Author Consultation Services

Simply looking for expertise as you publish your book?

How We Can Help You Tell Your Story

Are you confident in the choices you’ve made for editing, cover design and book printing, but wish you had someone experienced looking over your shoulder, pointing out potential risks or places you could save money publishing your book? Social media groups and hundreds of online videos have simplified some of the tasks of publishing your book yourself (“true” self publishing, or DIY publishing), but nearly all publishing efforts can benefit from an outside perspective.

That’s where our Author Consultations come into play. We can offer some of that expertise you might be seeking, particularly if you’re a first-time author. We’ll answer your questions and help you understand the information person-to-person, rather than person-to-search engine. And we’ll do our best to point out the questions you might not have thought of asking that could impact your book.

Potential discussion points can include:

  • Should I be publishing both a print AND an ebook?

  • How soon should I start marketing?

  • Should I buy my own ISBN or use the publisher’s?

  • I hired my own designer from a freelancer website. How do I know if the files will print well?

  • It’s ok to use song lyrics in my book, if they set the stage for the story, as long as I credit the right band, isn’t it?

  • How should  I determine the right retail price? And what about wholesale discounts?

  • Can I get help setting my KDP (or IngramSpark) account so I know it’s done correctly?

  • What’s print on demand?

  • I’m on a super-tight budget and can’t afford hiring Braughler Books to do all the work. Can I hire you to review the work I do on my own to make sure the finished book looks good?

  • Isn’t listing the book for sale on Amazon enough “marketing” to sell books?

  • What’s the average royalty percentage I should expect from my publisher? I hear that traditionally published authors make less than 10% per book – is that true?

“As a first time clueless writer, working with David Braughler was everything I had hoped for and more. David was very precise and focused on exactly what I needed to complete my book. He saved me many weeks and much money compared to other publishers I talked to. David was right there every step of the way. If I needed a rush he was quick to respond. I would not be where I am today without David’s tremendous help. If you have any questions about what to do next just call David.”

 — Bob Bernet, Author, Understanding the Spiritual Puzzle

“David Braughler is genuinely interested in helping a writer publish a great book. He takes the time to read through it and give his input. He also guides you through the steps of getting the piece of writing online to be published. I would highly recommend him to any aspiring writer.”

 — P. Bailey, Author

Consulting Rate for Calls or Meetings*

$19000per hour
  • A call or meeting to discuss your book and publishing journey, including any of the topics above.
  • Includes brief advance review of any materials you submit for discussion on call.
  • (*Meeting in the Dayton/Cincinnati area only)

“When I met David, and absorbed his publishing expertise and his personal dedication to my success, I wanted him on my publishing team. With David involved, I was able to save money by avoiding unneeded services, and with his company’s help, was able to offer a hard cover version of my book (something the publishing service I had chosen wasn’t able to offer).  Whenever I had question about layout or distribution, or felt like I might lose momentum, he was there.  David’s talent and commitment to his customers success is unwavering. David has become a friend, a confidant, a coach.  He is always available.  He will get you to the finish line with your book and you will be impressed with the results.”

 — Gary Ross, Author and CEO, The Growth Cube

Let us help you tell your story!

Get in touch with Braughler Books today and let us help you tell your story.