Publishing, Critique, and Editing Services

Get your manuscript into print.

Build Your Reputation as a Trusted Author

The world of print-on-demand publishing has made it easier than ever for authors to self-publish their work.

This means it's more important than ever the work you publish is polished and professional.

We can help

Writing Academy offers two types of services to help you.

 

Publishing Assistance


Publishing Assistance Plans

The right choice for authors with a completed, polished manuscript that's ready for publication.

This is the plan for you if your manuscript is ready, BUT...

  • You're intimidated by the technical aspects of:
    • Formatting your manuscript for print and Kindle
    • Navigating the Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) site
    • Designing a professional cover

We'll help you get your book published. In less than two weeks, it will be available for sale on Amazon around the world.

All Publishing Assistance Packages include:

Whether you have an account with KDP or not, we'll work with you to put together a self-publishing plan that meets your needs.

Send us your finalized manuscript and we'll take care of the formatting for both a professional print and eBook edition.

Send us a summary of your book and a paragraph about yourself and we'll craft them into compelling back cover copy for your book.

Once your book is ready for publication we'll set up a 30-minute phone consultation to walk you through the final steps of publishing your book so you can start earning royalties.

We can also:

  • Suggest a price point for your book
  • Answer questions about royalty payments or programs like Amazon Select

KDP has a Cover Creator built into it. This provides basic layouts for the text and images on your cover.

However, Cover Creator's library of images is limited, so we'll find you the perfect, high-resolution image to suit your book and make sure it has a Creative Commons CC0 license.

We'll pick the fonts and colors that make your cover pop.

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This package offers the most artistic freedom and flexibility for your cover. You'll get a cover custom designed for your book.

Custom cover designs aren't constrained by Cover Creator's limitations.

There are virtually unlimited options when it comes to fonts, colors, and layouts.

How does it work?

  • First, you tell us about your book, including its genre, target audience, protagonist, and plot.
  • Then, we'll design two to three potential covers and send them to you for feedback.
  • After you decide which one you like best, send us any requests for revisions and we'll finalize the design.
  • Finally, we send you the original photoshop file in case you ever decide to make changes or publish another edition.

Here are some example covers we've designed:

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Basic Cover Package

  • Publication on Amazon
  • Back Cover Copy
  • Author Bio
  • Phone Consultation
  • KDP Cover Creator

Deluxe Cover Package

  • Publication on Amazon
  • Back Cover Copy
  • Author Bio
  • Phone Consultation
  • Custom Designed Cover


We're not like traditional publishers

Your book is yours. We're just here to help you realize your dream of becoming a published author. The money you make selling your book is all yours.

100% of the royalties are yours.
Period.


 

Professional Critiques & Editing


Professional Critiques & Editing

These packages are for students still working to get their manuscripts ready for publication.

If you're looking for feedback on your writing, story structure, or characters, you'll get that and more from a professional Writing Academy critique.

Basic Critique

A good choice for writers who just want to focus on story structure.

Send us your manuscript and we'll evaluate it using the core principles our courses teach, including:

  • Protagonists and Antagonists
  • Story Structure Checkpoints
  • Scene and Sequel

We'll tell you what you've done well and point out places where there are opportunities for improvement. You can expect feedback and recommendations on:

  • Story Structure
  • Character
  • Tense
  • Viewpoint
  • Dialogue
  • And more

Use this feedback to plan and supercharge your rewrites.

This package includes:

Critique ($1000 value)

  • Reading your novel

  • Professional Writing Academy Critique with essay-style feedback

Phone Consultation ($200 value)

  • 1-hour phone consultation to discuss your feedback and make a plan for revisions

Total Value: $1200

Please contact us about pricing for manuscripts over 100,000 words.

Deluxe Critique

The perfect choice for writers to ensure their story's structure is solid and elevate the quality of their writing.

