*Books are beautiful, in a pile on the floor, shelved or stacked on a table.
*Books are a vote for the future, a future where human beings live and learn, growing ever stronger and wiser and more experienced.
*Books connect the author to a larger community of like-minded souls that include William Shakespeare, Toni Morrison, and Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Who wouldn’t want to hang out with them?
*Books offer lifelong learning, a vast university with no entry rules. You’ll never get bored.
*Books are stories of individuals, real and imagined, who teach, voices that guide the generations who come after. Don’t you want this for yourself and your children?
Write more books. Fill the shelves. Tell the world your story.
We help with:
- The language of proposals and publishers: With 45 years of publishing experience between us, we know how to excite an editor. (Hint: It’s in the writing!)
- Positioning of the content for your audience, cover design (internet-based, ALWAYS!!!) to attract that audience. Your cover is the size of a postage stamp online, so you best have a plan to make it pop.
- Book structure: there are some good rules in place here, like 3-acts, and we’ll show you how your book works inside that frame.
- Editing, editing, editing: From over-arching questions about the arc to the nitty-gritty of line editing, we do it all. Believe us, this is important. Just ask Harper Lee of To Kill a Mockingbird (she wrote the wrong book until her editor told her to fix it) or the stories of Raymond Carver, carved out by the poetess Tess Gallagher. Writing, if it is to become commerce, must become a group activity.
Don’t flail around in the face of 1000 years of commercial publishing (China, 1045, invention of moveable type.) Focus on your writing; that’s where the learning is, the joy. You don’t need to master printing, just write. We’ll do the rest.
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