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As your Publishing Consultant, Tracy Chiles McGhee - TCM Consulting Group, can help you build your author platform so you as a writer can 1) extend your reach beyond family, friends, and associates, 2) share your story and message widely and 3) get your books sold! Let's work together.
Simply put, it’s “an ability to sell books because of who you are or who you can reach", according to literary agent Jane Friedman. Building your author platform is the most important thing you can do to become a successful author with a wide readership besides writing a quality book. Ask any seasoned writer, agent, or publisher and they will agree.
The process should begin the moment you have an idea or concept for a book yet it's never too late to begin. You want to give your book babies the best opportunities to thrive and you the best opportunity to shine. Publishing Consultant, Tracy Chiles McGhee of TCM Consultant Group, offers authors tools, tips, and resources so you can confidently build a winning author platform without being anxious, overwhelmed or stressed.
We show purpose-driven authors how to strategically enhance their brand, build a profitable platform, increase book sales, and position themselves for leverage, loyal readership, and longevity. Consultation that's part coaching, part mentoring, we meet you where you are, take a look at what challenges you are having, help you develop a plan to overcome them and then guide you up and over the mountain.
We want to see you succeed and our consultants have the expertise, unique insight and creativity to support you as you level up and expand your reach!
If any of these statements describe your current situation or there is another reason that brought you here, let's get started!
We help you gain clarity, develop a plan, and build the muscle needed to make your presence known and voice heard.
"I appreciate your encouragement and counsel throughout this publishing journey. Thank you for being my secret sauce. You played and will continue to play a vital role in this ongoing work.” ~ Michelle Petties"
"I will be forever grateful for Tracy's expertise, mentorship and making my publishing dream come true.” ~ Janis Evans .
“Tracy Chiles McGhee was a delight to work with. Her dedication and passion for helping women define and reach their goals shines through as she shares her wealth of knowledge and unwavering encouragement. She took her time with me to help develop a marketing strategy for my self-published novel best suited for my personality and goals. I’m truly grateful to have met her. She made me feel seen and heard.”
Tracy gave me great insight on how to market my book and brand on Instagram. She gave great resources on how to have my book launch in person and how to connect with other authors and book stores in my local area. She coached me to understand that I'm not responsible for love. This was great insight on how I changed my marketing strategy on social media. Overall, I thank Tracy for her support and push."
~ Abbey Brooks
“The Power of Self-Publishing co-taught by social media guru and author, Tracy Chiles McGhee, was a master class. The proven marketing and social media savvy of Tracy is invaluable. To learn about the business side of writing and practice (in real-time) all things social media for 8-weeks with Tracy is priceless within itself. The bonus, to have a one-on-one session included in the offering, at no additional cost, is extraordinary. This course is the best investment I have ever made in myself! It has been life-changing and life-affirming for me. The genuine care and delivery of the course material created synergy within our group of like-minded writers that continues beyond the course. We have formed a bond and group of our own because of the great guidance and knowledge we all experienced in this course.”~ Amira Muhammad
“I love all of the tools, which I will use, and I have no doubt this time, with all the power of this group, that I'm going to finish this story. So I just want to thank you, Marita. Thank you, Tracy. And thank everyone in our group. All of you just really empowered me and really saved my life.” ~Maurita Coley
“Tracy was magnificent. I loved this class. It helped me get my mindset together. Not that I am not serious, because I am. But it just helped me draw things in a lot more to get more focused on what I'm doing.I enjoyed my one-on-one because I got to learn a little bit more about the techniques of advertising and getting online, the importance of it. ~B.T. Taylor
"Taking this intensive course and working with Tracy C. McGhee was so fulfilling, Tracy has a wealth of knowledge about story writing, publishing, and marketing your book. During our weekly class sessions, Tracy would provide us with opportunities to learn different story structures, marketing plans, and the writing of our personal statements. She encouraged the participants to discuss and share our experiences with social media and made sure we understood its value to an author while marketing and promoting your book."
"This course is well worth its value because you receive constructive feedback on your manuscript, develop a marketing plan, and become a member of a writing community. I highly recommend this course for unpublished authors who are ready to publish their books!" ~Natalie Oguara
"Another gem of this course was a one-on-one session with Tracy. In this session, she shared her experiences as an unpublished author and offered suggestions about finding an illustrator. I listened intently when she started her sentence with, 'When you’re a published author, you will need to know' Based on her personal experience, Tracy made sure that we wouldn’t endure some of the common pitfalls of being a new author. She also discussed the expectations from literary agents, publishers, and book interviews."***
"I had my 1:1 call with Tracy and I am so so grateful for the energy exchange and inspiration." ~ Erica Garcia
Tracy is the award-winning and best-selling writer of both fiction and non-fiction works. With over 10 years combined experience in brand development, content management, and strategic communications, her expertise is varied, which allows her, as a Publishing Consultant, to help authors on their publishing journey with sound advice and concrete actionable plans. Tracy’s aim is to partner with authors so they can be well-positioned to level up and achieve their identified goals.