Publishing Services

We offer a variety of professional publishing services. Many companies offer these capabilities, but we add our specific, local, long-time experience as retail publishers and book distributors.

Whether your book will have text only or illustrations and full-color photos, fifty pages or three hundred, we’ll work with you to produce a quality product and help you achieve the sales success you’re seeking.

These are the services we offer:

Editorial (see Quick Guide to Editing)

  • Manuscript consultation
  • Editing
  • Proofreading*
  • Indexing (typically, only for nonfiction books)

Design & Layout

  • Cover design
  • Interior design and layout of text and images

Printing & Binding (see Understanding Print Runs, Book Formats, and Costs)

  • Professional printing on text stock of your choice
  • Binding

Marketing & Distribution (see Understanding Marketing & Publicity and Understanding Sales)

  • Marketing and promotion consultation
  • ISBN registration, barcode for back cover, and registration of Library of Congress cataloging-in-publication data
  • Consultation on title, cover design, author bio and selling points
  • Book distribution and fulfillment services, including placement on Amazon and access to independent and chain bookstores
  • Book file upload to Amazon Search-Inside and Google Books
  • E-book file conversion and uploads

After you complete our contact form/questionnaire, we’ll call you to discuss your book and the services you need. Then, we’ll send you a contract with a tailor-made quote on our services. When we have your signed contract and deposit in hand ― and after you send us your complete manuscript ― we’ll start producing your book.

*Please Note: Our proofreading services are not optional. Proofreading is the proverbial icing on the cake — the final, careful check to ensure that your book has no typographical or spelling errors, that the formatting is consistent from the first page to the last, that the page numbers in the contents agree with the numbers in the text — and more.