Customized Author Services
Just getting started and need help putting together a publishing or book marketing plan?
Cheryl offers consulting services to evaluate your project and help you put together a path forward to move your book along. Consulting is offered over the phone in 30-minute sessions.
Looking for a long-term collaborative relationship to see you through the writing, publishing, and marketing of your book?
Author Assistant services are available from Cheryl on retainer. Retainers are typically 10 hours per month and are payable in advance each month.
Virtual Author’s Assistant Services Include:
✔ Researching publishing options to find the best fit for your book project.
✔ Publishing company set-up assistance (for authors wishing to become their own publishers).
✔ Managing your production team (editor, designer, etc).
✔ Self-publishing, step by step including: Getting an ISBN, bar codes, filing the copyright.
✔ Obtaining Permissions – when you need them and how to get them.
✔ Assisting with the book proposal if you choose traditional publishing.
✔ Competitive research.
✔ Audience research.
✔ Printing Estimates/Selecting a printer.
✔ Assisting with Amazon.com listings.
✔ Executing a marketing plan and schedule marketing events.
✔ Coordinating book launch events around your publication date.
✔ Researching media opportunities.
✔ Tracking publicity.
✔ And more!
Click to watch a video about VAA services.
Do you have a novel, motivational, self-help or children's book that's ready to go, and you are looking for a publisher?
We will draft a proposal for you to self-publish your book through Alexemi (only a limited number of titles are accepted).
Publishing Packages Include:
✔ Assistance with back cover copy edit and polish
✔ ISBN assignment
✔ LCCN assignment
✔ Barcode generation
✔ Digital file set up with print-on-demand (POD) digital printer
✔ Digital Catalog Fee (to keep title available to distributors)
✔ Book Proof
✔ Distribution through online retailers such as Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com and others
✔ Distribution through Ingram Book Group
✔ Distribution through Baker and Taylor
✔ Listing in Bowker Books in Print
✔ Copyright registration on behalf of the author
✔ Book samples required to complete copyright and LCCN registration (publisher will submit book samples)
✔ Amazon Search Inside Listing
✔ Representation and promotion on Alexemi Publishing Website as well as at any networking or book events where Alexemi is present.
✔ Generation of initial press release, posted online and available for author’s use
✔ eBook creation (if applicable). Kindle version distributed through Amazon, all other formats distributed through Smashwords.com
✔ Project management and production coordination with Designer and Printer
Looking for help with just one particular phase of your project?
Publishing project management services are available on a pay-as-you-go basis. Whether you just need help with the final publishing process, or need help with your writing research, Cheryl will work with you to make sure you get the help you need.