Book Coaching vs. Full Service Self-Publishing: What’s the Difference?

+ what it means to be a certified book coach

Robin Nemesszeghy
16 min readJun 6, 2024


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I’m a certified book coach and developmental editor, helping aspiring authors through the process of writing and publishing their book, all the way from having the initial idea to the book being in their readers’ hands.

How can I help with all of this? Through just two distinct services that work together to take your book through every step of the process.

How do they work?

That’s what this post will go into. I will be addressing the following:


1:1 Book Coaching

  1. What it is & what’s included
  2. Who it’s for
  3. What stage of the process it comes in at
  4. How it helps you produce a stronger draft with less need for



Robin Nemesszeghy

Little Red Bird, flitting around to deliver words to the page | Creative Thinker & Writer | MBTI Specialist & Personality Coach | Editor & Book Coach