Referrals for Authors
Sometimes it feels impossible to find trustworthy connections in the editing/writing,
No worries. I gotcha.
Here is my team. I can absolutely vouch for them and their work. You cannot go wrong trusting your book in their capable hands. #solidarity
Catherine Payne: Catherine worked with me on every one of my books, and I’m constantly using the other editors employed by her company, Quill Pen Editorial (visit them here, or visit their Facebook page here). Her pricing is fair, turnaround consistent, and Catherine is constantly on the move to improve.
Jenny at Seedlings: She is my homegirl, and has worked with me on a variety of projects. All of my books are covered by her, as well as an upcoming cookbook and many other fantastic projects. Visit her website here. She also runs a book blog called Supernatural Snark.
Kelsey Keating: aka the Shieldmaiden is my first line of defense after beta readers. I sent each MS to her for a thorough developmental edit. She’s been fabulous, thorough, prompt, and updates me constantly through the process. Visit her website here at Shieldmaiden for Hire.
Kella Campbell takes care of all my ebook formatting needs. She has excellent pricing, and better customer service. She also an author herself, and you can find her writing blog here. Visit EBooksDoneRight for her ebook formatting services.
Chris Bell makes beautiful paperbacks for me! All of my paperbacks go through he. He’s also typeset all of the Atthis Arts titles to date. He’s available for freelance typesetting work, both for print and e-book creation. To contact Chris, visit the Atthis Arts website.
Atthis Arts, LLC is the independent publishing business started by author E.D.E. Bell — originally founded to publish Bell’s writing. I don’t use them to publish my books, but I can vouch for their character and customer service if you are looking for an independent publishing service.
They are now accepting submissions “to provide independent authors a means to indie publish without having to self-manage aspects like crowd-funding, editing/typesetting, printing, and sales.” Visit their website Atthis Arts for more information.
Helpful Resources for Authors
These are a few of the resources that I’ve used in my indie/self publishing journey that may be of interest to you at some point.
+ISBN Barcode generator. From Bookow.com. I’ve used it for both my books so far, it’s worked beautifully. You can also choose DPI sizes, whatever that means, and set price or not.
+Bowker Identifiers. This is where you purchase ISBN’s. For my info on ISBN’s, see my post here. This is another article here and here that are helpful as well. I purchased the ten pack and haven’t regretted it, personally, but some people have been very happy using the ISBN’s that Createspace/Kindle offers.
+Marketing tips. These are authors that I follow in order to eventually become Master of the Universe. Regardless of whether or not they meant for me learn from them, I have. Kristen Lamb. Chuck Wendig. The Indie Voice. More forthcoming.
+HTML Tutorials. From W3schools.com. Referred by Kella Campbell. This is an easy-to-learn FREE tutorial for learning basic HTML formatting. (For ebooks/blogging.) I used it so I could move my way around ebooks and the internet.
+MerchantWords. It’s a website that tells you how many times people search Amazon for a certain word everyday. This is helpful in deciding which ‘key words’ to include in your book to optimize search engines. Note: you can only search 5 different terms per day for free. More than that and you have to sign up.
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