THE FIRST FIFTY
Put Your Author Career On The Fast Track
Boost Your Chance for Publishing Success
In traditional publishing, getting a book deal is more competitive than ever. Literary agents and acquisition editors have less time to evaluate new submissions, especially from first time authors. As a result, many only look at the first 50 pages or less, a brief plot synopsis, and your author platform. If the material does not impress them, the book will be rejected.
For self-published authors, Amazon’s preview of your novel’s first chapters to potential buyers can make or break a sale. After readers buy a book, if they are not hooked fairly early, they can return it and your overall reviews can suffer.
THE FIRST FIFTY helps you over the submission hurdle and onto the serious reading pile for agents and editors. For self-published authors it increases your chance of making a sale. Andrea brings extensive acquisition experience with major New York publishing houses and prominent literary agencies to offer this effective and affordable service.
First 50 Package –$500
After signing up for the service you will be asked to send the first fifty pages of your manuscript and the following:
- Query with author bio
- 1-2 page plot synopsis
- Back cover copy or product description
- Author bio
Included are 50 pages read/evaluated and a full content/developmental edit marked in track changes, a brief written report, and a twenty-minute phone consult with Andrea. Materials must be DOUBLE-SPACED, 12 pt Times New Roman.
For a COMPLETE MANUSCRIPT, including a full developmental edit of the book and publishing materials, as well as a written report and phone consultation, the prices start at $0.04 per word.
You can add on a Fast-Track Marketing Makeover which examines the branding and presentation of your books to make the most of your marketing. The Marketing Makeover looks at what you have done in your marketing efforts and where you could improve and move forward.
From Our Clients
I hired Andrea Hurst and Associates to do an evaluative edit on my manuscript. The follow-up meeting (included in the price) was full of exciting ideas, possibilities and valuable suggestions. The expertise and care that Andrea gave this project will help me get my life’s work off my desk and into the public’s hands where it belongs. Thank you!
~ Steven Keeler, MFT, Memoir Writer
Andrea has been fantastic in helping me clarify my writing goals. She was able to help me focus on the direction I wanted to take my novel and provide inspiration to achieve my dream!
~ Mari Anoran, Paranormal Novelist
The insights and feedback that Andrea gave me not only helped improve my book, but also made me a better writer. She and her staff are extremely friendly and professional–it was a true pleasure working with Andrea Hurst and Associates.
~ David Estes - YA Author
I’ve had the pleasure of working with Andrea this last year and have been extremely satisfied with the assistance I’ve received utilizing her consulting services. Her editing and insight have been invaluable towards improving and fine tuning my story. Andrea provided fresh eyes to see the holes and weak spots I wasn’t able to see on my own. She’s professional and encouraging as well as supportive. I would recommend her services to anyone looking for additional guidance.
~ C.K. Brumfield
Thank you for a very insightful Webinar. I have participated in several over the last few months but really enjoyed your style and approach. Providing specific examples helped you to ‘hit the ball out of the park’ from a learner’s perspective.
~ Rose McInerney