Service Providers

Service 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.






BlueInk Review, LLC Patti Thorn or Patricia Moosbrugger

5910 S. University Blvd. Suite C-18

Greenwood Village, CO 80121

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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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(720) 934-9162

Artist working in various mediums, including most paints, pen and ink, pencil and marker. Involved in digital works as well. Interested in cover art and book illustration. My work is whimsical and fun while maintaining elements that are not wholly frivolous. Please take the time and look at some samples: look forward to being of service!







Don Sidle

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 graphic dilemma. Detailed, realistic drawings in a variety of mediums: graphite, colored pencil, water color or pen and ink. Look through the website at or call 303-521-6268 to get your project off the ground or rescue it.






The Book Shepherd – Judith BrilesBadge samp 1

14160 E Bellewood Dr. Aurora, CO 80015

Phone: 303-885-2207



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.







1106 Design, LLC /Michelle DeFilippo, owner 1106-design copy

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



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


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.



NZGraphics Nick Zelinger NZbanner2010 copy

1445 South Quail Ct. Lakewood, CO 80232

Phone: 303-985-4174



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: or NZ Graphics at 720-560-3390 – or email:






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4855 E. Ashton Ave.

Castle Rock, CO 80104

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




Services: i25productions, inc. 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, i25productions produces national/international commercials, powerful and memorable info and training pieces and compelling, inspirational documentary style stories.





Bruce Goldberg Services: Editing of Nonfiction, Articles, Newsletters, Annual Reports, White Papers, Featured Articles, Business Communications Bruce Goldberg is a professional writer, copy editor, book editor and proofreader with decades of experience at newspapers, magazines, websites and working with authors. For 10 years, he was the Associate Editor for the Denver Business Journal and 3 years as the Editor Colorado Business Magazine. Bruce has a rich history in sports writing as well.

Phone: 303-369-4088


7476 E. Arkansas Ave. #3304

Denver, CO 80231



Barb Wilson

is the owner and CEO of 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 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!


Phone: 989-284-8769 (EST)


2226 Rudy Court Midland, MI 48642


Services: Currently offering content editing for fiction and non-fiction, detailed critiques, copy editing, and ghost writing. 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.




Editing By John; John Maling sa

4160 E Bellewood Dr.

Aurora, CO 80015

Phone: 303-885-2207



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.”


Write Works Editorial Services – James Hallman is the founder of WriteWorks Editorial Services. He believes in the integrity of ideas and the beauty of language. WriteWorks offers services ranging from developmental editing, content development, copyediting, coaching, and ghostwriting. His approach is highly collaborative and ensures that your project, whether a book that builds your professional identity, or project of imagination and insight, gets the attention and care that it needs. WriteWorks doesn’t just “fix” it: he seizes on opportunities for WriteWorksimprovement and strengthen the impact you and your words make on your readers.

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

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



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.






The Book Shepherd – Judith Briles guide

14160 E Bellewood Dr. Aurora, CO 80015

Phone: 303-885-2207



Services: Author/Book/Writing coaching and shepherding, creating Author Platforms, Write a Book in 4 Weeks!, Judith Briles Book Publishing Unplugged, Publishing at Sea Conference in January

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 4-week class in Denver , Colorado and will launch an online-course in the fall of 2015.

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Phone: 303-578-2138



Services:Writing coach, Editing Are you stuck in your writing? Finding your voice? Linda Lane, owner of Pen and Sword Publishers Ltd., has edited a number of award-winners, including a second place in the National Writers Association Novel Writing Contest and the top winner of the American Book Award 2008. She now offers coaching sessions to help budget-conscious writers launch a career while maximizing their return on publishing dollars spent.

Fulfillment and Distributions


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Bret Ridgway, Co-Founder
Phone 812-877-7100
Fax 812-877-7115

Author Fulfillment Services
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.

The management of the marketing bookstore at the Internet Marketing Superconference in 1999 evolved into the eventual formation of Author Fulfillment Services with the duplication and fulfillment portion of the company being formally established in 2003.

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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Phone 800-454-1916, ext. 240
Fax 616-245-5494
Cell 616-291-7696

Color House Graphics, Inc.
3505 Eastern Avenue
Grand Rapids, MI 49508


Looking for a book manufacturer that can provide both efficient short run digital and offset manufacturing? Color House Graphics offers saddle-stitch, perfect, lay-flat, adhesive/Smyth-sewn case, and mechanical bindings.

Color House Graphics provides flexible production schedules and competitive pricing for short to medium run book projects.
Print quantities from 25-1,000 (digital). And 1000 and up for offset.

Color House Graphics (CHG) is a full-service book manufacturer. No other book manufacturer offers this much versatility combined with our level of personalized service. What really makes us different is our broad state-of-the-art capabilities and our passion for providing great service.

Color House Graphics is a custom manufacturer of books and printed media, serving both traditional and non-traditional publishing as well as corporate markets. You can rely on CHG to deliver exceptional products and services, including:

  • Offset: Complete book manufacturing that utilizes traditional offset printing equipment.
  • Digital: Short run including variable data and digital asset archiving.
  • Design: Consulting and design services to bring your ideas to print.
  • Web2Print: Coming Soon!

Since 1987, our clients have relied on us for exceptional customer service, flexible scheduling and quality finished products.

We have almost 20 years of experience doing one thing right—helping our customers enjoy the experience of getting what they want.





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




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



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Mary Heim – Direct Sales Manager

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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Charlie Tlapa, National Accounts Manager

Phone: 618-783-2978

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.




Virtual Assistance


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Phone: 303.840.5994

Kelly Johnson, founder of Cornerstone Virtual Assistance, specializes in working with authors and coaches to manage the technical, creative and administrative projects for your business. 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.

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).”

Kelly was an instructor at the VA Technical School; she created and taught the class, “Product Development: Assist Clients with Creating Products That Demonstrate Their Expertise.” She has been a presenter for local organizations and has been teaching social media workshops to authors since 2010 with Dr. Judith Briles, founder of Author U.

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.

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

Online Trainings include:
Video creation
Facebook Pages

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
  • 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!