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AUTHOR-PUBLISHED TITLES ASSISTED BY FEARLESS LITERARY...
THE SPIRITUAL GARDENER: Insights from the Jewish Tradition to Help Your Garden Grow by Andy Becker (coming soon!) • WTF* IS WRONG WITH OUR HEALTH (what the food)? by Roberto Tostado, MD • CHOOSE AGAIN: Six Steps to Freedom by Diederik Wolsak • A SONG FOR LOST ANGELS: How Daddy and Papa Fought to Save Their Family by Kevin Fisher-Paulson • A BRIGHTLY GUIDED LIFE: How a Scientist Learned to Hear Her Inner Wisdom by Ingrid Honkala, PhD • MIRACULOUS PSYCHOTHERAPY • by Gary Tiemann LCSW • MY MIND BOOK by Fiona Williams, illustrated by David Williams • LOVE UNBROKEN: from addiction to redemption by Susan Thesenga • WHEN GOD CALLS, SAY "YES!" A Physician's Experience of Mystical Guidance by Rod Chelberg, MD
"After writing for a few years I thought I had written a book until Patrick Miller of Fearless Literary told me there was much work to be done. The project was challenging for both of us since my voice had colorful language, unorthodox for a book written by a doctor. Patrick skillfully guided me through this daunting process, extracting my authenticity, substance, and message to create a beautifully balanced book that I believe will connect with many people and positively impact their lives." — Roberto Tostado MD, author, wtf* is wrong with our health (*what the food): A Rebel Physician's Manifesto for Reversing Disease and Increasing Smiles
Getting a book published by a major house is more difficult and less lucrative than ever. Meanwhile, the worldwide distribution opportunities provided by print-on-demand (POD) and digital technologies have made it much more viable for authors to publish themselves. That way they retain editorial and creative control, and keep their books available for sale much longer.
Publishing competently is a complex process that involves many phases: manuscript editing, cover design and text typography, prepress production for offset, print-on-demand, and/or digital publication; procurement of ISBNs, copyright, and Library of Congress registrations; and both initial and continuing publicity, among other challenges. Most authors contemplating an independent book launch do not have many skills at the ready for these tasks.
While a few books and a number of online services address some self-publishing challenges, nothing is nearly as helpful as the hands-on assistance and constant, personal guidance of an experienced professional at every step of the publishing process. That’s the service I provide through the Assisted Publishing Program. I can provide the final editorial shaping of manuscripts; handle design, type, and print-file preparation from start to finish; coach authors through every step of starting their imprint and getting all the necessary registrations; upload the finished print book to such major POD platforms as Kindle and IngramSpark, upload the finished digital book to a wide e-book sales network; and finally help devise, initiate, and maintain the process of publicity for new titles, beginning before the publication date and extending for one year afterward.
Most importantly, I’m on hand for quick response to all the inevitable questions that arise during the publishing process. My answers are focused on solving the particular problem at hand, but also provide an ongoing education for novice publishers. I’ve been in the business myself since 1997, publishing many print and digital books under my own imprint and helping hundreds of other authors through various stages of the writing, editing, and book production processes.
Because every book project is unique and comes to me at a different stage of readiness, I do not have one set rate for Assisted Publishing. What follows are cost ranges for each phase of the process. After an initial assessment of each potential project, I can provide a precise estimate and payment schedule.
Editorial: In some cases, the AP process begins with a full assessment of your manuscript, as described here. Even if your manuscript has previously been copy-edited, it may not have had sufficient developmental editing to maximize its sales potential in the trade book market. My assessment will determine whether any more developmental editing needs to be done and give you an estimate for that cost. If minimal editing is required and/or we determine that you can do it with little or no assistance, there will be no editing charge.
Design & Production: This phase involves front and back cover designs, interior type and page layouts, and technical preparation of PDF print files for printing. Depending on the page count and how much original art (if any) is supplied for the cover, this phase usually costs $750 to $2000.
E-Book Production and Distribution: I produce and upload digital editions to a variety of major platforms (including Amazon Kindle, Smashwords, Kobo, Nook, Apple iBooks, and others) for clients under their own imprint for $250-$750 per title. The digital program can be undertaken independently of print publishing assistance, but may be less expensive if it's part of a package production. Some books are best released first or only in digital, and others only in print.
Initial and Ongoing Publicity: For $500-$2500, this optional service provides a highly customized approach to publicity including announcements on two Facebook pages, a mention in the Fearless Newsletter reaching 1400+ readers, a dedicated sales page on the Fearless Books site, six months of continuing assistance on outreach, and more.
How to Get Started: Write firstname.lastname@example.org with a description of the book you’d like to publish, and indicate the current status of the book project (Is the manuscript complete? Has it been through any editing process? Do you have cover art?, etc.) I’ll write back and we’ll go from there. If your project seems right for the Fearless Assisted Publishing Program, I’ll require a deposit of one-third of the estimated total project fee to get started. I’ll give you a production and payment schedule, and we’ll go from there.
I’m looking forward to seeing your future book!
Earlier Graduates of The Fearless Assisted Publishing Program
THE E-BOOKS OF FRANK GENAO
THE SEX LIVES OF MISFITS
by FRANK GENAO
by FRANK GENAO
DON'T FEED THE NATIVES! Fear and Loathing in the Dominican Republic Meets Zen and the Art of Riding Lawnmower Maintenance
by FRANK GENAO
by FRANK GENAO
NEW DIGITAL and PRINT EDITIONS from JAMES CONAWAY
THE "ONE TRUTH MANY PATHS" SERIES
by ISABELLA PRICE
NEW DIGITAL EDITIONS from CAMERON WEST
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