Deciding to publish a book is a big commitment of time, and usually money as well. If you do not have experience with the modern publishing landscape it can be a difficult and potentially disappointing endeavor. The primary mission of Manifest Identity is to offer knowledgeable and empathetic support as you successfully realize your vision for your book and reach your intended audience. I offer realistic advice and personal support in two ways:
Manifest Identity’s Publishing Consulting can help at any point in your book’s journey. Perhaps you are still writing your book and have not yet even thought about how to publish it. Now is the perfect time to consider your best path to publication, so you can keep your goal and your intended audience in mind as you develop your book. Or perhaps you are ready to publish, but are not certain of the best way to go about it. Or maybe you have started down one road and now find yourself suddenly stuck or stymied. There are literally hundreds of choices of how to publish a book, from seeking a traditional publisher to putting an e-book up on Amazon and many variations and combinations in between. I can offer both my years of experience and some perspective to help you weigh your options—potentially saving expensive, frustrating mistakes. Read more about Publishing Consulting.
Beyond general publishing consulting, Manifest Identity offers knowledgeable technical support for authors and organizations who choose to publish their books themselves. My self-publishing services provide the same professional support and guidance that authors receive from the best publishing houses, so that your book will be professionally produced and taken seriously. Distribution and getting noticed are harder when self-publishing, but I know some strategies that make both a lot easier. Read more about Self-Publishing Services.
How Manifest Identity’s Book Publishing Works
Contact Lindy to set up a free, no-obligation phone consult. If we both decide we want to work together, we will proceed with one of two next steps:
If you are not yet ready to publish, we can set up a schedule of phone or in-person consulting at $65/hr on an agreed-upon schedule, to help get you there. Read more about Creative Coaching.
If you are ready to publish, the next step is a $200 assessment of your book. You send me: your table of contents, three sample chapters, sample art (if any), and a page estimate and I provide a professional assessment and suggested next steps. Together, we will decide if it would be best for you to move forward on your own or to continue with Manifest Identity.
If we decide to continue working together, we can then start either:
• Publishing Consulting to support you in finding a publisher or
• Self-Publishing Services if you want to publish your book yourself.
Non-profit discounts available.