The literary consultant will help the author through the publication process while guiding and explaining the purposes or needs for services. Ultimately, the author makes the decision. This literary consultant can help find professional services for the author, make connections, and help promote the author's work. The literary consultant can represent the author as a point of contact. A literary consultant is a person who is NOT an literary agent, lawyer, or literary publicist.
I am Amy Shannon. I'm an author, poet, professional book reviewer, document editor, book promoter, and now I'm a literary consultant. This does not make me a publicist, but I am here to help guide authors (especially those new to the process) through the process, creating marketing plans, exploring social media options, creating the author's brand, and helping the author decide what is best for their needs, such as which publisher to use, how to hire professionals, and what to look for. I want to be a person that they can trust, and talk with about anything that may be on their mind. Authors should be able to ask questions, decide what they want to spend (only they know their own budget), and which publishing and promotion direction to go.
I am a person that is unbiased, honest, and even if you don't know it yet, trustworthy. No matter the price, whether the listed price, or pricing on a sliding fee scale, the quality is always the same.
Important to know, that I am NOT an attorney or a literary publicist or agent.
I have a BA in English, an MA in Adult Education, and my MBA in Accounting. I have lifetime experience telling and writing stories, and over 19 years with the publishing process, including self-publishing, working with publishers and research about the different types of processes in publishing. I have been a professional reviewer since 2014.
On a personal note, any author who utilizes my services, when their book is "publish ready", the book will get reviewed by Amy's Bookshelf Reviews.
(Can hire Essence Enterprises for these services or hire someone else) Prices are for Editing by Amy Shannon
$3.00 per page (any word count) 1.2 Line Spacing, Times New Roman 12 PT. (Formatting for publication, and review of proof, if changes are necessary $50 per update) (Costs of Digital Global Distribution (4.99) and Print Global Distribution (TBD depends on the pages, and cost to mail to proof to the author). If author wants a hard cover as well, there is a $50 fee to create a hardcover print copy).
Cover formatting (for publication)
$50 per title (one digital and one full cover for print). Updates to cover and formatting after proof is received, $50 additional updates