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Publishing Resources

Disclaimer

These are service providers that I have met or been in contact with through professional organizations. I have worked with some, but not all, of these providers. I recommend that you interview them first and make sure they fit your needs.


Self-Publishing Coaches and Full-Service Providers

Kerrie Flanagan
www.KerrieFlanagan.com

With over 18 years experience in publishing, Kerrie has the knowledge and expertise to guide you through each step of the self-publishing process. In the end you will have a book you are proud of, while retaining all the rights to the content and receiving 100% of the royalties.

My Word Publishing: Self-Publishing Project Management & Consulting
www.MyWordPublishing.com

Polly Letofsky and her team manage your book through the entire process of self-publishing from production, publication, distribution, even marketing. Or you can cherry pick the services you want. You will make the final decisions, keep the profits, royalties, and all your distribution and copyrights. In other words, at My Words, it's your book.

Karen Saunders & Associates
www.KarenSaundersAssoc.com
A unique branding, marketing and self-publishing team with over 25 years of experience. We guide new authors along the path to self-publish their books and provide the services they need to produce, launch and market their books. From award-winning book designs to hard-working websites and compelling one-sheets, we’re your one-stop shop.


Partner or Specialty Publishers

Authority Publishing
www.AuthorityPublishing.com
Authority Publishing specializes in custom book publishing for nonfiction books and social media marketing services.

Hugo House Publishers,Ltd.
www.HugoHousePublishers.com
Hugo House offers expert guidance for custom book publishing (fiction and non-fiction), full-spectrum distribution, and comprehensive marketing and publicity services.

She Writes Press
www.shewritespress.com
A publishing company that focuses on books for and about women writers everywhere.

Evolved
www.evolvedpub.com
A small press publisher that focuses on quality fiction and nonfiction works.

Ever After Romance
www.everafterromance.com
Launched in July 2015, EverAfter is the premiere Romance imprint for indie and hybrid Romance authors.

Inkshares
www.inkshares.com
A publisher focusing on science fiction, fantasy, and fiction that uses a crowdfunding model to get your book out into the world.

Greenleaf Book Group
www.greenleafbookgroup.com
Greenleaf Book Group is an independent publisher and distributor dedicated to empowering authors.


Editors, Book Coaches, Ghost Writers

GENERAL:
Full Stop Editorial
www.fullstopeditorial.com
Full Stop Editorial is a full-service editing and copywriting company located in Fort Collins, Colorado. They have more than 15 years of experience writing, editing, or managing a variety of materials in an assortment of subjects and media.

The Writing Doctor
Charol Messenger
http://www.probookeditor.com/
Writing, Copy editing. Proofreading, Critiquing. 40 years experience. View testimonials and services on her page.

Munson Communications
www.munsoncommunications.com
Your complete resource for book editing, ghostwriting, copywriting and book publishing services.

Jennifer Top
Jennifer offers content and copy editing, proofreading, and book formatting services for self-publishers. She specializes in adult and YA fiction, memoirs and other nonfiction, and academic papers and books (per Chicago Manual guidelines).

Mia Manns
mia.manns@gmail.com
Mia is an experienced copy editor with interest in all fiction genres, particularly science fiction and fantasy. She offers thorough editing services with attention to consistency of style, dialogue, pacing and story, while finding every last grammatical, punctuation or spelling error by the final proofread.

FICTION AND CHILDREN'S:
Plot Doctors
Hilari Bell and Anna-Maria Crum
www.plotdoctors.com
Don’t know where to start? Saggy middle? Climax a dud? If you write fantasy, science fiction, or mysteries, you need the Plot Doctors. We’ll analyze what’s wrong and suggest a remedy to bring your story to life.

DrydenBks
www.drydenbks.com
Emma Dryden, the former Vice President and Publisher of Atheneum Books for Young Readers, offers a full range of editorial services for writers and illustrators of books for children and teens.

Mary Kole Editorial
www.marykole.com
Mary Kole is a former literary agent with Andrea Brown Literary, and now runs a full editorial service offering developmental and line editing on books for children, teens and adults.



NON-FICTION:
Barbara McNichol Editorial
www.barbaramcnichol.com
Barbara provides expert editing of manuscripts for business professionals, speakers, and entrepreneurs. She specializes in business, self-help, health care, how-to, and additional nonfiction categories. View the Editing Services page on her website for detailed information.

Dawn Josephson, the Master Writing Coach
www.masterwritingcoach.com
Dawn Josephson offers writing coaching, book editing, and article/blog ghostwriting services for professional speakers, corporate consultants, and business leaders. View her website for specifics and testimonials.

Cheryl Miller Thurston
www.cherylmillerthurston.com
Cheryl owned her own publishing company for over 20 years. She is now editing non-fiction books on a freelance basis.

Prose Media
www.mediaprose.com
ProseMedia.com is an elite content writing service that assists speakers and writers in building their brands through content marketing -- e.g., blog posts, speeches, newsletters, and social media. Their professional ghostwriters work to help scale content output while preserving deeply personal nuances of style, tone, and voice. Prose offers affordable options for all budgets.


