Book Shepherding

Book Shepherding icon (sheep)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.


  • 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.

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  • Karin Gutman

    Memoir and story coach who has been guiding writers for over 20 years towards discovering and writing their personal, life-based stories.

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  • Monica Faulkner

    Editorial, project management, online marketing, and speaker support services for fiction and nonfiction authors; proposals; screenplays; business marketing materials (written and online).

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