The publishing industry is daunting. I can help you navigate it.

For some of us, writing is the easy part. But after the manuscript is written, it can be challenging to know which sections of your writing need fine-tuning – especially when you are so attached to your hard work. It can also be difficult to navigate the publishing industry: Do I need an agent? How do I submit a manuscript? Who should I submit to? Is my work even ready to be submitted? I can help you not only develop your writing to ensure it is ready for publication, but also provide guidance and advice on how to prepare a manuscript proposal, how to approach publishers, and which publishers might be the best fit for your work.

I charge per hour or per project, depending on what you need! Contact me for a quote.

I have ten years of experience working in the publishing industry and have developed the insight and skills to ensure you aren’t spinning your tires or barking up the wrong tree. Whether you’re an aspiring novelist, academic writer, or journalist, I can help you present your work professionally and develop a strategy for publication.

Manuscript Evaluation

Is your work ready to be pitched? Do you have a unique enough idea? Have you done enough research? It can be hard to know whether or not you're ready to release your work into the world. With a decade of experience as a managing editor under my belt, I can help you by providing manuscript evaluations and guidance so that you can determine if you're on the right track.

Preparing Your Pitch

Once you have a manuscript completed, or even a manuscript idea ready to pitch to publishers, it can be difficult to know how to get your foot in the door. Publishers are inundated with proposal submissions, so I can help you prepare your proposal in a way that helps you stand out and avoid the slush pile. I can provide proposal templates, proposal development services, and relevant publisher recommendations to help you get your work seen.

Marketing Strategy

Whether you’re self-published or run your own publishing company, understanding how best to bring your book to market can be a challenge. Where should you invest your time and money? What is the best strategy for ensuring your book ends up on store shelves and online retailers? With ten years of experience in the publishing industry, I can provide marketing strategy recommendations based on detailed market analysis to help you get your hard work into the hands of your target audience.

Publishing Consulting

What is the role of a book publisher?

A book publisher is responsible for the editorial development of a manuscript, its production and printing, as well as the marketing, promotion, sales, and fulfillment of the book.

How do I get my book published?

Generally speaking, there are two routes you can take to have your book published: you can pitch it to a book publisher directly; or you can pitch it to a book agent, who will then target relevant book publishers with which they have a relationship. Another option for publication is to self-publish your book. This often involves taking your completed manuscript to a company that will print the book (and often provide assistance in its layout and design), while you are responsible for its editorial development, marketing, sales, and fulfillment

How much does it cost to get my book published?

If your book is accepted for publication from a book publisher, there is no cost to you, outside of your time in the editorial development and revision of the manuscript. If you choose to self-publish, you are responsible for all costs associated with the design, printing, marketing, and sales of your book, which can vary from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars.

Get in Touch

Whether you have a specific project you need help with or you’re interested in talking about how you can get your ideas on the page, I’m happy to talk shop.

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