Classes, panels, guest speaker and seminars

Indie Publishing

I love indie publishing and have taught classes (online and in-person) and mentored hundreds of writers over the years. I've also been a guest speaker, a panelist/moderator, and held seminars on indie publishing for the following groups:


Writers Guild of America, West


Romance Writers of America (LARA chapter)


Horror Writers Association (Los Angeles chapter)


Columbia College Chicago (Semester in LA)


Northwestern University Entertainment Alliance (NUEA)


TV Writers for the Future Fund


Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo


Pagan Pride Long Beach

Author Services

Becoming an indie author can be daunting, and there's a huge learning curve. I was one of the early adopters, so I've learned a lot along the way. If you need help, I offer the following services:

Formatting

I format books (fiction only) using Vellum. Books up to 85,000 words are $150. For that price, you get distributor-specific ebooks (Kindle, Nook, Kobo, GooglePlay, iBooks, D2D) with a clickable TOC, store-specific buy links to your other books, clickable social media links and a print book. If you have a longer book or a multi-author anthology, contact me for a quote. I typically don't handle graphics-heavy books.

Editing

I do developmental and copy editing for $0.03 a word. You get two passes on your manuscript: an overall pass for content (character, dialogue, plot, pace and flow) and a second pass (after your rewrite, if you choose to rewrite) for copy edits.

Consulting & Handholding

If you need advice on navigating the indie publishing world, from setting up distribution accounts to handling promotions, I offer phone and/or email consults on every aspect of being an indie author. If you're overwhelmed, and just need someone to step in and do some of the work for you, we can discuss that on a per case basis.

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