Book shepherds, full-service contractors for book publishers, take a book through all the necessary steps—writing, editing, design, printing, marketing, distribution—in the most time- and cost-effective manner possible. Services can include creating the publishing company; finding, engaging, and coordinating the interior and cover designers, copyeditor, and proofreader; managing the crafting of the book; completing all necessary paperwork; obtaining a distributor and a marketing and/or publicity firm; creating a marketing campaign; and arranging print orders.
- Rena Copperman
Nonfiction/trade: self-help, alternative medicine, health/fitness, finance, sports, careers, spirituality, cookbooks, parenting, current events. ElHi: music, health, careers. Corporate/marketing publications.Read more
- Monica Faulkner
Editorial, project management, online marketing, and speaker support services for fiction and nonfiction authors; proposals; screenplays; business marketing materials (written and online).Read more
- Sharon Goldinger
Content editing, copyediting, proofreading, production management, book shepherding, and publishing consulting for nonfiction trade books, including business, health, self-help, and legal. We also edit websites, blogs, and marketing materials.Read more