Self-Publishing Wingwoman is a term I made up to best sum up what I do. But because I made it up, it’s highly unlikely you know what it means! So, let me explain.
A wingwoman is someone who’s got your back and helps you get what you want. As your self-publishing wingwoman, I will have your back through the process of self-publishing your book. This means recommending quality designers and editors, managing your team, tracking deadlines and handling communication, giving you feedback on anything you’re not sure about, and on and on.
You might be thinking, “Well, that sounds nice, but can’t I do all that myself?” The biggest fear for most writers looking at self-publishing services is that they’re wasting their money or, worse, being taken advantage of. I’m not in this business to pad my own pockets, but rather to help underrepresented stories get into the world.
Let me start by saying, I have nothing but the best of intentions for you and your book. I am in this business to help underrepresented stories get into the world because I believe that stories shape the world we live in. Reading about people and places we’ve never previously encountered can shift our perspectives on them, increasing empathy and opening hearts and minds. That’s why I’m so passionate about this. Your story could be the one that changes the world.
As far as doing it yourself, if you were going to do that you would’ve done it already. It takes a lot to put out a book that truly stands a chance at finding an audience these days, some of which the average writer isn’t even aware of. (Did you know it matters what color paper you print the thing on?) By letting me sweat the small stuff, you can focus on the bigger picture and get a copy of your book on your shelf that much faster!
Here’s how it works:
First, we get together to chat about you, your book, and your vision. The more I know about what you’re looking for, the easier it’ll be for me to help you assemble the perfect team to help you achieve it!
The next big step is the beta read. If I did the developmental edit of your manuscript, this will be hired out to a trusted partner. If not, this is my chance to get to know your story and make sure it’s truly ready for its close up with readers.
Next, I track your manuscript’s progress through the production process, making sure everything is on vision and trad quality. Traditional publishers know having one person running point for each project eliminates the possibility of inconsistency or miscommunication. With one person holding the vision, you can rest assured your book baby will turn out exactly how you want it to.
In addition to not having to worry about the details, having someone other than you managing your project has the added benefit of accountability. Let’s be real, left to our own devices, we writers can really let our inner critic keep us from moving forward for a long time. But with someone to answer to, our people-pleasing tendencies actually work in our favor!
If you’re ready to have someone in your corner, pushing you toward your dreams, click here! I only have SIX spots open in the next six months, so act fast!
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