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Author Consultancy Services

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I offer several author services to help you get published.

Self-publishing a picture book - or any other kind of book for that matter - can be overwhelming! It's impossible to know how to do everything right at the beginning of the process - so you may need some guidance along the way - and hopefully I can be of service to you.

 

I've been there - where you are now - wondering what to do next. I've spent thousand on courses, webinars and training to learn everything that's involved - and I'd love to share all this knowledge with you.

I have had over 90 books published with traditional publishers and I've self-published five picture books, five activity books and three information books. I've also worked in the educational publishing industry for 12 years so I have a lot of publishing experience.

If you are not sure about booking a session - that's ok - simply email me at frances@francesmackay.com and we can work out the best way forward for you.

Individual consultation sessions

These sessions are for people who want to get into the nitty gritty of how to do things. I can help you find an editor, illustrator and book designer, for example. I can help you upload your book to Amazon and work out keywords and descriptions. I can help with marketing, social media, finding a printer and so on.

 

I am happy to read your manuscript before the session, but please note I do not offer critiques or editing services. My role is to answer your questions, source the people or resources you need and guide you on the next stages of the self-publishing process.

 

Although the session is limited to 40 minutes, there will be follow-up work for me to do - and this usually involves email correspondence with you. 

Gold Consultation Package

This package is for someone who needs a more personalised and targeted consultation program - to bring your picture book from first draft to publication.

I will help you at each stage of your author journey in order to successfully launch your picture book.

It includes:

  • 10 one-on-one zoom sessions of 40min each - for one year from date of commencement

  • 20 email support follow-ups - for that same period

  • 10 done-for-you marketing images that can be used in social media posts etc

  • Help with setting up your author accounts

  • Sourcing editors and illustrators for you

  • Sample author/illustrator contracts

  • Picture research support for non-fiction books

  • Front and back covers done for you - created by a professional children's book designer

  • Print-ready pdf of your book

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