Book Illustrators

Anna-Maria Crum
Illustrator and Graphic Designer
www.AnnaMariaCrum.com
Eye-catching covers and innovative interior designs for print and ebooks. I’ve illustrated over 50 books and have designed over one hundred nonfiction and fiction books--picture books through adult. I can deliver print-ready pdfs and mobi/epub files.

Shaundra Schultz
www.shaundra.com
Digital children's book illustration and graphic design for book layout, covers & promotional media. Experienced illustrator and designer with a passion for beautiful children's books.

Cathy Morrison
www.cathymorrison.blogspot.com
I'm a digital children's book illustrator passionate about nature, science and the environment. I've illustrated a wide range of juvenile fiction and non-fiction including picture books, chapter books, game apps and cover artwork.

Gary Raham
www.biostration.com
Natural science illustrator with a special interest in bugs, ecology, and prehistoric life. Member of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators and Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. See also my design services shown on this page.

Stan Yan
www.stanyan.me
I'm an illustrator, cartoonist, comic artist, caricature artist, and picture book writer/illustrator. I work digitally and traditionally, specializing in emotive characters, humor and the macabre. I'm best known for my zombie caricature art, but also have a passion for picture books.

GROUPS/ORGANIZATIONS
Picture Book Artists Association
www.picturebookartists.org
This group is comprised of more than 100 artists in America and Europe, including some of the ones listed on this page. Check out the link to see samples of their work and contact them directly.


Agents

Association of Authors' Representatives
www.aaronline.org
The Association of Authors' Representatives is a not-for-profit organization of qualified literary agents and dramatic representatives of authors, dramatists and other creators and owners of intellectual property.

If an agent is not listed with AAR, be wary.

Foreign Rights Agencies

Bob Erdmann - Columbine Communications and Publications
www.columbinecommunications.com
Foreign Rights expert for non-fiction books in business, personal development, self-help, parenting, health and more. Decades of successful experience.


Legal Counsel

Alan Kaufman
www.kaufmanpublaw.com
Negotiating and drafting of publishing, licensing, and distribution agreements; copyright and libel counseling (manuscript review); and more

Craig Miles
www.crmiles.com/attorney_profiles
Intellectual property, patent, and trademark law

Santangelo Law Offices
www.idea-asset.com
Trademark and copyright

Kevin Houchin
http://houchinlaw.com/
Arts law, copyright, publishing issues, etc.

Lloyd L. Rich
www.publaw.com
Publishing, business, and intellectual property rights

Jon R. Tandler
www.rcalaw.com
Business, intellectual property and publishing, and software and information technology

Brenda L. Speer
www.blspeer.com
Intellectual property law


Independent Publishing Organizations

Small Publishers Association of North America (SPAN)
www.spannet.org
The mission of SPAN is to provide benefits that make our members more successful authors and publishers. SPAN members self publish books, and are also authors, writers, independent publishing companies, and nonprofit publishers.

Colorado Independent Publishers Association
www.cipacatalog.com
CIPA is a professional association that supports and promotes self-published authors and the independent publishing industry.


Printers and POD Companies

Create Space
www.createspace.com
A free online publishing tool and Community that can help you complete and sell your work. Distribute on Amazon.com, create your own website, and work with other retailers without setup fees or inventory.

IngramSpark
www.ingramspark.com
IngramSpark's leading print-on-demand capabilities give you the widest range of book types, trim sizes, color choices, and binding options. They also handle global distribution.

Outskirts Press at www.outskirtspress.com

For Very Small Print Runs:
LuLu Press at www.lulu.com

For Short-Run Printing:
Friesens at www.friesens.com
Morris Publishing at www.morrispublishing.com
Johnson Printing at www.jpcolorado.com
Citizen Printing at www.citizenprinting.com
Kinkos at http://fedex.kinkos.com/fpfk/index.php


E-books Resources

Picture E-Book Mastery
This highly efficient course from Writing Blueprints.com walks you through how to create a fully illustrated children's e-book using Amazon Kindle's Kids Book Creator software. The course demystifies the entire process, from finding illustrations through publishing and marketing your book.

Yellow Studios eBook Services
www.yellowstudiosonline.com
Let us format and convert your book for all major eBook marketplaces for one fair price. We can work with most files, such as Word, PDF, or InDesign. We can also submit your new eBook to Kindle, Apple iBooks, B&N NOOK, Kobo, and more!

ePub Conversions
www.ePubConversions.com
We work for authors & publishers to convert their books to high quality ready-to-sell digital versions, suitable for publishing directly to the major marketplaces, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple, Kobo, Google and more. There will be no middle man taking a percentage of your royalties!

Smashwords
www.smashwords.com
Publish your book on any e-reading device!


