Yes, YOU Can Be A Published Author!
Whether you've written a novel, textbook, or children's book, we can help you ready it for publishing
so your book has a professional appearance.
Competition among indie authors has exploded in recent years; thanks, in part, to
self-publishing technology, which has advanced so that ANYONE can be a published author. And it no longer carries a "meaningless"
stigma -- some very well known authors have self-published works -- like John Grisham and Michael J. Sullivan.
You've worked hard
on your book - poured your heart and soul into it. When you are ready for publishing, don't skimp just to say you made it to the finish
Poor sentence structure, poor grammar and poor spelling are not conducive to a pleasurable reading experience for your reader,
or for your sales -- a copy editor (if your budget allows), or, at the very least, a few of your English-structure-nerd friends, can
help remedy these problems.
Likewise, a poorly designed book interior is distracting to the reader -- it just doesn't "feel" right;
the reader may not even know why. That's where we come in - we can properly format your print book and your ebook so that this is
a non-issue, and your readers are simply free to relax and enjoy the content of your book.
And we can complete the publishing
process for you with the self-publishing site of your choice. We prefer KDP (Amazon), but can work with others as well. If you want
to publish with another site, even one we have not yet used, no problem. We are willing to learn the ropes (on our dime) and publish
your book anywhere you like. (Obviously, if it is a site that charges a fee to publish, you would be responsible for that.) Another
reason we prefer KDP -- it is FREE to self-publish; the only fee they charge is a share of your royalties, only when you sell, in
exchange for their invaluable service. We think that's pretty fair.
There are many websites that offer book formatting and publishing assistance, with lots of bells and whistles -- they will, for a
- build author websites
- purchase an ISBN on your behalf (which often allows them control of when and where you publish)
- hire an editor on your behalf (you may or may not know what kind, their expertise, or identity)
- provide author copies (often above
- provide marketing (it's easy for some people to spend other people's money)
You can literally (nice pun, huh?) spend hundreds,
even thousands, of dollars on publishing your book. But you don't have to.
Be cautious of "vanity" or "subsidy" publishers; this is an area where there are many unscrupulous and unethical practices, and many
of them require hefty up-front fees, as well as insisting that you purchase x-number of printed copies of your book. Of course there
are reputable vanity publishers, but be prepared to fork out some serious cash.
Large traditional publishing houses might be persuaded
to publish your book, and if you're really lucky, you'll get about 10% of the royalties from the sales of your book, after YOU have
done much, or all, of the marketing! Unless you already have a very recognizable name, that's what you can expect, so you might as
well self-publish, do your own marketing (or hire a marketer), and retain 100% of the royalties. That's right - when you enlist our
deisgn, formatting, and publishing services
, YOU retain 100% ownership, control, AND 100% of your royalties (less any fees charged
by your selected publishing venue).
No Bull Just Publishing
How Are We Different?
We offer No Bull, Just Publishing! We help you get your book ready for publishing by offering quality design,
formatting, economical, but attractive, book covers, and self-publishing assistance services, at affordable prices. If you want or
need those extra services mentioned above, there are economical ways of getting them:
- you can build a very nice website with WiX,
Weebly, or a similar site, even if you don't know coding languages.
- you can get an ISBN free from a self-publishing site like KDP
or Lulu (yes, I know - the site is the technical publisher-of-record if you use their ISBN, but your name is still legally listed
as author AND publisher in your book, and you still have complete publishing control). If you are extremely budget conscious, this
may be your best option.
- there are many, many talented people at freelance sites like Fiverr.com, who will design your book cover
if you want a custom-made picture (see Writer Tips #2 on our Resources page for more info).
- or, we'll make an attractive but economical
cover for your book from among thousands of free images (even for commercial use). It is one of our services.
- there are many, many
talented people at freelance sites like Fiverr.com, who will design your book cover if you want a custom-made picture (see Writer
Tips #2 on our Resources page for more info).
- or, we'll make an attractive but economical cover for your book from among thousands
of free images (even for commercial use). It is one of our services.
- page size
- gutter (for binding)
- running headers/footers
- page numbering
- placement of images
- front matter
- dedication pages
- table of contents
- image placement
- page size, and page numbering are irrelevant since eBook text "flows" based on
the screen size of viewing device
- table of contents will be clickable
Quality Design & Formatting
Is Our Passion
A professional layout lets the reader know that you are a serious writer, may
allow you to command a higher retail price for your works, and result in more word-of-mouth advertising.
Your One-Stop Shop For Independent Authors
Click HERE to see some of our recent design, formatting,
cover design, and cover reveal projects
Print & eBook