Self-help motivational book
Project specifications: Assist client in the publishing process, create submission packages and accompanying documents, manage the process of sending these packages out to publishers
Client: Laura Marinescu (2015–2017)
Project: Self-help/motivational book
Project Management: Laura came to us with a manuscript of her book and a desire to have it published traditionally. We edited and shaped her book over a number of months, and when the book was ready to be sent out to agents or publishers, we began coming up with a submission plan. We researched publishing houses that would be a good fit for what Laura was trying to accomplish, and made a list of what each house required for submissions. We asked Laura to come up with some content for her submission packages — mainly a biography and her ideas for marketing the book. We then crafted this content and created our own cover letter. From there, we created a publishing package that included all the elements a publisher might ask for — biography, comparable books on the market, cover letter, marketing plan. We also helped the author choose what sections of her book would work best for submitting as samples with the packages. We put together a submission package for each publisher, tailoring each cover letter to better fit with the feel or publishing mandate of each publisher, and tracked down the appropriate contact for the submission. Laura soon had inquiries to read the rest of her book, and was soon in talks with a publisher.