Dr. Clark Gaither, author of The Graduate's Handbook.
Your book is your pride and joy. Give it the best care possible.
"Where do I begin? Shayla was a major component in the success of my book, Dishonor. Her hands-on approach made me feel comfortable as a first-time author. With all the things I did not know, Shayla had an answer. There were valuable how-to resources, videos, and personal coaching all available as part of the service she provided. She worked above and beyond to get my book production completed in record time. Shayla hosted my book launch party and provided me with all the tools necessary to ensure its success. From start to finish, Shayla has everything you need, including experience." —Bestselling Author David Mike, Dishonor: One Soldier's Journey from Desertion to Redemption
15-minute call: Free
Initial 1-hour coaching call: $75
Marketing repair: $4,500 — Maybe you want to market your book, course, or product but can't proceed because you don't have a website and what on earth is Instagram? That's where we come in to overhaul your marketing and get you on track before launch day. This includes website creation, MailChimp setup, social media setup (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn), social media curation and scheduling, online copywriting, email marketing and campaign creation, blog marketing—the whole nine yards. Includes 7 coaching calls. Basically, if your book (or course or product) isn't selling, this is the best place to start.
Book launches: $1,000–$3,500 — You've written the book, and now it's time to tell the world. Shayla's book launch plans are executed flawlessly. They include bringing together a book launch team (depending on the author's platform, you'll typically see 500–800 people in the team), local PR, Amazon & Goodreads reviews, endorsements, social media shoutouts from bloggers and influencers, online copywriting, online book launch party, one-on-one coaching, and so much more. Shayla can either orchestrate the entire launch ($3,500) or coach you on everything you need to know so you can go forth and conquer ($1,000). Please note: Shayla only takes on a handful of these a year and only takes on launches for books she believes hold value.
"Shayla’s work on launching my book Mosaic of Grace was beyond all my expectations. Her expertise, professionalism, and work ethic were of the highest order. Shayla is friendly, super helpful, and always accessible to answer any questions, to help me understand the marketing strategy for my book. She provided a clear plan, with dates and targets, for the book launch—all of which were met. On launch day, she was working hard all day relentlessly promoting the book and the launch, and helped get me through some of the challenges which inevitably come with launching a book. Her work was undoubtedly a key factor in my book reaching #2 on the bestseller list and becoming the Hot New Release in its category. And there’s no doubt I would work with her again. For anyone looking to achieve a successful book launch, I’d have no hesitation in recommending Shayla. Her work is well worth the investment." —James Prescott, Author of Mosaic of Grace: God’s Beautiful Reshaping of Our Broken Lives’
Amy Latta, Worth & Wellness Journal — Top 100 Amazon Bestseller, 34 five-star reviews
Aurora Gregory & David Pitlik, Get Picked — #1 Amazon Hot New Release, #3 Bestseller, 40+ five-star reviews, 7 booked speaking engagements
David Mike, Dishonor — #4 Amazon Bestseller, #1 Hot New Release, Top 100 in Overall Books Category, 100+ five-star reviews
James Prescott, Mosaic of Grace — #2 Amazon Bestseller (US), #3 Amazon Bestseller (UK), #1 Hot New Release
Kim Fredrickson, Give Your Kids a Break — #1 Hot New Release, #29 Amazon Bestseller
"I wholeheartedly recommend Shayla Raquel. She helped launch my book, Give Your Kids a Break: Parenting with Compassion for You and Your Children. Shayla really cared about my book and making it a success. She listened carefully to my goals and crafted a plan to share my books with the world in as many ways as possible. She worked tirelessly to contact bloggers to write about my book, created social media images to share, and walked me through all the steps to get my book up for sale. Shayla created a clear plan for the launch, created a Facebook launch team, and ran my online launch party, which was lots of fun! After launch day, she came up with a plan for me to follow to keep getting the word out about my book. Shayla was attentive, available by emails and phone, and always got back to me right away. Hiring Shaya was a wonderful investment. You won’t be disappointed!" —Kim Fredrickson, Give Your Kids a Break
"Shayla's knowledge, direction, and encouragement were vital to my successful book launch for the Worth & Wellness Journal! She gave me the right steps in the right order, and we worked alongside one another for the best possible outcome—an Amazon bestseller with over 30 five-star reviews. I wouldn't attempt a launch without her expertise!" —Amy Latta, Worth & Wellness Journal
Book publicist: $500–$800/month — Do you need a publicist to pitch your book to influencers and book bloggers? Email Shayla by clicking the contact button at the bottom to chat about your needs.
Interior formatting: $250–$400 — Whether you need print formatting for your sci-fi novel or Kindle formatting for your memoir, we can help. Contact Shayla for more information and pricing.
Cover design: People really do judge a book by its cover. Make sure readers give yours an A+. Shayla is currently sending all of her clients in need of a professional cover artist to Melinda Martin and Monica Haynes of The Thatchery. Tell them Shayla sent you.
Illustrations: There's no doubt about it: children's illustrations should be as whimsical and delightful as the children who read them. Sarah the illustrator hand draws vibrant designs just for you. Contact Shayla for pricing.
Developmental editing: $4,000+ — Draw out your true voice to make a better book by focusing on the big picture (outline, structure, tone, organization). A first-class choice for serious writers. Typically, we'll work together for six months or until your book is ready. Contact Shayla to discuss your book's needs.
Content editing and copyediting: 3¢ to 7¢ per word — Your book doesn't need to be rewritten, but it certainly isn't ready for the proofreading stage. You probably need content editing or copyediting. Send over your manuscript for an exact quote.
Proofreading and light editing: 2¢ to 3¢ per word — If your book has already been copyedited, a light copyedit or proofread is just what you need to add the final touches before publishing.
Web design: $1,500 and up — A made-from-scratch, gorgeous website using Squarespace. You will have a mobile-friendly, visually appealing, and easy-to-navigate website that makes selling your books (and anything else) much simpler. Pricing varies depending entirely on your needs.
- Writing mentorship: $1,000–$4,500 — Want an ally on the road to being published? Contact Shayla for one-on-one guidance.