Barney Skinner


designed and deployed

with passion

A Quick Chat

I often receive emails from people who need a simple question answered, so don’t be shy. Let’s talk about your current or next project (for free, no caveats) and see if I can help you get it from an idea to reality. Send me a message using the form below and I’ll get back to you within 48 hours, no hassle, no hard sell. I’m up front with my costs and consider myself competitive for what I offer. You’re serious about writing, I’m serious about publications.

Can I Convert Your Manuscript?

There are many ways to get your manuscript from paper to Amazon, even Amazon off the ability to do it for you, for free! Well not quite free, but close (caveats, caveats, caveats). The main issue is time; do you have any of it? If not then one option is to contact a Kindle expert, like myself, to see if we can find a solution that fits your needs. I’m a dedicated freelancer who takes your fresh manuscript in whatever format you provide, convert it to a recognised E-Book format and finally get it online for sale. I also love designing covers, setting clean layout, helping you with front and end matter, serialsing your content if required and getting the book on Amazon, Nook, Apple and Kobo so you/we can start promoting through Facebook. I also build simple, functional, eye-catching websites to act as your digital customer contact point for when you progress through your author journey and start building a fan base.

Let's Talk About Websites

Websites are perfect for new or existing entrepreneurs who need an online presence to help promote their IP. Whilst websites do add additional cost and ongoing maintenance to your workload, they do also add that key digital contact point for your readers, and if you’re looking build a fan base whilst you roll out a series of books, you need a functional website. There are many choices these days, from simple Facebook pages and platforms to more advanced visual builders, and even Adobes latest cloud creation tool, Spark. I usually build with WordPress to ensure easy and quick client adoption whilst retaining the ability to scale further down the line. If you’d like to discuss a new website idea, please get in touch.

Amazon Deployment

My most popular service, because you leave all the leg work to me. I take your manuscript in whatever format you provide and turn it in to a masterpiece for selling via Amazon Kindle. Includes all text conversion, formatting, layout and deployment to all Amazon stores at a price point you choose. Cover design is typically a separate project but can be included as a bundled, cheaper, cost.

Amazon Deployment +

Just like above, your manuscript designed, finished, and deployed to Amazon PLUS all other major online retailers (Currently Apple, Kobo & Nook). There are pros and cons to this option which we’ll explore in detail before setting you up.

Book Covers

Happy with your manuscript? Got it reading good? All sorted to deploy through Amazon? It won’t sell unless you have a punchy book cover…and the competition is FIERCE! Well, most of the time, I often witness just plain destructive attempts to sabotage book sales though weak design. Want a traditional book cover? No problem! Sometimes, a traditional cover design won’t do your book justice, so maybe it’s time to think outside the box? There are a million and one options for cover design, and book sales start with an eye-catching cover…

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