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About Long Story Shorter

Who We Are and What We Do

Long Story Shorter is a boutique publishing firm that helps new authors get started and finish their book.  It is difficult, we make it easier, not easy. Our goal is to enable you to reach yours.

Our staff and our writers are here to help you.  We have done the work and have found ways to be both smarter and better.  We know the how and can teach it to you.  Contact us for a free consultation.

Questions Some People Ask

How Much Does It Cost?

Depends.  There are a couple different packages we offer depending on what you need.  The costs are based on services and also a percentage of your book sales.  You’ll find we take the risk with you. Let’s get started, and you can cancel at anytime.

How Long Does It Take?

There is no fixed time, but if you put in the work and follow our guidance, we can get you to your first draft in 3-6 months.  We meet with you, review your work and provide advice, edits and ideas. The publishing phase takes time as we engage beta readers and have multiple feedback sessions with you.  Overall, you can expect the total process to take 9 months.  Yes, similar to having a baby.  You will find, that they are similar.

How Much Time Do I Need To Commit?

We find successful first time or second time authors spend 10-20 hours a week.  The routine is the important part.  Write, edit, rewrite, feedback, polish.  Your story and characters will come to life. You will feel like you know them in person.  You will also find the time goes fast, once you get in the grove (the routine), your output will increase and you will get better and better.