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Developmental (substantive) editing
Because of the extensive nature of this form of editing, it is more time-intensive and costly.
However, it's well worth the investment if you are serious about succeeding as an author.
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Our Editing Team
Lorraine is a veteran children's reading specialist, teacher and an International Award-Winning Author. She has taught in many states in the US and provided reading services for students at a private school in Florida, where she lives with her husband. Trading in her fashionable heels for flip-flops was quite a change, but led to a lifestyle that allowed for a writing career to begin.
Erika M Szabo
Erika is an Award Winning Author of epic fantasy, alternate history, sweet romance, romantic suspense, dystopian and cozy mystery novels, short stories, as well as fun, educational, and bilingual children’s books. Since Erika gave up her first love, being an emergency and trauma nurse, she loves the quiet life in the Catskill Mountains and enjoys making friends with her visitors, foxes, squirrels, and occasional black bears.
Alex is an award-winning author of dark fantasy, historical fantasy, short stories and poetry. With a background in classics, mythology, politics and creative writing her eclectic affinities bring an alchemical flair to her work. Based in the South West UK she enjoys her garden, nature, literature and losing herself in a myriad world of words.
The books have missing pages, the TOC is not linked or incorrectly linked and the chapters are not divided properly. Unfortunately, some sites accept badly formatted books and great books are getting 1-star reviews because the readers want to read aesthetically pleasing, well formatted books. Other sites are very choosy, and rightly so, and reject the book if it's not formatted correctly.
If you need your book formatted as well, contact us.
Book Blurb Editing
Book blurbs are short descriptions of books that are written for promotional purposes.
To write the perfect blurb is tricky. When the description is too wordy, readers get bored and move on.
If it's too short, it doesn't catch the readers' attention.
If it gives away too much, the reader will lose interest.
We'll edit your book blurb to make it catchy and to attract readers.
EMAIL us your blurb or description and genre of your book.
Book Tagline Writing
Taglines are short sentences meant to be enticing enough to get readers to pick up your book. The tagline gives a feel for the tone of the book, and a hint at plot or conflict.
Taglines are added to the book cover and to marketing post.
Boiling down an entire book into a few words is tough, especially for the author who wrote the story. We'll look at your blurb/synopsis with a fresh eye and help to condense it into a 150-200 character tagline.
EMAIL us your book blurb or description and genre of your book
Author Bio Editing
Author bios are an important part of book marketing.
Some author bios are a bit too personal listing family members, pets, hobbies, and even the town where the author lives.
Some are too dry and impersonal listing all literary awards and and the author's education level.
Others are a list of of the author's published books.
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The satisfied customers said who used the GBBPub services
"I had an enjoyable and productive involvement with the Diamond Publishing Packet through Erika Szabo’s administration. Involving Erika and the experts from Golden Box Books Publishing was the leading choice because of their commitment to authors and a superb completed work. Erika is trustworthy, conscientious, and devoted to insuring outstanding support for the best results.
I ordered author print copies and my book is excellent. Praises to Erika. She possesses many talents. Erika has extraordinary professionalism in disposition, reliability, principles, and expertise. Erika and the Golden Box Books Publishing Services was a wonderful experience. I will always treasure this endeavor as part of the finished children’s book because working with Erika and the Golden Box Books staff was very rewarding and enjoyable."
-Author Mary Heneghan
Praise from author JB Richards on Facebook
"A Word from the Author...
I don’t usually endorse individual self-publishers, having had such a devastating experience with my own self-published debut novel, “Miriamne the Magdala”. But, it’s so rare to find a publication that connects on such a personal, professional, and intimate level with Indie authors and our readers—not to mention on such a regular basis—like Golden Box Books Publishing does.
Golden Box Books Publishing (GBBPub) doesn’t just feature a set of Indie authors in one issue and then leave them in languishing in the dust—They build a long-term relationship and nurture that bond so that readers become familiar with them and their works. They also offer self-publishing services, run awards contests, and hold special promotions that are easily affordable and sometimes entirely free! How could any Indie author looking for a little recognition and support expect more than that?!
I just want to say, “Thank you, Golden Box Books Publishing!” You’ve been a major game-changer in making “Miriamne the Magdala” a respected and recognized work through the Golden Quill Award, and your continuing support to me, and other authors like me, speaks volumes about your dedication to the entire Indie community!"
Review on our Facebook page by author Eva Pasco
"Golden Box Books earns 5-Stars from me hands down! Not one to dabble in formatting or uploading to publish--there is a service package to fit every author's needs at affordable prices without skimping on quality and clarity. I had the pleasure of working with Erika every step along the way. She was literally available around the clock to see this publication endeavor from beginning to end, and attentive to customer satisfaction. As a result, I'll be launching my latest work with pride. Thank you!"
Review on our Facebook page by author Ted Rypel
"No writer with modest means and yet an earnest desire to get a promotional foothold for their creation could find a better service than Golden Box Books Publishing Services.
