India Summers Private Clients are those who are interested in telling us their vision for their book and watching us seamlessly execute their vision in four steps: write, edit, design, and publish.
Our Private Clients appreciate the India Summers brand of books; the minimal and sleek design, the unique and colorful pages, the vulnerable poems and stories, and the independent production and publication; but they are not looking to make their books look or feel like India Summers books. Our Private Clients have one of a kind visions that they want India Summers to execute because we value quality, innovation, authenticity, intentionality, and practicality. We also have experience in the field! We know which manufacturers print quality books. We know the ins and outs of paper types, book sizes, book covers, book spines, how to make pages colorful, and how to play around with these elements in order create a book that truly reflects who our Private Clients are. We know the entire process of writing, editing, designing, and publishing a book independently. The best part about creating a book independently is taking home 100% of the cash from your book sales. India Summers does not ask for a percentage of your sales, unless the Private Client prefers those terms.
We will be responsible for:
WRITE: turning your thoughts, feelings, and ideas into a comprehensible manuscript.
EDIT: refining your message by highlighting your most valuable and creative thoughts, editing your manuscript for cohesion and fluidity, and editing your manuscript for grammar.
DESIGN: designing the interior and the exterior of your book, and binding your entire design and manuscript into a physical book.
PUBLISH: choosing a manufacturer for you, copyrighting your book and trademarking its title, and teaching you how to print physical copies of your book in order to sell your book.
The client can request for us to input creative ideas. The client can eliminate any of these responsibilities if they are not needed. If the client is interested in hiring India Summers to help them publicize, market, and sell their book, the client must state that in the description of their book project.
India Summers carefully selects their Private Clients. If you are interested in becoming a Private Client please submit your name, your email, and a description of your book project in the form below. If India Summers is interested in moving forward with your book idea and project, they will reach out to the email address provided. We will then set up a private consultation. Thank you for your interest.
India Summers has effortlessly sold over 4,000 copies of her debut poetry book #BARS in its first year. #BARS was independently written, edited, designed, and published in 2018. India sold #BARS by hand, online, and in bookstores, nationally and internationally. India personally placed her book in bookstores in Toronto, Buffalo, NYC, South Carolina, and Georgia and they all sold out religiously. India then went on to publish her second poetry book PERIOD, followed by her third poetry book IS.
India Summers taught middle and high school students at the Harlem School of the Arts how to write, edit, design, and publish their first poetry books. In addition, she has managed and taught reading and writing at the best private schools in NYC. Alongside managing and teaching at private schools, and independently creating her own books, India has worked with several clients on their business books, children's books, affirmation books, and poetry books. India has helped clients come up with original book ideas based on who the client is and what the client values.