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Everything But the Story: A Package for New Authors

Estimated Package Value: $31,000 + Priceless

If you've ever dreamed about becoming an author or writing your own book, but didn't know how to start or what steps to take, this package is for you! From choosing your book theme, to formatting, printing, marketing and launching, you'll have everything you need to get your idea off the ground and turn your dream into a reality.

Writing & Resources

20-Week virtual group-based writing program with Georgetown Professor, Eric Koester

  • Each week includes live group sessions, a series of videos, activities and exercises to create a first draft of a book manuscript
  • Includes periodic virtual writing workshops and additional working sessions
  • Program offered in the Spring, Summer or Fall, based on availability
  • Eric Koester is the founder and CEO of Creator Institute. His award-winning "Creators" program has helped authors publish books and produced 10 national book award winners

12-month All Access Membership to WeWork

  • Includes 24/7 access to hundreds of WeWork locations in select markets
  • Access to open workspaces, phone booths and comfortable lounges, bookable conference rooms and daily private offices
  • Each location offers high-speed internet, business-class printers and conferencing A/V tools
  • Must be redeemed by 1/31/22

Brainstorm with New York Times bestselling authors Diana and Jason Kander

  • Diana and Jason will share the do's and dont's of the book writing process as well as help the winner identify a book theme, establish a project timeline, provide feedback, review book drafts, create a marketing and launch plan and explore publishing options, doesn't including any writing

Executive high back, leather, desk chair with adjustable seat


Branding & Layout

Book layout and design by AlphaGraphics Kansas City

  • Font selection, table of contents, title page and chapter set-up
  • Conversion to ebook format
  • $250 certificate toward the printing of physical copies

Full-day business branding session with Adri Guyer Photography

  • Up to 8 consecutive hours of photography
  • Fully edited images delivered in an online gallery with usage rights for website, social media and local market advertising
  • Must be mutually agreed upon date in 2022

Full book cover design by Hello Big Idea, with three initial options and complete design files ready for print


Marketing & Launching

20 hours of public relations services from Pruitt Communications Group to help with book launch

  • Identify crucial audiences, news outlets and social media platforms to target
  • Develop a strategy and timeline for tactical execution
  • Promotional launch content for social media and news media outreach
  • Creation of an Amazon Authors Page

2-hour rental of the Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City event space and rooftop deck for a book launch party, food and drink not included, based on availability

This auction package will be closed in real time during our December 11 live event. If you aren't attending the in person event, be sure to tune into our livestream so you can keep up with bidding and know when this item will close! You can pre-bid now and use the auto bid feature to help secure your win!

This auction item will benefit Diana and Jason Kander's overall fundraising campaign.