Introductory Call

Here's a Handy Checklist for your First Call with Spellbound

BEFORE THE CALL

🗹 I have decided to work with Spellbound to produce my book (either on my own label, or under Spellbound’s portfolio).

🗹 I have sent my completed manuscript in a word document ready for Spellbound to review for purposes of issuing a book production quote to Tiffany@SpellboundPublishers.com.

🗹 I have a google drive folder of all of the images/illustrations I want to use in my book, or will have them within one month of signing a publishing contract with Spellbound. Note: Spellbound offers photography and illustration services if needed.

Optional:

🗹 I have sent my 1-3 page synopsis to Tiffany@SpellboundPublishers.com

IN THE CALL WE WILL COVER

  • Identify your personal goals for your book/series

  • Identify genre & your spot on the “bookshelf”

  • Discuss the ideal market for your work (who are your readers?)

  • Identify the size of book you want to produce: (a) 5.5 x 8.5, (b) 6 x 9, (c) 8 x 8

  • Identify if you would like to do paperback, hardback, ebook - or all three

  • Next steps for the editing + publishing process

  • Admin process: Copyright, ISBN, Library of Congress

  • Confirm our plan for photos/illustrations

  • Any questions you have :)

WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER THE CALL

Spellbound will:

  • Send a publishing quote with timeline for your signature

  • Send a cover questionnaire for you to complete

Author will:

  • Return signed publishing contract and deposit

  • Submit author bio (250 words or less) in the body of an email

  • Submit back cover text (250 words or less) in the body of an email

  • Submit current headshot of author - hi res - 300 dpi or higher as jpg (this can be omitted)

  • Complete and return cover questionnaire

  • Begin considering marketing and sales angles