The purpose of this proposal is to share the benefits of self-publishing with you and to give you answers to questions about why self-publishing is the vehicle for your publishing needs and your manuscript.
This proposal will show you how we will work together to develop your manuscript to a finished product, just the way you envisioned it, and take it through the marketing stage if that is also your desire.
This proposal will show you how we will provide you all the possible services you need with one-stop service, and how we will stay with you until you are ready to go it alone.
INTRODUCTION TO OUR SERVICES what we will do for you!
LEVEL ONE CONSULTATION
Being there for you!
THE FOLLOWING INTRODUCTORY CONSULTATION SERVICES CAN BE AVAILABLE to you with guidance by
Patricia L. Brooks, president/founder
Earl L. Goldmann, manager/partner:
I. Consultation – to guide you in making the best possible decisions necessary to take your completed manuscript to fruition by taking you through the self-publishing process in a clear and concise manner
II. Management – to assist you with what you have in an idea, research and writings by helping you put it all into an outline that will become your book by helping you to conceptualize the theme and purpose of the book
III. Coaching – to mentor you in structuring your thoughts and passion into a saleable manuscript ready for a “peer” review and editing while giving you insight into what needs to happen to make it unique and different
IV. Idea Generation – to brainstorm with you for more and better ideas for your marketing plan and publicity campaign that are the critical 60% of your future success as an author
V. Ghost Writing – to offer a partnership to your writing and to put your thoughts on paper by bringing your work to the forefront of your dreams and an opportunity to be a force in your genre
LEVEL TWO flaunting your style!
THE FOLLOWING PRODUCTION SERVICES CAN BE PROVIDED to you by our many vendors in a “bundled” package offering to prepare your manuscript:
A. Photography – enhance your book with a professional in the book photography industry
B. Art Design – develop your book cover as the “point-of-purchase” with a professional who will design it with your ideas and their vision to attract the public and send the right message
C. Graphic Design – augment your book so the size and type style of the letters praise your work set the tone of voice
D. Editing – cultivate a “must read” book with a professional editor that has improved the voice, structure, flow and story line to your liking
E. Proofreading – mature the book with proper grammar and punctuation
F. Peer Review – a look at the book with “fresh eyes” and an open heart
LEVEL THREE Taking care of details!
THE FOLLOWING PRINTING RELATED SERVICES CAN BE PROVIDED to you through the publishing entity of the company for the completion of your manuscript:
1) Typesetting – proper formatting, spell check and minor corrections
2) Conversion to PDF format to be sent to printing source
3) Copywriting – submission of necessary paperwork
4) ISBN Numbers – submission of necessary paperwork
5) Barcode – submission of necessary paperwork
6) Printing – research on best prices and highest quality
7) Distribution – research and suggestions
To be considered now:
v What size, in dimensions, are the manuscript and the anticipated book?
v Is it to be hard cover or soft cover or both; will it be an e-book later?
v How many estimated pages now and in the final book?
v What paper type will be used, cream, white, acid based, 50#, 60#?
v What additional inside graphics, illustrations, charts, photos are required?
v What type of cover design, photos, artwork, and colors will be used?
LEVEL FOUR helping to let you shine!
THE FOLLOWING MULTI-LAYERED MARKETING SERVICES CAN BE PROVIDED to you through our marketing/PR division:
a. Successful Value Selling – research and guidance to take advantage of opportunities on websites, newsletters, blogs, E-magazines, catalogs and special promotions to create need
b. ‘Marketing Plans Made Magical’ – consultation and guidance to develop and write a 12 month/10 part plan of magic to differentiate your book and platform’s branding
c. Publicity Campaign – consultation and guidance to develop and write a 3-6-9 or 12 month campaign for the growth of your platform and maintenance of your image
d. Press Kits – consultation on the necessities of a packet that will get attention with the media outlets and help you to be successful in your efforts to obtain critical exposure
e. Positioning Consultation – overview of how to approach your marketplace, target your market, find your niche and set your goals to “hook” your audience in your genre
Please consider accepting this proposal of our company and services. Please review it entirely and then ask yourself the following SEVEN questions. If you answer yes to all or most of them, we should proceed to build a working relationship.
We look forward to hearing from you and to discussing the possibilities of a partnership to “launch your book out” into the marketplace.
Patricia L. Brooks, MAOM
Earl L. Goldmann
PUBLISHING “PARTNERSHIP” questions to ask at this time:
· Do you want to be in “partnership” with the publishing process?
· Do you want to learn the publishing process?
· Do you want to go through the process of book publishing quickly?
· Do you want to have control over your intellectual property?
· Are you able to look at your book and you as a business?
· Are you willing to commit to the marketing efforts needed to launch your book and promote yourself?
· Are you willing to learn more about marketing and PR?