Publishing Providers

Publishing Providers Recommended by The Book Shepherd ~

Finding the right publishing professionals to work with, and trust can be daunting for many authors. Below are individuals and companies that Judith refers to for printing, interior design, cover design, illustrations, cartoons, websites, coaching, editing, author virtual assistance, book marketing, author photography, book reviews, legal, warehousing, fulfillment, eBooks, social media, shipping, distribution, book trailers and much more.


 

 

 

BOOK REVIEWS

 

BlueInk Review, LLC Patti Thorn or Patricia Moosbrugger

5910 S. University Blvd. Suite C-18

Greenwood Village, CO 80121

eMail: PTBlueInkReview.com or PM@BlueInkReview.com

Website: www.BlueInkReview.com

Services: Serious reviews of self-published books.

BlueInk Review offers honest, objective book reviews of self-published titles. Founded by Patti Thorn, former book review editor of the Rocky Mountain News, and Patricia Moosbrugger, an internationally known literary agent, BlueInk offers reviews penned by professional critics and writers whose bylines have appeared in major newspapers such as the New York Times, Washington Post and Chicago Tribune and senior level editors from major New York publishing houses such as Viking and Crown. Completed reviews run on the BlueInk website, which has special features designed to help publishers and literary agents find promising new material and to help librarians and booksellers discover titles their patrons will be interested in, such as those written by local authors or set in their regions. Author U members receive $75 off any review by entering D5G1 in the Key Code Box.

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 CARTOONS and ILLUSTRATIONS

 

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Don Sidle
DSidle@comcast.net
303-521-6268
www.DonSidle.net

1401 Dahlia St.
Denver, CO 80220
Cell: 303-521-6268

Services: Your One-Stop Shopping for cartoons, illustrations, drawings, logos, graphics or if you need a fresh art tweak—just about any artwork you will need. We love to create fun art, serious art, cartoons—we believe that we can find a creative solution to any graphics dilemma. Detailed, realistic drawings in a variety of mediums: graphite, colored pencil, watercolor or pen and ink. Look through the website at www.DonSidle.net or call 303-521-6268 to get your project off the ground or rescue it.

 


 

CONSULTING and COACHING

 

The Book Shepherd – Judith Briles 

8122 S Quatar Circle Aurora CO 80016

Phone: 303-885-2207

eMail: Judith@Briles.com

Website: TheBookShepherd.com

Services: Author/Book coaching and shepherding, creating Author Platforms.

Congratulations … your book is the start of something big. The Book Shepherd’s forte is strategic planning, creating the Author’s Platform, book development and creating the right habits that overcome fear and lethargy that are common in the publishing process. Judith offers professional consulting services associated with all aspects of publishing—self, independent and traditional—and project management services for independent publishers.

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DESIGNERS: BOOK COVERS, GRAPHICS, LAYOUT

 

 

1106 Design, LLC /Michelle DeFilippo, owner

E-mail: md@1106design.com
Website: http://1106design.com
Phone: (602) 866-3226

610 E. Bell Rd. Ste 2-139
Phoenix, AZ 85022

 

1106 Design is your one-stop source for manuscript editing, book design and self-publishing advice, with hand-holding. We offer best-seller quality manuscript editing, book cover design, and book interior design services to make your book as good as it can be, one that will impress buyers and reviewers alike.

If you’re overwhelmed with the conflicting and often suspect information offered online by large companies catering to the “hobbyist” publisher, rest easy. We’re NOT a self-publishing company. We’ll patiently walk you through all the necessary steps to self-publish your book the legitimate (and profitable) way.

You’ll talk to real people who fell in love with books a long time ago, not telemarketers working from a script. We’ll work closely with you to create a beautiful, easy-to-read book that others will fall in love with, too.

When your book is complete, every penny of revenue is yours, forever (other than printing costs and unavoidable retailer discounts). We never “share” your profits. We’ll offer helpful advice, specific to your situation, and we’ll even tell you if you don’t need one of our services. (The nuns who taught us are dead, but they’re still watching.)

