Author Services (6)

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    Do you need to write or compile content regularly?

    Perhaps you send out regular newsletters or mailshots, run an eZine, or produce a newsletter, or publish a blog.

    Whatever the reason for needing to write content on a regular basis, many people find it daunting. We are here to help you master this problem.

    This workshop will show you how to:

    • write creative, engaging and fresh content
    • and how to do it regularly
    • and consistently

    During the workshop we’ll be doing practical exercises which will enable you to write real content that you can use the very same day. Regardless of the purpose you write for this workshop will give you the tools to create content.

    You will leave with a practical handbook that will act as a refresher for the techniques we use on the day, and as a blueprint for further methods you can explore after the workshop is over.

    This course isn’t about turning you into a full-time professional copywriter, it’s about helping you to manage the business writing that’s essential in our modern information-driven age, and to make it easy to write large amounts of quality content in focussed sessions. Get a lot done in a short space of time, so you can get on with the many other aspects of your work, and life.

    This highly practical, hands on, 2-hour course is suitable for:

    • Bloggers
    • Business writers
    • Newsletter contributors
    • Creating content for regular contact with customers
    • Regularly posting on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and other social media sites
    • Getting into the habit of writing regular, interesting and varied content
    • Submitting articles to online and offline business publishers
    • Publishing your own content on your website

    Courses run regularly, and if you buy now but you can’t see a date, we’ll arrange a convenient date in the next 6 weeks – even if it’s only you, we’ll still run the workshop!

    Includes a copy of Build Your Own Idea Factory by David Norrington – a reference source for idea generation that you can dip into any time you like.

    We have various dates, just buy now, and we will arrange a date to suit you.



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    Our standard book cover package includes the use of stock images from an extensive library containing millions of images. However, there will be times when we simply can’t find an image that meets the needs of your cover. This is especially the case for children’s books and YA titles where you may be looking for images of your characters and settings that are unique. It may also be the case for business books where you have a model to explain, or you require specific diagrams.

    We have a bank of talented professional illustrators who can offer bespoke illustrations for your cover. We complete a specification and design, and offer it to appropriate illustrators to see if they are available, can deliver the images on time, and are able to create the image you imagine.

    Copyright of the image belongs to the author, although some artists may request a credit in the book, and the right to use the image for non-commercial portfolio purposes. They may require a financial consideration if you don’t want to allow this. We can help you, if you find copyright confusing or you are unfamiliar with the subject. It need not be daunting once it’s explained.

    This service includes advice, guidance, and liaison with the illustrator of your choice to ensure that the work produced is suitable for your book cover design.



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    We have spoken to authors at all stages in the book writing process. We know what it’s like to be on your journey – all of our coaches and mentors are published authors with experience of the process of getting from an idea to a finished book.

    This initial consultation session can be undertaken over the phone, on Skype, or in person at our offices in Cardiff. In it you can talk with someone who is knowledgeable, approachable, and understanding of your situation.

    The process is as follows:

    1. We will conduct a short questionnaire with you to identify your specific needs, and what you want to achieve from a consultation.
    2. We match your needs with a suitably experienced coach or mentor, so you can ask questions and discuss ideas with someone who has relevant experience.
    3. We arrange a mutually convenient time for you to meet, either in person or virtually as you prefer.
    4. You send any materials, web links, or other references that will provide background to your conversation at least 2 working days prior.
    5. Your coach or mentor will review your needs in advance.
    6. You meet for 90 minutes for a laser-targeted discussion.

    What happens next?

    For some people this one-off consultation is enough to answer your questions, or to develop an idea.

    For others more coaching may be requested, or there may be a need for additional training or information. If your coach or mentor is unable to immediately answer a question they will follow up with the information you want.



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    • Do you have an eBook ready for distribution?
    • Are you published on Kindle, but want to increase the number of sites your book is listed on?
    • Would you like to see your book on Kindle, Nook, Kobo, iTunes, Google, etc?

    We can offer you a one-time setup on more than 250 platforms. This is not an annual charge, it’s a one-time setup fee.

    We feed your book and the relevant metadata to the following sites (many of which push your book out to further sites).

