Charlotte Greene, a young and innovative force
within the self-publishing book market, was formed
by John Morris in association with trusted freelancers
he employed to help him publish his books. It took
several years to find people with the right skills.
Many advertise, but their product is lacking, their
timekeeping erratic, or their workjust
not good enough.
To help other self-publishing authors, this group
acting as a collective of individuals with common
purpose, offered themselves as part of a package
of trusted freelancers, people who would deliver
what they said, on time, and at reasonable budget
to ordinary people. The demise of Elance, and its
sale to Upwork prompted this to become a reality.
In essence, one part of Charlotte Greene is a small
version of Elance, dedicated solely to helping self-publishing
authors attain professional standards and bring
their work to the marketplace.
Services offered by the core team include: content
editing to proof reading, full and front covers,
internal illustrations and map-making, websites
and hosting. We provide print and eBook formatting,
plus .epub creation. We can also provide social
media presence, such as a dedicated author Facebook
page. See sidebar for fuller, but not comprehensive
Charlotte Greene offer reasonably-priced ISBN's
to authors who join our collaboration via contract.
For 20% of royalties, we open the route into the
heart of British and U.S. trade and retail operations,
both in print and ebook formats. Thus in UK, the
author is listed with Nielsen Data, is entered into
trade catalogues, which upon good sales, may be
stocked by retail bookshops. *May* because there
are no guarantees, but we open the doors to make
this achievable, and work with the author to promote
their work. Similar in America.
We also promote an author's books online, usually
as a pair of print and eBook. Amazon plus extended
services, B & H, Kobo, Lulu - yes the usual
suspects; but more. John's books are in the iBookstore
and other global, yet hard to access retailers.
They can also be ordered via Waterstones, Blackwells,
and Foyles. We offer all this and more for signing
a simple contract. Our take: 20% of royalties.
In 2018 we plan to attend book fairs to showcase
our signed author's work to trade and media. We
can also work with the author regards book signing
opportunities, and features in book trade periodicals.
Charlotte Greene do not offer you a standard publishing
deal, because that is not what we do. We assist
self-publishing authors to get their books into
English speaking marketplaces worldwide. Many of
these you can do yourself, but all have idiosyncrasies:
Amazon (CreateSpace), Barnes & Noble, Kobo,
Lulu et al.
As publishers, we are able to enter your books
for consideration into markets like Waterstones
in UK, and Ingram in the U.S. This in turn gives
you leverage to promote in bookshops via a book
signing event, and participate, via us, at book
fairs. We will only offer this service to contracted
ISBN's can be prohibitively expensive, but as a
Publisher, Charlotte Greene can assign ISBN's to
an author who is contracted to us and has signed
Contract. This is a simple and basic document,
with no lawyerspeak gobbledygook. These are markets
you as an author do not have access to. Otherwise,
you remain free to sell your book in any other markets,
such as a pre-existing CreateSpace ISBN.
The ISBN fee is currently £24.49 each. You will
probably need two per book for Print and EPUB versions,
currently offered as a pair per book at £39.99 (Prices
as of May 2017).