Self-publishing benefits without the stress!
Self-publishing can be an author's dream (or a nightmare if navigating alone).
Our team of experts has your back… and your book!
You’ve written a book you’re proud of and you’re ready to let others read it. But you’re in a pickle.
You’re exploring the benefits of self-publishing, but you need some help. Good news, we offer it!
Stories matter. Books matter. And you matter, too. We don’t take lightly the opportunity to help you turn your book dream into a book reality through our Self-Publishing Support package. We know your book will change lives (yours included!).
“Stephanie was tireless and dogged in her pursuit of making my book personable. I would recommend the emPowerPR to anyone who wants to put their best book and effort out there!”
— Shannon Age, author of But When I Fly
Trusted industry experts in author emPact.
You don’t know what you don’t know. (But we know and we can help!)
Overwhelm. Many authors face it the moment they realize writing their book is just a part of the journey. (Publishing and marketing is a part of it too.) As an author myself—and one who has utilized hybrid publishing and self-publishing solutions—I know overwhelm all too well because I’ve been there. And I don’t want you to be there if you don’t have to.
I want you to savor the benefits of self-publishing (such as ownership of your intellectual property, for example) but not the headaches that could come from trying to navigate it alone. Our team is poised to help with editing, proofreading, cover design, category and keyword research, imprint design and more!
We know what is needed for your book to not be only a beautiful reflection of you but marketable too! And we can help you publish a book that you are proud of and one that will take you places.
What’s included in the Self-Publishing Support package?
Lots, actually! We help authors who see the benefits of self-publishing but want support in book design and self-publishing set-up. Authors who take advantage of this package receive the following benefits.
Your Self-Publishing Support Team
Enjoy the benefits of several industry experts that are onboard to ensure your book is high-quality, in alignment with your goals and marketable. Our self-publishing support team members each play a pivotal role in you and your book’s success.
Our Self-Publishing Support package may be a good fit for you if:
Our Self-Publishing Support package may not be a good fit for you if:
What’s the investment?
Self-Publishing Support: $4,750
This package provides you the ease of bringing your book over the finish line with the support of trusted experts in the industry.
Frequently Asked Questions
There isn’t only one way to publish a book. There are several ways, actually! And, as with most things in life, there are pros and cons to each type. Publishing, unfortunately (and fortunately), isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach which is why I recommend authors to do their research and homework. Episode 3.6 of The emPowered Author Podcast highlights some of the considerations for you to use when evaluating what the best option is for you and your book.
We utilize two print-on-demand (POD) publishing options in this package: Amazon’s KDP platform and IngramSpark. Most people purchase books on Amazon and utilizing their POD services unlocks some features we love, so we always start there. However, libraries and bookstores prefer IngramSpark, so we utilize that platform for global distribution.
If you’d like to offer a pre-order, Amazon’s KDP platform allows for eBooks to be set up for a pre-order offer. Our team can build that into your production schedule if you’d like. From a marketing perspective, we are a big fan of eBook pre-orders!
It depends! Upon inquiry, we will evaluate timing capacity with each of our team members and create a production schedule that works for all. This could be anywhere from 3-6 months depending upon scheduling.
Great question! Your manuscript should be ready to send to an editor for us to get started. While your manuscript is being edited, however, you can still gather front and back matter for the book (such as endorsements, dedication, about the author, etc.). You should also have your author headshot complete (or at least scheduled) and know your book’s title and subtitle.
This publishing package does not include any printed copies of your book, just the publishing process of it. The beauty of self-publishing, however, is that you will get the opportunity to purchase author copies of your book at a steep discount utilizing the POD platforms, and we walk you through how to do that.
We think you do! A publishing imprint is a name under which you self-publish your book. While there isn’t a requirement to have this, an imprint definitely ups your credibility. While self-publishing is amazing and has so many benefits, some readers, media outlets, bookstores and more have an unfair stigma about self-publishing, and using an imprint helps curb that. At the end of the day, great books are self-published, and yours will be amazing!