It's a long road from conception to publication of a worthwhile numismatic book, one that will "connect with readers" (TM) and stand the test of time. After you've put in years of research to master your topic, don't fumble away your efforts for a successful book nearing the goal line. Let Fred Reed, author, editor and book packager of critically-acclaimed numismatic books for several decades help you achieve your personal goals and score.
Novice authors are often bewildered how to get their work into print in the most effective way. Even veteran authors appreciate the help an "insider" can offer them.
Following decades of success in the publishing business, and especially with hobby periodicals, in 2001 Fred Reed formed enthusiast-media.com ltd
to assist other authors to achieve their publishing goals whether they be in the form of brochures, newsletters, website content, periodicals or books. Fred's corporate goal for these other authors is his own personal credo: creating "publications that connect with readers." (TM)
Not only can Fred draw upon his own experience as an award-winning author, but also on his wide experience working with many of authors of various experience levels in his dual roles as both Editor and Publisher of the Society of Paper Money Collectors bimonthly magazine Paper Money,
and as Editor and Publisher of the Token and Medal Society's bimonthly magazine TAMS Journal.
In recent years Fred has assisted authors in achieving publication of award-winning books on Confederate currency, Florida paper money, and Kansas paper money. A volume on U.S. Depression scrip of 1893, 1907 and 1914 is in press. He can be contracted for consulting, editorial, ghost-writing, co-authoring, design, production, and book-packaging projects. Complete confidentiality assured. Contact him directly at Send Fred an email.
He is a member of the Authors Guild; mention "Authors Guild" when you do.
"With regard to my forthcoming book Panic Scrip of 1893, 1907 and 1914: An Illustrated Catalog of Emergency Monetary Issues,
the manuscript was in rough shape and a great deal of work had to be done before it could be turned in to the publisher. I was very fortunate that Fred Reed decided to accept this manuscript and all its problems as editor, as he has been able to work through it and produce a magnificent piece of work that now awaits publication this year. It took a couple of years to accomplish this task, and Fred did marvelously well with it, meeting and surpassing all the many challenges along the way. I was hoping he would accept the job, as he is himself a widely respected and accomplished author, but I was not sure he would want to put in the needed time to get this manuscript in shape for publication. At this point I could not be more pleased with the end result, and I can hardly wait to see the finished product. Neil Shafer, International Bank Note Society Hall of Fame inductee
Here is what veteran writer Ron Benice,
successful author of Florida Paper Money: An Illustrated History, 1817-1933
(McFarland, 2008) which won a coveted Numismatic Literary Guild "Extraordinary Merit" Award, and a Society of Paper Money Collectors "Award of Merit" Award had to say about working with Fred:
"I want to thank you for all of your efforts that helped bring my book to fruition. You were superb in all your roles -- editor, representative and advisor. Our discussions about the alternative ways to bring forth the book and your advice on the selection of publishers were invaluable. As my representative, everything went smoothly with my choice of publisher from the initial approach through the contract phase. As editor you took my Word document and scans of bank notes and converted them to a document that the publisher could easily work with to create a book that was consistent with our view of how it should look.
"During the publication process, your knowledge of what was standard, what was negotiable, and what was non-negotiable in the industry was quite helpful. You were successful as my advocate on the changes to the first set of page proofs. And you were encouraging throughout the entire process.
"Now the book is here. The final product is excellent. . . . You did your job well and I would highly recommend your services." -- Ron Benice, Sarasota, Florida
Here is what another established writer Steve Whitfield,
author of Kansas Paper Money: An Illustrated History, 1854-1935
(McFarland, 2009), which also won a coveted Numismatic Literary Guild "Extraordinary Merit" Award and was a candidate for the SPMC "D.C. Wismer Award," had to say about his experience working with Fred:
"Fred was tasked with getting my Kansas manuscript, with several hundred illustrations, coordinated into a publishable book. He handled all administrative tasks, such as negotiating with a suitable publisher, page arrangement of illustrations, and coordinating all required reviews. He performed all tasks in a timely manner and with the requisite editorial skill.
"Fred has experience and knowledge to accomplish this type of work in a professional manner. He understands the software requirements of publishers and speaks their language. I am pleased with the quality of his work and can recommend him to others who may be involved with similar projects." -- Steve Whitfield, Weston, Florida
Here's what award-winning author and Confederate paper money expert Pierre Fricke
had to say about Fred's editing and book packaging skills on their new hit, History of Collecting Confederate States of America Paper Money, Volume 1, 1865-1945:
"Fred Reed did an outstanding job editing and laying out our book ‐ History of Collecting Confederate States of America Paper Money ‐ 1865 ‐ 1945.
He had to deal with many illustrations and get them and the text into an easy‐to‐read format. Fred accomplished this and more, organizing the book into a handy 6 inch by 9 inch format, with an outstanding cover. Thanks, Fred, for the wonderful job." Pierre Fricke, Sudbury, Massachusetts
Fred and Pierre's book won the Numismatic Literary Guild award as the "Best Specialized Book on United States Paper Money" in 2012. Do you have an award-winning book in you? Even experienced authors need help. How will you ever know if you fail to contact Fred Reed, author AND
editor of award-winning numismatic books? Fred helped Neil Shafer, Pierre Fricke, Ron Benice, and Steve Whitfield achieve their numismatic publishing goals. Their books became the works they had dreamed of for many years. Let your next book "connect with readers" too, and become a lasting legacy for years to come. Fred has helped others . . . and he can help YOU
too! Contact Fred at Send Fred an email
and see what he can do for you. Mention "Authors Guild" in all correspondence, please.
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