Rule #1: I know that new authors do not have a big budget: Costs must be reasonable.


All work is pre-negotiated with all specifications written in the contract. That way you have no surprises. Monthly payment plans are also available at ZERO interest!

  • Traps: This is a FREE service that will clue you in to the many pitfalls of using publishers, and the offers that you will encounter. It is essential that you understand the ground rules before doing anything. Sadly, there is no magic! But there are hidden costs and traps to should know about.
  • Story critique and development: I work with you to refine and develop your story, show you the pitfalls, what needs to be strengthened, so you can revise it accordingly. We can do this piecemeal, with a small fee each time, or a set fee for unlimited reviews of your story.
  • Editing & proofing: Both are usually very expensive using outside services. I recommend that no matter your budget, your final copy should be proofed independently to catch the small errors that often slip by. Editing and proofing along the way can be done at a lower cost, and in addition I will show you tips and tricks you can do to achieve a near professional result through a variety of resources.
  • Cover design: Professional cover for eBooks, or a spread for print books (paperback, hardcover or hardcover with jacket.) Costs are based on time which is based on complexity of your design idea (if you have one).
  • Layout: Your manuscript will be professionally formatted for all digital and print formats. I work with you to refine the look you want. Cost estimate given is binding and you will not incur any added costs.
  • ISBN: This is the identifying number used in publishing across all platforms to identify your book. We do not recommend using the free ISBN provided by Amazon because it will not allow your book to be purchased through outside bookstores, and identifies your book as an Amazon product which many indie retailers despise. You can secure your own ISBN which requires you to purchase a block of 10 numbers to be cost effective, or you can use one of our numbers. We do not charge for this if we are working with you in any service.
  • Marketing: There are many levels of marketing available. Most publishers offer a basic social media marketing that alone is not effective. There are effective ways to market your book. I offer two services here. One is to do it for you. The other is to teach you what to do and you do it yourself. I recommend the latter—it is always better to learn to do things yourself.
  • Publicity: I do not offer publicity, however I will happily refer you to publicists that can help you at a reasonable rate, if you wish to go that way.
  • Custom: Anything not covered here. I enjoy developing custom plans for authors. I enjoy the working relationship and delight in your successes.

But unlike MOST publishing assist companies, I will not make you poor, will not lock you into insane contracts, and you WILL get far more value than you will ever pay.

Here are some TESTIMONIALS from people who have used my services or worked with me:

“William Gensburger has provided a solid and above all friendly source of support and I’d like to take the opportunity of thanking William for all the effort he put in turning my story into a marketable success. It can’t have been easy with what I provided him with originally.”
~Robin Melhuish, Bestselling author “All That Remains.”

“William is a high quality professional that strives to help authors reach their personal and professional goals.He is responsive, objective, and sets realistic goals.If you have a manuscript or require marketing to promote your brand, William is a good resource.” ~Kurt Koontz, Bestselling author “A Million Steps”. (

“Today we have digital (and traditional) publishing with great companies like William Gensburger, who actually reads your submission, who will advise how to make your submission better if need be, and get it out there for the reader.” ~ C. Dwayne Hitchcock

“The whole experience for me was quite enjoyable. I appreciated your quick responses and opinions over any questions or concerns I had. You were very helpful and made the process seamless. Also, I thought the editing was spot on.” ~MK

“You are honest, enthusiastic in what you do and willing to take it all on.  The process itself has been fun and personally rewarding. I have mentioned you to a couple friends, encouraging them to send you their work. Thanks so much for your hard work.” ~CH

“I needed publishing help from someone who was insightful and knowledgeable, who moved at the same pace I did so momentum would not be lost and frustration set in. [William] is that kind of person. His suggestions and expertise were invaluable in helping me. He kept me informed throughout revisions, editing, titles, cover designs and all the other aspects of publication. He was always prompt in returning emails and answering questions, professional in his suggestions and comments, and he did what he said he would do. My experience with him was highly positive and energizing, and I would do it again in a heartbeat.” ~Jan Hill, author.


It is my goal, my point of pride, and the way that I do business, that YOU get OUTSTANDING VALUE for the price. I want your TOTAL SATISFACTION, as well as your referrals and testimonials.

You have questions. Please ask them!  I look forward to hearing from you.






William Gensburger