Put action into your writing and publishing dreams
Join expert editor Angela James in her Book Boss Author Community

Book Boss Author Community (formerly From Written to Recommended) is a membership for authors at any level who want actionable resources, expert guidance and the support of an active community of trad, hybrid and indie authors.

VIP Support for Your Author Journey!

Only $32 per month

Our most commonly asked question is:

"How do I know this membership is going to help me?"
Let's break this down with Angela James, NY Times #1 Bestselling editor and founder and host of Book Boss Author Community.
What makes Book Boss Author Community different from other author communities?

The answer is action: Book Boss Author Community is about helping you take action on your writing and publishing

Even if some days that action is writing one or two sentences, or making notes for your author newsletter, it's still focused action and it all adds up. 

  • We offer hosted co-working sessions via Zoom every weekday
  • Accountability check-ins whenever you need them
  • A lively, experienced community of authors on our Discord server helps you take action to get through your writing and publishing roadblocks.

Book Boss Author Community:

  • Consistent, professional, friendly support as you write, edit, publish and market your books.
  • Facilitating the deep community all authors need to build meaningful, successful careers.

Who is Book Boss Author Community for?

Our Author Community is for authors at any level and at any stage in their writing and publishing journeys

Are you an author?


If you're actively writing, guess what? You're an author, and there's a place for you in our community.

That means you:

 You write full-time or long to write full-time.

 You're actively publishing, indie or trad, or both!

You're dreaming of being an indie author.

 You write just for the joy of the craft!

We are a wholly welcoming community and we walk the walk when it comes to equality — except the kind of fictitious equality of the "All Lives Matter" brigade. That attitude is not what we're here to support. 

What our members have in common is that they all love writing and storytelling and they feel safe and supported in our VIP community.

Our members say:
What it's like being a Book Boss Author Community VIP?

As you share your author journey with the community we'll learn where you are in your journey and we'll make sure we're helping and supporting you along the way

When my assistant Dan and I plan our community resources, we aim to provide practical, professional support even to members who can't be active every day.

We especially aim to provide every member with a growing library of fully accessible VIP resources.

Our resources and services give value at different participation levels:
Daily accountability threads in our community Discord (yes, every day!) and personal accountability check-ins for any member who benefits from external accountability.

Special events with experts from Angela's network which are recorded and permanently available in our resource library.

Angela shares her professional editing and author career coaching experience in the Publishing To-Do Tidbits series.

 Zoom co-working sessions every weekday in our always-on Zoom room to help you stay motivated and on schedule. And you can host your own session anytime!

 Members-only Q&As, workshops and PDF guides and checklists give you the know-how you need across all stages of editing and publishing.

Private podcast feeds host audio of all community events and workshops, and the complete Publishing To-Do Tidbits series.

 Angela's monthly Voxer Office Hours where you can ask anything about writing, editing and publishing! 

And every Monday we send out the VIP Weekly, an email digest of news, top posts, stories and links from the previous week.
Support and growth are what we're all about:
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Book Boss Author Community is for you if:

You're ready to take action on your writing and publishing dreams.

You want a supportive, progress-focused, business-forward community.

You want to level up your author journey and your commitment to your writing.

You're ready to hold yourself accountable and succeed on your terms.

Book Boss Author Community may not be a good fit if:

You're looking for instant success.

You're not prepared to level up your time and effort investment.

You're not open to letting other authors help you with new ideas, strategies and techniques.

You're not ready to meet publishing as a business challenge.

  • How much is it and how often?
    The membership is a monthly fee of $32, billed automatically via either PayPal or Stripe (credit card) and your billing date is every month on the date you joined. We don't offer refunds, but only because the membership is a month-to-month commitment and you're free to cancel at any time.
  • Is this right for me if I've been publishing for a while?
    Yes! We have members who've written and published dozens of books. The community is publishing agnostic (we encourage and support indie, traditional and hybrid authors!) and designed for authors on all different publishing paths. Of course, your experience/results will differ from those of a less experienced author, but as someone who is a self-described lifelong learner, I firmly believe there's always something new to learn and things I can help you think differently about in your publishing journey via Book Boss Author Community.
  • What types of writing is the community geared toward?
    Any genre fiction. I personally specialize in romance, mystery, and women's fiction, so I use a lot of examples of those genres, but we have members writing romance, mystery, thrillers, science fiction, fantasy, YA, middle grade, women's fiction, etc. The membership isn't geared toward nonfiction writing but a lot of the publishing concepts and discussions are the same whether it's fiction or nonfiction.
  • How will I know if this membership isn't for me?
    It's not for you if you say things like "All Lives Matter" or if you think people worry too much about books and publishing being "politically correct".

    The membership is founded on the idea of being a positive and inclusive place, but we're not going to say there's no politics, because people's lives are being impacted and legislated every day.

    This community was formed to be a safe, welcoming group, inclusive of all who may have previously not felt heard or included in prior memberships or communities. This group will always be 100% LGBTQIA+ friendly, supportive of Black Lives Matter, open to people of all ethnicities, race, gender, disability, religion, sexuality, background, and will demonstrate that human rights are not debatable or open for interpretation or politicizing.

    It's also not for you if you're offended by swearing (I say fuck a lot), sex jokes, or other forms of humor.
  • I don't live in the United States, are there specific times I have to be available?
    No, the membership has members from a variety of time zones across the globe.

    The only thing that has a specific time is the monthly industry expert webinar or Q&A, which depends on the guest's schedule.

    If you cannot attend for any reason, you can watch the recording and read the transcript afterward, they'll always be available to you.
  • Is the membership accessible to people with sight or hearing difficulties?
    All recorded and live video content is captioned.

    The community is on Mighty Network, which is accessible to screen readers but does not have alt-text for images, so we ask members to provide alt-text in the post when providing an image.
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