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 59 books, 20 for my own publishing company (Press of the Camp Pope Bookshop), and 39 for other publishing companies, self-publishers and organizations. In addition Ive done text and/or cover layouts on 67 other books. I've also done numerous smaller jobs involving text editing, cover design, and page layout. I specialize in historical non-fiction, but can publish any subject matter you have. I've done both black and white and full color interiors. I've done novels, memoirs, technical, business, and childrens books. Of the 59, 24 were published via offset and 35 POD (Lightning Source, Createspace, Lulu). 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 provide complete contract publishing services, including text editing, photo/illustration scanning and optimization, design, typesetting, printing and binding. I can produce your book in hardcover or paperback, black and white or color interior, in any quantity at competitive rates, giving special attention to quality. I provide complete text editing services based on the standards of the Chicago Manual of Style. Typesetting and design are done using Adobe InDesign CC and Photoshop CC (can also work in CS2, CS3, CS 5, CS 5.5, and CS 6). Book manufacturing is contracted to Thomson-Shore, Inc. of Dexter, Michigan (traditional offset and digital) or Lightning Source, Inc, of LaVergne, Tennessee (Print-On-Demand). I am a contract publisher and not a vanity press: you pay a specified amount and receive all copies of your book. You assume all responsibility for marketing and distributing your book, or, if you publish POD, I can provide international distribution via LSI/Ingram. My contracts are non-exclusive and non-transferable.
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.
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.