Publishing Consults

Consult with AuthorImprints founder David Wogahn 

Sometimes all you need is a few minutes worth of advice. Other times you want to work through your book distribution or book launch strategy with someone who has done it many times before. You have three options.

    1. Focused topic consults: $125 for 30 minutes and includes seven days of email support. Calls are recorded.
    2. Planning and strategy consults (most popular): $300 for pre-call analysis, 60-minute call, post-call follow-up for 15-days (total time approximately two hours). Calls are recorded.
    3. Book marketing consults: $500 for pre-call analysis, initial 60-minute call, and a second 45-minute call within two to four weeks of initial call. Includes 30 days of email support and calls are recorded.

Your guarantee for all three: If you don’t feel you got the value you were looking for, we refund the full price.

Complete the contact form below and describe what you need. You will be contacted within 1 business day.

Areas of expertise

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Author Imprints distribution consultingWe discuss the best ways to distribute your book using Amazon publishing services such as Advantage, SellerCentral (Marketplace), FBA, CreateSpace, and KDP. Or pairing these with IngramSpark, Apple, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Google, Draft2Digital, or selling direct from your website. If you printed traditionally (not POD), I explain the pros and cons of your options for book distribution online and to brick and mortar stores.
Author Imprints book launch consultingLaunching, or re-launching a self-published book in 2019 requires 3 things: understanding Amazon SEO, approaching book reviews strategically, and pairing all this with promotions and keyword-driven AMS programs (Amazon Marketing Services, PPC ads). I can help you figure out a plan, critique your current plan, and/or share my experience from 300+ book launches. All my consults also include follow-up resources.
Author Imprints setup ISBNs-barcodes-copyright-Library of Congress_250sI have helped dozens of new publishers and self-publishing authors setup their imprint for indie publishing including all details regarding registering ISBNs, copyright and Library of Congress metadata. Benefits: retain your ability to print anywhere, build your brand (not Amazon's or another company's), protect your reviews.

Fifteen consultation case studies

Client backgroundConsultation and recommendations
1. Major publisher of manga with more than 300 books published.Advised about using POD vs traditional printing; selling online direct-to-consumer while using Amazon listings as a way to market the business; FBA, Seller Central, Advantage and KDP; and eBook file format strategies, including pros and cons of fixed format vs KF8 vs PDF.
2. Publisher who attempted to add second edition, but Amazon search results kept showing the out-of-print first edition.Hired to represent publisher in dealings with Amazon to improve and optimize listings for second edition so that it appears higher than old edition in Amazon search results.
3. Danish publisher of business and leadership books.Assisted publisher with understanding US POD printing options and how these may or may not be coordinated with European POD when not using Amazon.
4, Popular food blog and podcast publisher based in Sweden; self-publishing a second book after the successful publication of their first book.Reviewed current publishing plan and advised on options for US self-publishing distribution, marketing strategies, and publishing imprints.
5. Leading website SEO consultants based in the UK; using their book as a business marketing tool and a way to attract prospective employees.Reviewed publishing imprint options; advised about book review strategies and POD options for when their book print run is sold out.
6. Consultant and speaker seeking advice about incorporating her book into her business and improving her website.Reviewed current and planned books. Advised about personal brand positioning and how to revise her website to support that branding change.
7. Nonprofit consultant launching a new book.Explained available print and eBook distribution options for his book, how and where pre-order fits, and how to coordinate a release using Amazon and IngramSpark.
8. Novelist who wants to bypass representation by her agent to pursue self-publishing.Researched author’s platform and then reviewed each step in the publishing process: key decision points, options, budgets, and timetable.
9. Previously self-published author whose second book is traditionally published.Devised marketing strategy that involved both books; advised on changes to client’s website and on lead generation using email marketing.
10. Author who wants to republish her 3 books under her own imprint (formerly with Trafford, a subsidy publisher).Reviewed publishing files provided by Trafford and created a plan and budget to republish using her own imprint for more control over pricing, branding, and buying author copies less expensively.
11. Legendary golf fitness and conditioning consultant and author launching his own imprint.Reviewed plan for self-publishing two new books; how best to design and distribute; timing considerations; and how best to leverage his first book, which was traditionally published by St Martin’s Press.
12. Publisher whose ISBN not being accepted by Amazon.Represented publisher in dealings with Amazon, which involved interfacing with Bowker. Amazon initially insisted the ISBN was not valid, but after four attempts to convince them otherwise, they finally admitted it was.
13. Tesla aftermarket parts supplier branching into publishing as a marketing tool for their business. As such, they do not want to use Amazon KDP (POD) nor Amazon Advantage because they want direct contact with customers.Created Seller Central account and registered their brand in Amazon’s Brand Registry. Established policies and procedures, consulted on launch marketing, and trained client to take over account management.
14. UK-based equestrian company with international training facilities publishing their first book.Consulted on printing, international distribution, and fulfillment options.
15. Traditional publisher’s first time using Amazon KDP services for print and eBooks.Reviewed publishing operations and explained the differences between traditional printing and distribution vs Amazon KDP, as well as options for supplementing distribution to other online retailers.

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