Izzard Ink: Helping authors tell their stories since 2013


Our process offers the best of traditional publishing, while allowing authors to really own their project and personally select their own publishing team.

Years ago, when self publishing was becoming very popular, Tim McConnehey discovered the enormous potential of eBooks when he ran across an article in the Wall Street Journal. Shortly after, Tim was given the opportunity to help a widow repackage her deceased husband’s books for the digital marketplace. This experience led to the creation of Izzard Ink.

Self publishing opened up the once-exclusive publishing world to everyone. Today, there are over 22 million books on Amazon. But when authors with no publishing experience take on the entire process, crucial mistakes are made, flooding the market with low-quality work and causing bookstores and readers to push back against the homemade-looking self-published books that had suddenly appeared everywhere. Authors too were wary of the hazards of self publishing, and seeing their hard work appear amateurish and unappealing, lost among thousands of other books with the same problems.

It became clear to Tim that authors needed help bridging the gap between the quality of traditional publishing, and the freedom and control of self publishing. Through research by bestselling veteran publishing experts, and plenty of trial and error, we developed a collaborative publishing process that would work for a variety of authors, and catch some of the most frequent self-publishing mistakes before they happen.

We provide the tools and structure that traditional publishers use to achieve consistent quality. Authors retain all the perks of self publishing – namely control over decision-making and earnings – while benefiting from the input of the best talent in publishing.

This method has consistently proven itself through the success of our authors, whose achievements include multiple bestsellers and awards. One author even earned a coveted starred review from Publishers Weekly.


Tim McConnehey started Izzard Ink after leaving the hustle of corporate America and identifying the gap that existed between authors and quality self publishing. After absorbing everything he could about the process, he went on to create his own process, improving upon the current framework and adding a personalized element. The collaborative TEAM concept was born.

Tim understood that it was important to authors to maintain control of the process of getting their manuscript published, while still producing a quality product that they could take pride in and that would sell.

Tim enjoys helping talented authors achieve their publishing dreams, and in his spare time he enjoys restoring old cars and motorcycles and spending time with his wife and four active children.

Ready to Get Started?

Download our FREE workbook to create a specialized business plan for your book!


We’ve done it before, and it works. Our Plan, Pick and Publish service is a proven process that
empowers every author, making their dream of creating and publishing their own book a reality.


We assist you with this crucial first step by doing a manuscript assessment. We then strategize together to come up with a plan to align with your goals and vision.


We carefully curate 2-3 publishing professionals for you to choose from, for each step of the process—all experts with years of experience and proven results.


We will be working on your behalf in the background, navigating all the other details to make sure your project is ready to be published.


You will have a dedicated book publishing consultant who is here to guide you and answer all of your questions, every step of the way.

What makes us different from other book publishers

With us, your ideas are always welcome. There’s no need to please an editor or stakeholder. We foster an environment that’s encouraging for everyone —the author, their team and our publishing company.

  • Experienced

    When you chose us, you have a team of experienced book publishing professionals at your disposal.

  • Collaborative

    Collaboration is our hallmark. It's your book project, we're here to make it easier for you

  • Strategic

    With years of publishing experience, we have valuable market insights to share with you.

  • Creative

    As storytellers ourselves, we know what creative energy and out-of-the-box ideas can do for a book project.

  • Invested

    With years of publishing experience, we have valuable market insights to share with you.