The Book

Authors and Editors: Understanding the Publishing Industry and Developing Strategic Partnerships

COMING: Summer 2017


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My goal is to help you understand how literary agents, publishers, booksellers, and your ideal reader make contracting and/or buying decisions and to help you craft a manuscript and author brand that will appeal to them on every level.

Writing is an art. Publishing is a business. I help you distinguish yourself in both.


Do you feel frustrated and confused by all the editing and publishing options available?

Do you have a manuscript or an idea for a book but aren’t sure how the publishing process works?

Are you seeking representation by a literary agent to be traditionally published?

Or, are you an indie author who’s committed to producing a book that meets the standards of traditionally published books?

I can help you gain control of the writing and editing process, determine which publishing option is right for you, develop your author brand and platform, and develop the confidence you need to move forward.

There are no shortcuts. But the results of working with a publishing professional will help you avoid many wrong turns and dead-end roads. You’ll go further faster and have fun doing it.

My clients are people just like you. Many are first-time authors. Some are experienced professionals in the industry. A few of my clients are high-profile. Chances are you fit into one of those categories. But, your background doesn’t matter. What matters is what’s in front of you, where you want to go, the path you choose to get there, and the people you partner with along the way.

I’m unique because I am an editor who thinks like an author, agent, publisher, and reader. I am an avid reader, and my work has been published in publications that exercise editorial discretion. I am also writing a book of my own. I’m active in this industry and serve on the board of the Idaho Writers Guild and as the National Chapter Director for the Nonfiction Authors Association and leader of its Boise chapter. I work and play full-time in the publishing industry.

Experience has taught me that the way people learn varies. I use a combination of personal coaching (video chats or phone calls), written feedback, and custom video tutorials to help my clients layer information about craft and the business of writing. Your custom, confidential resources will serve as mini workshops you can use for years to come. I’m interested in creating long-term value for my clients in addition to doing an excellent job on each project.

I will help you understand the pitfalls and opportunities in the publishing industry and develop a strategy that meets your needs. I will also help you develop a manuscript that attracts and speaks to your idea reader. We’ll identify gaps in knowledge and develop strategies to overcome them. We’ll also identify your strengths and weakness and work together to maximize the former and minimize the latter.

We’ll work together to develop your craft and increase your competency and confidence as a writer and communicator so your finished product reflects your best effort and is attractive to agents, publishers, booksellers, and your ideal reader.

Are you ready to take control of your book and your career?

Click here to book a free 30-minute consultation.



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