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Bailey Martindale

Bailey Martindale

St. Petersburg, Florida

Bailey started with a career in journalism and transitioned into PR, marketing and sales before launching her brand strategy agency.

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I'm Bailey. I'm a 30-year-old entrepreneur and writer living in St. Petersburg, Florida with my Australian Shepherds, Aspen and Murphy. I am originally from Oklahoma, spent two years living in Salt Lake City, followed by two years in Dallas and now I'm a Floridian. I started my career in journalism and navigated a nontraditional and nonlinear path through executive assisting, sales, marketing, and PR until I launched my business at 26.

I run a successful brand strategy agency as well as a blogging and influencing business. I am an experience enthusiast and have traveled across the US and the world. I am constantly seeking to connect with other badass women and I frequently use my blog to tell the stories of amazing women or issues that impact women. I frequently use my platform to share my own chaotic and unstable childhood or life experiences and background to discuss how to harness those pieces of your life for further growth and development.

My bachelor's degree is in strategic communication and my Master's Degree is in administrative leadership. I have an insatiable quench for learning and knowledge and a passion for sharing that information. As the daughter of teenage parents and as a child who went through a great deal of trauma and chaos, I am living a life that younger me never would have imagined.
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If Nontraditional hits 500 pre-orders by Sunday 25 April 2021 midnight UTC, then it will be pitched to 46 traditional publishers when the campaign ends. If Nontraditional hits 250 pre-orders by Sunday 25 April 2021 midnight UTC, then it will be pitched to 36 hybrid publishers when the campaign ends. If Nontraditional hits 500 pre-orders by Sunday 25 April 2021 midnight UTC, then it will be pitched to 97 publishers when the campaign ends.
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Nontraditional

Using a nontraditional background for greater success & happiness.

Using a nontraditional background for greater success & happiness in your life.

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50,000 words
25% complete
7 publishers interested

Synopsis

Many people are under the impression that the only way to find success and happiness is to fit a certain mold. They think you need to come from a picture-perfect family, follow a traditional education path, climb a traditional career ladder, prescribe to traditional dating and marriage views and you'll reach the desired level of success and happiness. However, what I've experienced and seen from others who have reached success and happiness is that the nontraditional can actually lead to more success and happiness. Grit, determination, perseverance & unique perspectives enable a person with a nontraditional background to really adapt and change in ways that can be harder for someone of a cookie-cutter traditional background.

I am nontraditional. I am the product of a teenage pregnancy & an upbringing of chaos. I experienced more trauma and loss in the first 30 years of my life than most people experience in their lifetime. I was in 8 schools by third grade. I was a nontraditional student who went on to obtain a Master's Degree and is the first person on my dad's side of the family to graduate from college. I have a nontraditional career path that was never linear but enabled me to successfully start and run my own brand strategy company and help other brands succeed. I made the decision to forego or delay typical dating and marriage views and instead focus on experiences and growing my circle. I chose to leave my home state of Oklahoma and risk that sense of security to grow and evolve. By moving to Salt Lake City, Dallas and now St. Petersburg, I've experienced much more than many my age, and those moves and risks have lead to incredible experiences and growth that others just dream about. I'm the little girl who grew up in chaos and instability but learned how to harness the adaptability and unique perspectives to lead a life that she would have only dreamed about.

I want to show others who have experienced similar chaotic or nontraditional lives that they can achieve more and how to use their chaos to launch them into a successful life that is far better than they could imagine.

Sales arguments

  • I have 22k Instagram followers - https://www.instagram.com/baileysbabblings/
  • I average 100k monthly Pinterest views
  • I have a small email list but average over 10k monthly blog views - https://www.baileysbabblings.com/
  • I have 4400 LinkedIn connections
  • I've been featured in Cosmo magazine, national online publications, local print magazines & more - https://www.theodysseyonline.com/user/@baileymartindale https://www.cosmopolitan.com/health-fitness/a33456178/breast-implant-illness-explant-high-financial-cost/. https://www.bustle.com/p/10-self-employed-women-share-what-they-do-every-day-for-work-life-balance-15575520

Similar titles

  • Range by David Epstein talks about how generalists triumph in a specialized world - there are similar themes in mine in regards to work and building a successful business, brand, etc. but the theme of being a generalist also has life benefits as well which is what I am speaking about in my book.
  • Bad Childhood---Good Life: How to Blossom and Thrive in spite of an unhappy childhood -- this book has similar themes in regards to breaking free of past trauma or childhood but I think mine will have a stronger story telling element and it will be easier for others to connect to - it's less clinical and more experiential.
  • How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character - there are also similar themes in this that showcase how grit, character and more help children succeed.

