Consultation on Self-Publishing

Self-publishing consultation is provided in a few settings:

  • Self-publishing seminars: min. 15 people
  • Small focus groups: addresses group specific needs – material is customized to customer needs. Target group size: 5-7 people.
  • One-on-one personalized self-publishing consultation – $125/hr. Can be provided either in person, or remotely – via Skype, email, or phone.
  • I’ll consult on specific areas targeting a particular self-publishing query offering solutions that doesn’t cost a fortune.
  • I’ll listen to your needs, ask questions, deliver recommendations and together we’ll have your book published.
  • You’ll be the publisher and have total control over the entire publication process.


Topics Covered

My consultation services cover several interest areas:

    • Canadian ISBN Application/US ISBN Application
    • CIP Application
    • Legal Deposit
    • Canadian Wholesalers
    • Copyright Application
    • How to choose the right Printer
    • How to write a copyright page
    • How to write and publish a cookbook
    • Cookbooks for fundraisers
    • How to write and publish a children’s book
    • How to write and publish a novel
    • How to write and publish an e-book
    • How to avoid printers disguised as publishers (a.k.a. vanity publishers?)
  • How to retain Copyright Ownership when working with illustrators

According to the 1976 COPYRIGHT ACT (Circular 9, “Work-Made-For-Hire”): “If a work is made for hire, an employer is considered the author even if an employee actually created the work. The employer can be a firm, an organization, or an individual.”
As a self-publisher I have been there and done that. I have seen many writers get into a fix with their illustrators once the writer’s work is published and they start generating income from their work. Mirwag Inc. can come up with an ironclad contract between you and the illustrator so that you own the illustrations and have copyright to them, and not have any “SURPRISES” in the future from the illustrator. There is no such thing as both the illustrator and the author owning the rights to a piece of work unless it is definitely agreed upon.

  • Book Cover Design
  • Sketches And Drawings
  • Children’s Book Illustrations
  • Book Layout
  • Freelance Writing
  • Copy editing
  • Proofreading
  • eBook Cover Design
  • Book Trailer
  • Web Banners and Buttons
  • MS Word conversion into ebook ready for publication
  • ISBN/EAN Barcode Generating
  • Sell Sheet Design
  • Marketing Plan Consultation for starting your own Self-Publishing Business
  • Corporate Branding for your Imprint
  • … and everything else to do with or associated with genuine self-publishing.


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