Book publishing is a fiercely competitive business. Amazon will display your book next to similar best sellers, so your book must measure up to succeed. For complete information, please visit our website at where you can subscribe to our weekly Tips and Tools and download my free book, “Publish Like the Pros: A Brief Guide to Quality Self-Publishing,”

We work for authors across the US, and beyond. All you need is a completed manuscript and an internet browser. Let’s go!

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F + P Graphic DesignRebecca Finkel

1709 Rolling Gate Road Fort Collins, CO 80526

Phone: 970.223-1375

Email: rebecca@fpgd.com

Website: fpgd.wordpress.com

Services: Book cover and interior design, eBooks, interactive Inkling books Nationally and regionally recognized, award-winning book design. I work closely with authors to create a unique book integrating text, photos, and graphics. I pride myself on completing projects on time and on budget. I also convert books into any eBook format, increasing your market potential.

 


WESType Publishing Services, Inc.Ronnie Moore

4405 Chippewa Dr. Boulder, CO 80303

Phone: 303-554-5888

eMail: WESType@comcast.net

Services: Book interior design and layout, consulting

Books fall open, you fall in. With over 30 years of experience with interior book design, Ronnie Moore brings an attention to detail that few designers have. Book covers say “pick me up” … interiors say “you can read me.” Experience, attention to detail, quality.

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NZGraphics Nick Zelinger

1445 South Quail Ct. Lakewood, CO 80232

Phone: 303-985-4174

eMail: NZGraphics@comcast.net

Website: www.NZGraphics.com

Services: Book cover & interior layout, logos, graphics Specializing in design for the printing of books, catalogs, newsletters, posters, ad design, postcards, brochures, corporate identity packages and logo design. Compelling graphic design that meet your deadlines and does not blow your budget. NZ Graphics is happy to announce the addition of

eBook Conversion Services with Betsy Zelinger handling eBook formatting and conversions for all available platforms. Special rates for all Author U members.For more information, call 720-280-5532 or email: BetsyZelinger@gmail.com or NZ Graphics at 720-560-3390 – or email: NZGraphics@comcast.net

 

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BOOK TRAILERS

 

Susie Scott Media

4855 E. Ashton Ave.

Castle Rock, CO 80104

303-660-6499 office 303-523-6823 cell Susie Scott, Producer

eMail: susie@authorsradionetwork.com

Website: https://www.susiescottmedia.com

Services: Susie Scott Media. is an award-winning, Colorado-based production company and creator of “Authors on Film” – high quality, custom video book trailers. In addition to Authors on Film,  Susie Scott Media produces national/international commercials, powerful and memorable info and training pieces and compelling, inspirational documentary-style stories.

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F + P Graphic LogoF + P Graphic DesignRebecca Finkel

1709 Rolling Gate Road Fort Collins, CO 80526

Phone: 970.223-1375

Email: rebecca@fpgd.com

Website: fpgd.wordpress.com

Services: Authors and Books need trailers. F&P can create a short trailer to support your book and other products. Rebecca Finkel is a nationally and regionally recognized, award-winning book designer. She works closely with authors to create a unique book integrating text, photos, and graphics and then transitions them to a trailer to use for marketing. She prides her self on completing projects on time and on budget. Rebecca is also my “go to” person for converting books into any eBook format, increasing your market potential.


 

EDITING

 

Barb Wilson

is the owner and CEO of editpartner.com. With over thirty years of experience in editing/proofreading, she has edited numerous books in all genres, from nonfiction to children’s stories to erotica. She specializes in developmental (content) edits, and also offers additional services such as manuscript critiquing/evaluation, proofreading, and lineBarbWilson-web page edits. Her enthusiasm for the craft of writing and her positive approach to working through obstacles like writer’s block, POV problems, head-hopping, and plot arc issues will help you complete your project—while having less stress and more fun!

Check out her web page at www.editpartner.com to see the variety of services currently offered. She can combine multiple services, and customize them to fit your particular project needs. Editing doesn’t need to be a painful, drawn-out process—her long list of repeat clients can attest to that!

Website: www.editpartner.com

Phone: 989-284-8769 (EST)

eMail: Barb@EditPartner.com

2226 Rudy Court Midland, MI 48642

Services: Currently offering content editing for fiction and non-fiction, detailed critiques, copy editing, and ghostwriting. Leslie specializes in enhancing the flow, clarity, and power of your work, ensuring no reader will want to put it down. She believes a great editor/author relationship is based on collaboration, communication, and respect. Newbie authors more than welcome! Ask about a free sample edit.

