‘I trusted Danielle from the outset’
Terri Boas, author of Two Scoops, not Three and Two Scoops, too Much
The idea to self-publish my debut novel came from Richard Madeley. He was on TV talking about how the stigma around being an independent publisher had disappeared and it was now a legitimate option for writers. I started writing Two Scoops, not Three, a women’s fiction novel, when I was 30. I had sent the first three chapters off to literary agents, but although I got some nice responses, no one loved my book enough to take it on. As my fortieth birthday approached, I felt motivated to fulfil my dream to become a published author. I found Danielle’s website, read some of her five-star reviews and decided to send her a message. Throughout the process, I found Danielle incredibly professional, and I trusted her from the outset. I knew my story inside out, as I had been thinking about it for a decade, but Danielle helped me to pull out the details that would give the reader the full picture, too. The editing process was hard and a lot of work, but every improvement was worth it.
Once the book had been edited, it was time to work on the production. I had an idea for a cover, and between them, Danielle and her designer Alexa created exactly what I had in my mind’s eye. The blurb Danielle wrote for me was spot on, too.
My initial focus had been on having some physical copies of my novel printed, but Danielle explained about print-on-demand and helped me to get it on Amazon as a paperback and eBook. Through her printer, I also opted for a small print-run.
Additionally, Danielle helped me to market the book and I featured in several local newspapers. She guided me through the process of getting my books stocked in bookshops, including Waterstones, and suggested someone I could do a blog tour with. When I finished the sequel to Too Scoops, not Three, I knew who to call, and Two Scoops, too Much was published through Wrate’s Publishing in 2021. I’m now working on my final novel in what will become a Two Scoops trilogy. Both my published books have received some great reviews and the entire process exceeded my expectations and really has been a dream come true.