Hi! I'm Rachael
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I'm the Founder of Curious Cat Books, a UK-based publishing platform for new indie authors.
I've been an author since 2010, releasing my debut novel with the online platform, Lulu (The Soul Sanctuary, 2010). I'd been trying for around a year to find an agent, hoping someone would give me a shot at publishing traditionally. I got some positive feedback and even landed an agent, but soon realised I'd fallen victim to another shark in the industry. Clueless, I decided to go it alone
... what did I get myself into?
It took a while to learn the ropes, but over the years I taught myself to edit, learnt some formatting and cover design techniques, then invested in a couple of courses to make my experience 'official'. Now, I'm a trained copy-editor and coach with ten indie years behind me!
But I'm still a writer, sharing important morals and values with the world through my fiction. I've met so many wonderful people doing what I do—talented writers with big dreams. I know through educating these creatives and being a positive, encouraging mentor, they can avoid the expensive mistakes I made and go on to be a huge success!
Work With Rachael
to produce your debut book
A Personal & Friendly Publishing Service
You'll never deal with anyone but Rachael. She's been there and understands how difficult the industry can be.
She'll be in touch regularly via e-mail and/or telephone. Or, if you're local, you can even meet for coffee*! She responds to correspondence personally, meaning you'll get an e-mail within 48 hours; you'll never receive a template or standard reply.
As well as being a trained copy-editor with a diploma in Successful Self-Publishing, Rachael also holds a university-level business qualification. More importantly though, she's experienced—self-publishing has been her thing since 2010, and she loves it.
Rachael is (of course!) an author at heart. She knows exactly how hard you've worked and how important getting this right first time is.
Don't worry, she'll take good care of your book baby.
*subject to Covid-19 restrictions
Various Options to Suit You
Although Curious Cat Books is now a publishing house, Rachael understands you may want to go it alone. And good for you! So, you can still hire her to help with a variety of background tasks and services such as copy-editing, formatting and coaching.
Rachael charges £29/$35 per hour for copy-editing and £25/$31 per hour for proofreading services.
She can offer you a package formatting deal for just £149.99!
By the way, her editing fees follow these guidelines.
And it doesn't stop there. CCB also offers school visits and coaches authors all over the world.
Rachael can offer you an hour of her time for £25/$31 via Skype to answer any self-publishing questions you might have. Book a block of 5 hours and pay upfront to get your 5th FREE.
She can work with your students in a full or half-day workshop from just £99**.
Got a strange or one-off request? No problem, get in touch today and let Rachael know exactly what you need and how she can help you!
**UK only, subject to Covid-19 restrictions.
Realistic, Affordable Pricing
Though your publishing contract will require a small contribution, Curious Cat books is not a vanity press, nor is it a traditional publishing house. Rachael's method sits comfortably in the middle, offering professional publishing services at a fraction of the cost you'll (no doubt) have already been quoted elsewhere.
Rachael reads every submission herself, choosing books and authors she's confident she can help. Editing fees are in line with these guidelines, and when you choose to publish with Rachael, it's the editing part your contribution covers.
All services through Curious Cat Books are affordable with easy, convenient payment plans to suit your needs. Rachael accepts Paypal and BACS—sit back and relax knowing payments are secure.
Rachael's service is based on POD (print on demand). When you publish with CCB, you can order as many books as you need for upcoming events, whenever you like! There are no storage fees or last-minute worries.
Download the 2020 Brochure
Still have questions? Feel welcome to get in touch using the contact form at any time. You can also live chat with Rachael and she'll get back to you ASAP.
In the meantime, why not download the 2020 services brochure, answering a variety of FAQs?