Category Archives: Book Marketing Services

The Joy of Argument — Boyle & Dalton

Everyone has an opinion. Whether you use argument in your professional life, or you’re perf5.500x8.500.inddtrying to become better at everyday discourse, The Joy of Argument by Albert Navarra is a compact resource to help you get your point across.

Albert chose our Catalyst Package, which includes a full suite of publishing services, as well as a marketing base that includes an author website.

A professional copy editor got to work cleaning up spelling and grammar mistakes in Albert’s manuscript, while simultaneously standardizing it to a style guide. As soon as the copy edit was complete, our interior designer took the raw Word Document, and transformed the text into a professional book interior.

After the interior had been completed, an indexer combed through the manuscript, compiling a list of terms and page number references that would become the book’s index.

After the index was complete, our proofreader read through the manuscript a final time, meticulously checking and rechecking the text, interior design, and index references. After the interior was clear of errors, we created an e-book version, designed specifically to be readable across all major e-book platforms.

While our editors and interior designers were working their magic on the manuscript, our cover designer was working closely with Albert to create a custom cover design. We paid attention to styles the author preferred, and created an aesthetic that compliments the target audience of the book.

During the production process, Albert’s book was reviewed and accepted by Boyle & Dalton, our exclusive imprint reserved for top-quality books. Learn more about Boyle & Dalton here.

Our team of marketing consultants formulated a plan for Albert’s book that includes a personalized author websiteAs the book production was being completed, our web developers created a custom WordPress site for The Joy of Argument, giving him an easy, professional platform for promotion.

Check out our handiwork here: www.JoyofArgument.com

In addition to his website, we created printed marketing materials for Albert, as well as setting up social media accounts for his book.

Thanks to our distribution services, The Joy of Argument is now available as a paperback and as an e-book from Amazon.com, as well as all major online retailers. Find a copy for yourself here. 

From editing to marketing, Columbus Publishing Lab can provide all of the publishing services you need to produce a professional book. Along the way, you’ll have a dedicated point of contact at all times. No waiting days to hear back from different representatives, no sending emails off into the void. We’re here to make this experience enjoyable for you.

If you’re interested in publishing your book, we invite you to contact us by clicking here.

When It Rains It Pours — The Solution Package

When It Rains It Pours tells the story of a troubled Cleveland family. Their bonds are tested perf6.000x9.000.inddover and over again by heartbreak and hardship, but their will to keep the family together perseveres.

Ron Wilson Jr. drew from his own experiences as he was writing When It Rains It Pours. With so much heart put into the writing of this book, he wanted to find a company that would invest the same time and care into the publishing process.

After meeting with Columbus Publishing Lab, Ron decided The Solution package included everything needed to produce a professional book. Our copy editor got right to work, thoroughly editing Ron’s manuscript to eliminate errors of spelling, grammar and punctuation, all while standardizing it to a style guide.

As soon as the copy edit was complete, our interior designer formatted the text to look professional and be readable. From there, a proofreader combed through the interior once again, searching for any last mistakes in the text or in the design.

Our cover designer worked closely with Ron to create a standard cover design that fit the serious tone of his book. After selecting a photo, we professionally laid and manipulated type to compliment the stormy aesthetic.

After Ron was 100% happy with the final book files, we distributed When It Rains It Pours  in paperback and e-book formats to all major retailers. Ron collects a check, and we handle all the hard work.

Find When It Rains It Pours here.

We were also able to help Ron spruce up some existing marketing materials he had prepared for his book, leaving him with a professional platform to attract new readers. Learn more about our marketing services here.

Throughout the entire publishing process, Ron had a dedicated point of contact at Columbus Publishing Lab. There was always a friendly Ohioan to take his phone calls or answer his emails.

Columbus Publishing Lab produces great books. If you’re interested in publishing your book, we invite you to contact us by clicking here. We’re happy to chat about your project over a cup of coffee, or via phone or email.

What If I Had a Father?: Boyle & Dalton

What If I Had a Father? The Man I Never Knew is a newly released, inspiring memoir by Mike Dean. web_coverBoyle & Dalton, the publisher of the book, uses the same team of editors, designers and marketing consultants that are available to you through Columbus Publishing Lab.

Learn more about Boyle & Dalton here. 

