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You’re ready to
publish your book.

It’s time to get your book out into the marketplace. Every time you think about your book—how it could help people, bring more clients and customers to your business, open up speaking opportunities, and establish you as a published author—the adrenaline rushes through you. You are so ready to publish your book.

But the publishing industry is incredibly confusing.

Should you find an agent and pitch to a traditional publisher, knowing that you’ll probably face dozens of rejections and waste precious time?

Should you self-publish? And if you do self-publish, how the heck do you find freelancers to help you with editing, design, and marketing?

Should you research those “hybrid” publishers, who publish your book but want you to invest upfront and share profits with them? And how do you know which of these online hybrid publishers is legitimate and which ones are a scam?

All of these questions circling in your mind is enough to make you procrastinate on putting your book out for another year.

What if you could find a publishing company that could help you self-publish on a quick timeline but with the same quality as a traditional publisher?

What if the publishing company would let you have full say in your book’s content and style? A traditional publisher would tell you what you have to take out of your book or what the cover has to look like. But it’s your book, so you should be the one making these important, creative decisions.

What if the publishing company would let you keep 100% of the profits of your book? A traditional publisher, and even many hybrid publishers these days, will take anywhere from 50% to 90% of your book’s profits for the entire lifespan of your book. But you wrote the book, so you should be the one reaping the profits for years to come.

What if the publishing company would let you work with a team of professionals, who are seasoned experts in their craft? You know your zone of genius, and you know when you’re not in your zone of genius. You are the creator of the content and the face of the book. When you work with a team of professional book editors, designers, and marketers, who are all experts in their craft, you know the power of your message will create waves of impact when you launch your book.

That’s exactly why you should publish with Paper Raven Books, a quality publishing company, without all the strings attached.

We partner with you to help you publish the best book possible, with your vision leading the way. We are a team of seasoned editors, designers, and marketers, and we’re here to walk you through the entire publishing process, step-by-step, all the way from a rough manuscript to a beautiful, published book.

When you work with the Paper Raven Books team, we bring our expertise to streamline the message of your book, fully edit every sentence, design every page with an eye for gorgeous typography, create a truly stand-out cover, and distribute your book as an ebook, paperback, and hardback.

Together, we will publish your beautiful book, that is every bit as quality as a traditional publisher would produce, looks good on a bookshelf, and can be purchased from anywhere in the world—yes, in bookstores, too.

The best part of all this? Through every phase of the publishing process, you direct the look and feel of your book, and in the end, you to keep 100% of the profits from your book sales.

With our dream publishing team, you could be a published author in a matter of months. Does that get your adrenaline pumping?

What does it look like to
publish with Paper Raven Books?

When we bring in your manuscript for publishing, we have a publishing planning session on the phone. We talk through the vision of your book, how our team will work with you throughout the publication process, and what the timeline will look like, so that you feel comfortable and fully informed from Day One. After you send us your manuscript, we’ll progress through these milestones:

EDITING

We approach editing in the same way a traditional publisher does. Every book we publish goes through developmental editing, copyediting, proofreading, and a final proof.

We start with developmental editing, which looks at the broader structure of your book. Most first-time authors don’t realize this, but creating a tight, logical flow of your book is the key to a compelling book. When you lead the reader smoothly from one paragraph to the next and one chapter to the next, the reader reaches the end of your book thinking, “Wow! That was an incredible book.”

The next phase of editing is copyediting, which looks closely at every sentence. We want your voice and style to stand out and be consistent, from introduction to conclusion. We examine each sentence for clarity, consistency, and flow within the broader context.

The final phase of editing is proofreading, which looks at every word and punctuation mark. We create a style sheet, especially for your book, so that all of the capitalizations, abbreviations, and spellings are perfectly consistent, throughout your book. And, of course, we’re catching every grammar error and typo, along the way.

DESIGN

The first part of a book’s design is the cover. You know that a good cover is absolutely crucial to your book becoming a bestseller and having the impact you know it could have. We believe that every book has a different visual style and vibe, so we ask a pool of designers to submit their cover concepts, we offer our advice on which covers adhere to classic design principles, and you pick the cover that best represents your vision.

After your manuscript has been fully edited and proofread, we begin the interior design process. We create a typographical style that suits your book’s character, and we make sure that every page looks good. Then, we look at each element of every page, from chapter headings to page numbers and paragraph spacing to bullet points, in a final proof. When we finalize your book’s files, you’ll know that it’s publishable perfect.

