Hire a Pro

You don’t have to know it all. You just need to know who can help!

This is a list of qualified designers, editors, marketing and community resources we’ve worked with OR been recommended by clients. The professionals and organizations listed below are not partners and DO NOT pay to be featured. If you’ve printed with us and want to recommend an awesome industry expert, email [email protected].

Print Designer You’ll Love Working With

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Breakpoint Design

Noel is an experienced ePUB Graphic Designer with 27 years of experience in the art of design, digital publishing, press production and photography. Noel has been an extension of our team for 6 years helping clients create beautiful print- ready Journal and Planner files.

Book Cover and Formatting Professionals

Melissa Williams Design

Melissa Williams Design specializes in book interior and cover design, print preparation and illustrations. Take advantage of an experienced designer who understands and knows the self-publishing industry.
Email Michelle Park at [email protected] or visit mwbookdesign.com/contact

Martin Publishing Services

Whether you have a small technical matter that needs to be chased down or you are starting from ground zero with a manuscript, Martin Publishing Services is the author-publisher’s go-to design team for all genres and layout complexities.

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Travis D. Peterson is a Freelance Graphic Designer at Launch Mission Creative. Travis provides design, layout and formatting services for self-published authors. He can help with simple picture books to more complex layouts.

Children’s Self-Publishing Resources

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Sheri Fink is an award winning children’s book author. Her Whimsical World online courses explain the publishing process from writing to production to marketing. Sheri’s advice can help get your independent publishing career underway.

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Brooke Vitale spent nearly twenty years as a children’s book editor in NYC, working with prominent publishing companies including Penguin Books for Young Readers and Disney Publishing. Brooke knows how to get children’s books ready for print.

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Lauren Ranalli is an award-winning children’s book author and marketing specialist. She provides self-publishing and book marketing coaching sessions. Grab her free Self-Publishing Guide.

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Lindsay Kellar-Madsen is a Kickstarter Guru offering authors 1:1 consultations AND online educational webinars on getting your board books printed.

Why you need a writing Community

Alexa Bigwarfe is the founder of WritePublishSell. She has a library of resources to help authors write, publish and sell their books.

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Publisher Rocket will help you get your book in front of more Amazon shoppers – so you can spend less time marketing and more time writing.

Printed Planner & Journal Business Resources

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Amanda’s Favorites | Planner and Journal Reviews.

Amanda shares all kinds of printed Planner options. A great resource to get exposure or ideas for your next printed planner. FOLLOW @amandasfavorites (16K fans) and her YouTube channel (27K subscribers).

Hello there! I’m Lisa, your Adobe Indesign BFF – I create beautiful planner template designs so that you don’t have to.

Lisa Siefert of Pretty Fabulous Designs helps online businesses create Planners, Notebooks and Card Sets. Her YouTube channel features IN Design tutorials and inspiration for Planpreneurs.

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How to Start a Journal Business? This step-by-step guide contains all the insights and information you need to start a successful journal business.

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Lean Out’s founder Crista Grasso helps women scale their businesses to achieve their goals, dramatically increase profitability and sustain success. Crista is the founder of the Profitable Planner Facebook Group.

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The Boutique Hub is a movement of small businesses supporting one another. Their mantra is community over competition. Get retail education, live support, tools, industry news and inspiring videos.

Branding Expertise

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Christie Ressel is an image consultant, trainer, and coach who helps women rise through personal style and branding.

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Clarify your message so customers listen and engage. Story Brand has educational books and a library of online courses for small business.

Book Community Resources

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MCRL Overseas Group is an ALLI partner and recommended printer. ALLI offers resources and support to new and established authors.

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Big Black Chapters is a platform dedicated to highlighting the literary works of self-published and indie authors of color.

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The Nonfiction Authors Association is a supportive community for writers to connect, exchange ideas, and learn how to write, publish, promote, and profit with nonfiction books.

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The Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) is a not-for-profit membership organization serving the independent publishing community through advocacy, education, and tools for success. IBPA is the largest publishing trade association in the U.S.

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Ebook Launch is a family business that works with thousands of authors from around the world from their home offices in Western Canada.

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2nimble is a virtual team of experts who come together from different specialties in book publishing. 2Nimble provides affordable services and a simple process to help you turn your manuscript into a quality book.

Media & Book Reviewers

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HARO connects journalists seeking expertise with people who have that expertise. A great resource to show your subject matter expertise and gain exposure for your book.

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Terkel journalists pose daily questions. You can respond with answers to get published and build expertise online. Geared to promoting small businesses.

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BookLife is a website from Publishers Weekly dedicated to indie authors. The site provides a free and easy way to submit self-published books for review. And offers editorial content geared toward helping indie authors achieve their goals.

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Foreword Reviews is dedicated to the “art” of book reviewing. They help booksellers and librarians discover great books from indie presses.