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:

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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!

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:

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
  • 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

  1. Developmental writing and/or book coach

  2. ISBN/Barcode/copyright acquisition

  3. Distribution channels

  4. Foreword written by…

  5. Author photo

  6. Pre-sale campaign

  7. Who receives praise permission letters

  8. Email list platform

  9. Sales & Marketing plan

  10. Hardcase or paperback or ebook

  11. Cover design

  12. Interior design & layout

  13. Copyediting

  14. Proofreading

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

  16. Branded website/blog

  17. Book reviews on Amazon

  18. Metadata creation

  19. Summary Blurb

  20. Marketing support (flyer, bookmark, poster, social media graphics)

  21. Media outreach plan

  22. Social media plan

  23. Book launch event

  24. Author biography

  25. Author My Story video