 

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Editing By John; John Maling

4160 E Bellewood Dr.

Aurora, CO 80015

Phone: 303-885-2207

eMail: EditingByJohn@aol.com

Website: TheBookShepherd.com

Services: Editing of Nonfiction, Fiction and Poetry; Indexing John Maling is both a multi-award winning author in his own right plus an award-winning editor. The difference between an awful book and a so-so book is an editor; the difference between a so-so book and a good book is an editor; and the difference between a good book and a great book is an editor. Every author needs an editor. Period. An editor should be able to assess your book quickly, identify areas that need addressing and supply suggestions to polish and add panache to your work. It is critical that an editor maintain the author’s “voice.”

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WEBSITES

AmberAmber Ludwig – Custom, Branded Website Design ~ Social Media Branding ~ Internet Marketing

| NGNG Enterprises (Standing for NoGutsNoGlory) Let’s Build Your Online Business Together!

eMail: Amber@InsightfulDevelopment.com

Website: InsightfulDevelopment.com

Services: Website development and maintenance, Strategic mentorship on building readership, product development, social media and branding, Amazon #1 Bestseller campaign management, and much more. Contact for full service list.

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Kelly Johnson, Certified Professional Virtual Assistant
Website: http://www.cornerstoneva.com
E-mail: kjohnson@cornerstoneva.com
Phone: 303.840.5994

Kelly Johnson, the founder of Cornerstone Virtual Assistance, specializes in working with authors and coaches to manage the technical, creative and administrative projects for your business. That includes the development and management of your website. Kelly strives to move a client’s business to the next level by ensuring that the foundation of your business is supported through managing projects and proposing creative ideas to help achieve success.

Websites require ongoing management and maintenance plus repurposing when appropriate. Your website is crucial as your online business card. Get an assessment done today. Call Kelly Johnson.

Cornerstone Virtual Assistance was started in 2004; the decision to establish it stemmed from her desire to have more time to work one-on-one with clients in a collaborative partnership that permits her to practice the belief that “Together Everyone Accomplishes More (TEAM).”

Her clients have shared that due to her experience and technical skills, she should list as a service on her website “instant stress reduction,” and that they appreciate being able to have her as a sounding board for discussing business ideas and strategy.

Certifications:
*Certified Professional Author’s Assistant
*Shopping Cart Certified Strategist
*Certified Article Writing Coach
*Hootsuite Certification

Online Trainings include:
Video creation
Facebook Pages
Podcasting

Some of the tasks that Cornerstone Virtual Assistance may offer to clients include the following:

  • Website maintenance
  • Blog posting and maintenance
  • Creating videos using Animoto
  • Facebook Pages
  • Install WordPress.org
  • Shopping Cart set-up and maintenance
  • Setting up LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and SlideShare accounts
  • Developing/Compiling reference materials
  • Newsletter management
  • Event coordination
  • Proofreading articles
  • Creating information packets
  • Setting up autoresponders
  • Manage vendor relations
  • Submit articles to online directories
  • …the possibilities are virtually endless!

Publishing and Writing Coaching and Services

 

The Book Shepherd – Judith Briles guide

8122 S Quatar Circle, Aurora, CO 80016

Phone: 303-885-2207

eMail: Judith@Briles.com

Website: TheBookShepherd.com

Services: Author/Book/Writing coaching and shepherding, creating Author Platforms, Write a Book in 4 Weeks!Judith Briles Book Publishing Unplugged Bootcamp (June), Judith Briles Speaking Unplugged Bootcamp (November), Publishing at Sea Conference (January), online courses includingCrowdfunding for Authors and Writers. You can participate in her Pick My Brain consulting and become a subscriber to her Author Friendly Fridays – telecoaching at 7 a.m. and Noon Mountain time—a full hour to listen in, ask questions. Monthly subscription costs are $29 and begins January 2018.

