Inspired by my friend and colleague Christine Pride, I’m going to offer five publishing consultation slots over the next month. During this time you will be free for one hour to ask me anything to your heart’s content via Skype or Google Hangout or phone, from feedback on plot to how to go about the traditional or self-publishing process to advice on your query letter to whether Bachelor Juan Pablo is a harbinger of the apocalypse (spoiler: the answer is “yes”).
Here’s how this will work.
I have literally no idea what to charge, and I also want to be fair about how to allocate slots, so I’m going to use a bidding system.
If you are interested, e-mail me a bid for an hour consultation before 5pm ET on Monday February 17th at nathan [at] nathanbransford.com. That’s it. Four slots will go to the four highest bids. However, I know we are in economic crunch times and there are many worthy writers who don’t have a lot of cash, so the fifth slot will go to a randomly selected person from among all the bids even if they’re not one of the highest bidders. And obviously those who don’t get a slot don’t pay anything.
A few extra things:
- I will read up to 25 pages of material in advance of the call
- Timeslots are only available between 6pm – midnight ET on weekdays and 9am – midnight ET on weekends on account of my day job and sleep requirements. Times to be mutually agreed upon and subject to change in case of emergency and all that.
- Bids from Bachelor Juan Pablo will be summarily rejected. Juan Pablo, please take a moment and say your goodbyes.
Thanks, everyone! Looking forward to chatting.
Art: Rokoko-Kavaliere im angeregten Gespräch by August Hermann Knoop