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 EARTHMAN is an experienced editor whose background in publishing also includes reviewing books, conducting author interviews, and serving as a literary agent. As a reviewer, she has worked for Kirkus Indie and Publishers Weekly. For PW, she reviewed novels along with books related to sports, psychology, self-help, culture, and parenting. For this venue, she also conducted Q&As with authors including ESPN's Matthew Berry, and served as a judge for the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. A member of the American Copy Editors Society (ACES), she judged the first annual BookLife Prize in Fiction, sponsored by PW, and continues to work with the BookLife program as an independent editor.
Hannah has editing contracts with RosettaBooks, BusinessGhost, Medlar Publishing Solutions, an imprint of a major traditional literary press, and other publishers and communication firms.
Hannah helps authors with post-editing needs, recently acting as an agent to sell the debut research work of a client to the Praeger division of ABC-Clio Publishing.
For Her Circle Ezine, Hannah interviewed numerous authors, including Heidi W. Durrow (The Girl Who Fell From the Sky), Minrose Gwin (The Queen of Palmyra), Margaret Dilloway (How to Be an American Housewife), Elena Gorokhova (A Mountain of Crumbs: A Memoir), and Amy Greene (Bloodroot). Her interview with author Amy Greene was reprinted by Appalachian History.
Hannah's expertise includes the Chicago Manual of Style. Clients appreciate her attention to detail and thorough, constructive feedback. Works she has edited have been sold to traditional publishers and have become Amazon best sellers.