June 7, 2017

Application

Do you have a message that will make the world a better place? Do you have a story that will connect you with your target audience, a story that needs to be told? Let us help you! HigherLife is a leading multi-media publishing, marketing and brand development company with the capacity to elevate and amplify your message in a wide range of platforms (books, ebooks, video, curriculum, phone apps, etc.) to help you reach the widest possible audience.

In order to both inform you on the publishing process and help us know best how we can partner with you, please fill in this simple questionnaire to help us to catch the vision for your message.


I. HOW WE CAN CONNECT WITH YOU:

Your Name*

Address*

Your Email*

City*

State*
Work/Home Phone*

Please send us a copy of your resume or bio.

II. FIVE KEY QUESTIONS EVERY AUTHOR SHOULD ANSWER:

1. WHY did you write this message? Why do you believe this message is important? What was the compelling belief, vision or mission that motivated you to write this? Give us a bit of the back story that led to you wanting to publish this message.

2. WHO is your intended audience? Think about the typical person to whom you are writing--their age, gender, ethnicity, socio-economic status, etc. What are their common interests, common challenges, and common experiences? The more specific you are the better. You may even have a primary audience and a secondary audience in mind. If so, list both.

3. HOW will this message benefit the reader? You know what your book is about, but focus here on how will your book help the reader? How will your message help make their life better? What does your book promise that makes someone want to plunk down their hard-earned lunch money to pay for what you have to say?

4. WHAT is your unique message? What are you going to say that hasn't been said before or how are you going to say it differently? What will make your book compelling to read? Give us your “elevator speech”; that one or two sentence summary that best describes exactly what your book is about, who it’s for and how it will help the reader.

5. WHERE can you find your target audience? What marketing opportunities do you bring to the table? What contacts, endorsements, key connections, media access do you have that could be leveraged to help get your message out to the intended audience? How many copies do you anticipate ordering in the first
year? How committed are you to promoting the message of this book once it comes out

III. TELL US ABOUT YOUR MESSAGE:

1. At the moment do you have? (Check one):
A completed manuscript (please provide)A sample chapter and outline only (please provide)An outline only (please provide)

2. What is your current working title for you manuscript or message?

3. Have you ever been published before?
YesNo(please provide specifics on the publisher’s name, the date published, the amount printed and current quantity unsold and on-hand.)

4. Do you own full publishing rights to your material? (If no, please provide specifics on who owns the publishing rights and what if any limitations or restriction are on the material.)
YesNo

5. In what formats would you like to see your message developed? (Check all that apply)
Printed Book (How many copies do you anticipate selling in the first year through your own efforts?) E-BookCurriculum or small group resourceOn-line courseVideoAudio bookMobile AppOther (please specify)

We want to get to know you and vice versa. In the final section of this application below, let us know when would be the most convenient time to call.

Please initial the specific service you desire: If sending payment, please make checks payable to “HigherLife” and sent to the address indicated below.

$399 Manuscript Review (my manuscript is less than 30,000 words)$499 Manuscript Review (my manuscript is 30,000 words or more)A publishing and marketing coach (no charge for the initial consultation)A custom HigherLife publishing and marketing proposal. (No charge)

Please return this application either by e-mail to info@ahigherlife.com or send via postal mail to:
HigherLife Publishing and Marketing. PO Box 623307, Oviedo FL 32762

Thank you for completing the HigherLife questionnaire and returning it us.