We have been working with books, successful manuscripts and data for so long now, that people sometimes want to talk to us one-to-one. Jodie offers that service by the hour for Archer Jockers. Perhaps you have had a personalized manuscript report and find that you’d like to discuss ideas for how to have a less flat opening to your plot line, or you want to talk about how to focalize your themes and get new ideas on how to improve your star ratings. Book an hour or two with Jodie. Perhaps you love writing but you have no idea about the industry. You might want Jodie to guide you on agents, submissions letters, New York versus London, traditional publishing, working in translation, or self-publishing careers. That’s another ideal hour over video-conferencing. Perhaps you have an idea for a book and want to talk through the plot and get good tips on how to satisfy the requirements of a five star manuscript from the outset. You can book single hour consults with or without personalized or series book reports.
Career Review is a service we have developed following the demand from authors who have come to us. One NYT best-selling author hit the list with book one, didn’t sell as well with book two, and wanted deep analysis of books three and four before his agent sold them. Another well-known author who writes standalone and in series wanted to know whether it was best strategically to continue the series next or do another standalone. Publishers have asked us for career reviews of their authors, so they can advise them on how to grow their success. Career Review is about giving a writer lots of new insight and great tools for making decisions about character development, plot surprises, and so on: whatever maximizes their personal strengths. It’s also about strategic choice based on leading data. You won’t get it anywhere else. Career Review gives you 6 hours of personalized attention, including processing of multiple data reports, our reading and interpretation, and up to 1.5 hours of face-to-face time. You may send specific questions about your backlist or else let us find the illuminating links. Everything about this service is done in consultation with you to ensure you get the information you need.