Welcome to Left-Hand Publishers! Left-Hand Publishers assists writers in publishing, editing, and marketing. While moving through the world of authors, we made a discovery. Many writers are very creative when it comes to storytelling, yet many have no idea how to get published, maximize social media platforms, design and develop a website, or even where to turn for these services. Because of this realization, Left-Hand Publishers offers affordable publishing in both print and electronic formats. With NO UP-FRONT COSTS. In addition, we offer book cover design, line editing, manuscript analysis, consulting, and a variety of other Optional Services to assist authors to succeed. The name “Left-Hand Publishers” comes from the idea of publishing and editing options writers may have “on the other hand.”
Two Types of Services
Publishing – First of all, at Left-Hand Publishers, there is never an up-front cost for publishing. Our publishing service includes formatting for electronic and print publishing, printing your book cover, and placing your book for sale online. It also includes some marketing on our website and social media. Left-Hand Publishers makes money from a percentage of the profit of sales. We calculate and contract the percentage through a book-by-book, case-by-case evaluation.
Optional Services – These are specific consulting services that you MAY require prior to publishing. These Optional Services are not mandatory, but if a manuscript does not meet our quality standards, we may reject it due to the fact we know it won’t sell well in its current state. If that is what our editors determine, we will discuss this with you in advance, and will make available to you our Optional Services team who can assist in advising you of the options available to you. Furthermore, you always have the option to get the work done elsewhere and come back to us when your manuscript and cover are ready. Our Optional Services (other than just publishing) are charged at an hourly or per page rate. These Optional Services are up-front costs that you contract for, if you so choose. However, hand us a print-ready manuscript, complete with camera-ready cover artwork, then there is no need for anything but to head off to the presses.
Optional Service Items
- Copy Editing/Line Editing – Left-Hand Publishers’ copy editors will edit your manuscript focusing on organization, structure, transitions, redundancy, awkward construction, excessive use of passive voice, wordiness, logic, tone, and more, while at the same time keeping an eye on spelling, grammar, punctuation, style, usage, sentence structure, sentence length, and paragraph length issues.
- Proofreading – Left-Hand Publishers’ copy editors will proofread your manuscript for typographical errors, spelling, grammar, punctuation, usage, and style issues.
- Manuscript Analysis – Left-Hand Publishers provides a documented report that contains Basic Text Statistics, Overuse of Common Words & Phrases, Readability Level, Lexical Density, and Passive or Active Voice. Lexical Density is the percentage is nouns, verbs, adverbs, etc.
- Content & Plot Analysis – Optionally, our editors can provide a more subjective evaluation of creative plot points, conflict, or story value.
- Book Cover Design – We provide graphical designs for book jackets. A good cover generates sales.
- Social Media Marketing Starter – Left-Hand Publishers designs and sets up of graphics, account, avatars, followers, etc.
- Web Site Development – We design and develop of websites to promote your brand as an author.
- Social Media Management – Left-Hand Publishers offers ongoing social media posting services focused on building followers and a platform.
- Marketing Consulting – We can provide author pages on Goodreads, Amazon, etc. In addition, we can develop bookmark/business card designs to match your branding, email marketing setup, and consulting services.
We want you to focus on what you do best: writing.
Left Hand Publishers is NOT a vanity press. We will never ask the writer for an investment or to pay any part of the cost of being published. We provide our publishing services as a percentage of revenue which we participate in, once the work sells. Optional Services are available to writers who need assistance in getting their manuscripts and/or their marketing tools honed for a successful and profitable publishing experience. For various consulting services, outside of publishing, we will provide an estimate in advance at no charge. For more information, contact us at .