Book Publishing/Editing

A book is not only a major lifetime accomplishment and means of sharing your story or philosophies with others, but it can also help tremendously in your branding. What better way to share your personal or organizational story than to provide clients and customers with a book they can read, pass along, and refer to over and over again? If you are a speaker or entrepreneur, your book also serves to increase your revenue and exposure, while refining your message and expanding your platform.

Do you need help fleshing out a book idea? Or do you have a manuscript that you’ve looked at so long that you’ve lost the ability to know where it needs additional development? Spiritus’ two principals know the publishing industry well. Scott is a published author and ghostwriter; Jocelyn is a regular book contributor, agent, editor, and ghostwriter. You will have personalized contact with our principals along the way, who serve as project managers and strategic partners. Here are some details on publishing services provided; or contact us for a specific quote that will cover exactly what you need as well as a free questionnaire to help you get clear on your direction:

Ghostwriting

If you aren’t sure how to write your story, let us help you. We can record interviews with you, utilizing any written material you already have, and put it into book form, using your voice. You will be the author, and we will be completely anonymous. Contact us for a quote.

Developmental Editing

After an initial consult to define your desired direction, this involves reading your material deeply and intuitively, with a mind for major and minor improvements. You will receive your manuscript back with detailed comments, and changes in “track changes” so you can approve or reject them. You will receive phone consultation time to discuss any questions, needs, or concerns you have along the way. Our developmental editing services are renowned. Whether you are already a fluid writer, or can’t easily put two words together on paper, we are confident we can help.

Proofreading

Once the manuscript content is in place, this phase involves line by line reading for accuracy before it goes to the printer, or when it appears in proof form (because mistakes can sometimes enter as the manuscript changes hands to designer, printer, etc.).

Coaching

Some authors need one-on-one help to “pull out” their stories. We can arrange for weekly sessions to help you get started or finished with your manuscript.

Layout/Cover Design

Once your manuscript is done, we can help you with layout and cover design. Contact us for a quote.

Self Publishing Start-up Package

We will obtain your ISBN, barcode, Amazon placement, and everything you need to sell online. We will also provide you with a short author bio, and book description for marketing purposes. (Actual book editing separate.)

Author Representation

We can help you prepare your manuscript for a major publisher, reach out to targeted publishers or agents in your niche, and help secure your contract.