You want to write a book that changes lives, and you’re not sure where to begin.

You want to write a book that changes lives, and you’re not sure where to begin.

You care about your clients and followers. In fact, you already care about your reader. And because you care so much, you want to publish right.

Your message is valuable, and I want to help you get that message out to as many people as possible.

In my workshops and in my one-on-one sessions with clients, I share the system I developed and used for more than a decade to ghostwrite bestselling books for some of the foremost thought leaders of our time.

I want to give you all of the inside information—all the knowledge I gained working behind the curtain as a ghostwriter,and as an editor with newbies, big-deal deal authors, small presses and the Big Five. I want to inspire you to think of yourself as more than a 30-day book published in 60 days, more than a one-day Amazon bestseller, more than a book only a few hundred people read.

You’re better than that.

You deserve a great editor, a great cover, a decent distributor. You deserve readers. You deserve fans. But you have to commit to giving readers the best you can give them.

Commit to a higher standard, to writing that book that is so loved, it ends up dog-eared, underlined and highlighted. Commit to writing a book that readers keep forever and recommend to friends and colleagues. Commit to writing an actionable, inspiring, entertaining book that truly changes lives… and your life will change, too.

About AJ Harper, Editor and Publishing Strategist

About AJ Harper, Author, Editor and Publishing Strategist

AJ Harper is an editor and publishing strategist who helps authors write foundational books that enable them to build readership, grow their brand and make a significant impact on the world. As a ghostwriter and as a developmental editor, Harper has worked with newbies to New York Times-bestselling authors with millions of books sold. Through her fourteen-week live course, Top Three Book Workshop, she helps authors develop, write, and edit must-read books.

As co-founder and senior editor for a small, award-wining LGBTQ-focused press, Harper acquired and edited scores of novels that helped change the publishing landscape for LGBTQ fiction and launched the careers of several bestselling Young Adult authors. She is a steadfast advocate for representation in literature. Harper and her fellow-founders sold the company to Chicago Review Press in 2021.

The Head Writing Coach for Heroic Public Speaking, Harper helped develop their 1st Term speech development program. She was part of the coach team for TEDx Cambridge, one of the longest-running and largest TED events in the world. She has coached renowned economic research scientists from Harvard, Yale, MIT and the World Economic Forum, and has helped create keynotes for bestselling authors, award-winning thought leaders, and inspired agents of change.

Harper is writing partner to business author, Mike Michalowicz. Together they’ve written ten books, including  Profit First, Clockwork,  and All In. She is the author of Write a Must-Read: Craft a Book that Changes Lives–Including Your Own.

Private: Testimonials


Top Three Book Workshop Graduates, Class of 2018 and 2019

I’ve worked with AJ for nine years, and there is no one else I trust to develop my content. She helps authors write books that people can’t stop talking about; books that become cult classics and perennial bestsellers; books that are dog-eared and highlighted and saved forever. We’ve written four books together (so far). She challenged me to think beyond the books I wanted to write and put my readers first, and then deliver a body of work that serves those readers. She helped me come into my own, hone my voice and truly commit to being an author.

AJ can take a concept and develop it into a book that has a real impact on people’s lives. She has an intuitive ability to help authors find and tell their best stories, and to connect those stories to content so that readers and audiences understand their message at a gut level. Beyond art and craft, AJ knows the business inside and out—from self-publishing to trade publishing, and everything in between. She is a rarity in this business; she elevates everyone’s game.

-Mike Michalowicz
Author of Profit First, The Pumpkin Plan, Surge and The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur

“I’ve enjoyed the experience of working with Anjanette on several projects now. Anjanette is a pleasure to work with, she pays specific attention to what’s required to make the project a success, can adapt her work to really get the ‘voice’ of the message and knows how to clearly and quickly convey the exact right information in an interesting and thoughtful way that engages the reader. I’ve recommended Anjanette more times than I can remember because she ‘gets it’ and is a true pleasure. If Anjanette was a book – she would top my ‘must Read’ list.”

~David Tyreman
Author of World Famous

In my 10 years of working with authors, there is NO ONE I trust more to help with their success other than AJ Harper.

Book consultants are a dime a dozen these days and unfortunately, many are offering questionable advice that results in few book sales and diminished dreams. AJ Harper is a rare gem who doesn’t know any other way to show up other than striving for excellence in all areas of authorship and publishing.

AJ takes every client, every conversation with a prospect, and every action in a deeply personal way. Her passion to get real results is what enables her clients to sell tens of thousands of copies of their books, profit and dominate in their industry. Not only does she have a remarkable education in the writing and publishing world, but she also has a killer instinct for marketing and brand development. 

The icing on the cake is she is a total sweetheart and highly lovable. Whether you are an author, a potential strategic partner, or someone interested in getting into this field…connect with AJ. Find a way to get on her calendar. You will be very glad you did!

~Amber Vilhauer
Websites, Social Media, Copywriting, Coaching

AJ Harper loves books. She loves to write them, and has written more than I can count. Even more importantly, she loves to read books. And this is what makes her an outstanding coach for writers. If you treasure books as much as AJ, and want to write a book that others will treasure, then she’s the coach for you. If you want to just get a book “out there” so you can say you’re an author, if you don’t intend to move people to action, help them change their lives or the world, then don’t even think about working with her. Because AJ is passionate about great books. Books that mold and shape our thinking, our attitudes, and our actions. And she’s really good at helping you make your message clear and reflect who you really are.

I had the privilege of working with AJ at the Perennial Best Seller Book Retreat. Since then, we’ve been working together to outline and flesh out my book. AJ took my passionate and somewhat unfocused message, and has helped me make it clear. She’s honest as she reviews your work, pushes you to do more than you thought you could, and encourages you every step of the way. And she knows her stuff. You can tell in the first five minutes of talking with her.

 So if you want to find your groove as an author so you can change the world with your book, work with AJ Harper. 

~Kathleen Thompson
Writer, Podcaster and Singer
Find Your Groove and Make Your Life Sing