I’m looking for a book publicist but I don’t want to be locked in with a contract. Can you help me?
Nurture Your BOOKS™ has always been contract-free. Publicity services are based on an initial 3-months with the month-to-month service afterward. The level (1-4) of publicity is discussed in great detail and the cost is agreed upon before we invoice you.
Do you work with Independent (Indie) Authors?
Yes, we are pleased to work with independently published, self-published, eBook-only, small press, POD, vanity press as well as traditional/legacy published authors.
You have promotional standards? What does that mean, what are they and why do you have them?
Promotional standards are minimum requirements that Nurture Your BOOKS™ has for our clients before we can promote them and their work. A potential client and their book(s) generally meet our promotional standards if their book has been professionally edited, has a high-quality, professional cover design (front & back) and the book has been properly formatted. We review all pertinent information before we agree to promote an author and their work. These standards exist to help our client’s books meet industry standards, so their work can compete with releases from medium and large, traditional publishing houses.
What types or genres do you promote?
We promote most genres and accept thrillers, children’s fiction and non-fiction, romance, memoirs, LGBT, historical fiction, non-fiction, YA & NA fiction & non-fiction, cooking, food & wine, chick lit, graphic novels, fantasy, Sci-Fi, non-linear fiction, etc. There are some genres that we try to steer clear of due to the difficulties in effectively promoting them. We usually do not accept self-help, religious non-fiction, poetry, short story collections/anthologies and business books. That said, if it’s a well-written story that keeps readers entertained, we’ll be happy to take a look at it!
How can Nurture Your BOOKS™ help me?
Our clients can choose from a diverse range of premium author services, including author interviews, author promotion packages, book promotion packages, new book release features, adverting opportunities on our website, author & book showcases, book trailer spotlights, custom designs (website headers, badges, and basic blog/website set-up), digital services (press kits, sell sheets, press release writing & distribution, etc.), book marketing packages, NURTURE Book Tours™ and more.
Are your services limited to Canadian and US clients?
No, we operate on a global scale via the internet. As an independent author and book promotion company, we assist clients from all over the world.
I have a book that already meets your promotional standards and I have a firmly established author platform. Does Nurture provide services that focus primarily on book sales?
Absolutely. Although the majority of our services focus on promoting authors and their work, some authors are at the point where they are looking for book sales over promotion. Generating book sales is in large part the result of more costly, marketing and advertising campaigns. If you have a larger budget to work with, we can design and implement one of these campaigns for you and your book.
Can you guarantee me increased book sales?
It is our firm belief that any individual or company that promises increased book sales is at least in part, scamming the author. Promising increased book sales to an author is an unethical practice that we do not condone or participate in. We fully understand that once a book is published and the author has an established author platform, one of the main goals is to sell their books. Nurture’s marketing and advertising campaigns help authors by generating more interest in their name and their book(s); increased awareness, marketing and advertising leads to increased book sales.
Can you publish my book?
No, we cannot publish your book as we do not operate a publishing company.
What type of publisher promotions and discounts do you offer?
Publishing companies may be eligible to receive bulk-rate discounts on NURTURE Book Tours™ and other author and book promotion packages. Please contact us for more information.
What are acceptable book formats?
Bound, print copies are acceptable; ARC’s and bound Galleys are fine. We also accept audio books and e-Books (Adobe® PDF, Microsoft® Word, BBeB® Book and other text file formats, as well as ePub/ACS4 and connection with Adobe Digital Editions).
Can you promote my book if it is written in French?
We’re sorry, but we only promote books that are printed in English, at this time.
Can you help me get to the point where my books will meet your promotional standards?
Absolutely! We have guided and helped numerous indie authors who’ve come to us with an edited manuscript and little else. We offer a free initial consult to all potential clients; if they don’t meet the required standard, we let them know exactly what they’ll need to do so we can promote them and their work.
What are your ad. and promotion guidelines?
We reserve the right to refuse and/or remove any client, content and/or advertisement that we deem offensive, inappropriate, unsuitable or a conflict of interest — without warning or refund.
My book has many errors and structural issues; is this okay?
Please do not ask us to promote your book if it has not undergone a minimum of one professional edit. We reserve the right to refuse to promote a book that has not received sufficient editing (no refunds or credits will be given).
Who do I attribute promotions to?
Attribution Credit is to be given to Nurture Your BOOKS™ unless otherwise stated.
Can I pay after you’ve completed the work for me?
To keep Nurture Your BOOKS™ contract-free for our clients, we require full payment upfront for all services, before we can begin working for you.
Should I insure all mail sent to you?
We recommend that all packages (payments/books) have a tracking number attached; insure the packages at your discretion as Nurture Your BOOKS™ will not be responsible for any misplaced, lost or stolen mail.
What FREE author services do you offer?
We offer several free services. All free services are offered at the discretion of Nurture Your BOOKS™ and as such, not everyone who submits their information is guaranteed to be featured. Before trying to use any free services, please note the following: If your book does not meet our promotional standards (professionally edited, a quality cover designed and properly formatted), we apologize but you will not be able to take advantage of our free services.
What methods of payment do you accept for Premium Services?
We accept VISA, Master Card and American Express through our verified, PayPal Merchant Account.
Do you have a refund policy?
To keep our services contract-free, all fees and payments are non-refundable, without exception. We can offer credit toward future services from us. We do our best to maintain very high standards and ensure that our clients have a positive customer service experience. If you have any concerns, questions or comments, please contact us.
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