Useful Links for Authors & Publishers

Adept Content Solutions

Book publishing services include editing, proofreading, index prep, art & design, translation and eBook conversion. 

AP Stylebook

A handbook for writers that provides fundamental guidelines on writing and editorial style.

Archival Methods

A leading supplier of photographic archival storage and presentation products in the country serving galleries and museums; city, state and federal institutions; professional photographers, and artist foundations.

Association of Personal Historians

Is an international organization composed of skilled professionals who are passionate about preserving life stories.

Association of Professional Genealogists

Is an independent organization of 2000 members whose principle purpose is to support professional genealogists in all phases of their work.

Author Connections, LLC

Provides training and tools to help authors create and implement integrated book marketing programs.  Producer of the Book Marketing Boot Camp™.

Be It Now! Book Design by Karrie Ross

Offers creative book cover design, interior typesetting and page layout, web presence, branding, helpful hand-holding and self-publishing consulting for authors.

Blue Ink Reviews

A professional, objective book review service designed exclusively for authors and writers involved in self-publishing.

BlueStem, LLC

Provides professional indexing services for nonfiction books, serving both major publishers and independent authors at competitive rates.

Considered one of the most informative websites on book publishing, self-publishing, print-on-demand, book promotion and how to sell your book.

CNY Latino

A media company that specializes in Spanish translation, advertising and marketing services aimed at the Hispanic audience.

1106 Design, LLC

Offers cover and interior book design, editing, indexing, title consulting and book creation advice with hand hold.


This festival discovery website has a page dedicated to providing dates, locations and other info for hundreds of book and literary festivals around the world.

Expert Subjects

Offers fully customized book covers with the help of several different cover artists depending on your budget constraints. They also provide an array of services including typesetting, editing, critique and undertake publishing and distribution too.

Family Cookbook Project

Dedicated to helping individuals and families collect and preserve the time-honored recipes that are so important to our family traditions. Provides step-by-step instructions and online tools to create a valuable family cookbook.

Family Sherlock

A genealogy and family history research service where you can have your questions answered and your family history told.

A Flair For Writing

Newly purchased by Ruth E. Thaler-Carter, provides a full range of publishing services to authors, from editing and proofing through design, layout, cover art, and assistance with online and print versions of their books. Owner Thaler-Carter is an award-winning freelance writer and editor with many years of experience in the world of publishing. A Flair for Writing also provides publications and organizations with writing, editing and proofreading services, and individuals with résumé writing and editing.

Illumination Graphics

Specializing in book design for both covers and interiors. Offers design for all genres of books. 20+ years of experience in the industry. See testimonials and samples on our website.

Independent Book Publishers Association

The largest non-profit trade association representing independent publishers. The IBPA provides cooperative marketing programs, education, and advocacy within the publishing industry.

Jill S. Eastwood

A nationally recognized thesis and dissertation consultant offering comprehensive editorial support for graduate students and publishing faculty.

Mountain Air Books

Offers quality book design, development and production services to writers and authors.

Open Door Publications, LLC

Works with clients throughout the U.S. providing coaching and assistance in concept and idea development, writing skills, editing, production, publishing and marketing.


A website that offers advice, support, group discussions and networking opportunities for students writing theses and dissertations.

PR by the Book

Specializes in literary media relations campaigns, publishing consultation and publicity tours for authors.


Is a global, crowdfunding platform only for books that help authors raise money and gauge the initial audience for new book ideas.


Is a website that offers information and tools as well as a directory of resources and services for self-publishing authors and independent publishers.

Six Penny Graphics

Offers complete book design services including typesetting, composition, layout and design, covers and dust jackets, photo scanning. See website for samples.

Stories To Tell 

A team of editors and designers providing comprehensive author services including manuscript evaluation, editing, book and cover design, and publishing support.

The Chicago Manual of Style

A handbook for writers that provides fundamental guidelines in spelling, grammar, punctuation and word usage.

The Savvy Book Marketer

Dana Lynn Smith helps authors learn how to promote their books through guides, coaching, blog, newletters and podcasts. Offers a book marketing tips ebook.

The Story Scribe

Founder Amy Woods Butler helps individuals turn memories into heirloom-quality life stories, family histories and tribute books.

U.S. Copyright Office

Is the office of public record for copyright registration and deposit of copyright material. The Office offers informational brochures as well as forms used in the registration process.

Unlimited Publishing LLC

Is a nationally recognized on-demand book publishing company that combines the standards of traditional book publishing with more modern POD book production and distribution methods.

U.S. ISBN Agency

R.R. Bowker is the offical U.S. ISBN Agency in the United States, and is responsible for assigning ISBNs as well as providing information and advice to publishers, authors, and the publishing industry in general.

Van-garde Imagery, Inc.

We love designing books and covers for independent authors, putting their words into finished form to attract, please, and inspire their readers.

Wayland Publishing

Providing graphic design, book publishing and consulting services to authors, artists and writers since 1993.

The Wild Rose Press, Inc.

Offers complete publishing services to writers and authors of fine romance and mainstream fiction books.

Provides a unique service that enables authors with limited budgets to develop and implement self-promotion programs for their books.