Some of my most popular services include:
1. Pre-Publication Critiques: Before you go 'live', this critique takes a close look at your work, its audience, and its effectiveness. Why publish your book only to find out 'what you should have done'? My critique will help you fine-tune your fine book! Read all about it here:
2. Proofreading: Think you're finally done with your book? Want a professional to give a final look/see to spot any simple errors and inconsistencies in your writing? A final proofread can make the difference between a polished, professional product and one replete with errors. My final once-over will identify the little things that need tweaking: read more here:
3. Copy Editing: This is a thorough editing job to identify and correct issues with grammar, syntax, and spelling. Unlike proofreading, it's an in-depth and closer read, usually done at the early stages of your manuscript's production. This describes the service in depth:
4. Content Editing: Content editing reviews the content of your writing to assure that it is consistent and makes sense. This service is most effective when combined with copy editing, and can be done at a discount if both services are ordered at the same time.
5. Reviews: Looking for a review either before you publish or shortly after? My reviewing service considers ebooks, galleys, ARCs, manuscripts, drafts, and .pdf formats...the only stipulation is that the manuscript be typed or printed. Read all about it:
6. Marketing Plan: If you've self-published your book and don't know what steps to take next, I can produce a Marketing Plan review just for your book. Is this something you can do yourself? Absolutely! My plan gives you the links, contact information, and advice on how you can promote your own book.
8. Combo Manuscript and Preliminary Marketing Plan: If you want a 'half and half' report that provides information on how to publish your book AND a pre-publication and just-published marketing approach, this plan provides you with both! For details, email and put 'Combo Manuscript and Marketing Plan' in the subject line.
9. Reference Reports: What makes the difference between a successful book and one that languishes upon publication? Readers should be able to find it easily! They should be inspired to look for your book from the reviews and media attention you’ve created for it. My Reference Reports cover different subjects, from how to list your book in the top 10 internet book sites (with the link-filled My Book Everywhere Report) to attracting reviewer attention from bloggers to magazine, newspaper and other reviewers (using my U.S. Book Review Report and N0n-US Book Review Report).
10. Edit Your Blog, Website or Publicity Materials
So … you've written a book and now you're producing a regular blog, crafting materials for your website, and are writing and responding to emails and correspondence - but wait! Don't you want your written support materials to be perfect, read nicely, and support your book?
Edit Your Blog, Website or Publicity Materials gives you an ongoing service of small edit jobs with quick turn-around times.
11. Showcase Your Book! A website should be the place to showcase your book, linking together all of your publicity and sales efforts under one 'umbrella' and providing a visual boost to support your book's sales and publicity.
There are so many 'pieces' to include this puzzle, but how does your website actually work? Is it a standout, or a detriment? I offer you an easy way to know!Showcase Your Book!
12. Make Your Book An Award-Winner!
You’ve published your book, it’s widely available, and it’s time to make it an award winner! Before you begin looking at and submitting your book to various award venues, you should know the pros, cons, pitfalls and successes of book awards. How can you know which awards are good matches for your book? Many sound valid – but what do they offer? Are they really respected and useful? Take the research and guesswork out of the process with my custom report of awards which are great matches for your book!Make Your Book An Award-Winner!
13. My Powerful Press Release:
A press release should accompany every book announcement email you send and every hard copy book that you mail out. There’s a fine art to producing the right mix of catchy, concise, attention-grabbing words that capture your book’s intentions to compel readers to pursue your title. My press release service provides you with a release that is captivating and powerful.My Powerful Press Release:
14.Author Interview Questions
Newcomers and prior fans alike enjoy learning more authors; but it’s a fine art to craft the kinds of questions that will appeal to both audiences to provide vivid, compelling information about a writer’s inspirations, hopes, dreams, and works. Ideally an author interview will ask the right kinds of questions to provide readers with these insights.
My Author Interview! service creates ten questions based on your unique book and gives you plenty of room to answer them, placing the finished interview on my website in a special author interview section and adding a hot link directly to the interview and so you can use it in your print promotions and in any other interview pursuit (whether it be for a YouTube production, a podcast, or work with a local radio station.)Author Interview Questions
15. Book Jacket Copywriting
Besides your cover art and press release, your book’s jacket copy is your strongest opportunity to attract and excite readers. Picture this: a browsing customer (who might know little/nothing about you or your book) looks at your book. Its cover art and title are the first attention-grabbers. Then they turn it over to read about it, and they look at the inside jacket flap to discover more about you and your book. If the back jacket/inside flap copy isn’t compelling, back it goes on the shelf…Book Jacket Copywriting
Getting a publisher or literary agent interested in your book is the first step, but typically a book proposal will be requested next, along with a cover letter. There are all kinds of things a publisher or agent wants to see from a book proposal, from an outline of your book’s subject to marketing ideas, chapter names and content descriptions, and more. My service provides a book proposal and a cover letter that you can send to any interested publisher or agent. It includes the elements necessary to make your book look and sound irresistible, even if you’ve only worked up an outline or written just a few chapters.