Dean’s book went through a rigorous  developmental edit at the start of the project. A Columbus Publishing Lab editor worked closely with the author to ensure the manuscript was improving with each rewrite.

As soon as the developmental edit was complete, our team of copy editors combed through the book, correcting errors and standardizing the manuscript to a style guide. Our team of designers then produced the interior design of the book to ensure a professional, readable aesthetic across all print and e-book platforms. After the book design was complete, the book was given a complete proofread to catch any remaining errors.

Our cover designers then worked with the author to create a custom cover that includes unique photography elements.

Our team of marketing consultants formulated a plan for Dean’s book that included a personalized author website. As the book production was being completed, our web developers created a custom WordPress site for Mike Dean, giving him an easy, professional platform for promotion.

If you’re interested in getting your story into the hands of waiting readers, we invite you to contact us at info@columbuspublishinglab.com. We work with authors and small presses of all levels to produce professional books.

Ours Is the Storm: Boyle & Dalton

Ours Is the Storm is a newly released contemporary fantasy novel by D. Thoursonperf5.000x8.000.indd Palmer. Boyle & Dalton, the publisher of the book, uses the same team of editors, designers and marketing consultants that are available to you through Columbus Publishing Lab.

Learn more about Boyle & Dalton here.

Our team of designers produced the interior design of the book to ensure a professional, readable aesthetic across all print and e-book platforms. Custom cover artwork was provided by the author, which we adapted for print and e-book markets.

After the interior design of the book was complete, our professional editors proofread the book carefully to catch any remaining errors.

“There were no typos that I spotted, and I’m glad that the author invested in proper editing as the end product is very professional.”

-Reviewer at FictionGarden.com

Our team of marketing experts continues to work closely with the publishers at Boyle & Dalton to find new promotional opportunities for Ours Is the Storm, including an upcoming feature in 614 Magazine.

Ours Is the Storm is now available as a paperback and e-book on Amazon.com and all major online retailers.

If you’re interested in taking your book project to the next level, we invite you to contact us at info@columbuspublishinglab.com. We work with authors and small presses of all levels.

Let’s talk books.

Hagridden — Columbus Press

Hagridden is a newly released historical fiction novel by Samuel Snoek-Brown. Columbus hagriddenPress, the publisher of the book, uses the same team of editors, designers and marketing consultants that are available to you through Columbus Publishing Lab.

Hagridden underwent several rounds of developmental editing before copy editing took place. After that was completed, a team of proofreaders combed through the book, looking for any remaining errors.

The cover design and interior design were completed by a team of Columbus Publishing Lab designers. The custom cover design for Hagridden is considered our Premium Cover Design service.

Our team of marketing experts helped Columbus Press plan and implement a strategy to successfully get the book into the hands of readers and reviewers. Our web developer designed them a custom website to help promote and publicize the book. Check out their handiwork at HagriddenBook.com. We also assisted with the production of print materials, and social media integration.

The book is now available as a paperback, e-book and hardback on Amazon.com, and all major online retailers.

If you’re interested in producing a book like Hagridden, contact us. We’d love to answer your questions and learn about your project.

Free Book Marketing Seminar Tonight — Westerville Public Library

CEO Brad Pauquette will be giving a free book marketing seminar tonight from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Westerville Public Library– 126 S. State St, Westerville, OH 43081.

Marketing is an important part of making your book successful. Brad got his start in the publishing world via web marketing, so he has a lot of helpful suggestions to share. He’ll share some of the most popular and effective strategies book marketers use, as well as provide tips to avoid wasting money and common pitfalls.

This seminar is free and open to the public.

If you’d like to learn more about the marketing services Columbus Publishing Lab offers, contact us here.

Graham’s Charlotte- The Great Novel Contest Winner

The new YA novel Graham’s Charlotte by Drew Farnsworth was the 2013 GrandGrahamsCharlotte Champion of Columbus Creative Cooperative’s Great Novel Contest. The contest was judged by literary agent Terra Chalberg of Chalberg & Sussman and received a publishing contract through Columbus Press. Columbus Press uses the same team of editors, designers and marketing consultants that are available to all of Columbus Publishing Lab’s clients.

