Do you dream of writing and publishing a book? If so, then you’re in the right place!
At The Book Shelf, we help aspiring nonfiction authors bring their books to life. We’ve worked on over 500 books with authors around the globe from first-timers to New York Times bestsellers and non-native speakers … and we want to help you.
We know the publishing industry, genre standards, and reader expectations, so we’ll make sure your book is impressive enough to stand out among that million. Whether you’re looking to land a publisher or self-publishing, you’re not on your own. We offer cover-to-cover services from coaching to critique, content editing to copy editing, design to proofreading.
We believe that we’re all here to make the world a better place for others, so we specialise in books that make the world a better place and make a real difference in readers’ lives. Our specialist genres are: personal development, business entrepreneurship, well-being, and philosophy.
If you want to write a life-changing or world-changing book but don’t know where to start, browse our services or get in touch today and get your book on the bookshelf! You’ll also find writer’s guides with insider tips, success stories from published authors, and insights from a book editor.
Check out our latest blog posts here…
It’s The Book Shelf’s 2nd birthday! In this blog, I talk about the challenges of being a boss and what I’ve learned from two years as a small business owner.
Let’s Talk about Race: My thoughts on “Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People about Race” as a mixed-race female book editor
Let’s talk about race. As a mixed race female book editor, I discuss Reni Eddo-Lodge’s chart-topping “Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People about Race”, structural racism, and prejudice. I invite you to join the discussion…
What’s it really like to work with a book editor? It can be magical, or it can be horrible. We’ll give you an insight into what it’s like working with a freelance editor and our top tips to ensure it doesn’t go wrong.
80% of adults have thought about writing a book at some point. But if you’re an aspiring nonfiction author, the big question is: what do you write about? Here, we’ll give you our top tips on topics.
E.M. Forster’s “The Machine Stops” is eerily similar to our Covid-19 locked-down world, so what can we learn about the path we take into the future?
Quoting other authors in your book can be a minefield. Do you need the author’s permission? Is it a breach of copyright? Can you get sued? Find the answers here…
Are you a small business owner, entrepreneur, or wantrepreneur struggling to figure out why your business isn’t working? Michael Gerber’s #1 business book The E-Myth has the answers…
Most authors would like to earn something for their books. The question is: what will make you more money as an author—traditional publishing or self-publishing? Let’s weigh them up.
In our post-truth, #fakenews, COVID-19 world, the philosophical bad boy of nihilism has become the new cool. But can we take anything useful from the idea that life is inherently meaningless? Here are 4 lessons from nihilism that aren’t all doom and gloom…
What our clients say about us…
“A true collaborator with an eye for detail, Ameesha knew my vision and helped set me on a path to realizing it. I really appreciate how she turned herself into a subject matter expert on my own subject! I will definitely trust my future endeavors to her guiding hand.” – Lane Bailey
“Ameesha was an incredible find. Her turnaround time was bested only by the quality of her work. She was insightful and provided a lot of great guidance on changes that needed to be made to the manuscript. Outstanding work. I’ve already started a second project with her — no need to go out to bid. I’ve found the best editor.” – Frederick Williams
“This was my first time working with a professional editor and handing your first manuscript over to a complete stranger is daunting, but Ameesha quickly calmed those fears. Working with her felt like a real partnership. She took a vested interest in my book and provided edits, feedback, and insights that made my draft so much better. I was amazed at how well she balanced both the details and the big-picture elements of my manuscript. Ameesha goes above and beyond the call of duty.” – Stacy Moroz