In a hotel, a concierge is the person who helps the guests–arranging tours and transportation, recommending restaurants, somehow managing to come up with theatre tickets to that sold out show. (Except Hamilton, of course.) In short, the concierge is the person in the know, who can point you in the right direction and more important, keep you from making costly mistakes.
Navigating the self-publishing process is a continual learning curve. If you have never done it or haven’t uploaded a book in a while, you’ll find yourself in a frustrating tangle of simultaneous steps, backtracking, and the inevitable re-loading of content.
It seems that each platform has its own way of doing things (they do) and a file that works for one platform needs to be reformatted to work on another. What is the best platform to use? What size and resolution should my cover be? Do I need a copyright? An ISBN? What is an ISBN??
In addition to working your way through all that, there are tricks to using categories and keywords that will help readers find your book. The easier it is for people to actually find your book, the more you can leverage your marketing efforts. Properly publishing your book can help you with that.
- Decide on which platform to use to publish your book
- Advise and walk you through copyright and ISBNs
- Referrals to interior layout and cover designers if needed
- BISAC codes and Keyword Search and Analysis
- Platform Walk-Through
- Book Description (short and long) and Author Bio Instructions
- Over-Your-Shoulder lesson for uploading files
- Format check for print and eBook
With a variety of self-publishing packages available, I can help you through the self-publishing process no matter what level of assistance you require.
Self-Publishing Mini Course: Home study course with the nuts and bolts of uploading your book to Amazon/KDP or Ingramspark.
Uploading Services: Just need the files and other data loaded onto a platform? Uploading services start at $350, including custom keyword and category research. You are responsible for writing your book description, providing all the data necessary to publish, including manuscript and cover files in proper format. I give you a detailed list of what I need to upload and publish your book, including guides on how to write your author bio, book description, getting your ISBN (if desired), and how to price your book.
Done-With-You Services: I work with you, detailing how to write your book description, choosing keywords, categories, and pricing, setting up your account, and looking over your shoulder while you learn to publish! This service is done over several sessions, starting with setting up your accounts, preparing your meta data, securing your ISBNs, and assisting you in the upload process.
Done-For-You Services: For my hands-off, just get it done people. Includes keyword and category research, writing of book description, author bio, all the meta data information, uploads, and headache handling.
Contact me to discuss your book and which level of service is right for you. Barbara@BarbaraGrassey.com