FAQ

I’M WORKING ON A BOOK IDEA. WHAT CAN YOU DO FOR ME?

We work with burgeoning authors in a variety of ways: through in-person workshops, through private “2-on-1” proposal reviews and consultations (see below), and customized individual consultation. We also sell our exclusive Publishing Toolkit, a 100-plus page binder packed with insider information that guides you through our 30-day process to a winning book proposal.  Not sure what you need? Email us at jenandkerry@gmail.com, and we’ll recommend next steps.

I’M A PUBLISHER OR AGENT. HOW CAN I USE YOUR SERVICES?

We work with publishers and agents to get authors’ proposals up to snuff. If you have an author, idea, or proposal that you’re intrigued by, but you find you need a more complete pitch in order to take it to the next step, then we’re your team. Hand it over to us, and we’ll work with the author to deliver you a complete, polished proposal that meets your needs. Also, whenever you get pitches or questions about the proposal process, you can refer folks to us for help; just have them email us at jenandkerry@gmail.com.

HOW DOES A 2-ON-1 PROPOSAL REVIEW WORK, EXACTLY?

Our 2-on-1 review offers the opportunity to get both of our detailed feedback on your unique proposal, based on our many years of experience reviewing and writing successful proposals on a variety of subjects. The review is done electronically. You send us the electronic file in MS Word (double spaced and in a readable font) and we each make comments throughout the document, highlighting suggestions and revisions that will help your proposal really shine. You’ll also receive an assessment from us with a synopsis of our comments and strengths and weaknesses of the proposal overall. While we are not able to do in-person or phone consultations to follow up, you are welcome to email us if anything we’ve written is unclear. We do ask to take a look at your proposal to confirm a final estimate and a turnaround time, but in general our review fee is $599 for proposals up to 30 pages double-spaced (including the sample text) with a two-week turnaround time. Contact us for more details.

CAN I GET NOTES FROM YOU IF I MISS A TALK OR WORKSHOP?

Sorry, we do not provide notes if you miss an event. If the event includes handouts, you may contact us for those materials.

MAY I SHARE THE HANDOUTS OR PROPOSAL TOOLKIT WITH OTHERS?

No. The information is copyrighted and provided as part of your paid registration or fee. We trust that our students will protect our intellectual property by not copying or distributing the information we provide to paid attendees and Toolkit customers.

5 responses to “FAQ

  1. Skip Stover

    I recently published a chller/romance novel, The Ghost of Governor’s Bridge. A professional trailer was filmed and can be viewed on Facebook. Robot Films has agreed to film a movie also. Do you have any suggestions on how to best market the novel, during the Halloween Season? Thank you.

  2. Skip Stover

    The trailer for ghost of govenors bridge can also be viewed on You Tube by typing in the title as mentioned above. Thank you

  3. Curtis Frink

    Jen – I read your list of banned books on the MSN home page today. Thanks, I’m gonna go buy them all before the Nazis (or the right-wing born again Nazi American Republicans) try to ban them again! Wasn’t almost everything that Aleister Crowley wrote banned at one time? (White Stains, The Book of the Law, The Book of Lies) And for sure, The Anarchist Cookbook, by William Powell, for which possesion alone has lead to arrests.

  4. Amanda Sussey

    Hi Jen – I just read your piece listing “Hunger Games” alternatives featuring a dystopian future, and I thought of a couple other ones. There is “On the Beach” by Nevil Shute, “The Postman” by David Brin, and “The Last Man” by Mary Shelley. There is also “The City of Ember” and its two sequels written by Jeanne DuPrau. It’s written more for young readers, but I bought it and read it before giving it to my nephew.

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