Frequently Asked Questions
What steps are involved in a typical project?
Phase 1: We interview you by secure conference line or via Skype and over a series of calls, we gather all the information we need to build an outline.
Phase 2: We will continue to gather information to complete your story.
Phase 3: We write. Then you receive the delivered manuscript and check for facts, tone, and style.
Phase 4: We revise.
Phase 5: Delivery of your final manuscript.
Phase 6: Professional book and cover design.
Phase 7: On-demand publishing in every format--hardcover, softcover, and e-book.
Phase 8: Marketing support at whatever level you require.
How long before I see my manuscript?
It's usually a four to nine month process, depending upon the length of your book.
How much does it cost?
Booktiq evaluates each idea and manuscript individually. We don't subscribe to a "one-size-fits-all" approach. The total cost of the project depends on a variety of factors: whether or not you already have an existing manuscript, the level of editing necessary, the length of the book post editing, the marketing package, and packaging elements such as trim size, interior design work required, and binding.
What services do you provide for my book once it's written and edited?
In addition to full writing and editorial services, we also design, produce, market, and professionally publish your book.
Are you writers or editors?
We are both. And we can function as either or both, depending upon what best serves the needs of your project.
Do I have all the rights to my book?
Yes. You're the author. Your name will never appear as a "client" anywhere on our website, in social media, or in dinner table conversation. We offer complete, total, hermetically sealed confidentiality. Think of us as your personal writing team who can save you time and money.
Does it matter where I'm located?
Nope. We work with people all over the world. The U.K. Australia. California. New York. Canada.
Can you work with multiple author projects?
Yes, we can. However, we recommend a maximum of four authors for one book. Pricing will vary.
What other services do you offer?
From content and development editing to outlining and project/book proposals, we can work with you.
Do you work with organizations?
Yes, we are happy to work with either non-profit or for profit organizations and companies. If you are considering a book, which might be a company history or anthology, please contact us. Often companies, collectives, or nonprofits decide to write a book together for an audience of investors or funders.