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Trish, working with you was like taking a step out of the 21st century business world. You got back to me promptly, did the work on time, and were beyond what I could call efficient. Your prices were so affordable compared to the competition yet you provided such expertise. Your query materials landed me a publisher who realized the power of my book. Not only did you help me with all that, but your editing of my web site bio and resume will help me sell my books. You are an absolute diamond and I will use you over and over again. Thanks Trish for everything.

Christa Jan Ryan, NY, Author of Silent Screams From the Hamptons & From the Depth of This Woman's Soul.

 
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Getting Your Book Published

The Dilemma: What publishing options are right for you?

As a writer, you are confronted with a dizzying array of publishing and self-publishing options, including: commercial houses; specialty/independent houses; print-on-demand (POD) companies; and e-book companies. Many firms offer a mind-boggling variety of packages for pre-publishing, marketing, and distribution, with prices from $299 to $11,000+. Your royalties will depend on the price of your book minus the preparation, publishing, distribution, and other fees. It really is enough to make your head spin. How do you make sense of it all?

We provide AFFORDABLE packages to help you manage the publishing complexities:

  • Identify your goal(s) below.
  • Click the associated link(s) to see the services you may need.
  • Submit our Complimentary Feedback Form. We tailor services to your publishing needs--and you save time and money in the process!



Which Strategy is Best for You?

Traditional: Go for the Gold--Nonfiction

You are serious about getting your book published with a traditional commercial publisher. You hope for all of the benefits: an advance, reviews by top reviewers, the chance for national television and radio exposure, and the chance to grab the gold ring. You know it's a long shot, but others have done it-and so can you! You know that quality is paramount and want to work with the best professionals to prepare your comprehensive book proposal and query materials. You will need ...

Traditional: Go for the Gold--Fiction

You aim to get your novel published with a traditional commercial publisher. You know it's a long shot, but others have done it-and so can you! You know that quality is paramount and want to work with the best professionals to prepare your query materials.
You will need ...

Be Your Own Publisher--Nonfiction

You are focused on using your book to build your career and to establish yourself as an expert in your field. You want to publish your book in a timely manner with complete control over its contents, looks, and distribution. You know that quality is paramount and want to work with the best professionals to publish your book. You will need ...

Be Your Own Publisher--Fiction

You are dedicated to building a career as a writer and are willing to take the time to develop a fanbase/readership. You want to publish your book in a timely manner with complete control over its contents, looks, and distribution. You know that quality is paramount and want to work with the best professionals to publish your book. You will need ...

Standard Self-publishing

You have written a manuscript and are not sure how good it is or whether you have what it takes to be a career writer. But you want to give it a try and are willing to spend a reasonable amount of money and time on the effort-to see what happens.
You will need ...

Friends and Family Self-publishing

You could care less about building a writing career or a fanbase. You would like to share your manuscript with a few people, mostly friends and family and are willing to spend a bit of time and money to create a quality "read." You will need ...


Go for the Gold--Nonfiction

You are serious about getting your nonfiction book published with a traditional commercial publisher. You hope for all of the benefits: an advance, reviews by top reviewers, the chance for national television and radio exposure, and the chance to grab the gold ring. You know it's a long shot, but others have done it-and so can you! You know that quality is paramount and want to work with the best professionals to prepare your comprehensive book proposal and query materials.

Suggested Services:

  • Pre-publication: Branding; positioning; concept development; developmental editing
  • Proposal package: Comprehensive nonfiction proposal, query letter, agent contact list and directions
  • Pre-promotion: author/business web site, Facebook, blog, Twitter, Youtube, professional/other related professional sites; expert articles/guest blogs, preliminary PR for endorsements and reviews
  • Web traffic: page rank and readership development
  • Submit our Complimentary Feedback Form. We offer AFFORDABLE packages tailored to your publishing needs!

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Go for the Gold--Fiction

You aim to get your novel published with a traditional commercial publisher. You know it's a long shot, but others have done it-and so can you! You know that quality is paramount and want to work with the best professionals to map your strategy and prepare your query materials and marketing plan.

Suggested Services:

  • Pre-publication: Branding, positioning, manuscript review/substantive editing, copy editing, proofing
  • Fiction query materials: synopsis, query letter, agent contact list and directions for submitting to agents
  • Pre-promotion: develop a presence in online communities where you might sell the book, author/business web site, Facebook, blog, Twitter, Youtube, professional/other related professional sites; expert articles/guest blogs, preliminary PR for endorsements and reviews
  • Web traffic: Page rank and readership development
  • Submit our Complimentary Feedback Form. We offer AFFORDABLE packages tailored to your publishing needs!

