Today, I’d like to remind you of what I do and what tangible items I offer authors.
I started out writing for publication in 1973 and discovered how to make a career of writing (I am so blessed). Over the years, because of pressure from other writers, I now focus on helping authors with their book projects.
I do this by offering editing services. I edit articles as well as book manuscripts. I also help with book proposals and query letters. Sometimes just a tweak in a query letter or book proposal or a deeper understanding of their purposes can make a difference between a rejection and an acceptance.
I write a lot of articles designed to inform and educate newbie and struggling authors. My articles appear regularly in Publishing Basics Newsletter, Book Promotion Newsletter, IBPA Independent, Freelance Writers’ Report, Book Marketing Matters, SPAWNews and others. I write this daily blog and the SPAWN Market Update. You’ll find many articles and resources posted at my website: http://www.matilijapress.com
I post a free report for download at http://www.patriciafry.com
Currently it is “50 Ways to Promote Your Ebook.”
I also write books for you. My latest two are:
“Publish Your Book, Proven Strategies and Resources for the Enterprising Author” and
“Promote Your Book, Over 250 Proven, Low-Cost Tips and Techniques for the Enterprising Author.” http://www.matilijapress.com
At this website, you’ll also find a collection of interesting and informative books such as, “The Successful Author’s Handbook,” “50 Reasons Why You Should Write That Book,” “The Successful Writer’s Handbook,” “The Author’s Toolkit,” “A Writer’s Guide to Magazine Articles.” And be sure to watch for my upcoming book, “Talk Up Your Book, How to Sell Your Book Through Public Speaking, Interviews, Signings, Festivals, Conferences and More.”
I visit writers’ group meetings and speak on various topics related to publishing and book promotion. You’ll also find me on the schedule at writers’ conferences around the country.
In my spare time (chuckle), I run SPAWN, a networking organization and resource center for authors at any stage of their project. http://www.spawn.org
If you have a book in the works, in your mind or actually completed, I have resources for you. Don’t try to go it on your own. While writing is a craft, publishing is a serious business that takes a heads-up, informed approach. And you should begin your education even before you start the writing—at least before you make any publishing decisions. I’ve known more than one author who had to go back to the drawing board and revise their manuscripts once they learned more about the world of publishing.
So, what can I do for you? I can take a look at your query letter or book proposal. Are you ready for an editorial evaluation and free sample edit? If you are new to publishing, the book I would definitely recommend—because I wrote it expressly for you—is “Publish Your Book, Proven Strategies and Resources for the Enterprising Author.” This is your publishing education in book form.
Do you have a published book that is not doing well in the marketplace? Order my book, “Promote Your Book, Over 250 Proven, Low-Cost Tips and Techniques for the Enterprising Author.” You’ll learn concepts and perspectives about book promotion that you’ve probably never considered while discovering numerous book promotion tactics that could work well for your particular book.
Both of these books are at Amazon.com in print and Kindle and most other online and downtown bookstores. Or order your copies here: http://www.matilijapress.com
For more about my editorial services, go to: http://www.patriciafry.com
Questions? Contact me here: PLFry620@yahoo.com