Help with Self-Publishing

help for first time author

I Guide Authors to Write the Best Book They Can

Writing your book is only half the battle. Getting it published can be a minefield. One mistake can cost you thousands of dollars. With Diane O’Connell as your personal guide, all the details, big and small, will be taken care of.

It’s your book; you should keep 100% of your book’s earnings and own the ISBN. That’s why we have put together our own team of top book designers and production professionals — and why we personally manage and oversee the entire publishing process.

Find out how my "Sharpening Your Manuscript Workshop" can help YOU!

Registration is now open for my next workshop, which takes place:

Mondays at 7:00 pm EST from April 22 to June 17, 2024 

For those who have undergone our editing process and are ready to take charge of their publishing career, we offer the chance to publish through Station Square Media, an imprint dedicated to independently published authors.

You don’t have to worry about a thing. We take care of all of the details. All of the following are personally overseen by Diane:

  • Copyediting and polishing to ensure your manuscript reads smoothly and is free of mechanical errors
  • Custom cover design and interior design
  • Writing back cover copy and author bio
  • Proofreading galleys to ensure a typo-free book
  • Assistance in copyrighting your book and registering your ISBN
  • Registration to Ingram Database, to make your book available to retail stores
  • Listing your book on,, and other online retailers
  • Formatting for all e-book readers, such as Kindle, Nook, etc
  • Production management throughout the entire process

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