STARTS AT $60 USD (final price dependS on scope and type of work)
WHAT IS SELF-PUBLISHING?
Self-publishing is the process of getting your finished manuscript out there in a form that readers can actually buy. These services are for writers who have finished, edited manuscripts and who need help with any of these things:
Finding someone to provide additional services for your book, such as an illustrator, cover and/or interior designer, book-marketing specialist, or indexer
Writing your blurb (a.k.a. back-cover copy)
Doing the actual self-publishing:
Choosing a self-publishing service (such as Smashwords, Amazon KDP, IngramSpark, Lulu, etc.)
Formatting your manuscript for self-publication
Getting your book set up on your chosen platform (uploading the manuscript, filling out the metadata, etc.)
HOW DOES IT WORK?
FINDING A SERVICE PROVIDER
Price: Starts at $60 USD
You and I hammer out what kind of provider you’re looking for, what you need from that person, your budget, and issues such as the following:
Illustrator: Style, medium, number of illustrations, etc.
Cover and/or interior designer: Style, type of book, any special formatting considerations, etc.
Book-marketing specialist: Your intended audience, pricing, genre(s), how this book is different from others in the same genre(s), what marketing you’ve already done, etc.
Indexer: Extent of the index, turnaround time, etc.
I help you find the type of provider you need. If we can’t find the right person/people for you among my contacts, I’ll help you find someone else.
WRITING YOUR BLURB (A.K.A. BACK-COVER COPY)
Price: Starts at $100 USD
You send me an electronic copy of your book to read.
I read the book so I can understand the story/argument and the main points the audience needs to know to pique their interest.
I write the blurb and send it to you.
Price: Starts at $250 USD
You and I discuss what results you’re hoping to get from self-publishing: number of copies, format (ebook, print, or both), whether you need to include photos/illustrations, etc.
I help you choose which self-publishing service(s) to use, such as Smashwords, Amazon, IngramSpark, etc.
I either format the manuscript for upload myself (if I’m familiar with the platform) or have the designer do it.
I upload the formatted manuscript to your chosen platform and fill out the metadata required by the platform (author name, genre, etc.)