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:
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 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
Developmental writing and/or book coach - I have resources
ISBN/Barcode/copyright acquisition - I can assist
Distribution channels - Decide if your book is local, national or International
Foreword - ideally written by an industry leader
Author photo - Professional headshot
Pre-sale campaign - I can assist
Who receives praise permission letters - I can assist
Email list platform - Like Mailchimp or Constant Contact
Sales & Marketing plan - can assist
Hardcase or paperback or ebook - Choose one or all distribution methods
Cover design - Brand & Book service
Interior design & layout - Brand & Book service
Copyediting - Brand & Book service
Proofreading - Brand & Book service
Upload perfect print-ready file to print and ebook platforms (IngramSpark, Lulu, Smashwords, KDP) - Brand & Book service
Branded website/blog - Brand & Book service
Book reviews on Amazon - Brand & Book service
Metadata creation - Brand & Book service
Summary Blurb - Brand & Book service
Marketing support (flyer, bookmark, poster, social media graphics) - Brand & Book service
Media outreach plan - I can assist
Social media plan - I can assist
Book launch event - I can assist
Author biography - I can assist
Author My Story video - I have resources