Over 20 years experience providing complete contract publishing services, including editing, design, typesetting, printing and binding. Now offering ebook formatting (ePub, Nook, Kindle, etc.)
I have been editing, designing, and publishing books since 1991. I've published 69 books, 21 for my own publishing company (Press of the Camp Pope Bookshop), and 48 for other publishing companies, self-publishers and organizations. In addition Iíve done text and/or cover layouts on nearly 100 other books. I've also done numerous smaller jobs involving text editing, cover design, and page layout. I've done both black and white and full color interiors. I've done novels, memoirs, technical, business, and children's books. Of the 69 books, 11 were hardcover, either cloth with dust jacket or printed case, the rest were paperbacks. 26 were published via offset and 43 POD (Lightning Source, Createspace, Lulu, DiggyPod, etc.). So I have experience with both traditional offset and digital printing, and I can help you decide which is best for your project. I do all cover designs myself, based either on customers' concepts or ideas of my own. I also do all interior layouts myself.
I also offer basic design and formatting for self-publishers who intend to submit their books themselves to online book printers such as Createspace, Lightning SourceI/Ingram Spark, Lulu, or Blurb. I can upload your book to your printer for you or I can advise you if you would like to do the layout, setup, and uploading yourself. I can advise you on choosing a book aggregator if you are publishing in both print and digital formats.
Recently I have begun offering ebook formatting in ePub (iBook, Nook, etc.) and .mobi (Kindle). I can make you a package deal on your book:proofreading and editing, a print layout for Lightning Source/Ingram Spark, Createspace (or any other printer), plus your book cover, plus digital format for ebook publishing.
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University of Iowa
Doctor of Philoshphy
1969 - 1975
1991 - Present
Large jobs (over $300) require deposit of 50% of the accepted bid, balance due upon completion. Smaller jobs total is due upon completion. I prefer fixed rate contracts. I will work hourly, but I prefer not to use Elance's Tracker due to security issues.
Your satisfaction is guaranteed. I will work with you until you are completely pleased with the result. Any problems with your project that are attributable to my work will be corrected without cost to you. There are a lot of great designers working at Elance, but you won't find anyone willing to work harder for you than me.
School of Music, The University of Iowa, Professor
I have edited numerous documents, designed performance flyers and posters and a performance DVD, and designed and maintained a website for Professor Eberle over the last 10 years.
University of Iowa Press, Director
Revised the text and cover of IOWA'S FORGOTTEN GENERAL (ISBN:9781587296123) for a new edition by the University of Iowa Press
Kenneth Lyftogt, Professor
Redesigned and republished Kenneth Lyftogt's LEFT FOR DIXIE: THE CIVIL WAR DIARY OF JOHN RATH
in 2003. Designed and published his book IOWA'S FORGOTTEN GENERAL: MATTHEW MARK TRUMBULL in 2005. Was contracted by the University of Iowa Press to update the design when they republished IOWA'S FORGOTTEN GENERAL in 2007.
Friends of the Polk City Community Library, Board Member
Published a facsimile reprint of Leonard Brown's AMERICAN PATRIOTISM, a memorial to Polk County, Iowa, men who died in the Civil War (originally published in 1869). Redesigned and republished Currie's book MURDER! in 2005. Redesigned and republished her series of articles on Polk City entitled POLK CITY'S EARLY HISTORY: BEFORE 1900, in 2010.