When I decided to self-publish one of the hardest parts was searching out resources to make my book as professional as possible. I did a lot of searching for cover artists, copy editors, etc. Part of the problem was that once I found these people, I had no way of knowing if they were reliable or not.
But then I thought, why does it have to be so hard? Why not have them listed in one place? So I’ve added a new page to my website titled RESOURCES. I’ve listed professionals who assist with the self-publishing. I’m listing the ones I’ve worked with and on what project.* I’ve also added several others that have been recommended to me or the professional has asked me to include them.
I have noted if the professional is client recommended. A client recommendation speaks volumes, especially if it’s unsolicited.
At the moment, my lists are small and I would love more recommendations. If you have you used someone you recommend, either click on “contact” or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and send me the professional’s name, what service you used them for and the link to their website. Then I’ll add them to my list. It’s my hope that the list will grow so that authors have many choices. What works for one person doesn’t work for another.
Here are the categories:
Book Cover Designers
Print Book Formatters
Self-Pub Friendly Book Tours
Book Review Bloggers
If you see something you think should be added, please feel free to contact me.
*The only one I didn’t list was the cover designer of Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes. It was created by Prizm, a production company. The owner is a dear friend of mine and created the cover for me as a favor.