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Be Your Own Publisher--Nonfiction

You are focused on using your book to build and to establish yourself as an expert in your field. You want to publish your book in a timely manner with complete control over its contents, looks, and distribution. You know that quality is paramount and want to work with the best professionals to publish your book.

Suggested Services:

  • Pre-publication: Branding, positioning, concept development, developmental editing, copy editing, proofing
  • Nuts and Bolts: Imprint name, ISBN, copyright, LCCN.
  • Interior and Cover design: custom
  • Format: hardback; softback; e-book
  • Distribution: wide-Ingram, Amazon, B&N, etc.
  • Promotion: author/business web site, Facebook, blog, Twitter, Youtube, professional/other related professional sites; expert articles/guest blogs, preliminary PR for endorsements and reviews
  • Web traffic: Page rank and readership development
  • Submit our Complimentary Feedback Form. We offer AFFORDABLE packages tailored to your publishing needs!

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Be Your Own Publisher--Fiction

You are dedicated to building a career as a writer and are willing to take the time to develop a fanbase/readership. You want to publish your book in a timely manner with complete control over its contents, looks, and distribution. You know that quality is paramount and want to work with the best professionals to publish your book.

Suggested Services:

  • Pre-publication: Branding, positioning, developmental editing, copy editing, proofing
  • Nuts and Bolts: Imprint name, ISBN, copyright, LCCN.
  • Interior and Cover design: custom
  • Format:hardback; softback; e-book
  • Distribution: wide-Ingram, Amazon, B&N, etc.
  • Promotion: author/business web site, Facebook, blog, Twitter, Youtube, professional/other related professional sites; expert articles/guest blogs, preliminary PR for endorsements and reviews
  • Web traffic: Page rank and readership development
  • Submit our Complimentary Feedback Form. We offer AFFORDABLE packages tailored to your publishing needs!

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Standard Self-publishing

You have written a manuscript and are not sure how good it is or whether you have what it takes to be a career writer. But you want to give it a try and are willing to spend a reasonable amount of money and time on the effort-to see what happens.

Suggested Services:

  • Pre-pubublication: Branding, positioning, copy editing, proofing
  • Imprint name: Use publisher (Amazon/Createspace, Lulu, Smashwords, etc.), etc.
  • Cover design: professional
  • Format: softback; e-book
  • Distribution: wide-Ingram, Amazon, B&N, etc.
  • Promotion: Facebook, author blog, Twitter,Youtube, other related genre sites, professional PR optional
  • Web traffic: Page rank and readership development
  • Submit our Complimentary Feedback Form. We offer AFFORDABLE packages tailored to your publishing needs!

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Friends and Family Self-publishing

You could care less about building a writing career or a fanbase. You would like to share your manuscript with a few people, mostly friends and family and are willing to spend a bit of time and money to create a quality "read."

Suggested Services:

  • Pre-publication: proofing
  • Imprint name: use publisher (Amazon/Createspace, Lulu, Smashwords, etc.)
  • Cover design: stock photos; template; custom
  • Format: PDF, e-book , softback (optional)
  • Distribution: narrow-to friends and family by e-mail (or from blog, Lulu, Smashwords)
  • Promotion: Facebook, blog, twitter (optional)
  • Submit our Complimentary Feedback Form. We offer AFFORDABLE packages tailored to your publishing needs!

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To get started, complete our convenient form or e-mail us the following information:

  • the working title
  • the specific genre, e.g. mystery, memoir, how-to, children's fiction/nonfiction, etc.
  • the stage you've reached in the project, i.e. first, second, third draft
  • the total number of words (Hint: open the document in MS Word, click TOOLS, WORD COUNT)
  • any concerns you have about your work
  • your publishing goals and requirements
  • anything else we should know about your project

PLEASE NOTE: We do not handle poetry.

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Getting your book published: Our clients say ...

Trish, you've helped me do it again. This time a major publisher has bought the rights to my memoir and offered a six-figure advance. And again, I could not have done this without you.

Kerry Cohen Hoffman, MFA, Lennox, MA, author of Easy, published by Simon & Shuster.


You were invaluable in helping me see my project through from the earliest stages to publication. You read my manuscript with an impartial thoughtfulness and with intelligence. You made helpful suggestions for change and aided me to implement them. Your editing was always for the improvement of the work.

