Caroline Goldsmith: Publishing Consultant

Everything you need to publish

About me

B&WHello. I’m Caroline and I know books. I am dedicated to providing a personal, professional and friendly service to writers and publishers. I work for several independent publishers copy-editing and proofreading fiction and non-fiction and advising on publishing strategy. I also work with dozens of writers directly. I have helped clients shape their manuscripts; submit to agents and publish paperbacks and eBooks independently. I regularly feature in Byte the Book seminars where I advise writers on navigating the publishing world and on independently publishing. I have  designed book covers; sourced printers; run social media accounts; created content for author websites; designed logos and created marketing material and merchandise.  I’ve even been commissioned as a ghostwriter and written some books myself.

I have more than twenty years of experience in trade publishing, including some years at The Tate Gallery and at Penguin. In 2012, I co-founded an independent publisher, Red Button Publishing with a colleague to publish fiction overlooked by the mainstream. For four years we published original fiction in both paperback and digital formats entirely by ourselves and using our own funding. During this time I came to really understand the challenges faced by authors who decide to publish themselves. When we reluctantly closed our doors in 2016, I helped our authors to publish their works independently  so the titles are all still available in both paperback and ebook formats.

I now spend my days providing services for writers and publishers from my home in the Suffolk countryside. When I’m not doing that I can usually be found with my head in a book or trying to write that novel I’ve been sitting on for two decades.

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