“The secret of success is to do the common thing uncommonly well.”
—John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
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What is your fee?
Everything listed on the Book Creation page and the Finalizing and Publishing page is included in the project fee. Provided your autobiography project isn’t significantly longer than average, the fee will be around $45,000. We’ll sign an Agreement to that effect, so you know what to expect from the beginning.
You should enjoy a return of your investment with as few as 4500 to 5000 copies sold.
Do you offer a military discount?
Yes, I offer an Honored Military Service Member Discount of 15 percent to men and women active in or retired from the military.
How much of the work do I pay for up front? What is the payment schedule?
Completing an entire autobiography, from initial idea to publication-ready manuscript, commonly takes about seven months. The payment schedule is simple: prepayments are made for each segment of 120 hours of work, for the duration of the project. Again, terms are detailed in the Agreement, so that you know what to expect at the outset.
Will you ask to be listed on my book as a contributor?
No. Since I interview you to amass your book’s content, the words are predominately yours. I simply work with them to craft the best read possible. You are the author of your autobiography.
Every book I assist with is designed from first step to last to become in demand, when marketed effectively. But if I am credited (for example, on an acknowledgements page), I'm simply credited as “editor,” never “ghostwriter.”
I don’t request my name to be on the cover.
Do you request royalties from book sales?
No. The book is yours.
Do you help write other nonfiction books, or only autobiographies?
I’m able to help with virtually any genre of Christian nonfiction. I selectively edit Christian fiction as well.
That said, autobiographies are particularly close to my heart, and so they have become my specialty.
If you would like assistance with a Christian nonfiction book that is not an autobiography, contact me. I’d be happy to schedule a time to discuss your project by phone.
What if I have no experience as a book writer?
That’s actually quite an insightful question. A speech is a different animal than a book, and writing each requires unique skill sets. With my assistance, you’ll be able to author your autobiography, whether or not you have a background in writing for publication.
Why else should I consider you? What is your “secret sauce”?
More than ten years in-depth biblical education.
Called by God to be a writer. Audibly.
Advanced story-telling abilities, which result in an unputdownable page-turner that grabs readers by the shirtfronts and rivets them to the action. I write in a way that readers feel the events are unfolding immediately around them, live.
Education in journalism. I know what a book needs to ensure it is newsworthy, and I craft it to be such.
Screenwriting experience. Crucial, to inspire a film version and readers’ enthusiastic word-of-mouth recommendations—which is and always will be the number-one way to sell books.
Strong background in business-book writing and business development, essential to achieving authors’ professional goals for their books and ministries.
Christian autobiography specialist.
The above combination of expertise in one person is rare. That I use it to help you grow your corner of God’s kingdom is my secret sauce.
Invest a little time at my Clients’ Books page. Click on the covers of several. The links will take you to the books’ pages at Amazon.com or BarnesAndNobel.com. For each, click the Look Inside feature. In this way you can read a wide variety of authors I’ve been privileged to assist, including a few who write for a secular audience, and thereby experience my abilities firsthand.
Do you offer a guarantee?
Every step of the way. I don’t stop until you are delighted with your autobiography. Like the fee and payment schedule, my full guarantee is outlined in the Agreement.
Do you provide help with book marketing?
Yes. After your book is published, I can assist you with your press release and other marketing materials, plus strategies as well.
Note that marketing a book is a different project than creating a book. Marketing options require additional fee(s).
Why the name "PogoFish Media"?
God created you to be a fisher of men. A catalyst. One who makes disciples who make disciples. That’s a calling far from standing still on lifeless ground. It’s a boisterous, exhilarating ride.
Allow that to run around in your thoughts.
When you do, suddenly PogoFish Media becomes a fitting name for a business that launches faith-based autobiographies, ones that can make a huge splash for God’s kingdom.
Feel free to contact me with any additional questions you may have, or to schedule a complimentary twenty-minute consultation.
I’d be delighted to help you bring your true story to life.
See Tammy Barley's complete resume.