App Development

Karen Robertson, Digital Kid's Author
www.digitalkidsauthor.com

Children's author and book app coach, Karen Robertson, has helped dozens of writers publish their books as book apps. She's the author of two award-winning book apps in her Treasure Kai series and several books and courses on creating book apps.


Design Services

Red Letter Creative
www.red-letter-creative.com
Book covers, layout, marketing materials, and branding services. Top quality results! This is Teresa's designer.

Karen Saunders & Associates
www.KarenSaundersAssoc.com
A unique branding, marketing and self-publishing team. We've designed the covers and interiors of over 50 award-winning books, along with countless speaker one-sheets, logos, brochures, postcards and ads.

NZ Graphics
www.nzgraphics.com
Bring Your Book to Life! Award-winning book design (covers and interiors) that will enhance your visibility and make your book the success it should be. We offer other design services as well.

Gary Raham • Biostration
www.biostration.com
“Where science, art, & education synergize”
Book layout, design, and covers that will capture an audience and make your words shine and natural science illustrations that bring complex ideas to life in startling ways.

99Designs
Though I prefer for my clients to work with established designers, some self-published authors are having luck finding inexpensive covers through 99Designs.Some have turned out quite good, but others I've seen are quite amateur, so be very selective.


Website Design

To learn how to easily build your own website, click over to my Writers Resources page or hire these professionals to build it for you!

Fred's Used Websites
www.fredsusedwebsites.com
Provides high-functionality custom websites for small businesses, organizations, and individuals.

Bizango
www.bizango.net
"We design websites for writers." Check out their gallery of sample sites.


Marketing Services

Writing Blueprints
writingblueprints.com
Here you will find marketing tips and support in the form of downloadable Blueprints and Power Tools to walk you step by step through book marketing.

Buy the Book Marketing
www.buythebookmarketing.com
Social media training and consulting for authors and small business owners.

Karen Saunders & Associates
www.KarenSaundersAssoc.com
A unique branding, marketing and self-publishing team. We guide new authors, speakers and consultants along the path to self-publish their books and launch and market their businesses. We offer social media coaching, brand assessments, website copywriting and design.

Authority Publishing
www.AuthorityPublishing.com
Authority Publishing provides an array of marketing services for authors including social media management, radio tours, and internet publicity services.

Prose Media
www.mediaprose.com
ProseMedia.com is an elite content writing service that assists speakers and writers in building their brands through content marketing -- e.g., blog posts, speeches, newsletters, and social media. Their professional ghostwriters work to help scale content output while preserving deeply personal nuances of style, tone, and voice. Prose offers affordable options for all budgets.

Katie Davis
www.katiedavis.com
After launching her book at #1 on Amazon (not to mention selling over 250,000 traditionally published books!), marketing expert Katie Davis created free training for writers, which you can sign up for at http://www.katiedavis.com/freetraining.


Video Production Services

Starstream Productions, LLC
www.starstreamproductions.com
Multi-award-winning video production company in Loveland, CO creating book-promotion videos and trailers, as well as business and nonprofit promo videos. Offering on-site and in-studio filming to create instructional and how-to videos branded with your logo and design elements...helping you connect to your audience via the power of video.


Financial Services

Xcelerate Business Solutions
xcelerate-solutions.com
We work with women entrepreneurs by offering educational finance/business planning webinars and offer monthly services such as bookkeeping/payroll/budgeting. We empower women to lead in their finances!


Recommended Reading

How to Prepare Your Work for Submission:
The Insider’s Guide to Getting Published by John Boswell
The Sell Your Novel Tool Kit by Elizabeth Lyon Formatting and Submitting Your Manuscript by Cynthia Laufenberg

Must-Have Books for Starting to Submit:
Writer’s Market
Literary Marketplace
Novel and Short Story Writer’s Market (fiction); Children’s Writer’s and Illustrator’s Market (children)

Self-publishing:
The Self-Publishing Manual by Dan Poynter
The Complete Guide to Self-publishing by Tom and Marilyn Ross

About Agents:
The Insider’s Guide to Getting an Agent by Lori Perkins
Literary Agents by Michael Larsen
Be Your Own Literary Agent by Martin Levine

Finding Your Agent:
Guide to Literary Agents (updated yearly)
Jeff Herman’s Guide to Book Publishers, Editors and Literary Agents (updated yearly)

Writing Book Proposals:
Write the Perfect Book Proposal by Jeff Herman and Deborah Adams
How to Write a Book Proposal by Michael Larsen

Marketing:
1001 Ways to Market Your Books by John Kremmer
Jump Start Your Book Sales by Marilyn Ross
The Complete Guide to Book Marketing by David Cole
Guerrilla Marketing for Writers by Levinson, Frishman and Larsen
Sell Your Book on Amazon by Brent Sampson

Books on Marketing Books:
Guerrilla Marketing for Writers by Levinson, Frishman and Larsen
Jump Start Your Book Sales by Marilyn Ross
The Self-Publishing Manual by Dan Poynter