Do you want feedback from a seasoned industry professional about your book concept or manuscript in the works? Need help deciding which direction your manuscript should go for maximum marketability? This Editorial Assessment will provide a thorough but succinct 3- to 5-page report on the manuscript’s strengths and areas of opportunity. It offers feedback on title position and marketability, revision, organization, title, tone, and more. Geared for the writer who has a good start but may not have a complete manuscript yet, the Editorial Assessment can help determine how to proceed with a particular book project with maximum marketability in mind.
Pure Carbon Publishing founder and owner, Kelly Lydick, has a Master’s degree in Writing & Consciousness, and more than 15 years of experience in traditional trade publishing. She has worked with companies and media outlets including Hachette Book Group, Gibbs Smith Publisher, Cengage, Western Art Collector magazine, Northern Arizona University's literary journal Thin Air and many others.
Her own work has been published in literary magazines such as Guernica, The Rumpus, Tarpaulin Sky, Drunken Boat, Mission at Tenth, Thema, and Switched-On Gutenberg.
Additional articles have appeared in Natural Awakenings, Co Yoga + Life, True Blue Spirit, American Art Collector, Western Art Collector, and many others. She has also been featured on NPR’s The Writers’ Block and the Word podcast.
Kelly is the author of the experimental Mastering the Dream, and a contributing author to the anthologies Dreams That Change Our Lives, Are You the Missing Piece?, and My Journey, My Journal. She's also the author of Dream Incubation for Greater Self-Awareness: A Handbook.
She’s a recipient of a Professional Development Grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts, a National Endowment for the Arts program, and she is a member of the Academy of American Poets and the International Association for the Study of Dreams.
Kelly’s also a certified life coach, a skill she uses daily to help other authors complete their labour of love works.
Pure Carbon Publishing is a new trade publisher based in Phoenix, Arizona. Founded by author, editor and life coach, Kelly Lydick, M.A. Pure Carbon offers a carefully curated catalogue of titles in the genres of business, psychology, health and wellness, and self-help. Pure Carbon’stitles provide Fundamental Knowledge for Innovative People, bringing cutting-edge content to readers who believe in life-long learning.
Pure Carbon Publishing is distributed by Cardinal Publishers Group and accepts both agented and un-agented manuscripts for consideration for publication.
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