You probably have a manuscript ready to publish, but are confused by the huge number of publishing options or don’t know the best way to go about it. I’ve helped many authors create and follow their publishing plans to a successfully published book. Let me help you, too!
Let’s make a plan!
The publishing plan is the core of Author Friendly coaching and services that may also include book formatting and design, marketing and special sales help, too.
How do I know what you need?
I know what you need because I self-publish regularly! Back in 1995, I was an author with a manuscript that had little chance of winning a book contract. But with a background in technical writing, training, and web design, I had the experience to figure it out. I published a guide to bicycling the French Riviera and I made enough money to fall in love with self-publishing.
After that, I was asked by many author friends to help them do it, too. In 2005, I made it my business to educate authors on self-publishing and I still love it!
Over the years I’ve assembled a team of trusted professionals in editing, design, formatting, website development, social media, marketing, email list management, indexing… really, anything you might need during your journey. Let’s activate them!
I’m a writer, too!
Today I split my time between San Diego and Baja, California (with frequent forays to the San Francisco Bay Area). I still write about travel, motorsports, and water sports, gear, gadgets, vehicles, and destinations, but I cherish my involvement in the writing and publishing world.
Get free info from my work on the web
I contribute to a lot of publishing blogs and sites including BookWorks and Bowker. I run the Self-Publishing track at the San Francisco Writers Conference and have spoken and taught travel writing and publishing at IBPA University, the Willamette Writers Conference, Bay Area Independent Publishers Association, Idaho Writers Conference, and others.
My step-by-step publishing guide
My Self-Publishing Boot Camp Guide for Authors is in its 3rd edition, and it’s just $14.95. So if you’re looking for a low-budget way to get started, buy it! It’s a great way to get oriented.
If you want personal guidance, or would like a referral to a third-party service I trust, please contact me here. I’m happy to schedule a short talk together.
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