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What's included in the consultation call?
The call is 60 minutes for you to ask any and all of your questions about getting your idea published.
What does Wildebeest Publishing do?
We are a hybrid book publisher. That means, unlike traditional book publishers that pay for book ideas up front, you pay us to help you get your ideas organized and into actionable content.
Our area of focus is on workbooks, journals, and books that help others grow.
What if I am just in the idea phase?
We can work with you in an accountability/consultation phase to bring your idea to life. You pay for coaching calls at your pace, as you build and we help guide you in bringing your idea to life.
Why do you charge for publishing?
You may have heard that real publishers don't charge for publishing. While that may have been true in pre-Amazon days and before self-publishing wasn't a thing. However, in today's world with the many options available, paying for help is a perfectly viable service.
We charge because we are helping you self-publish. This is referred to as hybrid-publishing. Many people can and do self-publish but they are often hindered by technical ability, design knowledge, and lack of marketing skills.
We can help with all of those things.
Can I make payments?
Yes, we will give you an up front estimate of the costs and then we can work with you on a payment schedule. The estimate will vary largely due to how well prepared your text and images are.
How much is a consultation and why is there a fee for it?
Consultations are $150 per session. We charge this for a few reasons.
1. You want valuable information and we will be giving you valuable information that you'll be able to use whether you work with us or not.
2. Our time is valuable and so is yours. We do not want to spend time talking to people who are not serious about getting published.
3. If you do choose to work with us, the fee is applied towards the publishing fees, so you will get it back.
Are there any additional fees I'll have to pay?
Everything is included in the starting prices to get your 100 page or less workbook or journal concept up for sale on Amazon. Additional fees may be added for over 100 pages, e-books, audio versions, deeper dive editing, additional marketing, and other services.
Is it necessary for me to hire a editor?
Whether you are publishing a workbook, journal, or hoping for a best-selling novel, your words need to be edited. There are several types of editing for different levels of review. Our services include a light hand edit. This means that we will check your spelling and grammar. We will also make suggestions for deeper content level editing. This type of editing makes sure your messages are clear and concise. Deeper levels of editing are available for additional fees.
What platforms do you typically publish through?
Will I still own all of the rights to my product if I go through a publishing company?
As the original author of your work, you own the copyright to your work. In working with us, you'll sign a contract that grants us license to publish your work. It is up to you if you wish to register your copyright with the government.