A Printer's Choice Success Story.

“The results speak for themselves—a book of high technical quality that is available right now for pre-order in all the major outlets, and a marketing plan to drive sales. But again, it’s the intangibles that Izzard brought me that mean so much. In just a few months, Izzard helped me gain the confidence and understanding to take a Word file and turn it into a book—a hardback, softcover, and e-book, all at once. In other words, with Izzard Ink, my book-writing dream quickly became reality.”

W. L. Patenaude

Author of A Printer’s Choice

A Printer's Choice

Summary

  • Achieving the kind of quality and sales associated with traditionally published books can be challenging for self-publishers. Publishing a book properly calls for a range of skills and knowledge that most authors do not start out with, from editing to design to production, and finally to marketing and distribution.
  • It’s easy enough to publish something of mediocre quality without a business plan to get real results—plenty of self-publishing authors do just that. But it won’t get you the results you need.

Challenge

  • The book explores themes such as the intersection of faith and environmental protection, all in the context of a futuristic mystery that sees its characters working to solve humanity’s first homicide in space. The story is informed by the author’s master’s degree in theology, his engineering degree, and his three decades working for Rhode Island’s Department of Environmental Management.
  • Bill thought of self-publishing as a last resort strategy to get his book in front of readers, but once he started to explore the possibilities, it became clear that a publishing partner like Izzard Ink could help him realize his goals far better and far faster than if he tried to go solo.

Our Role

  • Book cover and interior design
  • Coordinate distribution efforts
  • Create a solid business plan
  • Gather trade reviews

Solution

  • Working with Izzard was the great one-stop solution that helped Bill save his energy for writing, and ultimately succeed with his book.
  • The author approved all aspects of the book publishing process.
  • The author received the attention he required and deserved. Bill has been invited to national radio shows and there has been discussion about making the book into a motion picture!

HOW IT WORKS

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.

1

PLAN

We assist you with this crucial first step by helping you create a book business plan using our exclusive workbook as a foundation.

2

PICK

We carefully curate 2-3 publishing professionals for your specific needs, experts with years of experience and proven results.

3

PUBLISH

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.

4

YES, IT'S PERSONAL

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.