CARMEN RENEE BERRY / New York Times Bestselling Author
We work with writers who are serious about becoming successful published authors. We know the publishing industry from the inside out, and can save you time, energy and frustration. We offer comprehensive writing, editing, publishing and marketing consultation. We look forward to meeting you and learning more about you
Carmen Renee Berry, MSW, is a New York Times Bestselling Author who has authored 24 books under her own name and has been the ghost writer and executive editor for 12 books. Her books have been published with HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, Penguin and other independent publishers. Carmen has been featured in Newsweek, USA Today, People Magazine and hundreds of newspaper and online news outlets. She has appeared on national media programs such as Oprah, Gayle King, Sally Jesse Rafael, Montel and other national and local shows on CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS and cable networks. She holds a Master Degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California and a Master Degree in Social Sciences from Northern Arizona University.
Roy M. Carlisle has 43 years of executive editorial experience in the publishing industry. He is especially gifted in identifying emerging writers who have become nationally recognized, best-selling authors. He has been a Senior Editor at HarperOne, Senior Editor at The Crossroad Publishing Company, Editorial Director at Circulus Publishing Group, Director and Executive Editor at the Independent Institute and has served on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Independent Book Publishers Association. He is also the Founder and former Executive Director of the Academy of Christian Editors. Mr. Carlisle holds a B.A. in philosophy from Whitman College and M.A. in theology from Fuller Theological Seminary, studied counseling psychology at Santa Clara University, and taught publishing courses at the UC Berkeley and at the IBPA University.
The publishing industry is rapidly changing requiring experienced yet timely support and guidance. Areas covered include:
· Publishing Strategy Development: traditional publishing or self/hybrid publishing
· Proposal Development: identifying audience, core message and author qualifications
· Branding and Market Placement: Survey of competition and publication timing
· Author Platform Creation: Online presence and strategies to grow your readership
· Author Success Story: Fundamental basis of book message
· Book Development and Writing
· Manuscript Formatting and Submission Requirements
· Cover and Interior Book Design
· Marketing and Sales
Hourly $150 or by Project / In-Person 1-Day $1,000 / In-Person 3-Day $2,000
Coaching provides the author with instruction and support during the writing of the book. The author submits material to the coach who reviews and edits the manuscript. The coach meets with author online to provide feedback and direction.
Rates Negotiated by Project
· Developmental Editing (Structure)
· Copy Editing (Content)
· Proofreading (Grammar, punctuation and formatting)
Rates Negotiated by Project
We provide both ghost writing and collaborative writing services. The terms “author” and “writer” refer to different roles in publishing. The author has the ideas and the platform to promote the book, while the writer puts the author’s ideas into a publishable manuscript. Starting at $35,000 / Rates Negotiated by Project