PUBLICATION

We manage publishing your book to Amazon Kindle as an ebook, Amazon CreateSpace as a paperback, and IngramSpark as a hardback. You’ll have one, consolidated Amazon page, where any reader in the world can buy all three versions of your book. You’ll also have an IngramSpark account, which allows any library or bookstore to order and stock your book on their shelves.

LAUNCH

You’re publishing like a pro, so let’s launch your book like a pro, too. We help you create a launch strategy that’s particular to your platform’s strengths. We’ll brainstorm email campaigns, social media shares, and live events. We’ll design images for you to share with your readers. We’ll craft a strategy to help you get reviews ahead of the book’s launch and enough promotion during the launch to snag a bestseller spot in your Amazon category. Sound overwhelming? You’ll have a project manager by your side, helping you to make sure the first 30 days of your launch roll out smoothly.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Throughout all of this, from editing to launching, your book will have a dedicated project manager who will be in constant contact with you and your book’s team. Your project manager will make sure all your questions are answered, that your book stays on schedule, that every file is uploaded correctly and on time for your publication date, and that your launch is smooth. Don’t worry, we’ll be there with you, every step of the way. Because we’ve got your back, you can use all your energy and excitement to promote the heck out of your beautiful book.

Is this right for me?

We put this package together for the busy entrepreneur and platform-builder. You know your message, you have an audience, and you like to assemble a team of great people and delegate the outcome to them. You just need a team you can trust.

We’ve put together the all-star publishing team, the best investment you can make in your book. You can literally hand us the first draft, and we will walk your book through, step-by-step, to a truly professional quality book that’ll serve as a long-term marketing asset for your business.

You know when a project is worth the investment, and you know what tasks are in your zone of genius. If editing, book design, and planning a book launch are not in your current skill set, but you know that this book will be a game-changer for your business, then we’re ready to take your vision for your book and make it happen for you. All you need is a bold message, and we’ll turn it into a beautiful, bestselling book.

What’s the investment?

Each book project is a little bit different, so when you apply for publication with Paper Raven Books, we’ll get some additional details about your book, and we’ll send you a proposal and quote that’s specific to your book’s needs.

Our prices start at $15,500 for a 20,000-word book.

We know you want to publish a professional book, and we’re here to deliver the best editing, design, and publishing service on the market today. If you’re looking for a publishing team that’s dedicated to creating the vision that you have for your book, we would be ridiculously excited to partner with you in publishing your book.

How do I apply?

We ask for an application, so that we can make sure our team is a perfect fit for your book. After you submit your application, we’ll schedule a free consultation call and talk with you in-depth about what it would look like for you to partner with us in publishing your book. Please fill out an application for publishing here:

 

 

My book would have never achieved the successful launch it did without the professional publishing services of Paper Raven Books. The whole process was organized and helped me get through editing in half the time it would have taken if I had done it alone. We all had clear goals and deadlines, and  I appreciated how responsive the team was and how professional each member was throughout the whole publishing process. I definitely could not have become an Amazon bestselling author on my own. Thank you so much!

Mercedes Samudio

 

The biggest problem I faced when writing a book was my inability to write in a readable manner. I’m always self-critical and think every statement should be backed up by research and scientific studies, but then it’s not readable. Morgan and the entire Paper Raven Books team were magical at helping me solve this problem. Everything about working with the Paper Raven Books team was easy and excellent. It was such a great experience to have my book taken care of 100% from editing to launching. I would recommend Paper Raven Books to anyone who wants to publish a book!

Tansy Briggs

 

I didn’t know where to start to self-publish my book. It seemed overwhelming and I’m not an expert on books. After working with Paper Raven Books, I am extremely proud of the book I have put into the world and the process was easy to follow. Everything about working with the team was great: the ease of knowing what to expect and when, feeling great about the updates, having communication with the team about where we are at in the process and what I needed to do next. Thank you so much for your help in making my book come to LIFE. I love you guys.

Danielle Prahl

 

I was ready to share my book with the world, but I knew nothing about publishing or marketing a book. Paper Raven Books helped make my book better and better, and the cover is adorable. My favorite part of working with Paper Raven Books was the comprehensive process and having all of the steps and dates laid out in advance. I can’t imagine having organized so many things otherwise and a comprehensive service like this is so necessary. I recommend PRB to authors who are ready to have a “real book” (not a pdf sold on their own website) to share their message and give them a greater platform to reach more people.

Jennifer Scribner

 

Before working with Paper Raven Books, my biggest problems were editing and the process of self-publishing. After working with PRB, I feel excited, triumphed, and blessed! The team’s commitment to see my project through to being a real, self-publishing book was incredible. Working with Paper Raven Books was a great experience with a knowledgeable team that was absolutely worth it!

Melissa Dumaz