Audience

Ideally men and women from 18 to 35 are my ideal audience. Typically, within those ranges, people are still interested in how they can improve or find their deep talents that will help them succeed. There's also a huge surge of self-help and self-improvement among that demographic. Millennials are the generation that is the most interested in self-improvement. https://dealsonhealth.net/self-improvement-industry-statistics/#:~:text=Millennials%20are%20the%20generation%20that,weight%20loss%20their%20primary%20goal. https://hbr.org/2016/01/how-age-and-gender-affect-self-improvement

7 publishers interested Express interest

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Morgan James

500 copies • Partial manuscript • Looking for entreprenuership, business, self-help, and personal growth.
Morgan James Publishing has revolutionized book publishing—from the author’s standpoint, earning 29 NY Times, and over 65 USA Today, Wall Street Journal bestsellers. We teach authors strategies to leverage their books and grow their businesses—adding value while staying out of the way. Evidenced by more Major Media bestsellers than most publishers our size. Regularly ranked by Publishers Weekly as one of the fastest-growing publishers in the nation, Morgan James is reported to be “the future of publishing.”

Traditional publisher

Literary Fiction, Mind & Body, Business & Money, Business & Money, Career & Success, Career & Success, Christian Non-Fiction, Communication Skills, Communication Skills, Corporate Culture, Creativity, Current Affairs, Economics, Economics, Entrepreneurship & Small Business, Entrepreneurship & Small Business, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Journalism, Management & Leadership, Management & Leadership, Marketing & Sales, Marketing & Sales, Mindfulness & Happiness, Money & Investment, Money & Investment, Motivation & Inspiration, Nature & Environment, Personal Growth & Self-Improvement, Personal Growth & Self-Improvement, Productivity & Time Management, Productivity & Time Management, Religion & Spirituality, Technology & the Future

Worldwide

The Collective Book Studio

500 copies • Partial manuscript

The Collective Book Studio® is a full-service, partnership publisher. We work with authors to produce and distribute high-quality books in the food and lifestyle, gift, and children’s genres.

The Collective Book Studio® is very pleased to be nationally distributed by Independent Publishers Group (IPG). Working with IPG has enormous benefits for our clients. IPG has a full-time sales staff dedicated to making sure each book achieves its full potential. IPG works with partners across all sales channels: big box stores, small independent booksellers, gift stores, libraries, museums, e-book retailers, and more.

Authors working with The Collective Book Studio®:
- Earn higher royalties than with traditional publishing houses
- Retain creative control over their work
- Receive the same nationwide distribution as any traditionally published author
- Work with a team of industry experts with a proven track record for producing and selling professional-quality books

Hybrid publisher

Children Fiction, Mind & Body, Art & Photography, Career & Success, Children Non-Fiction, Coloring Books for Grown-Ups, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Communication Skills, Crafts & Hobbies, Creativity, Current Affairs, Education, Entrepreneurship & Small Business, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Humor & Entertainment, Illustrated Books, Management & Leadership, Mindfulness & Happiness, Motivation & Inspiration, Parenting, Personal Growth & Self-Improvement, Sex & Relationships, Society & Culture, Sports & Outdoors, Travel

Worldwide

1106 Design, LLC

500 copies • Completed manuscript.
1106 Design provides book design, production, and publishing services for independent authors who seek all the quality of traditional publishing without forfeiting their rights and royalties in return. 1106 Design provides traditional publisher quality with one-stop, end-to-end services from copyediting to worldwide distribution. We operate just like a publisher with one difference: YOU maintain complete control of your book, your schedule, and most importantly, your payments.

In our model, distribution accounts are set up in your name. When a book is sold, the retailer takes a cut, the printing cost is deducted, and the balance is deposited directly into your bank account, never ours first. The difference can amount to several more dollars per book in net revenue to you. Our most popular package for non-fiction books, 50,000 words and under, including copyediting, cover design, interior layout, proofreading, eBook formatting, and distribution set up in your name is just $7,353. Fiction titles are slightly lower, $6,488.

