Frequently Asked Questions
Other than a good book and a good cover design, what else could I possibly need to become a bestseller?
That’s a huge question. There’s more to becoming a bestseller than publishing a well-written book with a pretty cover. Sure, that stuff’s important (vital, really), but you’ll probably also need:
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I’ve decided to traditionally publish. Is there anything you can do to help?
Of course! Check out our blog, because we regularly offer advice to both self and traditionally published authors. But additionally, we also offer query letter and synopsis critiques designed to help you snag an agent’s attention. (And if you’ve done any research into traditional publishing, you understand the value of a good query letter and synopsis) We happen to have a bestselling author on staff—and her success rate with query letters to agents (as defined by chapter requests vs. rejections) is 82%. (That’s crazy-good for this biz, folks. Her advice is golden, in our humble opinion). For rates and more information, contact us here.
I hate blurb writing. Can you do it for me?
That would be cheating, Cheaty McCheaterpants. No, we won’t write your blurb for you. But seriously, we do offer affordable blurb critique services so that you can make sure your blurb is as polished as it can be. For more information, contact us here.
I’ve decided to self-publish. Do I really need a professional proofreader? Isn’t that crazy-expensive?
Proofreading your own novel is a little like performing brain surgery on yourself. You’re not really qualified, and it’ll be painful and messy. You really should pay a professional. Your readers will thank you (and their thanks comes in the form of reviews that aren’t littered with insults about your misuse of words and poor grammar).
Professional proofreading is an investment, but it’s not crazy-expensive. For more information, check out our editorial services page. Still not convinced? Try taking our proofreading test. You might be surprised by the results.
Why hire a professional book designer when there are guys on Etsy who will create cover art for $5?
If you were on trial for murder, would you want to hire the cheapest lawyer you could find—or the best? When you publish your book, it’s on trial. People are judging it by its cover to determine if it’s worth reading. Sure, you can find cheap cover designers out there. Their work can be found on terrible, embarrassing covers all over Amazon. Make sure you have a good cover. You’ll earn your money back when the book starts selling.
Knockin’ Books does offer custom cover design as well as other design services such as digital ads, Facebook and Twitter headers and infographics. Heck, we'll even help you set up your author website. Have ideas for other services you’d like to see from us? Let us know. We’re all about giving our readers what they want.
Do you have advertising space available?
Yes, Knockin’ Books does have limited advertising space available. We do, however, reserve the right to refuse ads that are deemed offensive to us in any way. (In other words, we run the ads we want to run. No one is the boss of us.)
For pricing and sizes available, contact us here.
Do you accept guest posts?
We are open to receiving guest posts and doing guest posts. We’re totally open-minded that way. Check out our guest post policy.
What can I do to get you to review my book?
When I contact you about custom design work or editorial services, what happens next?
After you contact us, one of our project managers will email you, probably with a bunch of questions (project managers have TONS of questions). Your answers to those questions will allow us to prepare a formal estimate for your work. Then, once you accept the estimate and make down payment arrangements as outlined in your formal estimate, work can begin.