Publishing Consulting Rates
Start with an initial complimentary phone call to discuss your unique circumstance. John and you will identify your goals. He will then suggest a short-term or long-term plan to address your situation. Following the initial call, John will provide you with a detailed plan that helps you, step-by-step, work toward achieving your objective. The plan will include one-on-one calls and emails. John will also provide detailed next steps for you to complete on your own, while he checks in and provides support.
If you want to move forward, his rates are as follows:
Hourly Rate: $150.00 USD an hour for phone calls, emails, research on publishers or agents, or reviewing your query letter, proposal, or manuscript.
Bank of 8 Hours at a Reduced Fee: Commit to 8 hours of work with John over a period of 60 days and the cost would be $1,000 (or $125 an hour).
Project Basis: You and John would discuss your project goals and John would suggest the scope of the project and give detail responsibilities including how often you would connect. John would then lay out a plan for the project and quote a flat fee ahead of time.
Terms: Fees are paid in advance via credit/debit card, PayPal, or check. Calls would be at mutually agreeable times (John is available 7 AM EST to 9 PM EST most days). Work done offline (email, research, etc.) would count toward a project or accumulated hours.
Refund Policy: If you are unhappy with your results or the process, you get a prorated refund for time not used.