Ami McConnell offers a variety of services, summarized generally below. “I often refer to my work as midwifery. I help authors give birth to books. As a mother of five, I love this metaphor because creating a book can be grueling, arduous work, but it’s also a deep and exquisite joy! I’m in my sweet spot calming, coaxing, and coaching authorshrough this mysterious process. My goal is to help them bring their most authentic, vivid voice to life on every page.”
Manuscript Viability Review ($500-$1500)
Reviews proposal and/or manuscript (partial or full). Provides assessment of strengths and weaknesses, recommended next steps (including customized research and contact information), plus one-hour consultation call.
Reads full manuscript and provides extensive editorial overview letter & an annotated manuscript. Includes consultation call and limited follow-up emails.
Collaborative Writing (Inquire for pricing.)
Maps out the scope and substance of a project and, in consultation with the author, delivers an edited, final manuscript.
Proposal Development ($5000+)
Creates custom book proposals to engage literary agents and/or editors. Package includes customized research on where the book might best fit. Optional editing (or creation of) sample chapters.
Cover Copy Writing ($500+)
Crafts marketing copy to attract and keep readers’ attention.
Consulting (Inquire for pricing.)
Works with publishers and authors to create commercially viable book products. Authors may desire coaching over an extended period toward successful manuscript completion.
Book Mapping ($5000+)
Guides the author through an intensive session, mapping out the scope and substance of a manuscript, designing a detailed but flexible table of contents.