You’re the boss. Brand & Book works with you!

I’m a self-publishing partner. Not be confused with hybrid publishing or vanity publishing. What that means is I provide a suite of book production services that will guide business owners/entrepreneurs — that’s you! — through the self-publishing process with confidence. And you control the process, 100% of royalties, ISBN, and final files. You are the boss!

You choose what customized services are needed (I’ve found that every author and book project is unique) and together we work out a plan to self-publish your book.

Why should you work with me?

My background includes co-owning a print shop, editor of a small newspaper, and art director for 2 companies who led print-on-demand (before most people even knew what that meant!), so I know the printing industry — past and present. My experience as an art director, graphic designer, and artist means your cover and interior layout will be gorgeous, professional, and appealing to potential buyers. I guarantee my book production services are professional, ethical, and a great value. You book and ebook will be available to top online booksellers like Amazon and Barnes & Noble as well as your local bookstore. I’m interested in creating sustainable relationships, so you’ll never feel you are going it alone.

My services include:

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  • Visual design (typography, photography, cover design, artwork, interior layout)

  • Logistics (Together we’ll figure out the best publishing process for you, arrange for copyright, ISBN, Library of Congress)

  • Production (design and format your book using professional publishing tools, create e-book files if needed, ghost-writing/developmental writing, copyediting, line proofreadingordering books, managing your distribution channel)

  • Marketing materials (graphics for your website, marketing flyers & book signing materials, bookmarks)

  • Resources (information about best practices, printing, digital marketing, connections to marketing pros)

  • Promotion (paid placement in booksellers catalog, help with book launch event, social media, and advertising)

  • Email support, and more!

I went looking for my dreams outside of myself and discovered, it’s not what the world holds for you, it’s what you bring to it.
— L.M. Montgomery

Because Brand & Book is a publishing partner and service provider ( NOT a traditional publisher, a vanity press, or hybrid publisher ) authors manage 100% of their royalties and ownership. I do this because I feel strongly that the best person to sell your book is YOU. I provide you with marketing tools and unlimited email support so you can sell your book and keep maximum royalties. I am a member of the Independent Book Publishers Association and subscribe to their code of ethics, values and vision.

Think of me as your personal self-publishing guide and book production resource. From cover to index, my designs are elegant, crisp, professional, and sales ready.

The ideal Brand & Book author has:

  • a desire to self-publish and enhance their business brand

  • has a requirement of quality

  • investigated and researched publishing options

  • the ability and willingness to market their book and grow their brand

  • sufficient resources to invest in their book project.

All you need now is a trusted partner to help turn your idea into a book. You just found one!

 

Checklist of 25 items every self-publishing author needs to think about before they finalize their manuscript

  1. Developmental writing and/or book coach - I have resources

  2. ISBN/Barcode/copyright acquisition - I can assist

  3. Distribution channels - Decide if your book is local, national or International

  4. Foreword - ideally written by an industry leader

  5. Author photo - Professional headshot

  6. Pre-sale campaign - I can assist

  7. Who receives praise permission letters - I can assist

  8. Email list platform - Like Mailchimp or Constant Contact

  9. Sales & Marketing plan - can assist

  10. Hardcase or paperback or ebook - Choose one or all distribution methods

  11. Cover design - Brand & Book service

  12. Interior design & layout - Brand & Book service

  13. Copyediting - Brand & Book service

  14. Proofreading - Brand & Book service

  15. Upload perfect print-ready file to print and ebook platforms (IngramSpark, Lulu, Smashwords, KDP) - Brand & Book service

  16. Branded website/blog - Brand & Book service

  17. Book reviews on Amazon - Brand & Book service

  18. Metadata creation - Brand & Book service

  19. Summary Blurb - Brand & Book service

  20. Marketing support (flyer, bookmark, poster, social media graphics) - Brand & Book service

  21. Media outreach plan - I can assist

  22. Social media plan - I can assist

  23. Book launch event - I can assist

  24. Author biography - I can assist

  25. Author My Story video - I have resources