Publishing Consultations

Core Concept Consultation

Before writing a manuscript, it’s good to be crystal clear about its key concept. The Core Concept Consultation is designed to empower you to answer questions like: What are you promising to do for your readers? What problem does your book intend to solve? What is the benefit or outcome you intend to offer? Where does this book fit in the literature? How does this book relate to your personal and professional objectives? Our partners have 60 years of combined experience in developing book topics and book outlines, and selling books.

As soon as you purchase this consultation, you will be contacted by a member of our team to schedule your session. Consults are conducted by phone or Skype.

Purchase a One-hour Core Concept Consultation
$300

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Manuscript Status Evaluation

Are you in the middle of writing a draft of your manuscript? Have you finished a draft? We are here to offer you professional feedback when you’re ready. The Manuscript Status Evaluation is not a substitute for detailed line editing.  This type of evaluation is designed to help you understand your manuscript’s strengths and weaknesses, and can be helpful in determining what sort of further assistance is necessary. A variety of critical standards may be applied and topics commented upon in an effort to be clear on what you should do next with an editor.

A Manuscript Status Evaluation is a two-part process. In Part 1, we do a close reading of up to 10,000 words and skim the remainder of the manuscript (and it’s helpful if you provide us with at least a rough synopsis of the work); in Part 2, we provide you with a written reader’s report to explain our findings. Note: The price listed here is for manuscripts of up to 70,000 words in length. If yours is over that length, additional charges may apply.

As soon as you purchase this consultation, you will be contacted by a member of our team to set up delivery of your manuscript and get the ball rolling. The Evaluation is conducted within three weeks of confirmed receipt of your manuscript.

Purchase a Manuscript Status Evaluation
$600

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Marketing Strategy Consult

We define book marketing as the relationship between authors and readers. Like any other healthy relationship, your relationship with your readers must be cultivated if you want them to know, like, and trust you enough to buy your books. Authors need to begin planning their book marketing well in advance of publication. But book marketing is also one of those activities that never end. No matter where you are in your publication time table, we would like to help you plan. A Marketing Strategy Consult may be for you if, among other reasons, you are starting to write, you are nearing your publication date, or you have a book out that is languishing from inattention.

During a Marketing Strategy Consult, one of our highly qualified team members will help you devise a strategy that makes sense for your particular circumstances. This type of session could, for instance, involve evaluating your online presence—your footprint. Or its purpose might be to identify your target audience and how best to reach them. It might also pertain to developing activities for your social networks or blog. You can use the Strategy Consult to train members of your staff. We believe planning is essential to success.

As soon as you purchase this consultation, you will be contacted by a member of our team to get details about what you want to accomplish and schedule your first session. Consults are conducted by phone or Skype.

Purchase a One-hour Marketing Strategy Consult
$300

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Purchase a Four-Session Marketing Consult Package
$1,000 (SAVE $200)

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Distribution Methods Consult

Due to technological advances, ours has become the era of consumer choice, print and digital publishing, and global information sharing. Do you need guidance in selecting the best solution to reach your customers where they live, work, or play? We can help you do your due diligence and figure out the most effective way for you to implement your decisions. With the constant introduction of new options for independent publishers, it’s useful to have a knowledgeable consultant to help you vet the choices and point out options you might not realize exist.

As soon as you purchase this consultation, you will be contacted by a member of our team to schedule your session. Consults are conducted by phone or Skype.

Purchase a One-hour Distribution Methods Consult
$300

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Four-Session Consulting Package (SAVE $200)

Put us on retainer to help you navigate your book publishing project. We listen to your plans and concerns with one objective only: to help you have a great publishing experience from beginning to end. Purchase four one-hour consults from us and you may use them to get help to manage anything you like, as long as it relates to book publishing. We can spend an hour doing research for you, conversing with you, or helping you write your cover copy. The only caveat is that you must use the hours you’ve paid for within a year or they expire.

This is our best deal with a savings of $200.

As soon as you purchase this consultation, you will be contacted by a member of our team to elicit details from you about your interests, assign a team member to consult with you, and also to schedule your first session. Consults are conducted by phone or Skype.

Purchase a Four-Session Consult Package
$1,000 (SAVE $200)

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