For NonFiction authors (and authors-to-be) … the new theme for books today is that short is the new black … the non-fiction reader wants shorter books—books that can be read on a short plane ride, within two hours. If you are a non-fiction writer, how would you like to write your book in just four weeks? The Book Shepherd – Judith Briles, showing you how to make your writing books connect with your audience.

Congratulations … your book is the start of something big. Judith teaches a special in-person and online 4-week class throughout the year … The in-person is always in her offices in Colorado.

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Fulfillment and Distribution

Thomson Shore

Thomson Shore’s Publishing team can create the Distribution of your dreams!
Book distribution is vital if you want your book to go beyond the local bookstore shelf. Publishing Services @ Thomson-Shore is an approved distributor to Ingram Content Group (the largest book wholesaler in the nation), Baker & Taylor, and directly with Amazon. These relationships allow us to make your books available to all major book retailers, both online and brick-and-mortar, which maximizes your sales potential.

Many independent publishers and most self-published authors struggle to get books into retail outlets because they can’t get them into distributors and wholesalers. The complexity and hurdles involved in this process are legacies of last century’s traditional publishing world.
Contact us today to get started. We’ll listen to you, walk you through all of
the options, and provide a plan specific to your needs.

 

Jerry Friends
Thomson Shore
JerryF@TShore.com
734-426-3939 ext 734
www.TShore.com


Ship Your Books

Bret Ridgway, Co-Founder
Bret@SFSMail.com
Phone 812-877-7100
Fax 812-877-7115

Website; https://shipyourbooks.com/

Ship Your Books
2001 N. Hunt Street
Terre Haute, IN 47805

For Author Fulfillment Services, working with authors, speakers, and other information marketers is about so much more then duplicating a disc or printing a manual. It’s about helping you to succeed as an info marketer. It’s about helping you realize your dream of helping others by sharing your knowledge and expertise with them.

We handle the behind the scenes production, warehousing and shipping of your physical information products so you can focus your energies on the more highly valued tasks of marketing and product creation.

When you work with Author Fulfillment Services, in addition to top-notch product duplication and order fulfillment, you’ll also receive complimentary product critiques, complimentary website critique, discounted or complimentary tickets to many of the top industry events and PR opportunities.

 

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Printing

 

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Four Colour Print Group

Four Colour Print Group manufactures museum-quality illustrated books in Asia and America.

Services: Printing and Book Manufacturing, Overseas specialty, Children’s eBooks

Specializing in printing high-quality, color illustrated books both in Asia and USA. Cookbooks, children’s books, photography books, and much more.

Contact: George Dick, President

Phone: 502-896-9644
Email: GDick@FourColour.com
www.FourColour.com

 

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King Printing is the only book printer you will ever need. 30388_113245748720886_5787234_n

We produce your books in Lowell, MA, with over 60,000 square feet of manufacturing space for your hard cover and soft cover books.

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Contact Tom Campbell for bids and AuthorU discount.

Tom Campbell
Senior Vice President, Sales
King Printing Company, Inc.
181 Industrial Avenue East
Lowell, MA 01852

Phone: 978-458-2345
Fax: 978-458-3026
CampbellT@KingPrinting.com
www.KingPrinting.com

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Sheridan Books Inc. 

Website: www.sheridan.com/books

Mary Heim – Direct Sales Manager

mary.heim@sheridan.com

Phone: (734) 475-9145

A leading book manufacturer providing publishers with complete book manufacturing services. At Sheridan we take care of all the details so you don’t have to. The Sheridan difference? State of the art capabilities, our passion for providing great service and always putting you first.

In addition to superior service, high quality products, reliable on-time delivery, and competitive prices, SBI is proud to provide you with the following:

Four Color Text Printing — When you are looking to add a splash of color to your text and components than look no further than Sheridan Books. Our color presses, and commitment to providing reliable and consistent color, allow you to print full four-color throughout, making you book visually appealing and stand out from the rest.

eBook Services – Are you interested in converting your titles to eBooks or selling eBooks from your website but don’t have the time or resources to take this on? Sheridan’s Electronic Content Services (ECS) takes the hassle out of converting your titles to leading eBook formats and provides you with a direct to consumer distribution sales solution.

