Publishing Consultant

If you are ready to publish and have questions about how to go about it and which of the available services is best for you, a 1-hour consultation with me can save you a lot of time. I’ll outline the pros and cons of each path and help you understand and begin to navigate the publishing field.

Today, there are many good options for getting your books published. You can self-publish digitally and/or in print with one of several reputable print-on-demand publishers, contract with a hybrid publisher, or find an appropriate small traditional publisher. If your book has commercial potential and you’re interested in going the route of traditional publishing, there are certain steps to follow. I can help you do what’s needed to take those steps.

In a 1-hour consultation with me, besides considering your interests and your offerings and guiding you in the best direction to suit your publishing needs, I can also review your book title and consider its strength. Book titles are essential in the sale of your book whether you’re self-publishing or seeking to an agent or small publisher.

By the end of our call you’ll have a clear-cut set of next steps to follow to pursue the publishing path that is best for you.

Here are some common topics in publishing consultations with me:

Should I Use a Traditional Publisher or Should I Self-Publish?

I’ll learn about your project and your experience, explain the primary benefits of each of these publishing options, and help you determine which publishing route would suit you best. I’ll help you consider your goals and articulate your strengths as a writer as part of your determination of which route to take. By the end of the consultation you’ll have a list of specific next steps as you embark on your project’s future.

Does My Book Sound Like It Could Have Commercial Success?

We’ll discuss your book’s commercial potential. Having commercial potential is important if you are choosing to pursue traditional publishing. I’ll share success stories of clients I’ve had who have gone this route and give you important points to consider about your publishing path.

Which Self-Publishing Services Are Best to Use?

I’ll help you understand the kinds of services that are available and which of them could be the most valuable for you. If you choose to go with print-on-demand (POD)—Create Space (Amazon) or Ingram Spark are two of the primaries in this market—I’ll give you the scoop about the advantages of using either or both simultaneously.

How Do I Create a Professional-Looking Self-Published Book?

It’s important to sales to put a book into the market that looks professionally produced—in all ways. We discuss those steps and which ones you still need to take to produce a book that not only reads well but looks professionally done. I’ll share resources of reputable freelancers for your book cover, interior design, and interior formatting and recommend marketing and publicity specialists.

What’s Needed for Marketing and Promoting My Book?

In a 1-hour call we can cover marketing and promotion strategies that will benefit you regardless of the publishing option you choose.

CONTACT ME to schedule a 1-hour consultation.

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Determine the Right Publishing Path for You

My fee is $195 and includes:
One 1-hour appointment
Recording of our meeting if done via Zoom
Follow-up questions via email for 7 days after our meeting

PayPal or Credit Cards accepted.

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