When it was time to find an agent and a publisher, you helped me along every step of the way. You never gave me false hope, but provided gentle encouragement. Your opinions were always wise! Now that my book has been published and is receiving the positive comments of others, I truly know it couldn't have been done without you.

Sharon Romm, MD, Seattle, WA, author of Dating After 50, published by Quill Driver Books


After receiving my MFA, publishing many stories, and receiving awards for my writing, I knew I was a skilled writer. But, like any writer, I have areas in my work that need improvement. Trish, you gave me exceptional, directive support in those areas in my case, plot and wordiness. With your guidance, it took me only six months to write the book Ive been trying to write for years -- and to get a top New York literary agent to represent me. You led me (at times hand-held me) through the process of creating a superb query and synopsis. I could not have done this without you.

Kerry Cohen Hoffman,MFA, Portland, OR


In today's ultra-competitive market, even seasoned writers can use an objective and knowledgeable mentor. Trish, you helped me refine my marketing queries and did so in a pleasant, constructive manner. The first query I sent after consulting with you has resulted in a publishing contract. Thanks, Trish!

Morgan Hunt, Ashland, OR


Trish, I received the final version of the nonfiction proposal and it looks great. I can't thank you enough for your help. I see now that although I think I'm a pretty good writer, I didn't know jack crap about writing a proposal. I cringe at the thought of sending my original draft to my prospective agent. Thank goodness I came to you. Very impressive. ... And now I've been signed by a top New York literary agent.

Jon Ibrahim, Chicago, IL, author of Chicago Tribune Redeye column, "The Sex Playbook"


I just thought I'd let you know my memoir about my strange childhood home has been accepted for publication. With the addition of some historical material, the book is essentially the same as when I worked with you on it. Thank you so much for all your help. You were very instrumental in my getting this published.

Kate Barlow, Oakville, Canada, author of Abode of Love, in press, Mainstream Publishing.


Trish, I am happy to inform you that today-about 5 minutes ago-I found a top literary agent who is enthusiastic about my manuscript and would love to represent me. I am one of those persons who believes in 'render to Ceasar what belongs to Ceasar' and in this case you were my Ceasar. Thank you Trish for your invaluable help in reviewing and polishing my manuscript. Without your very professional and yet mild and respectful critique I would not have made it this far. I am elated and hope to soon be able to inform you that we have found a publisher. In the case that I will need your professional help, you will certainly hear from me.Thank you again and wish me luck.

Yolanda Croes, Aruba


Trish, you take concepts, ideas, and disjointed thoughts and make them sing. Thank you for clarifying the complex psychological and emotional issues of retirement to ensure the readability of my book. I am deeply grateful for your support.

Douglas Fletcher, Laguna Beach, CA, author of Life After Work: Redefining Retirement


After working with you on my query letter and synopsis, I'm writing to update you on the latest positive development in my agent search. A top New York literary agent wrote:

Thank you for the wonderful query letter and brief synopsis. Absolutely, we would like to have a chance to read your novel. Please send the complete manuscript. We are most intrigued and are grateful for your consideration.

Trish, thank YOU once again for helping me get this kind of attention.

Don Reneau, Chicago, IL


Thank you so much for your help with my literary agent search. I would never have been able to drill down to the important pieces of the story that needed to be included in the query letter and synopsis without your assistance, and your input on the story has been valuable as well.

Lanie H., Sacramento, CA



I  e-mailed my query to the agent last night per your directions. He called me first thing this morning and asked me to send him the entire manuscript.  It's unbelievable! I didn't expect anything that quick. Your query methods really move agents. Thanks again, and again, and again.

PCP, Ontario, Canada



I don't know what to say. I'm the e-mail equivalent of speechless. The query letter is better than the novel! I would never have thought to write anything like this.

  FP, Ohio



I queried more than 60 agents over the course of two years without getting a single positive response. After using AuthorAssist, I am getting numerous requests for the manuscript.

  MS, San Diego, CA



AuthorAssist helped me create professional and attention-getting query materials including my letter, bio, and synopsis. Patricia has ingenuity and respect for the art and craft of writing.

JE, Carlsbad, CA



You're performing an invaluable service. You may end up responsible for a whole new generation of published writers.

SR, Sugar Hill, GA



One thing is clear, your service is invaluable and you certainly earn every penny of your fee.

CE, Delaware

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