Publishing Resources

List of Service Companies and News For Publishing & Self-Publishing

These publishing resources have, for the most part, been vetted by myself or someone I know. If the recommendation is highly recommended it means I have either used the service myself or I know someone I trust who has. Recommended could be a service that has been referred to me by someone I know and respect.

Book Cover Design

The Book of Design — Natasha Brown

Services: Book cover design; graphic design/branding.
Highly recommended.
Fast service, though may need to book in advance.
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Book Cover Diva — Maria Zannini

Services: Book cover design; graphic design.

Highly recommended.

Fast service, though may need to book in advance.

$$



Formatting & Layout

Polgarus Studio — Jason Anderson

Services: Print and eBook Formatting (Including file conversion)

Highly recommended.

Fast service.

$


The Editorial Department — Chris Fisher & Morgana Gallaway (for layout & formatting)

Services: Print and eBook Formatting (Including file conversion)

Highly recommended.

Often a significant waiting period. Three weeks for eBook and up to six weeks for print.
$$$



POD (Print On Demand)

Ingram — Either IngramSpark or Lightning Source

Services: POD printing and worldwide distribution
Highly recommended.
$


CreateSpace 

Services: POD printing and distribution
Highly recommended
Free



Publishing & Self-Publishing Consulting

The Alliance of Independent Authors

Tremendous resource for both publishing and writing. Self-Publishing advice, discounts on services, vetting of service companies, and free material to help with all aspects of publishing.
Highly recommended
$ ($99 per year and well worth it)


The Independent Publishing Magazine — Mick Rooney

Services: Fantastic resource for publishing and self-publishing news; self-publishing consulting; reviews of self-publishing services.

Highly recommended.
$


World Literary Cafe — Melissa Foster

Services: Great resource for training and resources prior to publishing. Social media, book launch, book covers, formatting, etc.
Highly recommended
Active community with fantastic support
$


The Book Designer — Joel Friedlander

Services: Self-Publishing Consultant
Recommended.
$$



 

If you know of any publishing resources that you feel are excellent and would like to recommend them, please send an email with links to their website and/or contact information. We’ll check it out.



  1. Pricing definitions:
    $ = moderately priced
    $$ = reasonably priced
    $$$ = expensive  ↩
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