Self Publishing? Marketing to a Publisher?


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Well,  you do need to get that book edited, of course.  Readers are very quick to give negative reviews when they find problems in plot arc, prose, characterization, and pacing.  No matter how well you promote, your book will plateau if it doesn't meet or exceed reader expectations. I have lots of experience in the publishing world in a range of fiction genres and memoir. Make sure that y0ur book exceeds reader expectationxs

What I also give you is support on how to promote your book to your readers, including a step by step program to get your book onto an best seller list, help with online keywords , and free blurb and PR copy.

I work hard on your book and I want to see it make good money for you!

So what do you need to have in order to have strong sales?


 You need to meet or exceed the expectations of your readers. My manuscript evaluation gives you a complete analysis of your book, chapter by chapter.  Are you really ready to publish?  If you fail to meet reader expectations you can expect poor reviews on

Readers look for professional quality:  My content edit helps you create a professional and polished manuscript as I help you eliminate weak spots, beef up characterization, and polish your prose with a copy edit so that the book is ready to publish and does meet those reader expectations.  Struggling with that first draft?  We can work chapter by chapter to create a strong book from the get-go.  


No paying scammers!   You need the right publisher to suit your book and your career goals, whether that's an agent and a New York house,  a small press commercial publisher, self publishing, or  one of the exciting new hybrid publishers.   We'll find the right publisher for your book and you won't get scammed. 


You must promote, no matter who publishes your book. I know the critical elements of successful promotion and what is working for authors and their books right now.     I'll help you plan the right promotional platform to suit your book and your time budget. 

Self Publishing?

I was an award winning New York published author, and I have supported myself as a writer and writing teacher for twenty years.   I know what your book means to you and I want it to succeed.   I've worked with many authors in many genres over the years and I know what is working for writers right now, as opposed to last week or last year.   I will help you navigate the self publishing process and promote your book effectively. 
Today's book must be professional in quality in order to succeed.  Readers are demanding.  Visit my Services page to find out how I can help your book succeed.

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What My Clients Have to Say:

Larry Causey   Briar's Lookout

Mary Rosenblum has been a part of my fiction publishing enterprise from the start, and I would highly recommend her services to anyone.  She's something between a confidant and a sparring partner.  I had the good fortune to have her as my instructor with Long Ridge Writers Group for my first novel, "Tucson Rider."  The course covered three chapters, but after its completion Mary continued to give me encouragement and advice.  Published by CreateSpace and Amazon, "Tucson Rider" has met with respectable success, most of that through Kindle.

 Mary advised me to collect the Western short stories that make up "Bitter Water," also published through Amazon and Kindle.  One of the stories, "Rosa's Getaway," is a segment from my most recent novel, "Briar's Lookout."

 Mary never complained about the freebies, but I broke down and paid for an evaluation of "Briar's Lookout."  This helped me expand it when I had despaired of doing that.  She also did an edit, opening my eyes to the significance of details.  As she promised, she made a lot of small changes that were hardly noticeable.  I had the final say, so if any mistakes remain, that's my fault.

 Because of Mary's contributions, I feel "Briar's Lookout" is a more professionally prepared novel.  If I need help in my future endeavors, Mary Rosenblum will be my go-to person.


Hmmm...confidant and sparring partner, eh?  I guess that's true, since I nag authors for their best and I'm not afraid to say why I want them to change things.   Larry's a strong writer, his Old West is realistic, historical, and populated with vivid characters who suit their time. It's a real, dusty, compelling read and worth your time and money!

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