You will receive a detailed proposal outlining all timetables, deliverables, costs and procedures.
Once accepted, we get to work.
Click below to look at a sample Book Project Proposal.
Can we talk?
During a scheduled series of interviews with you, your family members, your associates and others, I will not only gather the contours of your life, but also the subtleties of who you are.
It's your story and should be told in your voice.
Search & Research
I will conduct extensive research into your family background, your professional career and volunteer affiliations. This will be shaped into the context against which the narrative is woven.
Every word of every chapter will be reviewed and approved by you.
The text will be exhaustively proofread and copy edited — by me and by third parties — in order to produce a professional, publication-quality manuscript.
Photos depicting your life's journey, as well as other illustrations — maps, a Family Tree, perhaps — will be selected and prepared for inclusion.
Front to back
Once the narrative text is completed and approved, we will put together all the ancillary components needed for the book's front matter and back matter.
Let's get physical
We will next design the book's physical appearance.We'll decide about hardcover vs. softcover, color vs. black & white, etc.
The front and back covers, a wraparound dust jacket, the typeface, page layouts, chapter headings, etc. all combine to give your book a custom professional appearance.
Once your book has been "put to bed," I will guide you towards the most sensible and suitable production and distribution solution.
Most clients opt to use P.O.D. (Print On Demand) providers, while others employ traditional short-run (25 copy min.) printing and binding sources.
Sporting its UPC / ISBN Barcode, your book is now "Ready For Prime Time."
It will be available for sale at all major online booksellers as well as all bricks & mortar outlets around the world.
Now let's talk about promotion and marketing, eBooks, audio books, film adaptation, foreign language versions. The opportunities are unlimited.