I mean what I say, folks. Take it from an old-schooler, whose books used to promote themselves in the old, disappearing brick-and-mortar bookstores: You need a design pro now, to help you prep your publicity ads (and even design your BOOKS), and to guide you to the best chances at exposure, amidst a bewildering sea of content.
No one does that better than Golden Box, for very affordable fees."
Review on our Facebook page by author PJ. Mann
"I was looking at your website and services offered, and I was really positively impressed by the quality of the services and their affordability. Great job!!"
Review on our Facebook page by author Joanne VanLeerdam
"Your page clearly presents your services, rates, and designs. Everything is branded with great visuals and consistent themes.
Thank you for all you do to help other authors promote their work.
As someone who has used your advertising services, and will do again, I can honestly say that you're invaluable to the Indie writer community."
Review on our Facebook page by author Joe Bonadonna
"Love this page! I can't say enough good things about Erika M Szabo and Golden Box Books' Publishing Services. I'm extremely happy with my association with Erika and her GBB."
Reviews sent to our website:
Golden Box Books earns 5-Stars from me without a doubt! I’m not one with knowledge on formatting or even uploading my books at this point. All that was done when I was traditionally published so long ago. So finding Golden Box Books was like finding a diamond when you’re digging for limestone. They offer a service package to fit every author's budget at affordable prices without skimping on quality. It was a rare privilege to work directly with Erika every step of the way. She was always a text or an email away when my curiosity got piqued or didn’t understand something. She stayed with me from the beginning to the end of the whole process, and never once gave me cause to question her dedication to customer satisfaction. I found Erika to be trustworthy, conscientious, and devoted to insuring outstanding support for the best results for everyone involved the readers most of all as that is who we the authors wish to please. They made the transition back into the world of publishing mg not only easy, but pleasurable as well.
~Author Slate Raven
"Erika's enthusiasm, insight and level of professionalism matches the speed at which she works. She is supportive, kind and extremely easy-going and patient. These are the hallmarks of her Golden Box Books, and the people she has working with her -- editors, proof-readers, etc -- all share her work ethic. Golden Box Books has many publishing packages and services, and I found their prices to be very reasonable and right in line with what I could pay for having so much work done for me. They offer marketing services, promotional videos, and many other services, as well.
This was truly a wonderful, enjoyable and pleasant publishing experience for me. I learned so much, I am certainly planning on working with Erika again in the future, especially when the third volume of Mad Shadows is ready to go."
~Author Joe Bonadonna
"Erika is a pleasure to work with. Professional, proficient and generous with her time, she helped this newbie from start to finish – and the finished product was perfect. The formatting was spot on and the extra touches she added to the interior of the book, made it pleasing to the reader’s eye. I’m not computer savvy and Erika was there with me for each step of the process. Without her I would have been lost more than once.
Whatever your self-publishing needs are, I would definitely recommend Erika. I’ll be a repeat costumer for sure!"
~Author Debbie Christiana
"I was fresh to self-publishing, and I had no clue about formatting a book. When I messed up, Erika was helpful and offered great advice. When my book needed another round of uploads (my fault entirely), Erika did it with a smile. She is the BEST! I recommend Erika’s services to any author who wants their book to look and read professionally perfect."
~Author Margot Finke
"Erika is a self-starter, very competent person who knows all the in's and outs of her craft. Whatever it is she will give you everything you need to help ensure the success of your project. Her charges are very fair, and she is a very honest and sincere person."
~Author Edward Halpern
"My novel MISSING is now in print form! I want to thank my coach, Erika M. Szabo, Golden Box Books. Without her my eBook and printed book would never have been possible. She is the smartest, most knowledgeable,and patient person with whom I have had the privilege to work. My deepest gratitude, Erika!"
~Author Alice Marks
"We will work on your book until you absolutely love it." That was what I read in one of the first emails from Erika Szabo. Receiving the final results did not take long. She quickly had proven that statement true.
The best description of Erika's performance is a twirl of wind. Breezing through the sites and programs, she skillfully formatted pages and book cover. Her confidence motivated even me to share her positive outlook for the books final début."
~Author Nancy M. Rollins
"Erika Szabo is a multi-talented woman whose main goal is to help writers and authors. Well versed in the complicated roads to self-publishing, Erika can help with all aspects of preparing a book for print or device. I am eternally grateful for finding her as she has helped me with many different stages of my book’s publishing journey, including document preparation for print, eBook preparation, key word suggestions, and uploading the eBook to both CreateSpace and SmashWords. Her help is expert as well as invaluable."
~Author J.E. Rogers
"Erika is very easy to communicate with and she answered my many questions thoroughly and with such patience. Erika provides quality work and she works at a fast pace. I didn’t have to wait on her at all. Erika did a fantastic job of formatting my book. After describing my very vague vision of the book cover, she picked the perfect cover! I highly recommend Erika M Szabo, she is very talented and she does a wonderful job!!"
-Author Terry Chilcote