Frequently Asked Questions
Questions about Ann's books
What books is Ann working on right now? When will they be published?
Ann just finished work on The Mother of All Pregnancy Books (2nd U.S. edition). It will be hitting the bookstore shelves in early July. She is just finishing up work on The Mother of All Baby Books (2nd Canadian edition). It will be published in October.
Questions about working with Ann
What do I need to do to hire Ann as a speaker?
Drop us a line. We will forward your email to Ann's speaking agent, who will get in touch with you to discuss topics and rates.
Is Ann available to develop customized content for pregnancy or parenting publications? Will she create customized content for pregnancy or parenting classes (online or in-person)?
Yes. Ann has extensive experience in developing high quality pregnancy and parenting content that is tailored to meet the needs of particular clients. She has also developed customized content for online pregnancy classes and face-to-face parenting classes, and delivered those classes on behalf of highly respected organizations and brands.
How can I contact Ann to discuss a writing project?
Contact Ann, describing the nature of your project and your proposed deadline. She will get back in touch right away.
I would like to invite Ann to be a guest on my TV show, radio program, or parenting podcast or I would like to interview her for an article I am writing for a magazine, newspaper, website, or blog.
Great! Give us the details and we'll get back in touch right away. We speak the language of deadlines.
Where should I send my press release?
First of all, please make sure that your press release relates to something that Ann writes about. Ann only writes about pregnancy/parenting research, books, and documentaries; social justice; and writing. She doesn't write about children's products or services or any other types of products or services. If you're certain that your press release is a good fit, please send it to Ann's gmail account (she is annmdouglas).
Questions about pregnancy and parenting
Does Ann answer questions about pregnancy and parenting?
Yes, if you write to What's Up Kids? Magazine, Ann may answer your question in a future issue of the magazine. (Ann answers questions in her "Ask Ann" column.) She also answers questions on her Facebook Page. Finally, you will find answers to many of your parenting questions in her archive of parenting articles and columns, on this website.
Questions about writing
Can Ann help me get my book published?
The best way to become a published author is to do a bit of research about the book publishing business and what it takes to write and sell a book proposal (in the case of a non-fiction book) or a fully polished work of fiction (in the case of a novel or a collection of short stories). There are a number of excellent books on these topics (How to Write a Book Proposal by Michael Larsen is the book Ann recommends to other writers time and time again). Attending workshops offered by a professional associations for writers or by digital/independent publishers is another way to learn what is involved in seeking publication through traditional trade publishing channels or going it alone as an indie author.
Once you have a non-fiction book proposal under development, you are in a position to benefit from some additional coaching/consulting. At that point, Ann can work with you to strengthen your book proposal to make it more saleable to a traditional book publisher or to help you to hone your book publicity and promotion stategy for your own self-published work. E-mail Ann for details.
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