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WriteDesign Publications

Self-Publishing Specialists

Book and Writer Coaching

Are you a business owner seeking to enhance your credibility to support your business? Perhaps you want to leverage your knowledge through speaking engagements, coaching, or consulting? 

An excellent way to build your credibility and leverage your extensive business knowledge is by publishing a book. 

A book creates trust in you and in your brand. 

A book positions you as an expert in your field.

I Don’t Know How to Write a Book! 

You Can, with WriteDesign Publications’ Support!

 Writing a book from scratch, especially your first book, is a scary thought. Where do you start and how do you structure the book? What content should you include? How do you go about publishing the book? What are all the steps involved in the editorial and publication processes?

WriteDesign Publications guide and support you from go to whoa. That’s ‘write’. We help you with everything from planning and writing your book to self-publishing it, and all the steps in between. We accompany you on the complete journey, right through to your book being professionally printed and made available in digital format.

What’s Your Industry?

Whatever your business and whatever type of book you need to enhance your customers’ experience, WriteDesign Publications will support you all the way … or as much of the way as you need.

We’ve worked with business coaches, business consultants, doctors, life coaches, wellness coaches, accountants, sportspeople, philanthropists, real estate agents, travellers, aromatherapists, schoolteachers, entrepreneurs with a revolutionary new business idea that they wanted to get out to the world, people producing how-to and self-help books … And that’s just some examples from our client base.

We Give You as Much Help as You Need

We guide you in writing your book – from scratch if you need, or anywhere through the process. When your book is complete, we undertake a comprehensive professional edit. We also manage all the ‘bits and pieces’ involved in self-publishing, all the way through to your book being professionally printed – so that it looks amazing. You can also produce your book in digital format if you wish.

The beauty is that, with our guidance, you will become a self-published author, meaning that you – and only you – are the owner of your book. You are both the author and the publisher. See below under FAQs What is Self-Publishing and what are the Benefits Over Traditional Publishing?

WriteDesign Publications: The Experts

Our decades-long experience in the editorial and publishing spaces ideally situate us as in-depth writing coaches and professionally Accredited book editors.

 

 

 

 

 

WriteDesign Publication’s partnerships with highly professional graphic designers, printers and other experts in the book space ensure a quality, end-to-end service.

FAQs

Below, we answer some of the most common queries you are likely to have.

Who are WriteDesign Publications?

WriteDesign Publications is a writing and self-publishing consultancy providing services to self-publishing authors. It is affiliated with editors4you (established 2006), which provides professional editorial services such as book editing and proofreading. Together, and in partnership with experts in design and printing, WriteDesign Publications and editors4you provide an end-to-end service to writers and business owners.

What are your Major Points of Difference with Similar Author Services Businesses?

Not all operators of similar businesses to ours have written books themselves. Gail Tagarro, principal of WriteDesign Publications and editors4you, has published in both non-fiction and fiction genres. Because of this, we have an in-depth understanding of the process, the pleasures and sometimes the frustrations of writing books.

Additionally, we stand out from our competitors with our high-quality editorial services, our thoroughly professional approach to all aspects of a book project, our partnerships with other industry professionals, our communication skills and our adherence to schedules. We use only Accredited Editors (AE) to edit your book, and bring to bear our 30-year experience in writing, publishing and editorial services to produce a truly professional product – a book both you and we will be proud of.

What is Self-Publishing and what are the Benefits over Traditional Publishing?

As a first-time author, it can be challenging to the point of impossibility to obtain a publishing contract with a traditional publisher. As a result, more and more writers have turned to self-publishing. To self-publish means that you are both the author and the publisher, and that you have published your book at your expense.

Many writers would love the kudos of publishing through a traditional, mainstream publisher. There’s no doubt it’s cheaper for the author in the short run – the publisher picks up most of the costs of producing the book. Therein lies the difficulty of being traditionally published, as it is a risk for the publisher to take on a first-time author. Nevertheless, there are numerous benefits to being a self-published author.

  • While you bear the costs of producing the book, you earn a higher share of the profit
  • You control the price, distribution and marketing of your book
  • Any profits you make from the sale of your book go directly to you – if you sell your book through your own website, blog, social media accounts or events to promote your book. If you wish and are able to get your book into bookstores, or you list it on Amazon, you will earn less per book (Australian bookstores, for example, take a 40% cut of each sale)
  • You own the publishing rights and have control over the book production and distribution. For example, you have the freedom to decide on the book cover and have input into the book layout and design.