Digital Printing — When looking to print lower quantities, test market a new title, or avoid inventory and inventory costs, Sheridan’s Digital Print Advantage (DPA) program does the trick. From 1-500 copies DPA can produce your titles digitally on-demand. With DPA you submit and order your digital print titles online and softcover books are produced in as little as two working days and hardcover books are produced in five working days.

 

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Thomson-Shore 

Helping you put your best book forward is what Thomson-Shore is all about. They create better book manufacturing solutions for authors from 200 or 50,000 copies. 


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Total Printing System

Charlie Tlapa, National Accounts Manager

Phone: 618-783-2978
E-mail: Charlie@TPS1.com
Website: www.TPS1.com

201 S Gregory Dr.
Newton,, IL 62448

Total Printing Systems is committed to pushing technology further, utilizing the strengths of technology and combining those strengths with over 25 years of experience in the book manufacturing industry. The result of this combination of technology and experience has brought Total Printing Systems to the forefront of the digital book manufacturing industry.

In 1997, our company was one of the first book manufacturers to utilize CTP (computer-to-plate) technology. In 1998, we were among the first printing companies to launch a fully interactive web site that allowed complete and immediate project pricing. Today we are at it again. Total Printing Systems is the first book manufacturer in the world to install the new Scitex VersaMark digital web press.

This exciting new technology allows our company to offer unparalleled flexibility and capacity along with an economical price. The VersaMark has variable cutoff and allows a number of different sizes of web rolls. This flexibility allows us to manufacture just about any trim size with little waste and offer some of the most competitive prices available.

 

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Virtual Assistance

 

Kelly Johnson, Certified Professional Virtual Assistant
Website: http://www.cornerstoneva.com
E-mail: kjohnson@cornerstoneva.com
Phone: 303.840.5994

Kelly Johnson, the founder of Cornerstone Virtual Assistance, specializes in working with authors and coaches to manage the technical, creative and administrative projects for your business. That includes the development and management of your website. Kelly strives to move a client’s business to the next level by ensuring that the foundation of your business is supported through managing projects and proposing creative ideas to help achieve success.

Websites require ongoing management and maintenance plus repurposing when appropriate. Your website is crucial as your online business card. Get an assessment done today. Call Kelly Johnson.

Cornerstone Virtual Assistance was started in 2004; the decision to establish it stemmed from her desire to have more time to work one-on-one with clients in a collaborative partnership that permits her to practice the belief that “Together Everyone Accomplishes More (TEAM).”

Her clients have shared that due to her experience and technical skills, she should list as a service on her website “instant stress reduction,” and that they appreciate being able to have her as a sounding board for discussing business ideas and strategy.

Certifications:
*Certified Professional Author’s Assistant
*Shopping Cart Certified Strategist
*Certified Article Writing Coach
*Hootsuite Certification

Online Trainings include:
Video creation
Facebook Pages
Podcasting

Some of the tasks that Cornerstone Virtual Assistance may offer to clients include the following:

  • Website maintenance
  • Blog posting and maintenance
  • Creating videos using Animoto
  • Facebook Pages
  • Install WordPress.org
  • Shopping Cart set-up and maintenance
  • Setting up LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and SlideShare accounts
  • Developing/Compiling reference materials
  • Newsletter management
  • Event coordination
  • Proofreading articles
  • Creating information packets
  • Setting up autoresponders
  • Manage vendor relations
  • Submit articles to online directories
  • …the possibilities are virtually endless!

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Intellectual Property, Business & Legal

 

Julie Bernard is a registered patent attorney who brings over twenty years of intellectual property experience to the firm. 

She focuses her practice on US and international patent prosecution, IP portfolio strategy and management, transactions and licenses, and technology transfer. Julie provides balanced general, transactional, and intellectual property legal advice based on her significant experience and a proven track record in patent and trademark prosecution, and structuring and negotiation of licenses and collaborative agreements.

Prior to private practice, Julie held the positions of Chief Patent Counsel with Roche Pharmaceuticals and Chief IP Counsel with BaroFold, Inc. Julie was also formerly Special Counsel with the law firm of Faegre & Benson. Before her legal career, Julie spent time at Norden Laboratories and National Jewish Center for Immunology and Respiratory Medicine.