Professional help for your self-published book

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Few self-published authors have the skills to do every task necessary to end up with a professional book free of errors. Most writers need help with certain tasks. This can include: editing, cover design, interior design, formatting, author branding, social media, and marketing. Because of the range and number of tasks, some writers new to self-publishing decide it’s easier to purchase services from a self-publishing company. However, if it is their first book, and the costs are very high, they may later regret this choice. Instead of doing this, many experienced self-published authors hire specific professionals for specific tasks. This gives them more control over each stage of the publishing process.

If you decide to take this path, here is a list of helpful resources. Note: this is not a complete list of resources. Be sure to do your own research and check with other self-published writers or writing groups for recommendations.

“Write the best book you can, producing the best final product you can, using whatever set of tools and methods you favour.” Kevin McLaughlin

Professional Editing – BC
Professional Writing Services Directories
Writing Evaluation and Manuscript Services
Book Design – BC
Book Cover Design – BC
Comic Artists & Illustrators – BC
Ebook Formatting – See ebook section 
Writing tools & apps
Marketing, Branding & Coaching
Audio Narration

Did you find any of the resources listed especially helpful? Do you have an idea for a resource that should be listed? Feel free to send an email.

Note: Links and information are for research purposes and do not replace professional advice. Accuracy of third-party websites cannot be verified and links do not indicate endorsement. 

Updated August 2018