Do you want to be completely involved in the process of creating your book, from editorial and design to production and marketing? Then self-publishing is a great choice.
At Behind the Book, we offer publishing expertise across a wide variety of genres, including fiction, non-fiction, biography, poetry, guidebooks, children’s books, young adult fiction, cookbooks, lifestyle books, and more. With our top-notch team of experienced professionals, we’ll help you make sound decisions that will lead to a perfectly realized and potentially bestselling publication. Or, if traditional publishing is your goal, we can help by polishing your work and guiding you towards landing a deal.
So, where do you start? Meet with us for a publishing consult to learn what your options are and the smartest publishing path for you. From there, we offer the following services:
Manuscript Evaluation: Putting your best foot forward starts with a well-crafted, polished manuscript. Our manuscript/sample chapter evaluation will provide you with recommendations on how to best prepare your book for the next steps, as well as what preliminary costs are involved.
Costing: We don't believe in a "one size fits all" self-publishing package. Instead, we'll provide you with a customized, detailed quote of all the costs involved in producing your book.
We offer the full range of editorial services, including:
- Manuscript evaluation
- Structural/substantive editing
- Copy editing
- Cover copywriting
- Blueline checking
- Additional: recipe testing, fact-checking, rewriting and ghostwriting, and copyright acquisition
Ensure that your book stands out on the shelf with our expert design and art direction, which includes:
- Interior layout
- Image selection, modification, placement, and permissions
- Cover design
- Publishing imprint/logo creation
We'll put all the pieces of the puzzle together for you and handle all the details involved in creating your book. We'll also deal with the administrative details (you know, the dull stuff that no one wants to do, but it needs to be done), including:
- Procuring ISBN and barcode.
- Generating copyright page, table of contents, and index.
Need help navigating the quagmire of digital publishing? Our digital publishing services include:
- Crafting eBooks that display beautifully on all devices.
- Creating high-quality, engaging book trailers.
- Developing your author website, from concept to launch.
Writing may be a solitary task, but you don’t have to navigate the murky waters of book publishing alone. Contact us to get the ball rolling.