Ben Galley

Ben Galley - Marketer

Victoria, BC, Canada

Ben Galley is a highly experienced self-publishing and marketing consultant, helping authors from around the world to publish books.

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Overview

As well as a bestselling fantasy author, I am an experienced self-publishing and marketing consultant, and am proud to have helped hundreds of authors from around the world to publish and sell their books. Whether you're writing non-fiction or fiction, publishing in ebook or paperback, a debut writer or seasoned author, I can provide the advice you need to achieve your goals.

I've been publishing my own novels, audiobooks, and graphic novels since 2010, and as such, I have tried and tested a wide number of self-publishing paths. This has enabled me to construct a method of publishing and marketing that I call the Shelf Help Method. It is affordable, professional, and driven by the technology at an author’s fingertips. It's a hands-on, entrepreneurial, business-like approach, which empowers authors to make the most out of this golden era of publishing, and make a living as I have.

I can help and assist with any of the following areas of marketing:
- showing you how to optimise blurbs, keywords and categories
- how to find success with paid advertising such as AMS, Facebook Ads, and Bookbub
- building and leveraging a mailing list
- getting the most out of social media
- building and using websites
- blogging, vlogging and content marketing
- creating and employing merchandise
- outreach, making connections and getting reviews

I am also able to provide advice on all aspects of independent publishing, including:
- the polishing process and getting your book ready for market
- ISBNs, front and back matter
- conversion to ebook and typesetting for paperback
- publishing ebooks and paperbacks on a global scale
- operating as a small business
- crowdfunding and using platforms like Patreon
- seeking agents and representation

"Ben Galley is genuinely interested in passing on his knowledge and helping others to be successful... Thank you Ben.”
- Judi Williams, Great Beginnings

"Just last year I attended an event in London run by a well-known publisher that cost £349 for 2 days. What Ben gave us in the first hour of his workshop was more usable than the information I garnered in 2 days at last summer’s event."
- Joanna Hunter, Innerpeace

"Along with the fountain of knowledge and the treasure trove of helpful advice that the affordable sessions have given me, I've also gained a great friend and mentor who I thank without end for his help in making my dreams of becoming a writer a reality."
- Reece Bridger, Fantasy Author
Non-Fiction
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Fiction
Fantasy
Horror
Picture Books
Romance
Science Fiction

Awards

  • Best Self-Published Novel – Booknest Fantasy Awards 2017
  • Winner of the Library Journal's Indie eBook Awards for Fantasy 2016

Work experience

Publishing & Marketing Consultant

Self-employed
March, 2012 – Present (over 9 years)

Helping authors and companies to publish and sell books in multiple formats across the world.

Portfolio (4 selected works)

The Scarlet Star Trilogy

Ben Galley

Download the entire of The Scarlet Star Trilogy in one complete bundle. The latest series from UK fantasy author Ben Galley, the trilogy is the coming of age tale of young Tonmerion Hark, whose father’s murder drives him to the the far-flung frontier of the weird west: Wyoming.This eBook bundle contains:- Bloodrush- Bloodmoon- Bloodfeud----------"Good, strong writing. A solid read." - Mark Law... read more

Download the entire of The Scarlet Star Trilogy in one complete bundle. The latest series from UK fantasy author Ben Galley, the trilogy is the coming of age tale of young Tonmerion Hark, whose father’s murder drives him to the the far-flung frontier of the weird west: Wyoming.This eBook bundle contains:- Bloodrush- Bloodmoon- Bloodfeud----------"Good, strong writing. A solid read." - Mark Law... read more

The Heart of Stone

Ben Galley

“Grimdark with heart and soul.”– Anna Smith Spark, author of The Court of Broken Knives“Dark, brutal and violent, and packed with heart and emotional depth, The Heart of Stone is an intriguing novel. Great characters and a well-developed world surround a complex monster protagonist in a powerfully grim standalone fantasy.”– Alan Baxter, author of the Alex Caine Series“This is Ben’s best book y... read more

“Grimdark with heart and soul.”– Anna Smith Spark, author of The Court of Broken Knives“Dark, brutal and violent, and packed with heart and emotional depth, The Heart of Stone is an intriguing novel. Great characters and a well-developed world surround a complex monster protagonist in a powerfully grim standalone fantasy.”– Alan Baxter, author of the Alex Caine Series“This is Ben’s best book y... read more

Ben has 29 reviews

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Chloe Szentpeteri
It was such a pleasure to work with Ben. He was personable, easy going, and explained each process thoughtfully and in detail. I gained valuable knowledge from this project, and I'm excited to implement these tools to build on my marketing! I highly recommend Ben if you're looking for a marketing professional!

Chloe Szentpeteri, September 2021


Karen Myers
Ben was wonderful to work with. He provided a detailed marketing strategy that was tailored to my specific niche and brand. I am very pleased with the quantity and quality of the information he provided, and I cannot wait to implement his ideas. Thank you, Ben!

Karen Myers, August 2021


Martina Fetzer
Ben was punctual and provided some great information. I wouldn't hesitate to work with him again.

Martina Fetzer, August 2021


Bugs Mom
Ben was prompt, knowledgeable and courteous. He provided me with useful tips on how to use technology to boost my marketing for my children’s book. I felt a bit overwhelmed with much of the online research that I’d done about marketing (prior to chatting with Ben). Ben streamlined the process for me and helped me to focus on a few affordable key strategies that fit with my needs. He also offe...
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Bugs Mom, July 2021

Ben Galley
Thanks, Michelle! It was a pleasure to work with you and have no doubt you'll go far.

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Charmain Kading
Ben was amazing! His professional insight into the realm of indie publishing was SO NEEDED as we tried to navigate our way through the twists and turns of the industry. We had some basic information already out there, but Ben was able to give it better direction and focus. Great communication. Great experience. Cannot recommend enough.

Charmain Kading, July 2021

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