If you don't want to become an entrepreneur, then you don't want to become an author!
The Fig & The Vine has always had as a main goal the ideal of producing authors who are true entrepreneurs - what the industry refers to as AuthorPreneurs.
Contrary to the gloomy predictions and even the challenges facing the industry, publishing offers more opportunities for authors than ever - but the very things affecting the printing and selling of books, such as our complicated digital age, can actually become avenues for revenue for a determined author willing to learn and invest in the people who can help them grow. Those authors must treat their titles as their business.
Authors who are not serious business people do not enjoy success and satisfaction in their experience - whether they seek a large, mainstream publishing house, an independent experience, or anything in between.
In keeping with this priority, the F&V has become a hybrid publishing house, providing both traditional opportunities to select authors and also being rather like a publishing co-op, with authors retaining the F&V imprint while enjoying full ownership of their respective titles and the titles' earnings as well.
CONSULTING / AUTHOR SERVICES:
We offer a variety of writing, editing, and consulting services to authors for any stage of their journey. These services include:
Not sure what you need? Use the contact form and send us some scoop on where you're at with your title. We'll be more than happy to help you figure out your options and your next step.
What is your cost?
We like to give our potential clients some ballpark figures so they can know what to expect. While we work with each client to give them the best value possible, our standard fees are as follows:
Copy Editing: $75 per hour
Content Editing: $75 per hour
Read-through and Evaluation: $35 - $45 flat rate and usually around $1 per page. This includes what's called a "light edit" with a detailed summary of suggestions for the title, along with organizational advice, market advice, etc.
*We do offer a significant discount for qualifying non-profit and ministry-related projects.
Ghost writing and Co Author services must be negotiated on a per-project basis.
Reading / Evaluation
Consulting / Title / Market Evaluation
Ghost Writing / Co-Authoring