About Us

From Left to Right, The Crew: Hitch, Barb, Aaron, Steve on Sax; Rick on the lower-left and Leonard at lower-right on the iPad (checking Hitch's work!)

Booknook.biz is all about the eBooks. Kindle eBooks and ePUB books for all major retailers.

Ebooks for every shape and size of reader. Publishing superstars, first-time authors, Pulitzer-winners, published writers, people with rights-reverted books.

We craft ebooks for both .mobi format (Kindle) and .epub format (Nook, iPad, Sony e-reader, Kobo and virtually every smartphone reading software platform). Every client—except when requested otherwise—receives two files, one of each format, to facilitate the writer’s or publisher’s ability to disseminate the book widely and utilize different selling platforms for promotional opportunities.

48412 N. Black Canyon Highway
P.O. Box: 168
New River
AZ
85087
USA

 

The Team


Booknook.biz
Owner
An avid reader for a lifetime, I got into this business by accident. A random Christmas gift of a Kindle to my husband—which he didn’t use—gave me the opportunity to start downloading public domain books from Project Gutenberg, a worthwhile enterprise if ever there was one. (I donate time at Distributed Proofreaders, and if you treasure the Classics, you should too). Dissatisfied with the formatting of the publicly-available texts, I started reformatting the books with the help of MobiPocket Creator, a program for making .prc files that was acquired by Amazon in the early ebook days.

Then a local Book Shepherd, Penny Callmeyer, got me involved with creating a Kindle-compatible file for one of her clients, Charles Irion, for Irion Publishing.

And, as they say, that’s how the legend started.

 

All kidding (about the legend) aside:  we do great books at reasonable prices.  We have good relationships with Amazon and with Apple, amongst others.  We won’t hose you, there are no hidden fees, no long waits.  We can find you cover designers and if needed, proofreaders.  We have a solid list of authors.

So send us your book. Ask us for a quote by finding the red button that says "Email Us" either in the footer of each webpage, or on the top-right-hand-side of the FAQ page. You won’t regret it. (All colored paintings copyright 2011, Jenn St-Onge, exclusively commissioned by and licensed to Booknook.biz)


Barb E. Team Leader

Although it took some mighty persuasion on our parts, we were fortunate enough to land Barb--our Canadian representative--to head up the Toronto team of Booknook.biz. Not only is Barb busy handling her own eBook clients, but she pitches in for us as well, using "Her Girl PERL" to generate top-notch books for many of our fiction clients. Barb just completed her 1200th book, or thereabouts--so you know that she knows her stuff!

She's developed our POD methodology, to streamline a combo POD->ePUB-->MOBI book-making method that delivers stunning books at a super-competitive rate to our clients.

Barb brings yet another level of international diversity to us and is no doubt one of the finest of our Steely-Eyed EPUB Pilots.

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 (She's also a horse-breeder of no mean accomplishment, and, truth be told, taught Hitch almost everything she knows about HTML--including how to spell it.)

So send us your book, and ask for Barb's team. You'll love her work. (All colored paintings copyright 2011, Jenn St-Onge, exclusively commissioned by and licensed to Booknook.biz)


Leonard L., Our Intrepid Production Manager

Unfortunately, we don't have an image of Len with a cattle prod, which would be the most appropriate image for him. However, he keeps us moving, and wrangles our clients and books into shape, keeping our schedules and meeting our deadlines. He's had a strong career in photography, which helps with books that have tricky images, and a secondary degree in kitten-herding, which helps him make sure that Hitch doesn't get lost on her way in to the office. A former competitive swimmer, he doesn't mind when we tell him he's all wet.


Indy C.M., Our Glamorous Customer Service Manager

Indira ("Indy") is the person who keeps the lights a-burning, the quotes a-churning and font's a-kerning here at Booknook.biz. Faster than a speeding bullet on font hunts, more powerful than a locomotive when it comes to answering client emails, and able to leap tall questions with a single bound, Indy keeps us all sane, which is no small task.

No, we don't ask what she was doing with those snails...who look really, really frightened. For those of you who've asked: Yes, that's really her; no, you can't have her number, and yes, she's really taken already. Sorry!


Rickhardt Capidamonte

Rick's gone on to a new life, outside of the book biz. Some of you will remember that Rick was one of our main “go-to” guys, particularly for tough books. His attention to detail was second to none, and he was our Team Leader for fiction titles, in addition to being a talented cover designer (ask him for a sample of his portfolio!). And if you ask him politely, yes, he'll tell you his hairdresser's name.

Rick was our first bookmaker, outside of Hitch, here at Booknook.biz, and we miss him, but he's still doing ebook covers for a small clientele. He's still doing all the ebooks here for Geraldine Evans, noted British Novelist, as well as her ebook covers. Email Rick for a Cover Design Quote

(All colored paintings copyright 2011, Jenn St-Onge, exclusively commissioned by and licensed to Booknook.biz)

Important Fact!  

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Booknook.biz is the ONLY company on the Official Amazon Publishing Service Providers and Resources List located in the USA or even in North America. 
We've made more than 4,500 eBooks and hundreds of print books.

(See it for yourself: the Amazon Publishing Service Providers and
Resources List in their Help pages, right here:  https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/help/topic/G201723120 )

Please note:  since the demise of Createspace, things are pretty whacky-busy here.  We try to answer every single email the same day that we receive it, and send out quotes within 24 hours, but sometimes, we're just slammed. Please be patient, but if you haven't heard back from us in 24 hours, please DO follow-up, because that may indicate that we did not receive your inquiry.  Thanks for understanding and being such GREAT customers.