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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.