We do a lot of editorial work for clients from the ground level of a project. Our job is not to edit a manuscript so that it conforms to our idea of perfection. It is to edit a work so that readers, rights buyers, film producers, other editors and publishers reading it will be able to envision the book as the writer intends it. That can mean brainstorming about the concept behind nonfiction or coming up with plot solutions in fiction. Either way, our mission is always to help authors reach the best possible version of their book.
As the author or creator, the right time to share your work is when you feel confident that it’ll speak for itself—without you having to be in the room. If you’re going to want to be over our shoulder saying, “Well, this part will be fixed…” or “I intend to make this part a little clearer…” you aren’t ready to share the work, which is completely fine. That’s where we come in. Many writers make the mistake of looking for a publisher too soon. A publisher’s primary job is to sell your work, so if you don’t have anything yet to sell, best to wait until you do. We consider the salability of your work, not its potential salability. You get one first impression. Make it count.
A great story should wake you up by taking you out of your life and immersing you in someone else’s. Deeply imagined worlds, writers who are not afraid to take risks with their work. Projects that we feel can make a difference to us personally or to the world. Unusual premises, books that offer some new perspectives on something we thought we already knew or something about or never even dreamed existed. We make sure that the world you created on paper will reverberate all throughout your social media channels, website, blogs, and press releases.
We have a deep appreciation for storytelling that allows us to see the world anew, or introduces us to a culture or worldview outside our own. You’re dealing with a company with the resources of a large, world-class business but with a great deal of personal attention. We value fostering long-term relationships with our clients. We’re a selective publishing company. We keep it that way for a reason. Our authors are never going to be handed off; they can always reach us, no matter how big or small the question, no matter what stage of their career.
Just as real-estate agents often warn clients not to waste time and money on elaborate renovations that the buyers of the home may well rip out once they move in, writers can risk spending on marketing pursuits, paying for campaigns, brochures, flyers, that don’t generate results. Our approach is basic, reasonable, cost-efficient, measurable, and customizable to serve your changing needs as a writer.
Trust is important. And potential readers and buyers will most likely take action only after reading a review. A review from trusted institutions, such as BlueInk and Clarion, puts your work on the literary map. And numbers don’t lie. Surveys confirm that for nearly 9 in 10 customers, an online review is equally important as a personal recommendation.
Events and Publicity
Having the chance to interact with book people is gold. It paves the way for opportunities that you’ll never be able to find inside the comforts of your own home. Outside is where the action is and we’ll make sure we network you with the right community. We’ll shine the spotlight on you in renowned industry gatherings including BookExpo America, London Book Fair, Paris Book Fair, and LA Times Festival of Books. You’ll find it hard to resist once you’ve experienced the razzle dazzle of events and being with your people.
Audio and Video
As your work will speak for itself, so will your words and gestures. Show them your unique qualities and presence and build an indelible impression through live interviews and guest appearances. Let them in on your favorite food and places and quirky hobbies. We’ll put in the work with you by creating book trailers, connecting you to the right audience, and building your own community in visually engaging platforms. With our team right behind you, you might gain not just a reader, but a friend. And everybody loves a friend.
Let your book be known across the United States through ads on prestigious newspapers like Los Angeles Times and the Washington Times.
Make your self-publishing journey easier through our various publishing packages. Have your book distributed online or make it available through print-on-demand. We will assist you in every step, and you retain all the rights.