From a rough manuscript to worldwide success
Professor Of The Voice from The Royal Academy Of Music – Ross Campbell’s book
In the world of post graduate musical theatre training, there is no better one year course than that provided by The Royal Academy Of Music in London. One of the Royal Academy’s longest serving, most highly decorated and experienced in his field is Professor Of The Voice Ross Campbell.
Novordium approached Ross (we are now good friends as well as business associates!) originally for another project, which is still in the offing. During our meeting for that other project, Ross asked if we’d be interested in his book, spanning over 20 years of teaching and research?
The book at that stage was in a NON FORMATTED WORD document, with no “legal,” IP (Intellectual Property) vetting, and no title.
Jumping at the chance to pubish such an esteemed expert, we “IP,” edited the work, formatted, changed the images therein, as well as bringing in a superb artist (Oliver Boito) with whom we’ve worked before, to create better images of the larynx further reinforcing the teaching. From there we created a fully downloadable (on all digital devices, very important to be accessible to all, and NOT just Kindle, iBooks etc!) eBook.
This is where the mult-faceted Novordium agency was invaluable for the author. With our website, and e-Commerce expertise, we were able to create a fully interactive, commercial and bespoke website, hosted and managed by us, allowing DIRECT sales for the author, and giving a far, far better financial deal for him than when selling through other channels: visit the website by clicking here
“Don’t you sell through Amazon though?” we hear you ask. Well, yes we do, but only for the HARDBACK version of the book. We’ll come onto that later.
We created the Hardback version of Ross’s book a year after selling the eBook version to worldwide acclaim. The author felt, and we agreed, that the eBook design wasn’t right for a full, premium colour, hardback, so we, in partnership with a local design agency Picador Design re-designed the book, to optimise it’s value and use for it’s hardback readers, as well as keeping our prized author, and “client,” happy!
As a registered publisher, we don’t own a print facility, but successfully work with a multi-national printer who are able to print on demand for us, which means our authors, and ourselves need not bulk purchase, massively alleviating risk, and financial outlay. We also have an agreement with them to sell through their worldwide wholesale network, which includes AMAZON. This way, we believe, gives us, and our authors, with whom we work in partnership, far greater control, both financially, and creatively.
With our PRESS contacts we were able to secure a full double page spread interview with The TIMES (UK) in April 2018, and of course with another arm of Novordium’s services, we have created and managed several Facebook & Instagram marketing campaigns for Ross’s work, which have significantly grown the revenue for this work both for us, and of course Ross.
All in all Novordium is a great place for authors, both new, and experienced, as we offer a multitude of services as well the publishing itself. Due to our low business overheads, we are also able to put the usual author-publisher, publisher favoured deals on their head! We favour our authors in terms of percentage deals at the outset!
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Facebook, and specifically BusinessFacebook, can be an immensely powerful revenue generator for any business. The problem is that it’s complex, and time consuming. Also if you’re not from a sales background, you might not know what “content,” to put in your “ads,” to properly sell your products or services.
Not only do we have over 20 years of sales experience in various industries, but we are also experts at creating and optimising Facebook campaigns, often getting our clients returns on their ad spend (Return On Investment, ROI or Return On Ad Spend, ROAS) of over 20!
How do we do this? Well that would be telling(!) suffice to say we take great care in working with our clients at the outset in order to fully understand their products, services, and most importantly here, their customers.
By fully understanding our client’s customers, we then move towards the first stage of the campaign which ordinarily would be a “traffic,” generating goal. Our expertise here comes from being able to target “the right people,” at the outset, using our gained customer insight. This means sending the right people to the website.
Ever been reading your Facebook timeline, when suddenly a completely inappropriate “advert,” comes up, making you think “why am I being shown this?!” Well sadly that happens when marketeers don’t understand Facebook’s algorithms, or customer targeting, or BOTH!
That wouldn’t happen with us, as we constantly “optimise,” campaigns, ensuring we don’t waste money sending ads to the wrong people.
Every client, and campaign is different of course, but our expertise remains. By getting the first step of any campaign right, we’re very well placed to capitalise on the second stage which is the “re-targeting,” phase.
The two examples of previous campaigns created by Novordium show exceptional ROAS over a sustained period of time. The first at the top of this section shows a ROAS of 23.39 over a sustained period, just as the second shows a ROAS of 10.80, again over a period of months.
They are not just a one off “good day.” The skills, knowledge and experience required to keep those amazing results going over months is what we pride ourselves on!
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A “change of mind,” strikes fear into designers…unless you have a flexible, client focussed process..
Edbeproperties have been the go to student letting agency for the University of the West Of England (UWE) for many years. Their value for money for their tenants is exemplary, but it’s their personal touch which truly sets them above others.
Edbe came to us without any website, and wanted a beautifully designed (of course!) yet user friendly site, both for their current tenants, and students looking to rent their next year’s accomodation. The site’s first impressions therefore are very important.
As always, we sent Edbe our “pre-site,” questionnaire, which gives us a great idea of what our clients are looking for, but also helps them truly think about what they want, like, and need.
Just as we take the time to fully understand our marketing clients, we take pride in our unique “Website Design Process,” which has our clients needs at its heart. When it comes to “design,” sometimes businesses aren’t actually aware of exactly what they want, but if given the chance to be involved in the design process, they often get there by seeing what they don’t want!
With Edbeproperties we were in constant contact with their business manager, who very helpfully pointed us in the right direction throughout our “PHASE 2,” DESIGN process.
By having such a flexible design process, Edbeproperties were over the moon with their finished product, which sets them even further above other student landlords in the vastly competitive student market in Bristol. For the record, we still assist with their site offering minor updates FREE of charge!
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“I’m constantly amazed with how multi-skilled Jezz is! We’ve worked together for over 4 years now, and thanks to Novordium Publishing, I’m enjoying great success internationally as an author. Novordium expertly handles all marketing, order processing, customer service and everything else. I cannot recommend Novordium publishing highly enough!”
“Novordium (“Jezz”) setup our Facebook marketing from scratch. He quickly got the first campaign running within the first week. He definitely knows ‘his stuff’ regarding Facebook ads and campaigns, but he also adds extra value by evaluating your business as a “business consultant” and provides helpful tips. We are extremely happy with his services and would recommend him 100% “
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