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Glowing Ghostwriting.

You don’t have the write your book to be its author. Or did you think all those books on the shelves were actually written by the people whose names appear on the cover?

Even some of the best-loved “authors” on the shelves didn’t really write their books themselves. They used good ghosts, and there is no shame in that. The ghostwriter takes an individual’s ideas and first helps him/her flesh those ideas out (usually outlining with that individual on paper before taking the next steps). Then the ghost interviews the individual over time, taking a step-by-step path through the outline to get what is needed for a good outcome, which in this case is a completed manuscript. The process should be fun and enlightening for both parties. The interview times will vary depending on the material and type of book.

For the most part, we have only been involved in ghostwriting for non-fiction or business book projects. We tend to think a work of fiction should actually be written by the person who dreams it into a full-blown book manuscript. We have been approached by individuals who have great ideas for books, but who want us to write them based on fairly scant notes/ideas. Our answer is no in that case. We can coach people who want to write a work of fiction and don’t exactly know how to start or keep going, and we offer full editing services for fiction to those who have written a book and need help getting it into finished and publishable form. EVERY writer needs a good editor. That is a truth. Ask some of the authors of best sellers. They will tell you that without their editor they may not have gotten so far. Getting a book to market is a team effort. No writer is an island!

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Welcome to Full Circle Media & Author Promotions, an ingenious company that takes you full circle through the book publishing and promotions process. We can take you from idea through becoming a published author and on to smart and affordable marketing. If nothing more, visit the FCM Blog Articles where you can find great ideas, real-world how-to's and a whole lot of inspiration! AdAgency_Expert_Badge (1)

Full Circle Media & Author Promotions Receives 2015 Best of Lake Forest Award

Lake Forest Award Program Honors the Achievement

LAKE FOREST June 4, 2015 -- Full Circle Media & Author Promotions has been selected for the 2015 Best of Lake Forest Award in the Marketing Agency category by the Lake Forest Award Program.

Each year, the Lake Forest Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Lake Forest area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2015 Lake Forest Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Lake Forest Award Program and data provided by third parties.


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  • Glowing Ghostwriting.

    You don’t have the write your book to be its author. Or did you think all those books on the
  • Electrifying Editing.

    You had a fabulous idea for a book. You wrote a manuscript. Now what? Let one of our editors bring
  • Beautiful Book Design.

    Maybe you just need a killer e-book cover that captures readers’ eyes. Or perhaps you’re taking your book through self-publishing
  • Powerful Press Releases.

    Our releases hit with the information quickly and in a compelling manner that makes them stand out more than their
  • Titillatingly Trendy Trailers.

    Sometimes authors try their hand at making their own trailers and in all honesty they didn’t do their book sales
  • Wonderful Websites.

    You can try your hand at creating your own website. There are plenty of templates to use, but do you
  • Creative Consultations.

    If you knew exactly what YOU could do to promote your book, would you do it? We offer unique DIY
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    See a few products and services you're interested in? We'd be happy to create a package for you that fits

Why don't I see pricing on this site? It's a question we get from time to time, but most authors understand that we don't have a one-size-fits-all pricing structure because every book is different. There is no way we could accurately or adequately quote a ghostwriting project, for example, or book design cost when we don't have all the details. There is a big difference, after all, of a 300-page business book and a 150-page memoir. There is a cost difference in the size of the book and whether it is just going to be released as an e-book or also in print format. Do you need us to shepherd your book through the publishing process through Ingram? Do you need editing, and if so how much? Do you need a book coach, and if so how many hours a week does that mean? These are not rubber-stamp costs on our side. There are too many variables. We will keep your costs down, and we offer financing through the PayPal credit program. If you qualify, great! You can have it all.

As for fixed costs, okay, we have a couple. We charge a flat $350 per 45-second trailer for your book. We call these BLINKS. (Like BLING but for your book!) We can create a simple three-page website for you for just $350. That includes lots of links and a gateway to PayPal if you fulfill your own book orders. And for an e-book cover we charge a flat $40.

To discuss your book with us, contact Sandy at:

Congrats Smashwords!

Smashwords Publishes 250,000th Book - Read More!

"Indie authorship isn't a noun.  It's an attitude. A mindset.  It's about believing in yourself.  It's a movement. It's a movement that believes every writer has a right to publish." Very well said Smashwords, we at FCM couldn't agree more!

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