidance, and time frames plus referrals to printers, publishers and other helpful resources so that ‘Altitude – two women’s journey on Mt Kilamanjaro’ became a reality. I would strongly recommend her to anybody considering the writer’s journey.
Bev, I began my journey with your Book Success Program full of self-doubt and with no knowledge whatsoever about the potentially overwhelming process of writing and publishing my first book. For me, it has been purely because of your gentle manner, easy approachability and above all vast professional experience and resources to guide me through this maze that I now have no doubt that my book – “my baby” – will be born and delivered in very safe hands and I wish to thank you sincerely for your help.