About Us

From Left to Right, The Crew (in the old days): 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.

44723 N. 20th Street
New River
AZ
85087
USA

The Team


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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; the caricature of Hitch was created by one of our clients, the incredibly-talented Michael Tisdale, and we thank him for it.  Mr. Zep the Cat says thanks, too!  He thinks that he looks Pawwww-some).


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. On top of all that, she's become our most in-demand line editors.  (Who'da thunk?)

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

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

 (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)



Indy C.M., Our Glamorous Queen o'Quotes

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!


Phone Call Alert! 

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Due to the COVID-19 onslaught, we currently cannot take incoming phone calls.  

 

A notification about phone calls:  due to the COVID-19 plague, we've significantly increased our incoming inquiries--nearly double our usual volume--and the number of incoming inquiries by phone has been literally overwhelming.  Although most writers will say that their call "will only take 15 minutes," the truth is, that after 10 years of doing this, most author inquiry calls take an hour.  45 minutes at best. I'm currently receiving 7-10 calls/day, and due to that, I've had to stop accepting incoming phone calls, which my voicemail will tell you. You can leave a message--I can't call you back without one--and if a call is needed, I will of course call you.  But we have very complete and extensive email replies, handouts and our website is very informative. Almost all the questions that I receive during a call are actually already answered on our site, or are, in fact, publishing questions, not questions about our services, what we do, what we offer, or the like.  I already handle between 90-130 emails/day, as it is. I can't handle that many emails and take 7-10 hours of calls each day. I can't. So, in order to be able to answer this huge email volume, to help the greatest number of people, with my time, I've had to stop accepting calls.  I'm sorry, but that's just how it is. I'm in the process of setting up a call-appointment function, for free 15-minute calls to answer questions from new prospective customers and longer paid sessions for folks who generally want consulting on "publishing," generally (and for prospective kids' book publishers, as a special category of paid consulting).  But that functionality isn't yet set up. I hope to get that working the 3rd week of July, sometime.  

Thank you for your understanding.