Allowing The Creative Waters To Dry Up Erodes Your Writing Career!
Full Marketing Pond Design Services: $1,150.00
Regular Water Pump & Pond Aeration Maintenance to Avoid Dredging: $100/month
Just like a natural pond, a
properly flowing book marketing program is, for the most part,
low-maintenance and works gently with Mother Nature. As your pond
expands with new books for readers to enjoy, one literary lily pad helps
them move around your pond to the next with a simple joy as they become
comfortable in your waters.
Yet on occasion, your pond needs a
little nurturing. Just like anything else you find in creation, your
Book's Marketing Pond has different needs at various times of the year.
We will assist you in bubbling during the winter to avoid a
freeze-over; we'll create a little bit of noise in the spring to attract
new eyes; in summer's heat, we'll freshen your pond with fragrant
enticements; and we'll prepare your pond for autumn's changing winds.
THE FILTRATION SYSTEM: THE CUSTOM COVER DESIGN: $300
After the Deep Water and Nesting Services have
been completed, the custom cover design is the most critical part of
your Marketing Pond's Design. Your book's cover is the Filtration
System that attracts readers to begin turning pages. Without a
thoughtfully created cover, specific to your unique story, your book
will not float upon the waves closest to the shoreline, within easy
reach of your audience.
THE WATER PUMP: THE AUTHOR WEBSITE: $400
amount of maintenance your book's Marketing Pond requires generally
depends on the type of Water Pump that bubbles your your pond to avoid
stagnation. In the book world, your Water Pump is your author website.
For example, if the pump sits at the bottom of the pond, with no
attention from you, then you may find yourself involved in major
dredging of algae and parasites, which could involve a complete pond
redesign. This can get rather expensive in both time and money...
especially if you're busy writing your next book, and don't have the
time to devote to dredging.
If you don't have a way for readers
to easily find you within the literary storm's fury of hundreds of
thousands of other author's books, you may suffer a writing career that
crashes against a fractured jetty.
A standard website includes the following pages (additional pages can be added on as your career grows at $25 per page):
- Home page with an event countdown clock.
- About page with an extensive author interview.
- Published works page with all of your currently available books (cover art, synopsis, etc), including "buy" links.
- A Contact page with a newsletter sign-up form, so readers can send you reviews and other messages easily.
- A Blog page to keep your fans interested in you and your writing career.
- Social Media links on every page.
POND AERATION: THE MARKETING MATERIALS: $450
your message to potential readers doesn't reach fresh air on a regular
basis, then your pond will be void of the little fishes and plants that
spawn your popularity and keep your writing career above water.
Bookmarks, media kits, posters and the like, are the lures that get
interested readers to nibble at your work. Satisfy the hunger of one
reader, and others floating by will take notice, and perhaps dip their
toes into your book's pond.
***If Write Duck Press did not design your book cover, you must supply it to us in full color jpg 300dpi when ordering Water Pump or Pond Aeration services.
Important elements to Pond Aeration include the following:
"interactive excerpt" or "look inside" preview with the code to insert
into your website, and a link to share in emails and on social media.
two-sided, custom bookmarks with your book's cover and synopsis on the
front, ISBN, availability, and your website information on the back.
two-sided, custom postcards with your book's cover, order information,
and QR Code on the front, with your return address and mailing space on
- One 11" x 17" poster mounted on foam board and laminated to use at book festivals or signings as a table or window display.
Media Kit which includes front and back cover slicks, an author
headshot slick, an author one-sheet (bio/resume), a book one-sheet
(synopsis/key passages), a social media one-sheet (suggested social
media messages, tweets, postings), sample interview questions (to supply
to the media for greater accessibility), notable scenes for interviews,
a press release, two ARC (Advance Read Copies) editions in digital
format, a marketing handbook (with tips and tricks for signings and
daily marketing techniques), and a media kit archival disk for future
use and duplication.
are outside the boundaries of typical Pond Design Services. Book
Trailers are produced by special request, and project costs vary,
depending on the scope of the project. Contact us at Info@WriteDuckPress.com for information regarding book trailers.Payment Process:
offer an affordable payment plan which we believe will
accommodate the financial situation of
every author. The initial deposit is made at the time of
manuscript submission. Then, the final payment is made at the time of project completion, via an electronic invoice sent to your email
box. Payment can be made through credit or debit cards, or via PayPal,
or authors may mail a check when invoices are received to:
Write Duck Press c/o Grey Wolfe Publishing PO
Box 1088 Birmingham, MI 48009.
If you meet
with us personally, we can easily accept all forms of
payment at the time of your consultation.Special
arrangements can be made for writers with certain financial challenges.
Discuss these possibilities with us during your consultation or send an
inquiry to Info@WriteDuckPress.com before submitting your manuscript.