book is currently a 200-page
manuscript...a series of audio files or
transcripts...a bunch of notes scribbled
on cocktail napkins and scratch pads...or
just an idea you've been toying around
with for a few years... we will help you
bring it to life.
dream. It's OUR
obsession. It's not really an
exaggeration to say that books are our
life. Few things are more satisfying to
us than helping authors realize their
dream of creating a book.
are NOT a publishing company,
a literary agency,
a printer, or a book manufacturer.
But we do just about everything else.
are experienced ghostwriters and editors. We will write
your book completely from scratch,
working from your concepts, outlines,
notes, and any other material you have.
Or... we'll edit or completely rewrite
your existing work...and/or
"doctor" it if it really needs
serious help. We'll do as much or as
little writing as you need.
won't abandon you once your book is
written. If you're
self-publishing, we can design and lay
out the interior of your book, as well as
the cover (including writing all copy,
scanning and placing author photo, and
producing the bar code). We'll aid you
with getting your ISBNs and Books In
Print listings if you need assistance
with that. We'll help you find the best
printer for your book, and "hold
your hand" through the process.
We'll also help you with the basics such
as getting your book on Amazon, and
setting up a Twitter account and a blog
to promote your book. And although we
don't specialize in marketing and
promotion ourselves, we can direct you to
people who can help you in these areas.
Or, if you'd
rather approach an agent or trade
publisher, we can create a proposal/query
package for you.
And if you'd
rather keep all your options open, we can
design and lay out your book and
write your proposal. We've done that for
are not an "author mill." We're not a huge
company that processes hundreds or
thousands of self-published books a year,
with negligible attention to
"details" such as editing and
design. We only take on a few big
projects at a time so we can give lots of
personal attention to our authors.
not biased (well, not too much). We're very serious
advocates of independent publishing, but
are extremely supportive of clients who
wish to place their books with a trade
publisher. Contrary to what you might
have heard about self-publishing
advocates (and believe us, the
discussions about trade- versus
self-publishing get quite impassioned at
times), we don't think one form of
publishing is any "better" than
the other. They are simply two different
business models, each of which has its
advantages and disadvantages.
(For more about that, see here.) Bottom line: We
will do everything we can to make your
book publishable, whether you
intend to be the publisher or you have
your heart set on Random House.
yes, we do e-books as well as
"p-books." We admit it: we love
the smell and the feel of a newly-printed
book. (Or a fine old leather-bound
volume, for that matter.) But until and
unless our technological civilization
collapses, electronic publishing is here
to stay. We're excited about its
possibilities and hope you are too.
Currently we create e-books as securable
PDFs, but are diligently working to
expand our list of formats. (And if you
want to create an audio version of your
book, and/or auxiliary audio and video
products, we can hook you up with people
who do that too.)
glad you found us.
had to scroll a while to find us, as we
haven't paid for one of those coveted top
spots on the search engines. But we think
you'll find our site worth the extra
effort. Even if you don't hire us, we
believe you will find lots of useful
information here about writing and
publishing, as well as links to even more
following pages, you will find out more
about who we are and what we can (or
can't) do for you. Thank you for visiting
our web site, and we hope to be able to
help you realize your dream of creating a
~ Ron Kaye & Connie Schmidt