Resources


 

eBook Publishing

Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing – KDP – Upload your finished MOBI eBooks to Amazon’s KDP and start selling to the world! Automatically makes your eBooks available in countries where you hold the rights. Makes publishing your eBooks easy!

Barnes & Nobel PubIt! – Upload your EPUB files directly and they will appear on the B&N site for “Nook” eBooks and compatible devices using “apps.” Set your price, describe your book, fill out a few form fields, upload your eBook files and your cover – and hit “Publish!”

Smashwords – another site to publish your eBooks. Smashwords sells eBooks on their own site, as well as convert and supply eBooks to other retailers, like Apple, Sony, Diesel and Kobo. Submit a Word file formatted to their specifications and upload. We can format your Word, Open Office or RTF files for Smashwords acceptance.

Kobo Writing Life – Set up an account and then upload your EPUB files to sell your eBook on the Kobo Books website. Easy to use, similar royalties as other eBook retailers. You can also submit files in other formats to be converted to EPUB.

 

Editing Services

Nerine Dorman - South African-based editor Nerine Dorman offers a range of editorial services, from developmental right down to line edits. She’s comfortable editing over a range of commercial fiction genres, from epic fantasy, science fiction and horror, all the way through to urban fantasy, paranormal romance and BDSM erotica. GLBTI authors are welcome. Please email her at nerinedorman@gmail.com to inquire about rates. A published author herself, she understands how you feel about your darlings. Some of the authors with whom she’s worked are Greg Hamerton, Sonya Clark, Amy Lee Burgess, Silke Juppenlatz and Carrie Clevenger. She is the editor and coordinator of the annual South African HorrorFest Bloody Parchment short story competition and anthology.

Mary V. Welk – A former small press editor now working freelance with private clients, Mary has helped authors of all ages and levels of skill improve their manuscripts through careful attention to detail. Her services range from copy/line editing and developmental editing to proofreading of final drafts. As a published author of four novels, two novellas, and numerous short stories and magazine articles, Mary has experienced the editing process firsthand and can relate to writers who require help but do not want to lose their unique voice and writing style in the process. Current rates range from US$1.00/page to US$2.00/page using the industry standard of 250 words/page. For more information, please contact Mary at maryvwelk@gmail.com.

 

JPLoboPicJulia Powers Lobo – A professional editor since 2007, Julia specializes in The Chicago Manual of Style, the standard style guide for book publishing. She has a certificate in editing from the University of Chicago’s Graham School and is a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association. She provides copyediting services to authors and publishing companies alike, and has worked on genre fiction, general interest nonfiction, and children’s books. To request a quote, please email her at julia.powers.lobo@gmail.com.

POD Printers – Quality Printed Books

CreateSpace – another Amazon Company – and my preferred supplier of high-quality paperback books. Available in a variety of formats, both color and black and white interiors with glossy color covers. You must supply print-ready PDF files for both covers and interior. And of course, we can do that for you.

Lulu – another POD printer that I have used for a few projects. High-Quality books, and available hardcover option. Supply them with print-ready PDF files that we can supply for you.

 

Legal Resources

HeadshotBW_RAM_02 Feb 2013_BW copyRejean A. Morgan is an intellectual property attorney and Managing Partner with Abraham-Morgan, LLC. Rejean has many years of experience in intellectual property & business law, and enjoys helping people protect their work through trademark and copyright protections, and contracts/agreements. She can also be seen speaking at various writers groups on how writers can & should protect their IP.
If you are unsure of what you need to protect your work, give her a call. She is more than happy to speak with you and walk you through any questions you may have. Her website is: www.amiplaw.com or you can email her at: RMorgan@amiplaw.com.

 

Marketing Resources

Black Wolf Books - Quality Video Book Trailers.  A book trailer is a great tool to help get eyes on your book title, and tell something about your book to potential readers. Video is a great attention-getter! Check out their YouTube Page for examples.

BookBuzzr – Online marketing for books and eBooks. Various options to set up automatic delivery of social media content, games featuring your book cover, reading widgets that can be put on your author website of Facebook fan page – plus more. This is a subscription-based service.