Consulting & Coaching Support

The publishing industry is constantly changing, and to be successful, you need to surround yourself with experts. I offer over 30 years of experience with a diversified and highly respected background that includes writing, distribution, marketing, and publishing. I know the pulse of the industry, and I offer many valuable partnerships with other experts that can be leveraged to help my clients achieve success.” 

                                                                —Jennifer McCord

Founding Jennifer McCord Associates in 1990, Jennifer McCord created her company to bring her expertise to authors, small presses, national publishers, and retailers, with an emphasis on helping writers tell their stories.

As a highly respected industry consultant, Jennifer brings to her work a wide array of experiences, ranging from publishing, to distribution, to retail. She started her journey as a manager at an independent bookstore in Colorado before moving to Seattle and working her way up through Brentano’s/Waldenbooks, which at the time was the largest retail bookstore chain in the country. She became an expert in Romance titles, and was the recipient of Special Recognition by the Romance Writers of America for contributions to the industry. She also received the Melinda Helfer Fairy Godmother Award from Romantic Times magazine for work on behalf of Romance authors and the Romance Fiction industry.

Jennifer’s consulting expertise also extends to all other genres of fiction and nonfiction—and to developing projects that fully express the writer’s vision in a way that also offers the greatest opportunity for visibility and success.

Customized Workshops to Audiences of 5 to 500

Jennifer doesn’t just work one-on-one—she is also available to stage workshops for wider audiences, for groups from 5 to 500 attendees.

She is a highly sought-after speaker, panelist, and workshop instructor at national book and writers’ conferences and events. She is an advisor to the University of Washington Professional & Continuing Education UW Continuum College/Writing Programs and is also the past President of the Pacific Northwest Writers Association as well as Seattle Freelancers, and she is currently on the board for Write on the Sound.  She is also a frequent presenter for the Self-Employment for the Arts (SEA) program headquartered at North Central College in Naperville, Illinois.


Previous Workshops:

“Understanding Your Creative DNA”

“Creativity and Marketing for Writers”

“Submitting Your Manuscript”

“Marketing Your Book”

“Give Yourself a Promotion”

“Project Management”