Consultations


Got questions? We've got the answers! We're happy to answer any questions you have and help you develop strategies for your self-publishing journey. Consultation time is billed at $50 an hour. (Minimum charge: half hour)


If you're not sure where to start, we've developed consultation packages on the most popular topics. Unless otherwise noted, each consultation package below includes a guaranteed one-hour discussion on the topic (discussion may extend up to two hours) and includes a tip sheet or other document for later reference.


Overview of self-publishing options 

Each consultation below includes a PowerPoint presentation for later reference


  • Self-publishing 101 (options for publishing): $75
  • Self-publishing process (editing, formatting, release tips, etc.): $75


​Promotion and marketing consultations


Strategies for selling your books and gaining visibility: $100


  • Maximizing your free promotions (KDP Select or permafree)
  • Setting your price
  • Using sales or special offers
  • Includes list of resources


Maximizing your advertising and promotional efforts: $100


  • Getting the maximum return on investment (ROI) for your advertising dollars
  • Places to promote your books and timing of promotions
  • Includes list of resources


Social media marketing strategies: $100


  • How to get the most out of Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, and so on
  • How and when to automate some of your efforts
  • Which tools/strategies to invest in


Consultation for self-editing: $25


  • Includes checklists (useful for "pre-editing" before contracting editing services)
  • Includes resource list of useful reference books
  • Includes half-hour of answering questions


Consultation on DIY CreateSpace formatting: $75


  • Includes step-by-step checklist and one hour of answering questions
  • Recommended only if you already understand Microsoft Word styles, headers, footers, and section breaks