Consulting

SELF-PUBLISHING

Are you a self-published romance fiction author struggling with metadata, BISAC, and determining comparative authors for your work? I can assist.

Why would this service be helpful:

  • Not everyone likes playing with metadata and determining BISAC. My recommendations will help guide your final decisions.
  • Knowing which authors/titles are comparative to your work will help focus your marketing and outreach efforts to readers.

What I bring to the table:

  • Over ten years experience in collection development and reader’s advisory, which means I deal with BISAC and metadata every day in my job.
  • Published author of non-fiction articles on determining which authors/books to recommend to readers as well as fiction under a pseudonym.

What I require of you:

  • A list of metadata fields for which you require assistance (up to 25).
  • A final copy of the book in .pdf or .epub format one week prior to the agreed upon start date.

What you can expect of me:

  • Guaranteed one week turnaround from the agreed upon start date.
  • The list of required metadata.
  • A list of up to 5 appropriate BISAC subject headings.
  • A list of up to 5 read-a-like/comparative authors/books.
  • A list of up to 10 keywords.

Cost: $100 per book

Payment must be made prior to the start of work.

I cannot guarantee any sales of your book based on my analysis. My suggestions of BISAC headings, read-a-like/comparative authors/books, and keywords will be biased to the United States market as that’s the reading culture with which I’m most familiar.

Interested? Contact me at dunnebackconsultingATgmail.com with “SP Metadata Analysis” as the subject line.

RESUME REVIEW SERVICES

We’ve all heard the axiom that the best resumes and cover letters are tailored to the position to which you are applying. It can be a daunting task, but in this tight job market every leg up is needed.

What I bring to the table:

  • Over ten years experience in the library field, including work in public libraries, government libraries and consulting agencies.
  • Published author of non-fiction articles and book chapters as well as fiction under a pseudonym.
  • Over ten years experience of constructive critiquing of peers’ work.

What I require of you:

  • The job ad for the position.
  • A draft resume and cover letter from which to start. Files must be editable and provided to me in .doc, .odt, or .rtf format.
  • At least a week lead time to the position’s close date.

What you can expect of me:

  • Guaranteed two business day turnaround of first round of edits.
  • Up to four rounds of edits on the resume and cover letter each.

Cost: $75 per application packet

Dependent on my schedule, I may be available for rush reviews. In this case, I will need at least two business days prior to the position’s close date and the charge will be $150.

Payment must be made prior to the start of work.

I cannot guarantee that you will be granted an interview, let alone the position.

Interested? Contact me at dunnebackconsultingATgmail.com with “Resume Review” as the subject line.

SPEAKING

I am available for limited speaking engagements. Contact me at dunnebackconsultingATgmail.com with “Speaking Request” as the subject line for this service. More information about my past speaking engagements can be found on my portfolio page.

In Person Charges:

  • Speaking fee dependent upon length and content of presentation ($500 minimum)
  • Travel, lodging and meals

Online Charges:

  • Speaking fee dependent upon length and content of presentation ($250 minimum)

If the presentation and any related travel is approved for coverage by my place of work, these charges will be waived. Requests for this waiver must be received by me prior to March 1st for potential engagements between the following October 1st to September 30th. This is due to the travel request approval process of my place of work.

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