Let Us Walk You Through the Maze of Publishing
"There’s a reason Anna was one of the first people I reached out to when I was first starting out and knew I needed an audience if I wanted to reach my goals."
A must for anyone who has no idea which direction to go in when it comes to publishing and wants to save time and money figuring it out.
BOOK MAPPING CALL:
This is for those who are ready to get started on their book but need a sherpa to help figure out what the book is and how to get started.
All book mapping calls include a one-page outline for you to proceed with your project.
Consult with our team of best-selling publishing professionals who have been writing and working behind the scenes in publishing for over two decades at HarperCollins, St. Martins and Simon & Schuster.
Together we conceive of and map out suggestions for your book. Over the following few months, we help you revise and edit the manuscript.
As the author, you receive sole credit on the book, keep 100% of the proceeds and retain all audio, movie, foreign, life and TV rights.
We are available to write book proposals for those who want to try to sell a book to a traditional publisher. These are approximately 25-50 pages and generally include the following sections:
(3) Market Analysis
(4) Chapter Summaries
(5) Sample Chapters
Additional sections may be added, or sections removed, based on the agreement of the Parties or the requirements of a particular third-party publisher.
That's what we're here for. We're a team of bestselling authors who have both worked behind the scenes for publishers like HarperCollins and St. Martin's and been published them. We've overseen the writing and publishing hundreds of books and promise that you won't waste any time on a book that doesn't have a compelling idea and structure because we're going to help you craft it until it does.
It's entirely up to you decide.
While we offer guiding services where we help you write proposals, you should know this going in: finding an agent is a notoriously difficult process and once you do, you have to wait for the agent to submit the book proposal to publishing houses. And the reality is that having one of those publishers acquire your book is an even more notoriously difficult process than landing an agent.
If you do sell your proposal and want help with the writing, you have the option of hiring a ghost writer but publishers can demand that you work with a ghost writer who charges upwards of $100,000—a serious investment considering the fact that most books don't earn out their advances.
The process can also take quite a while...the wait between having a publisher acquire your book and having it come out is usually roughly a year-and-a-half.
Don't get us wrong! There are serious advantages of selling a book to a traditional publisher (that's why we started our careers this way)! Some of those advantages include: serious prestige, no upfront costs and the opportunity to get your book in stores, to name a few.
Still, it's important to know that most books that make it into stores only stay there about a month. And the reality is that publishers don't really do anything to push books—unless you’re Stephen King, JK Rowling or another lead author...that is, someone who doesn’t need the push.
It's up to you to weigh the pros and cons; we can help whichever way you want to go.
The first is for those who are still seeking information about the landscape of publishing and want to have an in-depth brain-picking session with those who have been in the trenches for decades. The second is for those who are ready to proceed with their book but need some guidance.
No, alas! That's outside of the scope of what we do.
We can't tell you until we see the material. Some books come to us very clean but the majority of books penned by those who aren't trained as writers need both developmental and copy editing.
This is really for you to determine. We recommend looking at it this way: how much is it costing you not to do a book, in terms of losing potential clients, speaking jobs and better business opportunities?