Meg Jolly

Author Business Consultant

Helping authors craft successful and sustainable publishing careers


I’m Meg; author, illustrator, mother, wife, cat-lady, bookworm, and tea enthusiast from the wild, windswept moors of Yorkshire, England.

I write epic fantasy as USA Today Bestselling Author, Meg Cowley, crime fiction as Meg Jolly, and I’m a successful book cover designer. Since 2017, I’ve sold hundreds of thousands of books worldwide in multiple formats, and my stories have been highly rated thousands of times by a loyal tribe of readers, who now devour every book I write.

I’m lucky enough to create full-time now, thanks to independent publishing. It’s a career I had once only dreamed of.

Now, I want to give back to the wonderful indie author community that helped me realise my dream of full-time authoring, and help you realise your dreams of author success too.


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I help authors with every step of the publishing journey; whether it’s getting your idea from pen to paper, or working up the nerve to proudly hit publish for the first time, or achieving personal fulfilment and financial security from a career in authoring.

I’ve been through every step of this journey and am passionate about the publishing process from writing to building a successful long-term career – and riding the fast-paced change that our industry thrives on. If you want to create a successful portfolio of books, let me help.

I offer bespoke consulting packages, from a single call you can use to address a specific area in your business, right the way through to regular one-to-one consulting lasting anywhere from 3 to 12 months.

Not sure that a consulting package is for you? No problem. Consulting isn’t right for everyone. That’s what I offer a FREE discovery call. It’s a brief chat where we can discuss your business challenges and see if we have the potential for a brilliant working relationship. Sign up with no obligations.

Discovery Call

Get to the heart of your challenge with me
  • 15 minute Zoom call
  • Discuss your business challenges
  • Find out whether coaching is right for you
  • No obligation to sign up for any further sessions
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Join the community

The indie author journey can be a lonely one. Want to talk shop and hang out with like-minded authors about the writing and business life?

You’re welcome to join THE AUTHOR BUSINESS GROUPmy free community where I share regular content and am available to help you with author business queries.

Book A Discovery Call

Let's work together to level up your author business.

Take advantage of a FREE 15 minute consultation to see if I can help you achieve your author business goals.

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