After ten years in the publishing industry, I know just how busy authors can be! Many of you also have day jobs to supplement your writing income, and carving out time to focus on writing and revisions can sometimes feel impossible. On top of that, you’re also expected to engage with readers, promote your books, keep your website updated, distribute a newsletter, attend conferences… the list is endless!
If your author to-do list is too long to tackle, then you’ve come to the right place. I offer a broad list of support services for both self-published and traditionally published authors, and I’d love to smooth the way for your success as an author. Let me help you reclaim your time and refocus your energy on what you love most—writing your books!
Below you will find a list of the most common author support services available through Lauren Smulski Literary. If you require something outside of the list below, simply drop me a line via my contact page to see how I can help you!
All support services are billed at a rate of $30/hour with a two-hour minimum. Monthly packages are also available in blocks of five, ten, and fifteen hours at a slightly discounted rate.
I am also offering a limited selection of editorial services at this time. Please see my editorial services page for more details about my offerings.
NEWSLETTER DESIGN, EDITING, AND DISTRIBUTION
Does creating your author newsletter take too much time out of your writing schedule? Or are you seeking a better way to connect with your readership? I can assist you with newsletter design and content creation, and my keen editorial eye will ensure your newsletters are always error-free!
WEBSITE AND SOCIAL MEDIA UPDATES
Do website updates (and typo corrections, ugh!) fill you with dread? Or are you too busy to come up with new ways to engage with your fans on social media? Let me help you keep readers up to date with all your latest news!
GIVEAWAY ORGANIZATION AND BOOK PROMO SCHEDULING
Are you overwhelmed by the process of applying for all the various book promo opportunities out there? Or perhaps you never seem to have time to arrange giveaways or run list-building campaigns? Leave all the organizing and scheduling to me! I can assist with promo stacking, book giveaways, scheduling blog tours and cover reveals, and more.
Struggling to come up with a great blurb for your next book? Or maybe your backlist cover copy needs a refresh to draw in new readers? I have ten years of experience writing fantastic book blurbs, and I’d love to help you craft attention-grabbing copy!
VELLUM BOOK FORMATTING
Although services like Vellum make print and ebook formatting easier than ever, it’s still a time-consuming task! Once your manuscript has been revised, edited, and proofed, let me take it off your hands and turn it into a beautifully formatted book.
GENERAL SUPPORT SERVICES
Authors aren’t just amazingly creative people—they’re also business owners who sometimes need to shift basic admin tasks off their plates. Here are some of the general support services I can assist you with:
- Database management
- Document creation
- Marketplace research
- Email support
- Applying for ISBNs
- Selecting BISAC codes
- Calendar management
- Event scheduling
- Booking travel
- And more!