Are you a writer trying to get published? We’ve been there, both in the traditional publishing trenches and in the independent, battling to produce a worthy, salable book. The good news is, eBooks are economical to produce and the rewards are innumerable.
If you’ve been doing some research, you’ll see there are many companies willing to take your manuscript and turn it into an eBook. But if you’re like most indie writers, you’re working on a book in your spare time and you can’t afford to spend a lot of money on a project that may not see much of a return. Not many writers make a living on royalties.
One thing you can afford is time, especially if the return is the rewarding ability to publish your book yourself. That’s where we can help. We know you can do it yourself and we’re committed to helping you learn how. If you learn how to do it, then you can independently publish your second book, and then your third.
We’ll also teach you how to create a winning author’s page and a book video trailer that you’ll need to help promote your new eBook once it’s available for sale.
Maybe you’re not interested in self publishing, but are looking for an agent or a publisher for your manuscript. Why not prove to them that your book will sell by publishing an eBook first? At least you can earn money while shopping your book around.
If you’d like to know more about our services, contact us and we’ll set up a meeting via phone, Google Hangout, Skype or Facebook Chat.
Editorial assistance is available for authors interested in eBook publishing, as well as municipalities, private companies, non-profits and individuals who wish to develop public or personal histories, books, reports, presentations or articles. Below are samples of projects we will work with you to accomplish.
- Book Development – Assistance with final stages of book development
- Digital Photo Albums – Want to share your fragile photographs?
- eBooks – Independently publish your manuscript as an eBook
- Editing – Copy editing and proofreading services
- Family Histories – Preserve your family’s legacy
- Graphic Design – Need an illustration or a logo?
- Historical Research – Put a history detective on the case
- Memoirs – Everyone has a story to tell
- Milestones – Is there an historic milestone to celebrate?
- Multimedia PR kit — Make a PR kit for your product or eBook
- Oral History Projects – Memories are as valuable as documents
- Publicity & Marketing – Put your best foot forward
- Research Assistance – Find the info you need
You’ve got good news to share, but which social media platform should you use? Not only that, but who has time to mess around on social sites? Not us. We’re too busy trying to be creative in our own fields of interest. If you’re like us, then you need the Social Media Package.
We suggest the Social Media Package to make the three most important social media applications — Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn — easy to use and maintain. Like all of our plans, you can do it yourself using our workshops as a guide, or you can contract with us to help you create and personalize the social media package that’s right for you.
What You Should Get:
Facebook Fan Page – Make friends and connect to new customers. Your Fan Page includes a Shop Tab to sell your product, a YouTube Tab to promote your product and other favorites, and more. We can customize your Fan Page to your product.
Twitter – If you are marketing a product, then you need Twitter. If your customers aren’t finding you on Facebook then this is where they hang out. Folks are either on Twitter, LinkedIn, or they’re on Facebook, so either way we’ve got you covered. You need to connect and influence them to consider your product, maybe give you a positive review.
LinkedIn – Do you have a LinkedIn account to promote yourself ? Is it connected to all of your existing profiles? Your website, your Facebook Fan Page, your Twitter account? We’ll create one for you if you don’t have it, integrate it with the other social platforms, and you sit back and watch as friends and potential customers and clients connect with you.
Google + – If Google’s search engine is important to your business, then Google Plus is even more important. It is the second largest social networking site in the world, having surpassed Twitter in January 2013. As of December 2012, it has a total of 500 million registered users, of whom 235 million are active in a given month. Google has described Google+ as a “social layer” that enhances many of its online properties, unlike conventional social networks generally accessed through a single website.
Pinterest – Pinterest is another social sharing outlet that features photographs and graphic images over textual content. The application consists of “boards,” similar to a bulletin board, on which you “pin” a visual element. Many people ( more than 70 percent are women) use their Pinterest account as a Vision Board, helping them to visualize their goals and dreams. Companies also use them to connect with potential customers.
Social Media Coaching
Do you find yourself wasting time on the Internet? There is a time to work and a time to play online. If you’re not being creative and efficient, then chances are you need two things: Knowledge and Discipline. If you aren’t able to set boundaries, perhaps it’s because you don’t know which tools are useful and which are destructive. We can help you discern the right tools for you.
There are a variety of social media applications available, and they seem to change in popularity every few months. How do you know which one is still useful?
We’ve taught many people how to communicate online. We’ve helped individuals prepare technologically for careers in mass media or just learn a new hobby. From 13-year-old teens creating their first e-mail accounts and blogs, to 85-year-old writers editing their memoirs on a laptop, our clients come from all walks of life.
The one thing they have in common is curiosity and a bit of bravado, which is all it takes to tackle Internet applications like Google, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Hootsuite, Skype, YouTube, PayPal, Amazon, Dropbox and Picasa. A bit of practice is all it takes to efficiently use technical tools such as mobile phones, eReaders, tablets, notebooks, webcams, digital cameras, camcorders and more.
Marketing with Video
Harness the viral marketing power of Google’s video outlet, YouTube. Learn how to create videos that promote your inspirational, authentic message and post them on your own YouTube Channel. Reach your targeted audience and keep them coming back for more. Marketing is the energy — either positive or negative — you invest in your business, your products and services. Business will be good if you tell yourself it is good.
In addition to showing you how to customize your own YouTube Channel, we’ll train you how to use YouTube’s broadcasting features making your channel an Internet TV Station.
Does your website convey the right message? Does it combine accurate information, beauty and usefulness? These are the most important aspects of website architecture, and creating the best impression can make a difference when you publicize on the Internet. We invite you to consider our intuitive, personalized web-development services.
We can help you create and establish intimacy with your clients, broadcasting your special services in powerful way. By combining traditional marketing with vibrational marketing, we give you the tools to create a harmonious and successful presence on the Internet.
We’ve been building and supporting websites since 2001, primarily for individuals, small companies and non-profit organizations. If you don’t have a website, we can help you in two ways: We’ll make a complete website with a gorgeous theme, customized just for you and your business, or we offer one-on-one training to help you make a free or low-cost website.