Print Formatting Showcase

Publishing in Print?

No matter where you go, you'll read that publishing your book in print is "easy."  That anyone can do it. That all you need is Word, and a freebie PDF-printer, and bob's-yer-uncle, as they say. Or that you can buy a "template" for $49.95 and you're set.  And sure--we'd never claim that it's impossible for someone with a fair amount of skill in their word-processor, and determination, to make a decent book in print.  But there's more to a print book than type on a page. A book isn't just a file in Word; it's layout, typography, font, and feel.  You know as well as we do that you've already seen some doozies on Amazon and other places. Maybe at Goodreads.  What matters is:  you don't want to be one of the folks who gets it wrong.  Wrong formatting can, quite simply, kill your book and kill your sales. after everything you've gone through to get your book to this point, don't settle for second-rate or bad formatting.  Remember: you make money when you are writing. Not when you're formatting! You do your part, and leave the driving to us.


 

 

Phone Call Alert! 

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Old Timey Switchboard Operator Cartoon

 

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.