Spotted in a second-hand ex-library book. Photo credit: Elizabeth Heritage  CC BY

Spotted in a second-hand ex-library book.
Photo credit: Elizabeth Heritage CC BY

publishing consultancy

For authors

Whether you're self-publishing or traditionally published, most authors can use a hand with all the non-writing parts of book publishing. I can work with you to develop your goals as a professional (or budding) author, and create a bespoke strategy to help get you there. Or I can just be on hand to answer questions and demystify the publishing process when needed. I can work with a variety of budgets so get in touch to ask how I might be able to help you. Enquiring comes with no obligation, and our first half-hour chat is free.

for publishers

Top-quality book publishing requires expertise in an enormous range of skills, and, particularly in small publishing houses, it can be difficult to source everything you need in-house. I have experience working with various NZ presses to help publishers think through their digital publishing strategy; beef up their web presence; provide training for staff on social media; or step in and run a crowdfunding campaign, for example. I'm happy to put you in touch with previous clients so you can get a sense of what I can do and what difference it can make.

I am available to consult on whichever part of the book business you need help with, particularly marketing. 

We engaged Elizabeth Heritage after being impressed with the depth of her publishing and promotion knowledge at a national writers’ hui and we’re really pleased we did. Elizabeth has supported us to seek out new markets, connected us with a variety of reviewers, organisations and media, and has offered solutions for increasing the reach of individuals titles and for ourselves as authors. Elizabeth is generous with her deep knowledge of copyright, publishing and book promotion. Working with Elizabeth has been a very cost effective and enjoyable solution for us to grow our business.
— Sarina Dickson, Author and Publisher, Kōtuku Creative