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 writers/authors — that’s you! — through the self-publishing process with confidence. I work with seasoned authors too. 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:
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 proofreading, ordering 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!
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 publish and enhance their brand
has a requirement of quality
investigated and researched publishing options
the ability and willingness to market 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
Developmental writing and/or book coach
Foreword written by…
Who receives praise permission letters
Email list platform
Sales & Marketing plan
Hardcase or paperback or ebook
Interior design & layout
Upload perfect print-ready file to print and ebook platforms (IngramSpark, Lulu, Smashwords, KDP)
Book reviews on Amazon
Marketing support (flyer, bookmark, poster, social media graphics)
Media outreach plan
Social media plan
Book launch event
Author My Story video