Whether you want to go traditional or self-publish, you need two things to be successful:

  • a much better product
  • a brilliant hook

“Great art has an audience,” which means, even if you write a brilliant book, nobody will care if you can’t hook their attention immediately. Writers who spent years writing an intricate story often have a hard time limiting it to a one-sentence pitch, or fitting it neatly into a genre category. But your pitch is critical: whether it’s in the query you send to literary agents, or add to the top of your Amazon book listing, the hook is going to get people to lean in and be willing to learn more about your book.

Get it wrong, and your book will fail.

At Book Butchers, we’ve always focused on helping you tell the best version of your story with high quality editing and proofreading, but we want to be there and support you through the next step as well: how to actually get your book out into the world so readers can adore it. Which means, you’ll need to assess the commercial viability of your manuscript, and focus on turning it into an attractive and seductive product that makes readers or agents beg to read it (and actually be willing to pay for it!)

Why risk it? Get help!

Our literary services are meant to help you quickly fix core issues in your book that could kill its success. Don’t overspend on editors who will polish the story you have, without first considering your book’s commercial potential. If you want to get a head start on your book marketing and ensure the ultimate success of your project, we recommend starting with these literary services before you hire one of our professional editors to go deeper.

Each one is competitively priced and crammed with value, but you can save big by signing up for the complete package.


Market Analysis and Metadata optimization

Make it easy for readers to find you! We’ll identify the right market for your book, and suggest the keywords and categories to help readers find your books online. SEO experts will help position so that it gets discovered organically on Amazon or Google. $349

Blurb Revision and Amazon Page

We’ll help make sure you correctly categorize your book and choose the right keywords, but getting found isn’t enough. You need a blurb that actually sells the book. We’ll rewrite the blurb to balance the fine line between discoverability and intrigue. We’ll also help you create 5 brilliant “hooks” you can test in your marketing or sales copy. $349

Manuscript and Outline Review

A preliminary review of the commercial potential of your novel or nonfiction based on a foundational synopsis or outline, as well as your first chapter. The goal is to make sure your book is organized in a way that will hold readers’ attention, and also includes the crucial elements that will satisfy your intended audience. We’ll write at least 5 pages of detailed notes, which will identify

  • plot holes or weak character motivation
  • dragging backstory or opposition
  • weak or irrelevant sections
  • prose narrative style
  • pacing and stakes
  • foreshadowing and dramatic tension
  • getting emotional investment from readers
  • climax and resolution
  • commercial potential

Basically, we’ll help you isolate the major pieces of your book that just aren’t ready to be published, so you can revise, rewrite and ultimately create a strong book (without needing to spend 10x as much on a developmental edit). $349

PS – this is NOT a full edit of the full book; we will skim and focus on the big stuff and the first chapter, and you should prepare a chapter summary first.

Author Platform Audit

Before saying yes to your book, agents and publishers are going to review your author website and social media profiles, to make sure you’ve put some effort into building a platform and developing a relationship with their readers. If you’re self-publishing, your platform will be even more important, because success will depend on cultivating fans and connecting with other authors in your genre. This video review of your platform will not only identify the right audience for your book and suggest ways to put your work in front of them, it’ll also help you identify and remove any red flags that will alarm potential supporters. $349

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BONUS: sign up for any one of these and we’ll also revise your pitch and query letter for free!


Full Query Package

Do you have a manuscript that you think is finished, but aren’t sure if it’s ready to publish? Are you worried about whether anybody else will think it’s any good? Are you putting together a book proposal or query to attract an agent or publisher, or preparing to self-publish for the first time? How about just starting a book, but want to make sure it’s marketable before you invest more time in it?

This package includes everything above ($1,396) as well as a comprehensive line edit of your first chapter (up to 3,000 words).

We’ll critique your query letter, synopsis and first few chapters, so that when an agent bites and asks you to send them your first 50 pages, you’ll be able to deliver a sample that will have them asking for more.

$1796 value….

You can get it all for just $749

This is a limited time offer. Hit the button below to get everything on this page.

BONUS: sign up today and you’ll also get access to Guerrilla Publishing, a $497 course on building an audience and self-publishing best sellers.


PS. The checkout page logo will display as “CreativIndie.” These services will be personally provided by Derek Murphy (the founder of BookButchers, who holds a PhD in Literature).


Bestseller Blueprint

If you’ve like to actually learn how to write bestsellers yourself, you should get started with my Bestseller Blueprint course – it’ll help you avoid common mistakes and improve reader satisfaction by creating an amazing book they love… and you can get a massive discount for a limited time (sign up for only $17).

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