Send us your manuscript and we'll evaluate it using the core principles our courses teach, including:

  • Protagonists and Antagonists
  • Story Structure Checkpoints
  • Scene and Sequel

We'll tell you what you've done well and point out places where there are opportunities for improvement. You can expect feedback and recommendations on:

  • Story Structure
  • Character
  • Tense
  • Viewpoint
  • Dialogue
  • And more

Use this feedback to plan and supercharge your rewrites.

Professional authors Write Big and Write Well. In addition to general feedback, we'll make line edits and suggestions throughout your manuscript to make your writing bigger and better.

We can help you spot (and fix):

  • Lazy verbs and adverbs
  • Extraneous attributions
  • Passive voice
  • And more

The Deluxe Critique includes all the services in our Basic Publishing Assistance Package including:

  • Cover designed with Cover Creator*
  • Formatted manuscript for print and Kindle
  • Publishing on KDP

*Upgrade to a Custom Designed Cover for only $200.

This package includes:

Critique ($1000 value)

  • Reading your novel

  • Professional Writing Academy Critique with essay-style feedback

Line Edits ($1000 value)

  • Line edits throughout your manuscript to help you Write Big and Write Well

Phone Consultation ($200 value)

  • 1-hour phone consultation to discuss your feedback and make a plan for revisions

Basic Publishing Assistance Package ($300 value)

  • Cover designed using Cover Creator
  • Formatted manuscript for print and Kindle
  • Publishing on KDP

Total Value: $2500

Please contact us about pricing for manuscripts over 100,000 words.

Pro Bundle

Critique, Editing, and Publication

The best choice for authors committed to self-publishing professional quality work.

Send us your manuscript and we'll evaluate it using the core principles our courses teach, including:

  • Protagonists and Antagonists
  • Story Structure Checkpoints
  • Scene and Sequel

We'll tell you what you've done well and point out places where there are opportunities for improvement. You can expect feedback and recommendations on:

  • Story Structure
  • Character
  • Tense
  • Viewpoint
  • Dialogue
  • And more

Use this feedback to plan and supercharge your rewrites.

Professional authors Write Big and Write Well. In addition to general feedback, we'll make line edits and suggestions throughout your manuscript to make your writing bigger and better.

We can help you spot (and fix):

  • Lazy verbs and adverbs
  • Extraneous attributions
  • Passive voice
  • And more

Your reputation as a professional, trusted author begins with the quality of your story and writing. But it also depends on publishing grammatically correct work that's free of typos.

Copyediting should be the last step before publishing. Once you've gotten our critique and completed your rewrites, send your manuscript back to us for a final proof.

Our Pro Bundle includes all the services in our Deluxe Publishing Assistance Package including:

  • Custom designed cover
  • Formatted manuscript for print and Kindle
  • Publishing on Amazon

These days, no matter what type of publishing you choose to pursue, you must plan to market and sell your own work. Traditional publishers no longer have the bandwidth or budget to market most of the books they release. Self-publishing is vastly more lucrative for most authors and a solid marketing plan is essential.

We'll work with you to put together a marketing plan that's personalized to your goals and your book. You'll get an actionable plan to promote and sell your work.

This package includes:

Critique ($1000 value)

  • Reading your novel

  • Professional Writing Academy Critique with essay-style feedback

Line Edits ($1000 value)

  • Line edits throughout your manuscript to help you Write Big and Write Well

Phone Consultation ($200 value)

  • 1-hour phone consultation to discuss your feedback and make a plan for revisions

Editing ($800 value)

  • After you incorporate edits or re-writes, send your manuscript back for final copyediting for grammar and punctuation to get your work ready for publication

Deluxe Publishing Assistance Package ($500 value)

  • Custom designed cover
  • Formatted manuscript for print and Kindle
  • Publishing on Amazon

Marketing Assistance ($500 value)

  • We'll also work with you to develop a personalized marketing plan to ensure your novel's success

Total Value: $4000

Please contact us about pricing for manuscripts over 100,000 words.