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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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 large number of self-publishing paths. This has enable 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 promising era of publishing, and make a living as I have.

I can help and assist with any of the following areas of marketing:
- optimising blurbs, keywords and categories
- 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
- paid advertising such as AMS, Facebook Ads and Bookbub

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

"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
Services
Metadata & Blurb Optimization
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
History
Fiction
Fantasy
Horror
Literary Fiction
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 (almost 8 years)

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

Portfolio (5 selected works)

The Emaneska Series eBook Bundle: Books 1-4 of The Emaneska Series

Ben Galley

For the first time, the bestselling Emaneska Series is available as one complete eBook bundle! All four books of the epic fantasy series have been put back to back, so you can follow the adventures of Emaneska's favourite mage, Farden, from start to finish without interruption. With over 100,000 downloads since release, find out what makes The Emaneska Series a journey of epic proportions.Want... read more

For the first time, the bestselling Emaneska Series is available as one complete eBook bundle! All four books of the epic fantasy series have been put back to back, so you can follow the adventures of Emaneska's favourite mage, Farden, from start to finish without interruption. With over 100,000 downloads since release, find out what makes The Emaneska Series a journey of epic proportions.Want... read more

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

Chasing Graves (The Chasing Graves Trilogy Book 1)

Ben Galley

Welcome to Araxes, where getting murdered is just the start of your problems."To say that the concept of Chasing Graves is grimdark would be an understatement... The world building is fantastic and reminiscent of Michael Moorcock’s Elric series.”– Grimdark Magazine“Galley has created a fascinating world that feels rife with stories… its history is rich with detail and there’s so many avenues t... read more

Welcome to Araxes, where getting murdered is just the start of your problems."To say that the concept of Chasing Graves is grimdark would be an understatement... The world building is fantastic and reminiscent of Michael Moorcock’s Elric series.”– Grimdark Magazine“Galley has created a fascinating world that feels rife with stories… its history is rich with detail and there’s so many avenues t... read more

Grim Solace (The Chasing Graves Trilogy Book 2)

Ben Galley

Nothing is certain in Araxes. Not even death.Stolen from the widow’s clutches, master thief and ghost Caltro Basalt must learn new ways to survive the cutthroat society of the Arctian Empire. His one hope for freedom and justice? A gift from the dead gods, who continue to beg for a saviour.“This book swings for the fences with a potent mix of political backstabbing, religious symbology, and te... read more

Nothing is certain in Araxes. Not even death.Stolen from the widow’s clutches, master thief and ghost Caltro Basalt must learn new ways to survive the cutthroat society of the Arctian Empire. His one hope for freedom and justice? A gift from the dead gods, who continue to beg for a saviour.“This book swings for the fences with a potent mix of political backstabbing, religious symbology, and te... read more

Ben has 12 reviews

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Lorna Murphy
Ben is a very knowledgeable professional in regards to the information I needed from him. We had two sessions and covered a lot very quickly in that time. He was very helpful in clarifying things and answering my specific questions. For the price, I would have liked a more detailed analysis/ report following the sessions rather than a bullet-pointed list style overview as I wasn’t able to n...
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Lorna Murphy, December 2019


Brent Robins
Ben is very good to work with. He has good marketing knowledge, is thorough, and is encouraging.

Brent Robins, October 2019


Lee Jones
I enjoyed working with Ben. He is very knowledgeable and explains things well. I can feel his genuine excitement about my book project.

Lee Jones, August 2019


Emma Baird
Oh my goodness - what lessons I have learned... I'm very impressed with Ben. Book marketing (selling) is the most challenging part of the author journey. (Sorry to use that dreadful j-word.) Ben had taught me a great deal and I ended every session feeling much more positive about my long-term goal of becoming a full-time author by 2022. Ben offers practical advice, from adding categories to you...
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Emma Baird, July 2019


Ryan Hayes
Very professional, quick communication and thoughtful help on the project. Would be glad to work with him again. Many thanks!

Ryan Hayes, April 2019

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