What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
My pricing system is very basic and fits every budget!
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
A free two hour consultation!
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Yes! I am always in a seminar, a class, a webinar, a work shop, or reading relevant material and tutorials to hone my skills.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
My Name is Azaan Kamau. I am an independent book publisher and an expert book designer! I have been writing for about 20 years, and publishing for a little over 16 years. I taught myself the publishing industry and craft after publication rejection letters began to pile up! I was told there was no market for my writing, it was too raw, too revolutionary, too taboo, too too much! Thus, I had to teach myself how to publish my own work! It was hard in the beginning as I tried a few publishers that wanted a ton of money to publish my work. That was a hassle! As I got the hang of it and began to publish my work, I realized there were thousands of writers, poets, journalist exacly like me. I realized there were countless individuals whose manuscripts had been rejected, or they always wanted to publish, but just didn't know where to begin. I made it my duty to provide affordable publishing options for all budgets!
What types of customers have you worked with?
I provide publishing & marketing consultation.
I design mind-blowing book covers.
I design one of kind 3D eBook covers.
I format and create custom layouts for books.
I offer ISBN assignment.
I provide digital formatting and distribution.
I design business & postcards.
I provide photo shoots for my clients.
I supply authors with an electronic proof.
I provide complete media kits, and press materials.
I offer numerous marketing options and solutions.
I provide a smile and exceptional customer service.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I am soooooo proud of all of the authors, their perseverance, and their zeal to right! I am proud of all of them!
I am extremely proud of Lakesha M. Townsend author of KESHA STRAIGHT no-chasers...a memoir dedicated to the late Whitney Houston!
I am also beaming with pride because of Ifalade Ta'Shia Asanti, author of The Seer and the Bones Do Talk! You make us proud Ta'Shia...You make us proud!
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
It's imperative for a customer to know exactly what type of publishing they want...eBook publishing, journal, hardcover or paperback. It's important to know ahead of time, so that I can customize the service and give the customer/ author the best experience possible.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
I absolutely love my job!