We saw the need for Beyond the Page at the advent of epublishing. Not only did we see how it could help authors bring out-of-print books back into the market, but we saw a number of terrific opportunities for already established authors to use epublishing to help build their brands.
Unlike print books, which exist in a fixed form, ebooks have the potential to be ever-changing and can be updated on short notice, and Beyond the Page sees how that can be a true advantage to the published author. When publishing with Beyond the Page, you're working with a team to continually keep your work and your brand fresh and relevant.
Beyond the Page gives authors the support they want from a publisher by providing editorial services, cover design, and distribution, while giving them the control they don't normally find with traditional publishers.
With a team of experienced publishing professionals, Beyond the Page provides:
- Editorial consultation from veteran editors and thorough copyediting
- Distribution through all major ebook retailers, including (but not limited to) Amazon, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, Apple iBookstore, Sony Reader Store, All Romance eBooks, and Smashwords
- Professionally designed and illustrated cover art
- Ebook file conversion, including formatting and design for availability on any reading device, including (but not limited to) Kindle, iPad, Sony Reader, Nook, and Kobo
- Pricing consultation
- Copyright application
- Marketing and publicity guidance
- Subsidiary rights promotion and sales
The Beyond the Page Team:
Jessica Faust—President and Publisher
As President and Owner of BookEnds Literary Agency, Jessica saw firsthand how epublishing could support and grow an author's career. Unfortunately, she didn't see how that could easily be done within a literary agency model. So, working with a new team of publishing professionals, she opened Beyond the Page, not just as a way to bring back her own clients' backlist and build branding opportunities, but as a way to work with other agents who want to do the same for their clients
Bill Harris—Editorial Director
Bill has been in book publishing for twenty-five years. He began his career in 1986 in the managing editorial department of Berkley Publishing (later Penguin USA), where he handled a wide variety of genre fiction and general nonfiction. He eventually held the position of senior managing editor of Penguin's NAL division, which he left in 2000 to pursue a freelance career in editorial services and project management. After nearly a dozen years as an independent freelancer, he's excited to be working with a publishing team again and looks forward to exploring the opportunities ebooks offer.