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The Author Incubator exists to reimagine the publishing industry by creating and implementing a publishing model that:

– Produces predictable revenues for publishers –
– Gives authors a fair deal –
– Maximizes the likelihood of positive change for readers –

Our Core Values:

– A servant’s heart is required for success. –
– Discomfort is necessary for growth –
– Results matter most –

We Believe That:

Our most important goal is always to create real change for readers-
The best results come from doing one thing really, really well-
Setting clear boundaries and holding space for success creates discomfort and delivers results.
Authors who seek to effect change can and should leverage their book to make loads of money.

About The Founder

Dr. Angela Lauria


Dr. Angela E. Lauria is the founder of The Author Incubator™ and creator of the Difference Process™ for writing a book that matters. She is the author of the bestselling book The Difference: 10 Steps to Writing a Book that Matters and The Incubated Author: 10 Steps to Start a Movement with Your Message.

She has helped hundreds of coaches and entrepreneurs write, publish and promote best-selling books and has published books including Michael Buckley’s Help! My Kid Wants to Become a YouTuber, Susan Hyatt’s Create your Own Luck and Elizabeth DiAlto’s UnTame Yourself.

She is the author of The Incubated Author: 10 Steps to Start a Movement with Your Message (Difference Press, 2016), The Difference: 10 Steps To Writing A Book That Matters (Difference Press, 2014) and From Medea to Media: Live Performance as a Vehicle for Social Change (Atropos Press, 2009).

Her clients can be seen everywhere from O Magazine to NBC. Angela has a PhD in Communications from The European Graduate School (EGS) in Saas Fee, Switzerland and holds a coaching certificates from Martha Beck International and The International Institute of Coaching Studies (IICS).

She has spoken before audiences at the events including Archangel Academy, the International Coaching Federation annual event, Which Test Won?, Marketing conference, Blog World, and Lean Start Up DC. In 2011, the IICS named her their Empowerment Coach of the Year.

She lives in at The Author Castle in McLean, Virginia with her husband Paul, her son Jesse and their ebony and ivory colored Castle cats.


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Managing Editor

Our Managing Editors combine the innovativeness of a writer with the practical focus of an operations manager. You should be able to firmly guide authors from draft manuscript through to e-book publication. We expect excellent organizational and leadership skills as well as unique problem-solving abilities.

This is more than being an editor. It is a leadership role requiring finesse and customer interactions. Reports directly to the Assistant Publishing Director.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Developing and maintaining a relationship with the Author.
  • Managing and coordinating editorial production and publication schedules.
  • Managing and tracking manuscripts through all stages of editing, design, and production.
  • Working with authors on revisions of manuscripts, to include reading and evaluating the manuscripts and consulting with authors on style, content, and format changes.
  • Preparing manuscripts for copyediting and production.
  • Checking cover artwork for quality and completeness.
  • Supervising proofreaders.
  • Working with designers on cover development, if needed.
  • Overseeing the creation of the author bio, book description copy, advance praise, and offers.
  • Performing quality assurance and preparing advance reader copies.
  • Input of editorial information in the Amazon KDP database.
  • Organizing files and performing version control using Basecamp.
  • Understanding the basics of search engine optimization for Amazon.

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Our Proofreaders work in a fast-paced environment. They provide excellent quality control while being mindful that time is of the essence. Reports directly to the Managing Editor.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Reading e-book manuscripts to make sure there are no spelling, grammatical or typographical errors.
  • Performing proofreading services within 72 hours of receipt.
  • Coordinating with Managing Editors and Staff via Basecamp (a project management tool).

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Why Work With Us?

You’ll get to go to work every day knowing that you are helping to impact millions of lives around the globe. Be on the forefront of the publishing industry – where your creativity and passion are valued and expected.


You will not be “clocking in and out” when you work for The Author Incubator. We believe in taking personal responsibility for managing your own time, workload and results. Most of our positions are remote, meaning that you get to work from whatever location suits you. Some of our positions may require visiting The Author Castle on a more regular basis. But come on – who doesn’t want to visit a castle in one of the nicest locations in the Washington DC area?


You will be challenged here. We take risks and pivot quickly rather than waiting to put out less risky plans. That means you get the opportunity to make big things happen and really shine. We are growing so fast that your opportunities are only limited by your imagination.


Everyone who works here could probably be making as much or more money doing something else. But, we all choose to be here. We leave our egos out of it and work toward the same end goal. We are committed to not being unhappy as individuals or as an organization.


Our CEO was just named by Entrepreneur magazine as one of the top 10 most inspiring entrepreneurs to watch in 2017. Beyond just developing your job skills, you will be getting paid to observe and learn about a variety of industries ranging from publishing to marketing to setting up a successful coaching business.


This is a work place where you will get to create. We love big new ideas, but nothing exists until its live. We believe in making things live as quickly as possible, then working to improve. We have a strong focus on being decisive and remembering that no decision is irreversible.


Our clients are the foremost experts in their industries. They are impacting the lives of millions by sharing their message. Be a part of the team that is creating change and healing the world, one reader at a time.

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