Laurie Harper has over 30 years experience in publishing, known
to editors, agents, and authors alike. She is a published author herself, former small press publisher, literary agent
for over 25 years, now business consultant for writers. Her experience, perspective, and vast network are invaluable to authors,
helping them achieve their individual publishing goals, save time and money, and stay sane in the process.
CAN I HELP YOU?
Authors come to me at all stages of their book project--it
depends on where they have gotten stuck. Many come to me in the early stages because they have done all they know to do on
the book, and now before they go to any agents or publishers, they want to (a) make sure this is a marketable project that
should appeal to publishers, and (b) get help to expedite getting a great agent. Other authors come to me because they
are getting rejections and don't know what they're doing wrong, or what to fix, to get the agent or publisher. Some authors
call me to negotiate or review a publisher's contract, which they have gotten on their own. Authors call me about marketing
their book because now that it's published or about to be published, they don't really know what to do first, or where to
invest marketing dollars, and what not to bother doing. Or they come asking me to help them get their rights back from a publisher,
or help determine if their royalty statements look correct. And sometimes, authors just need someone to answer all their
questions so they understand what decisions they're making and how best to make them.
is a lot of business to publishing your book(s), with process and standard-operating-procedures. The savvy author builds
a team of experts to expedite matters, help make important contacts, and create the most efficient path possible. The
more you can map out a strategy for achieving your publishing goals, the more likely you are to meet or exceed them.
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