Academic Author Advisers provides higher education textbook authors, digital learning developers, and content experts with general consulting services, negotiation coaching, innovation planning, digital transition assistance, support services, and strategic marketing support. We also provide referrals to expert core content and supplement developers, legal advisers, auditors, accountants, and financial planning professionals.
Rather than take a share of authors’ hard-earned royalties, Advisers charges a reasonable, flat hourly rate for experienced publishing advice, support, and coaching. Please contact us for information about our rates.
OUR CLIENTS: ACADEMIC/HIGHER EDUCATION TEXTBOOK AUTHORS AND CONTENT EXPERTS
Our clients share a passion for conveying knowledge to others, and they are committed to developing learners’ potential through education. Drawing upon a deep understanding of how to effectively research, organize, curate, and explain, our clients present content in ways that encourage the most effective higher education learning and teaching practices and behaviors.
Whether you’re an experienced author or just considering your first project; if you’re working on your own or with a team of colleagues; and regardless of the format (print, digital, or hybrid) in which you plan to deliver your educational content Academic Author Advisers is the right partner for you. We share your passion for excellence, innovation, and success.
OUR PHILOSOPHY: WE ALL SUCCEED BY SOLVING PROBLEMS
Academic Author Advisers believes successful publishers and authors are entrepreneurial collaborators who form strongly supportive and transparent relationships as equal partners in a common effort.
Clients value our intimate knowledge and deep understanding of authors’ and publishers’ respective needs, motivations, experiences, and goals across all stages of the content development, production, and sales/marketing processes. These understandings, combined with objectivity and a passion for problem solving, spark practical insights and scalable solutions that can improve authors’ earnings potential and enrich their creative experiences.
OUR ADVISERS: SEAN WAKELY, FOUNDER AND PRINCIPAL ADVISER
Sean possesses an extensive track record of success gained by thirty years in academic publishing. He is the ideal partner to advise, coach, and provide useful insights to both new and experienced higher education authors and content experts. Sean’s skills include:
* Firsthand experience in how publishers negotiate with authors
* Appreciation for the value of collaborative author/publisher relationships
* Knowledge of how educational materials are marketed and sold
* Expertise in excellent product development practices
* Breadth of experience across the curriculum
* Understanding of how both large and small publishing companies work
* Maintains contacts across the higher education publishing industry