EP 338 | Publish with Purpose with Courtney Warren

August 22, 2023

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If you’ve ever dreamed of getting a design book published and wondered what exactly is involved, then this is your episode. Dallas designer, Courtney Warren wrote her first book and shared some of the challenges (it’s a real drain on your time) and the rewards of getting to print.

In this episode we learn:

  • don’t underestimate the amount of time it will take to write the book and then work with the publisher to promote the book
  • having an office manager who can run the business when you are pulled away for writing or editing, is a good idea
  • when your publisher needs something, you’ll need to drop everything in order to meet the timelines
  • publishing is not a free ride toward promotion, you’ll need to do most of the leg work



You will not see an immediate return on the media exposure you have today. It may take 6 months or longer for the phone to ring but keep going and the accumulated effort of media exposure will pay off.



Get the book: The Story of Your Home: A Room-by-Room Guide to Designing with Purpose and Personality

About Courtney Warren

Courtney Warren is a Texas-based interior designer whose work has been featured in Real SimpleBetter Homes & Gardens, Good HousekeepingApartment Therapy and Today.com. She is a frequent consultant on Fox 4 TV’s Good Day program in Dallas, was ranked in the top 3 percent of interior designers in the US by Houzz.com and starred in the Dallas episode of TLC’s Four Houses.

Courtney is a busy mom of two boys who loves to share funny quotes (the ones that make her snort-laugh) and current design projects on Instagram @courtneywarrenhome.  She gets really excited about helping overwhelmed clients create beautiful spaces—and also about warm chocolate chip cookies and Diet Dr Pepper.


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