Book Shepherd Services

Publishing services for authors and independent publishers

Increase your chances for publishing success!

AUTHORS: Why spend weeks, months, even years, researching the best options for you to get published, when you can have the help of an experienced professional book shepherd to guide you through to the best possible choices for your personal publishing needs.

If you’ve done any amount of research on self-publishing, you know there‚Äôs much more to it than simply sending your manuscript off to a printer, dropping off a few review copies here and there, and then sitting back, waiting for the money to pour in.

Why hire a book shepherd?

A book shepherd can help you:

  • Save time and avoid the major mistakes that many first-time authors make
  • Navigate the jargon of self-publishing
  • Put together a team of professionals, including copy editors, proofreaders, printers, marketing, and publicity experts
  • Determine how realistic your publishing goals are, find your strengths and weaknesses, and anticipate potential challenges ahead of time
  • Plan ahead and think through the entire publishing process from manuscript preparation to distributing and marketing your book
  • Increase your chances for publishing success

Our Book Shepherd Services Feature:

  • Preparing your manuscript
  • Professional editing and proofreading
  • Cover design and book production
  • Image and illustration creation (maps, charts, and more)
  • Help with ISBNs, barcodes, books-in-print, Library of Congress, and copyright
  • Getting the right printer and printing method for your book
  • Digital E-book creation and distribution
  • Creation of printed marketing pieces (bookmarks, postcards, posters, business cards, etc.)
  • Website design and maintenance
  • WordPress customization and tutorials
  • Prepare a marketing plan
  • Choose a method of distribution
  • One, two, three, or ALL of these services

A book shepherd can help you with whatever part of the self-publishing process you’ve been struggling with.

We’re here to help you get published!

We’ll tailor our services to meet your specific needs. Call to set up an appointment for a FREE (up to one hour) phone consultation: (603) 431-8873.