Graham’s Charlotte was put through a rigorous developmental editing process by editor Brad Pauquette to ensure character development, narrative arc and other elements of the story were reader-ready. The book was also professionally copy edited to correct any grammar or punctuation errors. A team of proofreaders gave the book a final check before it went to print.  With Columbus Publishing Lab, our clients receive the same editing services as books published through a traditional publisher.

A Columbus Publishing Lab designer provided the interior design to ready the book for both print and e-book markets. (The cover design was provided by a third party.)

With any new book, promotion is important. Columbus Press chose our team to help with various marketing components to make sure Graham’s Charlotte got the attention it deserved. We helped come up with a marketing plan, to make sure everyone’s efforts stayed on track. That plan incorporated promotional print materials, social media implementation and a website. Columbus Publishing Lab assisted with each facet of the marketing plan.

A professional website can be an invaluable tool for authors. Our web development team created a book website especially for Graham’s Charlotte. Find it here at- grahamscharlottebook.com

The paperback book and e-book are now available on Amazon.com, as well as all other major e-book distributors.

When you self-publish with Columbus Publishing Lab, your book receives the same quality of services that traditional publishers use. We’d love to help you produce a book like Graham’s Charlotte. Please contact us to discuss your project today.

 

Frank Watkins – Author Special Website

Frank Watkins LogoWe were pleased to work with author Frank Watkins to relaunch his website, www.RecoveryPerspectives.net.

Frank took advantage of our “Author Special” website, which includes a custom installation of WordPress with up to ten pre-populated pages and custom graphic design for only $499.

This package also include support, lots of guidance from Columbus Publishing Lab experts, and an hour of training to help you make the most of your WordPress website.

Frank also took advantage of a special upgrade to allow users to donate or download PDF e-books for free off of his website.  This option is a great way to make your content available to more readers and to spread the word about what you’re offering.

Take a look at RecoveryPerspectives.net.

If you’re interested in building a website for an author or a book, please contact us.  We’d be happy to explain the services we can offer and to provide additional samples of our work.

Capital Offense – Columbus Press

final_cover_LGCapital Offense by Kurt Stevens was originally published to the web as a serial novel, and then released by traditional avenues as a paperback and e-book on January 28, 2014.  Columbus Press, the publisher of the book, uses the same team of editors, designers and marketing consultants that are available to you through Columbus Publishing Lab.

Capital Offense underwent a severe developmental review process by editor Brad Pauquette, before a copy edit was completed by editor Lin Rice.  The proofread was completed by a team of proofreaders.

The cover design and interior design were completed by a team of Columbus Publishing Lab designers.  The cover design would fall under our “Premium Cover Design” services.

The website for the serial release of the book was designed by our team (web design services), find it at www.CapitalOffenseBook.com.  We also assisted with the production of print materials, the creation of a marketing plan and a complete social media implementation.

The book, both paperback and e-book, are now available on Amazon.com.  The paperback is available from all major online retailers.

Are you interested in producing a book like Capital Offense?  Please contact us to discuss your project today.

Best of Ohio Short Stories – Columbus Creative Cooperative

Best of Ohio Short StoriesBest of Ohio Short Stories: Volume 1 was released by Columbus Creative Cooperative in November of 2013, using the same editorial, design, marketing and distribution services that are available to you through Columbus Publishing Lab.

All of the stories included in this book underwent a developmental editing process and copy editing process.

Custom digital artwork was created for the book cover (Premium Book Cover).  The interior of the book was carefully laid out by an experienced designer.

In addition, marketing materials and a website (Author Special Website) — www.BestofOhioBook.com — were created specifically for this book.

Using the same distribution services available to you, the book is available from all major retailers as both a paperback book and an e-book.

Check out Best of Ohio Short Stories: Volume 1 on Goodreads and Amazon, or on the Columbus Creative Cooperative website.

If you’re thinking about self-publishing, you won’t find a better team of editors, designers and consultants than we have at Columbus Publishing Lab.  Our distribution services are top-notch and our pricing is fair.  Check out our self-publishing packages today.

Every client at Columbus Publishing Lab receives first-class, personalized service.  There’s no 1-800 number or general support e-mail.  When you use our self-publishing services, you’ll have a dedicated, knowledgeable single point of contact who you can call or e-mail personally.

If you have any questions, please contact us.