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
Biographies & Memoirs
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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 (about 10 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 35 reviews

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Stella Atrium
Ben Galley is informative for insider tips about how to self-publish. He is generous with his time and tailors the sessions to the needs of the client. He provides real evidence for what is possible with a little effort. I have more confidence for what's needed from the writer for success on the many platforms for promoting a new books.

Stella Atrium, May 2022


Ikerline Seme
Ben was great. He made clear what I was doing right, what I should improve. He answered all of my questions, showed me what I should avoid, what I should explore... Great collaborator. I'd definitely recommend him 100%.

Ikerline Seme, February 2022


Austin Prince
I scheduled a one hour consultation with Ben to get a quick overview of the self publishing area and how to cut through some of the noise around getting your book out there. He had a great list of information to provide with our consultation and helped me make my book more accessible as well as available in multiple platforms. It has been a great start to getting my book into the hands of readers.

Austin Prince, December 2021


Hili Jeffery
It was a pleasure working with Ben as his knowledge and expertise are priceless! On our tailored 1:1 session he was friendly and professional. He walked me through the marketing plan in detail and shared valuable information. I can't wait to see the results!

Hili Jeffery, November 2021


Sandi Beaumont
After our first session I wasn't sure that I'd made the right decision hiring Ben. However, after advising him of my misgivings and explaining the reasoning behind them, our second session was much more productive and helpful.

Sandi Beaumont, October 2021

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