Service publisher

Children Fiction, Christian Fiction, Commercial Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literary Essay, Literary Fiction, Mind & Body, Mystery, Thriller, Horror & Suspense, Mythology & Folk Tales, Poetry, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Women's Fiction, YA Fiction, Biography & Memoir, Business & Money, Career & Success, Children Non-Fiction, Christian Non-Fiction, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Communication Skills, Corporate Culture, Current Affairs, Economics, Education, Entrepreneurship & Small Business, Health, Fitness & Dieting, History, Humor & Entertainment, Journalism, Management & Leadership, Marketing & Sales, Mindfulness & Happiness, Money & Investment, Motivation & Inspiration, Nature & Environment, Parenting, Personal Growth & Self-Improvement, Philosophy, Politics & Social Sciences, Popular Science, Productivity & Time Management, Psychology, Reference, Religion & Spirituality, Science, Sex & Relationships, Society & Culture, Sports & Outdoors, Technology & the Future, Travel, YA Non-Fiction, Science Fiction & Humour

Worldwide

Atmosphere Press

250 copies • Partial manuscript.
Atmosphere Press is an independent publisher dedicated to author rights. We publish in all genres and have an exceptional editorial, design, and promotional staff. We stand for Honesty, Transparency, Professionalism, and Kindness. We want our authors and their readers to be blown away when they first hold that book in their hands. It needs to look good inside and out, and feel good to the touch. And, of course, the words need to be top-notch, and our editors are devoted to making that the case.

Service publisher

Children Fiction, Literary Fiction, Mind & Body, Mystery, Thriller, Horror & Suspense, Romantic Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, YA Fiction, Biography & Memoir, Business & Money, Career & Success, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Health, Fitness & Dieting, History, Journalism, Personal Growth & Self-Improvement, Politics & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Science, Society & Culture, Sports & Outdoors, Technology & the Future, Travel

Worldwide

eBooks2go

100 copies • Completed manuscript.
eBooks2go, Inc. was founded in 2011 to provide the missing link for all your publishing needs. Our end-to-end solutions provide the guidance and support that enable publishers and independent authors to pursue their passions. To date, we have helped more than 750 authors and 100 publishers worldwide. We offer an array of simple and affordable solutions to assist self-publishing authors at every stage of the book publishing process. Our comprehensive service offering includes editing, print and eBook production, book marketing, cover designs, ISBN registration, and even website designs. We are a single source for all of your publishing needs.

Service publisher

Children Fiction, Literary Fiction, Mind & Body, Mystery, Thriller, Horror & Suspense, Romantic Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, YA Fiction, Biography & Memoir, Business & Money, Career & Success, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Health, Fitness & Dieting, History, Journalism, Personal Growth & Self-Improvement, Politics & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Science, Society & Culture, Sports & Outdoors, Technology & the Future, Travel

Worldwide

Grammar Factory Publishing

Grammar Factory is known for helping entrepreneurs, business leaders, and subject matter experts become first-time authors of world-class nonfiction books that build their authority and grow their business.

Over the past 8 years, we’ve helped more than 200 business owners write and publish books that grow their business.

Service publisher

Mind & Body, Biography & Memoir, Business & Money, Career & Success, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Communication Skills, Corporate Culture, Creativity, Current Affairs, Economics, Education, Entrepreneurship & Small Business, Health, Fitness & Dieting, History, Journalism, Management & Leadership, Marketing & Sales, Mindfulness & Happiness, Money & Investment, Motivation & Inspiration, Nature & Environment, Parenting, Personal Growth & Self-Improvement, Philosophy, Politics & Social Sciences, Popular Science, Productivity & Time Management, Psychology, Religion & Spirituality, Science, Sex & Relationships, Society & Culture, Technology & the Future, Travel

Canada, United States, Australia

IngramSpark

100 copies • Completed manuscript.
Ingram is a rather large company with several different divisions and supplies books to bookstores and libraries in over 200 countries around the world. Ingram also has a print on demand digital printing company, Lightning Source. IngramSpark is the platform that combines those two services together. At IngramSpark, we work with authors and independent publishers to print their books for orders they need (no minimum order) and we have a way to list the books as available for sale to all of Ingram’s 39,000+ customers- distributors, bookstores, retail outlets, libraries, etc., so you never miss a sale. You would provide us with the print-ready digital files (one for the cover and one for the interior) and we print the books as they are sold through our distribution partner’s websites. We pay you for those sales approximately 90 days later. The compensation you earn is based on the retail price you set, minus the wholesale discount you offer our distribution partners, minus the print cost.