    • 24Symbols
    • 7Switch
    • Anobii
    • Baker & Taylor
    • Barnes & Noble Nook
    • BookShout (Rethink Books)
    • Bookmate
    • British Library
    • Chegg
    • Flipkart
    • Follett
    • Gardners Audio
    • Gardners
    • GoSpoken Mobcast
    • Google
    • Hummingbird Digital Media
    • Kindle
    • Kobo
    • Librify
    • OverDrive eBooks
    • Oyster
    • Paper C
    • Redshelf
    • Rockstand
    • Scribd
    • Sony
    • Txtr
    • Wheelers
    • Wook
    • Zola
    • eReatah

    We will take your formatted ePUB file, and ensure that we collect all of the metadata required to distribute your book worldwide.

    This service is priced for projects which you supply us with:

    • an error-free ePUB file for the interior.
    • A correctly formatted cover file.
    • The correct metadata for distribution (don’t worry if you aren’t sure what you need – we’ll prompt you for the information).

    Ongoing support:

    • We will manage all of the sales without charging you a monthly or annual fee. If the book doesn’t sell, you don’t pay. If the book does sell, we retain 25% of net royalties and pass the other 75% on to you on a quarterly basis.
    • For example: sales reported to us in January, February, and March will generate a statement in April, and we pay royalties in May.
    • We will need a nominated bank account, and your preferred email address to send payments and statements to.
    • While sales data isn’t updated live, we add the figures in when we receive them for the various sales channels, and you will have your own login to check sales.
    • Your statement will show the source of sales, and this is a convenient way to report your sales and income for tax purposes.

    This service is suitable for self-published authors with one, or several titles, looking for increased distribution for their books.

    It’s also ideal for small publishers who would like a managed service for their ebook sales and to provide management information for their authors.



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    eBook File Conversion by: £99.00
    • Do you have a finished manuscript ready to convert to eBook format?
    • Are you unsure how to format it accurately so it is compatible with the different types of eReader available?
    • Would you like a fast, simple conversion service?

    This service takes your Microsoft Word, LibreOffice, or Apple Pages document and converts it into a beautifully formatted eBook in both MOBI and ePUB formats for Amazon Kindle and other ebook readers.

    This service is priced for projects which are:

    • Text documents.
    • No more than 5 photographs or illustrations.
    • Supplied in plain text (.txt), rich text files (.rtf), MS Word, LibreOffice, or Apple Pages format.
    • No more than 300 pages when formatted (if your book is longer, please ask for a quote before proceeding).

    We will:

    • Format your document for Kindle and ePub 2.0 formats, the two most widely used formats for eReaders.
    • Deliver your converted file within 4 working days.
    • Make unlimited revisions in the event there is a formatting error (does not include changes to text).

    If you require conversion of files with more images, children’s picture books, or documents with complex diagrams, figures, or tables, please contact us for a bespoke quotation.


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    • Is your book out of print?
    • Would you like to see it back on the market?
    • Were you published by a publisher that has decided not to re-print or keep your title current?

    This service can help you do exactly that – we can get your book re-published and back on sale in a matter of months!

    For us to proceed you will need to provide:

    • A suitably edited text file (Microsoft Word preferred).
    • Confirmation that full worldwide publishing rights have reverted back to you.
    • This service is for text-only titles of up to 300 pages.
      For titles that have illustrations, tables, figures, photographs, drawings, etc, or those over 300 pages in length, please discuss your project before purchase so we can quote for any extra work involved.

    We will then:

    • Re-format your book to current publishing standards for print.
    • Send you a physical proof edition for your approval.
    • Send you 5 copies of the finished print edition.
    • Format as an eBook.
    • Design a new cover.
    • Supply artwork for cover in a variety of formats.
    • Issue a new ISBN and manage data with Neilsen.
    • Lodge Legal Library Deposit copies, as required by law, on your behalf.

    Optional extras:

    • We can distribute your book under our standard terms in as many channels as possible.
      There is no charge for distribution, we simply take 25% of any sales.
    • We can supply you with exactly the number of stock copies you require.
      We recognise that some authors may only want a few copies for personal use, while others like larger amounts to sell themselves. We will price books for you at very attractive rates so you can decide exactly how many you need. We can offer a Print on Demand, short run, or long run supplies.
    • We can also supply this service without distribution, leaving it up to you to distribute as you like, or keep it private.
    • For non-text titles please call to discuss prior to purchase.
    • For titles over 300 pages (when formatted for print), please call to discuss prior to purchase.
    • We can also negotiate other rights on your behalf.

    You retain 100% control of your work:

    • You retain copyright of the work, and of the cover we create for you.
    • If you chose to distribute your work with us it is on a non-exclusive basis, so you are free to distribute the book elsewhere if you want.
    • You will get a login to track your sales.
    • Royalties will be paid quarterly.