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Kandice Cole

Kandice Cole

Richmond, Texas

Kandice Cole is a self care guide, wellness teacher, and writer. Her writing has been featured on Thrive Global and 30seconds.com.

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Kandice Cole is a self care guide and wellness teacher who facilitates spaces for busy women to develop their own self-care practices. She graduated from the University of Chicago with degrees in Psychology and Teaching. Kandice has worked in the education, nonprofit, and government sectors. After having experienced burnout, she became committed to taking better care of herself and exploring self care. Kandice's work is now centered on the intersection between self-care, wellness, creativity, and play. She is currently training to be a Chopra Certified Health Teacher. She lives in the Houston area with her husband and children. Learn more about her work at kandicecole.com
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If Self Care All The Time hits 500 pre-orders by Wednesday 7 July 2021 7 P.M. UTC, then it will be pitched to 46 traditional publishers when the campaign ends. If Self Care All The Time hits 250 pre-orders by Wednesday 7 July 2021 7 P.M. UTC, then it will be pitched to 38 hybrid publishers when the campaign ends. If Self Care All The Time hits 500 pre-orders by Wednesday 7 July 2021 7 P.M. UTC, then it will be pitched to 99 publishers when the campaign ends.
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Self Care All The Time

Everyday Self Care for the Busy Woman

This book is a practical guide for busy women who want to create consistent, sustainable self-care practices in everyday life.

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Synopsis

There is no shortage of self-care and wellness tips. Yet, many people, especially women of color, find themselves not practicing self-care, which is contributing to burnout and elevated stress levels. This issue was so important that the CDC released guidance urging women, a large number who are caregivers, to take care of themselves during the pandemic. Are women doomed to an exhausted fate? Absolutely not.

In my book, I guide readers through a simple process that will help them to finally prioritize self-care in their everyday lives. It is easy to find ideas for self-care online, but creating a sustainable practice around these self-care practices is much more difficult. I present readers with a four-step reflection that will empower them to make self-care a reality all the time and improve their well-being and creative capacity in the process.

The reflection is guided by the following questions: 1. What beliefs are keeping me from taking care of myself? There are limiting beliefs and narratives that can make someone feel guilty for practicing self-care. Some of these beliefs come from society and are rooted in racism and sexism and must be examined. 2. What type of self-care do you really crave? It is important to understand the various types of self-care so that self-care practices are relevant to your needs. 3.How can I infuse self-care with play? Adulting makes us so serious that we stop having fun, which can cause self-care practices to get boring. There are many ways to make play a part of self-care. The play has so many benefits and can lead to powerful self-care practices 4. How can I stay curious about myself? What changes do I need to make as a result of this curiosity? You have to give yourself permission to change self-care practices at different phases and cycles in life (ie job transition; age; seasonal cycles, etc)

I know how difficult it can be to practice self-care consistently. I have suffered burnout many times having quit jobs in education and the nonprofit sector prematurely over the past decade. After realizing it wasn't the job, I had to dig deeper into why it was so hard to take care of myself. I had to examine feelings of unworthiness that made me feel like I couldn't prioritize my self-care. I also have a unique perspective as a Black woman since societal biases and prejudices strongly influence how one thinks about their life in relation to self-care. Doing this reflective work made my self-care feel like less of a chore and something I could do all of the time without any guilt. From this passion, I have written about self-care and mindfulness on my own site and others such as 30seconds.com and Thrive Global. During the pandemic, I began hosting virtual micro-retreats for a variety of audiences (school staff, freelance collectives; and Unbothered Black Girl Collective, which I founded in 2019.) As a result, I have hosted virtual wellness events for hundreds of participants. The micro-retreats have been safe spaces for women (and some men ) to think about their self-care practices in a more creative, joyful way. In addition to having degrees in Psychology and Teaching, I am a Chopra Health Instructor,

Sales arguments

  • In 2014, the self care industry had estimated value of 10 billion. By the end of 2020, it increased to 450 billion
  • Social Media: IG (@kandicecole) 672 followers; Facebook personal: 1,066 friends (https://www.facebook.com/kandice.n.cole); LinkedIn (500+ connections); Unbothered Black Girl Collective Newsletter has 100 subscribers--many who represent larger organizations
  • Featured on Black Women CEO Podcast
  • Contributor to 30 seconds, Thrive Global, and Code Burnout
  • Personal network: Narrative 4, where I worked as a program manager; Shantera Chatman, president of PowHer Consulting. I will be speaking at her retreat for Black women executives https://www.theherwayretreat.com/; University of Chicago Alumni Network; Whine and Cheese. I am a purpose partner: https://foreverywhine.org/;

Similar titles

  • Atomic Habits by James Clear, Avery, Oct. 16, 2018: Similar in that my book also focuses on daily routine around self care; different in that my focus is on self care, not goals related to work, etc.
  • Self Love Workbook for Women, Megan Logan, Rockridge, Sept 29, 2020: Similar in that it focuses on women and how they can build self care habits. Different in that my book has more stories of my own personal reflection, rather than being more focused on prompts
  • Good Vibes, Good Life, Vex King, Hay House UK, Dec 4, 2018; Similar in that it has some focus on self care, but different in that my book is less about manifestation and positive thinking

Audience

Professional women, specifically women of color, between ages of 30-50

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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  • Brandy Watson
    on June 7, 2021, 9:37 p.m.

    I’m so proud and happy for you K! You are living your dream! 💋 Love you mucho!

  • Faisal Mohyuddin
    on June 8, 2021, 2:57 p.m.

    Your book-to-be sounds so amazing and important, and I can't wait to read it whenever it's ready to enter the world. I wish you all the best as you work on writing it, and with this campaign!

    • Kandice Cole
      on June 8, 2021, 10:05 p.m.

      Thanks so much Faisal! I appreciate it so much and can't wait for you to read it!

  • Michelle Ortiz
    on June 8, 2021, 11:09 p.m.

    I am so thrilled to support your work, Kandice. I believe in you, your power, your wisdom, and your faith. I can’t wait to read it and absorb all the morsels for my own life balance.

  • April FrazierCamara
    on June 8, 2021, 11:15 p.m.

    I am so proud of you for offering your written gifts to the world to help busy black women thrive while taking care of ourselves.

  • Christine Cusick
    on June 8, 2021, 11:19 p.m.

    You Continue to inspire me with your wisdom and strength. 💜

  • Anika Ray
    on June 15, 2021, 2:19 p.m.

    This is amazing! We need more resources for wellness.