Author Coaching

From Idea in Your Head to Published Book in Your Hand...

Author coaching package includes the following:

  • Initial one hour brainstorming session to discuss ideas, develop a plan and schedule.
  • A copy of Sean Donovan’s “The BookBook: a Recipe for Writing and Publishing Your Own Book”.
  • Twelve weekly one hour coaching sessions (in person or by phone) for creativity, motivation and accountability – along with powerful tips to help you quickly and efficiently complete your manuscript and reach your publishing goal.
  • Weekly email Q&A and follow-up exercises.
  • Content, design, formatting and editing consultation (actual cover design is additional).
  • Account setup on CreateSpace, ISBN number for publishing, PDF text and book cover file upload - first paperback proof copy and shipping included. E-book conversion setup is optional and additional.
  • Marketing, web page and social media consultation.
  • First book review on Amazon.com is included.

We’ve all got a story to tell.

Our lives are stories – and each day is a new chapter. Some are sad, some are happy, some are true, some are embellished, some connect deeply with us and some have no meaning other than to the person who wrote it. Nonetheless, it would be a shame to take our stories to the grave where they are forever lost.

Formatting:

Proper formatting, layout and design will get your manuscript ready for print. 

  • Select font style and size
  • Choose trim size for the book
  • Set margins and gutter
  • Apply page numbering, footers, headers, page breaks and sections
  • Create a Title Page, Table of Contents, Copyright page and other front and back matter
  • Priced per job

Author Coaching, Editing, Formatting, Design and Publishing

Editing:

My attention to detail and command of the English language will polish and refine your writing for publication. I offer the following levels of editing:


Read and Review: $.01 per word

  • I read your manuscript and then compose a comprehensive review of your work.
  • I give positive feedback as well as constructive criticism to improve the content, flow, vocabulary, character development, grammar and syntax.


Proofreading Edit: $.03 per word

  • I read your manuscript and correct errors in spelling, grammar and syntax.
  • I format your manuscript for publication.
  • You will get a mark-up Word version showing the revisions as well as a final Word and PDF version of your manuscript.
  • I give positive feedback as well as constructive criticism to improve the content, flow, vocabulary, character development, grammar and syntax.


Proof and Polish: $.05 per word

  • I read your manuscript and, where necessary, re-write content to improve the flow, vocabulary, sentence structure, character development and “readability” for greater impact and comprehension.
  • I correct errors in spelling, grammar and syntax.
  • You will get a mark-up Word version showing the revisions as well as a final Word and PDF version of your manuscript.
  • I format your manuscript for publication.


Ghost Writing:

Can't find the 'write' words? Tell me your story and I'll put it into words for you...

  • Includes a series of in-person and/or phone interviews as well as the use of different technologies for dictation purposes.
  • I write your entire manuscript based on your notes, dictation and thoughts.
  • This service includes the “Proof and Polish” editing as well.
  • Price quoted per job. 

386-451-0343   sean@seandon.com

Publishing:

Print on Demand Paperback, E-Book and Audio Book Publishing and Fulfillment

  • Cover design and print-ready layout
  • Account setup for back office dashboard 
  • ISBN number for publishing
  • PDF text and book cover file upload
  • Your first paperback proof copy and shipping included.
  • E-book conversion to Kindle and mobile formats.
  • Marketing, web page and social media consultation.
  • First book review on Amazon.com is included.

Audio Book Production:

  • ​Professional voice-over narration of your entire manuscript.
  • Audio editing, noise reduction, proofing and final production.
  • Account setup on Aubible.com, audio file uploading and proofing.
  • Cover formatting for Audible.com.
  • First book review on Aubible.com is included.