Self-Publishing, Ebook Publishing, and Print-on-Demand Consultant
Copyright, ISBN Numbers, Printers, Distribution, Marketing
Judge: Indie Book Awards
Developmental Content Editing, Writing Assistance, Query Letters, Book Proposals, Submissions to Literary Agents and Publishers
BETH BRUNO is a columnist, author, and book editor. Hundreds of her articles have been published in print and online, and her first book, Wild Tulips, came out in 2001 and went into a second printing in 2002. Beth's proximity to New York and her position as President of the CT Authors and Publishers Association give her unique access to literary agents and publishers in and around New York City. Several of the authors whose manuscripts she has edited have been published in the mainstream, thanks to her referrals on their behalf.
Beth’s editing interests are eclectic and include a delicious mix of fiction, nonfiction, young adult, and children’s works. Among the 350+ manuscripts she has edited, she has a special affinity for: mystery/suspense, women’s fiction, memoir, psychology topics, romance, self-help, how-to, and both fiction and nonfiction for young adult (YA) readers.
In addition to editing, Beth serves as a judge for the Indie Book Awards, an excellent contest for authors who self-publish. Winners receive cash prizes, publicity, and introduction to literary agents and publishers.
"I want to thank Beth for the spectacular job she did editing my book, which has just been published. When Beth first*** received the manuscript, she understood what was missing and recognized the changes needed to improve the flow, characterization, plot, etc., of my novel. She had a keen eye for small details. Beth was also always very available to discuss suggestions, and she quickly came up with alternatives to solve the problems we encountered along the way. She guided me through the particulars of my novel to the final polished product. The result: A published book." Oscar Medina
HANNAH EARTHMANis an experienced editor whose clients' books have been sold to traditional publishers and have become Amazon best sellers. She frequently helps clients with multiple aspects of the publishing process, calling on her experience as not only a book editor but also a book reviewer (for Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Indie), acquisitions editor (for Sotto Voce Magazine and Scout & Engineer), and competition judge (for the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award and PW's BookLife Prize in Fiction).
- Editing for a major traditional literary press, RosettaBooks, Medlar Publishing Solutions, Stober, Poltavets, & Associates, StratCom: Strategic Communications of Ukraine, Institutional Investor Journals, and a large national POD platform.
- Editing via the Publishers Weekly BookLife program.
- Helping a client sell her debut book on the science of creativity to ABC-Clio Publishing.
- Serving as a judge for the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award and PW's BookLife Prize in Fiction.
- Interviewing authors, including ESPN's Matthew Berry, for Publishers Weekly.
- Interviewing authors, including Heidi W. Durrow and Amy Greene, for Her Circle Ezine.
- Serving on the team of acquisition editors for Sotto Voce Magazine.
- Reviewing books for Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews Indie, Foreword Reviews, and Her Circle Ezine.