Are your Packages Flexible, or do I have to Choose One and Stick with it?

Our packages are flexible and you can tailor them to the services you want, just like toppings on an ice-cream. We recommend you have a chat with us to discuss your needs.

Do you Handle Design and Print of Books?

The design and printing of your book is included in Options 1 & 2 below. Understanding that each one of us is an expert in different fields, we have partnered with professionals in book design and book printing. The entire experience of writing and publishing your book is made as seamless as possible.

Can I Bring my own Cover Designer on Board?

Yes, of course, as long as they supply print-ready cover artwork.

Do you Handle Promotion of Books?

Promotional author collateral to help you promote your book is included in Options 1 & 2 below. One or more of the coaching sessions (also Options 1 & 2) may be used to discuss ideas on how you can promote your book.

If you decide to work with an external expert, then this would be additional to the package. We can facilitate various promotional services for you including specialists in:

  • promotional video production
  • audiobook production
  • book transcription service if you choose to dictate your book rather than type it.

Is there a Difference Between Book Coaching and Writer Coaching?

There are naturally some overlaps, but the distinction we make is that book coaching emphasises support and guidance on the content and internal structure of the book, whereas writer coaching is more step-by-step guidance in writing your book.

What Packages does WriteDesign Publications Offer?

WriteDesign Publications currently offers three different options targeting needs of writers who may be at different stages of their book.

Option 1: Mentoring, Coaching, Editing & Publishing

From concept to printed book. This option is for you if you’re seeking comprehensive guidance to write your manuscript, and full assistance through the editorial, publishing and printing processes. 

Option 1 Inclusions

  • 10 x 60-80-minute coaching & mentoring sessions via Zoom (or other medium to suit)
  • Book template
  • Comprehensive edit of final draft manuscript: copy edit, structural edit, developmental edit. Includes first edit, second edit, final proofread
  • Back cover blurb written
  • Design and layout of your book
  • Checking of printer proof copy of your book pre-publication and liaison with designer and author through this process
  • Purchase of ISBNs and barcodes on your behalf
  • Legal deposit with national and state libraries
  • Printing and delivery of book (based on book size of 200 pages)
  • Marketing package – book flyers 250, bookmarks 250, author business cards 100
  • E-book conversion

For more information and to discuss pricing, please email [email protected] or call us 0405 695 534, or book an appointment on the calendar link below.

Option 2: Mentoring, Coaching & Editing

From concept up to design phase. This option will suit you if you want a medium amount of guidance while writing your manuscript and seek some assistance with publishing tasks.

Option 2 Inclusions

  • Guidance throughout the book writing process: 5 x 60–80-minute coaching and mentoring sessions
  • Comprehensive edit of final draft manuscript: copy edit, structural edit, developmental edit. Includes first edit, second edit, final proofread
  • Back cover blurb written
  • Checking of printer proof copy of your book pre-publication and liaison with author through this process
  • Purchase of ISBNs and barcodes on your behalf
  • Legal deposit with national and state libraries
  • Marketing package – as for Option 1

For more information and to discuss pricing, please email [email protected] or call us 0405 695 534, or book an appointment on the calendar link below.

Option 3: Editorial Management

Manuscript assessment of completed draft followed by full edit of manuscript. This option will suit you if you have written, or wish to write, your entire manuscript before receiving any professional input. 

Option 3 Inclusions

  • Comprehensive manuscript assessment, including in-depth feedback on draft manuscript. Author acts on suggestions and feedback to produce final draft, with guidance as needed
  • Comprehensive edit of final draft manuscript: copy edit, structural edit, developmental edit. Includes first edit, second edit, final proofread
  • Back cover blurb written
  • Checking of printer proof copy of your book pre-publication and liaison with author through this process

For more information and to discuss pricing, please email [email protected] or call us 0405 695 534, or book an appointment on the calendar link below.

Notes on Your Book Investment

Generally speaking, the overall investment depends on the length and appearance of your published book. This may include among other considerations the book length and size, the type of paper stock you choose, whether you want colour or black and white in the internal layout, whether you have images or photos and if these are black and white or in colour, whether the book is paperback or hardback … These are some of the factors that will affect the cost of producing the book.

Let’s Chat about Your Vision!

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Email [email protected] and tell us about your vision

Better still, book a 30-minute complimentary chat by clicking on the image below and choosing a convenient time for you. You’re making no commitment at this stage. It’s a friendly, informal chat so we can answer your questions and determine if we’re able to help you.

It’s important your book fits your brand and your personal style. Let’s have a chat!