BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Professionals can build their practices when they write a book, says self-publishing expert Ellen Reid, author of "Putting Your Best Book Forward, A Book Shepherd's Secrets for Producing Award-Winning Books That Sell" (ISBN 978-09841441-3-6, Little Moose Press, Beverly Hills, CA).
"Professionals need every advantage to sign new clients. A book can be the key factor to turn a professional into a superstar," said Reid, president of Ellen Reid's Book Shepherding(R), a division of Smarketing LLC (http://www.bookshep.com), who helps busy professionals turn their manuscripts into printed books by managing the thousands of details that go into turning a Word file into a professionally produced book that becomes a key marketing tool for professionals. She also helps doctors, lawyers and business owners create their own publishing companies so they can retain all their rights, including electronic rights, to create e-books, printed books, audio books and other products.
"A book helps turn a coach, consultant or business owner into an expert and a thought leader. A book helps create their expert status," said Reid, whose clients have written books on health, business, finance, memoir and fiction and many other genres.
With e-books, and digital printing, it's never been easier to have a book published.
"However, it's never been harder to get a book produced well," said Reid, who has produced numerous books that have won awards.
"If you don't create a book that stands up well next to the books published by big houses, your brand image will suffer as a result," she said.
"There are many details that go into making a book look and feel like a book that brings honor to a professional and one that makes them proud," she said.
Reid offers a complete, hands-on service that helps busy professionals take their book from manuscript to print. She helps authors produce their own book file that can be printed by any reputable printing service, including the print-on-demand companies.
"Professionals are busy with their work. They don't have time to deal with the details of producing a book. That's where I come in," said Reid. "I make sure I am available to accommodate my client's time zones and because I know my clients have busy work schedules. My clients and I talk, text, email and iChat!"
Reid is a book producer. She assembles a team of creatives who are experts in their fields. These experts include cover designers, copy editors and copywriters and more. For more information, go to http://www.selfpublishingexcellence.com
"I present the ideas and designs to the author and together we make all the decisions," she said.
Reid also can help professionals set up their own publishing company. As a publisher, the author would have total control.
It generally takes four to six months to turn a manuscript into a book.
For a free 30-minute consultation, email Ellen Reid at email@example.com or call 310-862-2573.
"Ellen Reid has raised the publishing of an independent book to a new level. Bravo, Ellen!" said Esther and Richard Shapiro, Creators of Dynasty.
"Ellen Reid has an extraordinary eye for quality and is a genius at book producing and branding," said Dan Poynter, The Self-Publishing Manual.
About Ellen Reid
Since 1999, Ellen Reid has built a solid reputation as the go-to Executive Book Producer when excellence is an absolute necessity and you don't want to do it yourself. She has guided countless clients in producing award-winning books, starting their own independent publishing companies, or utilizing some of the other ever-evolving technologies for tapping into the highly lucrative indie publishing business. Today, she is the acknowledged Beverly Hills premier book-publishing consultant, and is the author of her own award-winning book, Putting Your Best Book Forward. (http://www.puttingyourbestbookforward.com)
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