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Consulting

Digital Bindery works with individuals and organizations to integrate social media, website design, and digital publishing strategies into a cohesive and actionable plan. In a world of apps, widgets, posts, and tweets technology and terminology can be intimidating and confusing. We can help you understand the terminology and changes in workflow necessary to successfully navigate the digital publishing world. Digital Bindery experts are available for one-on-one tutorials, corporate classes, or strategic business analysis.

 
  • What kinds of consulting do you do?

Our consulting service provides insight into ebook creation, marketing, and revenue opportunity through your converted book.  We offer website evaluations to help you determine if you’re website is functioning the way you intended, if you need a few tweaks, or if you are ready for a complete overhaul. We explain the complexities of social media and provide one-on-one tutorials. And finally, we provide distribution consultation—what does it take to sell your work, get it into the most hands, and optimize your potential for making the most money.

  • How much does consulting cost?

We bill hourly for consulting and for expenses if we travel to you. If you don’t talk a lot or have many questions, it’s pretty cheap! We always provide you with an estimate based on your request. We don’t believe in surprises.

  • Can you help me get my ebooks onto Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other stores?

Definitely! We have information available about how to set up accounts with all of the major ebook retailers. While we don’t do distribution for our clients, we are happy to share our information with you so that you can set up the necessary accounts on your own. If you’d like us to set up your accounts for you, we can certainly do that as well at our standard hourly rate.

  • I already have an epub file; can you look at it and tell me if it’s okay?

We can certainly have a look at your preexisting epub or mobi file and tell you if it’s up to our standards of quality. We’ll prepare a report for you listing the things that we would do differently and why, and the problems that you might run into on various devices or reading systems. If you just want us give it a quick once-over, we can certainly oblige that, or we can go much more in depth—just let us know what you’re looking for and we’ll accommodate. Analysis of your file and the creation of the report will be billed at our hourly rate.

  • I’m a publisher, and I’d like to talk to you about best practices for my workflow.

At Digital Bindery, we have a thorough grounding in the publishing industry, from acquisitions through editing, design, and marketing. We understand your processes and the problems that go along with them, so we’re in a good position to give you advice about how to make best use of the content you have and how to create an efficient workflow.  Drop us a line and let us see how we can help you!

  • I’m planning to use you for other services; do I need to pay for consulting as well?

The publishing world is changing, and we know that our clients have a lot of questions. That’s why our services include plenty of advice. If we do an ebook conversion for you, we’ll always explain any changes that we make to the print design of the book, and we’ll send you on your way with information about how to get your ebook into the major ebook retailers. Similarly, if we build a website for you, we’ll sit down with you in our offices for up to an hour giving you the grand tour and making sure that you’re comfortable making changes to the site and putting up new posts.

  • How much do you charge for consulting?

At this time, our standard hourly rate is $75.

  • I’m in the planning stages of a really innovative ebook-based project. Can you give me advice?

We’re always excited about projects that push on the boundaries of “book.” By all means, get in touch and tell us about your project. We’ll sit down with you and talk about what’s possible and what isn’t, then come up with a plan for moving forward and bringing your project to completion.

 

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