Our Book Publishing Services

We can take your Word file, HTML document, LaTeX document, Google Doc, or (with some editing) even your text document and publish it as a soft- or hardcover.

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Our Book Publishing Services

90.00 EUR
* per item
* includes taxes
Or click here to order a copy (e-book or softcover) from Amazon.

Are you ready to publish your book? There are dozens of platforms to self-publish your book for free. The service we can provide is to do all the steps in-between for you, no paperwork on your side required. We can prepare and publish your book on Amazon, Google, and Leanpub. We can take your Word file, Google Doc, HTML document, LaTeX document, or (with some editing) even your text document and publish it as a paperback, hardcover, or ebook.

We can accompany you throughout your writing-to-publishing process if you are looking for more comprehensive help with editing or writing.

The ideal time to work with a publisher is at the very beginning to specify the goals, target audience, scope, etc. of your book. What sounds obvious is actually something few authors do, especially when they are just beginning. In most cases, people contact us with “finished” books, only then noticing that they are still unclear about the target audience, that the quality of their writing varies between the chapters, and that restructuring the book at the end of the process is costly.

Of course, we offer technical services for publishing finished manuscripts. If your manuscript still needs work, we will suggest copy-editing, consistency checking, and proofreading services. If you are still missing a book description or outline, it might be worthwhile to discuss the underlying ideas of your book first. If you do not already have a cover, we can offer you a cover creation service.

If your text meets these basic prerequisites (spelling, grammar, etc.), we need to gather the following items:

  • Manuscript
  • Book description
  • Cover
  • Keywords
  • Categories
  • Publication date (if published at another place)
  • Book size (for printed books), quality (for images), and type (e-book, softcover, hardcover)
  • Price

With these items, we can execute the technical conversion of your existing text into the right format. If you decide to publish the file yourself, we can coach you how to enter the details into the platform together. If you decide to let us do everything, we will negotiate a percentage you get for each sale.

Additional Notes:

  • Please note that while we can help you working on your advertising material, we cannot actually market your product. You have to know how to use videos, blog entries, copies, etc. to work in your advantage and build your own audience. You can invest big sums of money into advertising and not get a single sale.
  • If your book fits into our existing selection of books, we can offer limited marketing on our websites.
  • The provided estimate will heavily depend on the state of the manuscript, the platforms you want to publish (e-book, print, hard cover), and any special requests.
90.00 EUR
* per license
* includes taxes

Booking

- Our coaching sessions are not a set of recordings. In our online, live training, we address your individual needs.
- Whether as a block of appointments, weekly appointment, once a month, or as required, we are available for you.
- Busy during the week? No problem, we are also available on Saturdays.
- We are happy to take part in group meetings for feedback.
- Each session is usually 60 minutes long.
- Depending on your needs, we can also offer e-mail support or longer units.
- With our calendar, you can book and pay for each session individually or as a series.
- Some of the (billed) work might be done outside the coaching sessions. In that case, we will inform you upfront.
- We offer a 50% discount if you agree to allow your session recordings to be used to promote our coaching.

- Our hourly rate for this service is
90.00 EUR
/hour (including taxes).
- As we work in small iterations and provide estimates upfront, you are always in control of the costs.
- After each iteration, you can book another session or continue on your own.

Schedule a free trial session with

Clemens Lode

- The trial session (by default via video conference, but we also offer text chat on request) is free and non-binding.
- You can ask specific questions about our coaching and how we'll work together.
- During the meeting, we will discuss what steps are required to reach your goal.
- If you do not have a goal yet, that is fine, too. We can discuss various topics; you select what path to pursue.

- If you are happy with the session, we can send you an estimate with a summary of the planned work.

- If you are happy with the session, you can book individual coaching sessions.
- If applicable, we will send you an estimate with a summary of the planned work outside the coaching sessions.
- We will also offer feedback about your current abilities and the best improvement plan.

About the Author

About the Coach

About the Editor

Clemens Lode

Clemens Lode

Hello! My name is Clemens and I run LODE Publishing. I’m an author of books on philosophy, science, and project management, and an agile and publishing coach based in Düsseldorf, Germany. I like visiting the gym, learning to sing, observing animals, and creating videos on science and philosophy, and I like learning from nature and love the idea of optimizing systems. In my youth, I was an active chess player reaching the national championship in Germany, and an active pen&paper player leading groups of adventurers on a mental journey. These activities align with my calm approach to moderating meetings, leading meetups, and focusing on details. My personality type in socionics is IEE/ENFp.

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Our Developmental Editing Services

A thorough critique of your book before it's published

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With LODE, put your best book forward. Our developmental edit provides you with an in-depth assessment and overhaul of your entire manuscript.

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Our Brainstorming Services

I want to write a book, but how do I begin?

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The best time to get a coach on board is near the beginning of your writing process or once you have decided on your topic and tried your hand at an outline.

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Our Consistency Checking Services

Every page of your book should be totally error-free

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This facet of editing ensures that your manuscript has been "double-checked" to make sure that details are accurate and consistent throughout the book.

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Our Video Editing Services

Videos to deliver your message for your marketing

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We take your ideas and turn them into videos to be shared online for marketing your products and services. Our focus are educational videos.

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Our Copy Editing Services

Your writing deserves careful, professional editing

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Let us help you ensure your manuscript easily flows from one paragraph to the next, while remaining consistent and maintaining your voice and style.

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Our Website Design Services

Turn your manuscript into a fully working website

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An online presence helps you to sell your book or course. Our editors can take your text and adapt it to fit it for browsers on a PC or smartphone.

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Our Presentation Creation Services

Optimize your presentation to deliver your points

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Our experienced editors will review your presentation and coach you to work out the central message. Let us help you streamline your presentation.

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