Service publisher

Children Fiction, Literary Fiction, Mind & Body, Mystery, Thriller, Horror & Suspense, Romantic Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, YA Fiction, Biography & Memoir, Business & Money, Career & Success, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Health, Fitness & Dieting, History, Journalism, Personal Growth & Self-Improvement, Politics & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Science, Society & Culture, Sports & Outdoors, Technology & the Future, Travel

Worldwide


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  • Melody Porter
    on March 25, 2021, 9:45 p.m.

    So excited for you! Looking forward to reading it and seeing great things from you 😊

  • Amanda Delozier
    on March 25, 2021, 10:23 p.m.

    So proud of you, friend! You are magnetic! You are a force! Your book will be a huge success! Can’t wait to watch. Love you!

  • Kathryn Hough
    on March 25, 2021, 11:24 p.m.

    Bailey I am so proud of you and am really looking forward to reading your book. Good luck getting your book published very soon!

    Loved you then and love you now!
    Kathryn

  • Andrea Jolliff
    on March 25, 2021, 11:48 p.m.

    Can’t wait to read it! It’s great to see woman dominating the business world.

  • Natasha Boyd
    on March 26, 2021, 12:23 a.m.

    Congratulations! I’m sure your story will inspire many!

  • Juli-Anna Scherpenseel
    on March 26, 2021, 12:41 a.m.

    I would like a signed copy if at possible! So when you get big, she‘ll inherit the signed 1st edition; and then pass it on for generations to come!
    You are such an inspiration and I can’t wait to read your work!

  • Tearia cooper
    on March 26, 2021, 1:55 a.m.

    Congratulations, Bailey! I’m excited to read your book!

  • Joseph Love
    on March 26, 2021, 4:27 a.m.


    Happy Launch Day! I’m so proud of you and I can't wait to read Nontraditional!! Never for a moment think that I see you as anything less than "incredible". Keep chasing those dreams and inspiring others.

  • Brian Harp
    on March 26, 2021, 12:10 p.m.

    good luck with this book! If you don't succeed it just takes you one step closer to success! If you do, then on you go!

  • Ashley Duncan
    on March 26, 2021, 5:18 p.m.

    This is awesome Bailey! You should be so proud of your many accomplishments. Can’t wait to read it. I always enjoy your posts. 💚💚

  • Delissa Chase
    on March 26, 2021, 5:36 p.m.

    I love you and cannot wait to read the book. I will treasure it forever!

  • Shayla Laub
    on March 26, 2021, 10:50 p.m.

    I knew you were something special when I met you and watching your journey has been inspiring! Congrats.

  • AJ Austin
    on March 27, 2021, 12:58 a.m.

    Your story is inspirational and you empower so many of us to fight for the life we want. I cannot wait to read this book!

  • Carole Ealy
    on March 27, 2021, 2:58 a.m.

    Congratulations and good luck on your new and exciting journey !

    Xo Carole Ealy

  • Sam Best
    on March 29, 2021, 1:10 p.m.

    So excited to learn from your journey Bailey and apply this to my own path as well!

  • Nicole Choate
    on March 29, 2021, 8:45 p.m.

    So excited for you, Bailey! Can’t wait to read your book!

  • Kerry Brown
    on March 30, 2021, 7:50 p.m.

    So excited for this book! Congrats. You are an inspiration to me and so many aspiring entrepreneurs and future leaders.

  • Laura Dailey
    on March 31, 2021, 1:47 a.m.

    Liam is the luckiest little dude- that he has one incredible Aunt! We love you! xo

  • Emily Pelletier
    on April 6, 2021, 1:41 a.m.

    Love you ! I’m so proud of you. You are truly someone I admire and look up to!

  • Jennifer Tieu
    on April 17, 2021, 6:03 a.m.

    So proud of you, but definitely, not surprised. You are one amazing woman! Can't wait to read this!!