Author Assistance

Help With Self-Publication

Writing a book is a real challenge, but entering the publishing arena is a whole new world. Self-publication once frowned upon by the literary sorts, has now gained its own self-worth.

I’d love to help you get your book off the ground. Don’t know where to start? How do you self-publish when you don’t know the first steps?  I’m here to help with formatting, getting your book in the right sizes for book-fold, bleeds, indexing, page numbering, and table of contents. If you have pictures, they’ll be uploaded with the proper pixels and dpi (dots per inch). Your cover design is up to your imagination. We’ll create it together as you share your vision for your book in print. *(See examples below).

Many other authors have received the joy and dream of getting their words into print with my help of formatting their manuscript for self-publication, creating a book cover, or helping them get their website up and running. 

Do you have a marketing plan? A website? An author page? A book trailer? I can help you with those areas as well. An author still must market their book – how else will others know about it and buy it? Let me give you ideas and a plan.

As an artist, my skills and talent worked well with cover design and creation. All the covers of my novels have been an original design. I have also designed book covers for many other authors. (See book design examples).

My first novel, Love’s Journey Home, was published in 2013.  It was a daunting task, even for one schooled in technology.  However, I discovered formatting a book for online publication the way the professionals do it wasn’t as difficult as I once thought. I found some neat tricks and handy tools. Two years later, I self-published three more books. 




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  1. I was at reunion in SD I Have a letters and poems from a girl who owned my farm. Trampled in the dirt. She was a genius 3 times. I own the letters and poems. She helped rewwwrrigte the dictionary for Dr. Thorndike. Don’t know of any close relatives. The writings would b e under her name. She has died years ago. Everything would b e under her name. My husband has been pushing me to get these papers published. Found them on my farm 35 years ago, abandoned. Give me some advise what you think. None of it is relious and I am not also. Give me some direction. Your Cousin
    Rita Zimmerman
    1770 County Road J
    Linden, Wi. 53553

    cedll phone 608-574-5579


  2. Mary Willis is this girls name. She corrected books for Rudyard
    Kipling and worked Columbia’s teachers college helping Thorndyke rewrite the dictionary. Mary’s letters are not your boring letters.
    She wrote a book on being a baby . Can send you some sample pages if you would like.


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