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BOOK REVIEWS

 

BlueInk Review, LLCPatti Thorn or Patricia Moosbrugger

5910 S. University Blvd. Suite C-18

Greenwood Village, CO 80121

eMail: PTBlueInkReview.com or PM@BlueInkReview.com

Website: www.BlueInkReview.com

Services: Serious reviews of self-published books.

BlueInk Review offers honest, objective book reviews of self-published titles. Founded by Patti Thorn, former book review editor of the Rocky Mountain News, and Patricia Moosbrugger, an internationally known literary agent, BlueInk offers reviews penned by professional critics and writers whose bylines have appeared in major newspapers such as the New York Times, Washington Post and Chicago Tribune and senior level editors from major New York publishing houses such as Viking and Crown. Completed reviews run on the BlueInk website, which has special features designed to help publishers and literary agents find promising new material and to help librarians and booksellers discover titles their patrons will be interested in, such as those written by local authors or set in their regions. Author U members receive $75 off any review by entering D5G1 in the Key Code Box.

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CARTOONS and ILLUSTRATIONS

 

Brian-Gies_artworkBrian Gies
(720) 934-9162
bgbdgies@gmail.com

Artist working in various mediums, including most paints, pen and ink, pencil and marker.  Involved in digital works as well.  Interested in cover art and book illustration.  My work is whimsical and fun while maintaining elements that are not wholly frivolous.  Please take the time and look at some samples:

http://useum.org/artist/Brian-Gies -  I look forward to being of service!

 

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ArtGroup_300-2x1Shannon Parish, Illustrating YOUShannon Parish / Portfolio

Phone: 720-984-9355

Fax: 509-931-0784

eMail: Shannon@ShannonParish.com

 

Art & WordPress Websites: ShannonParish.com / IllustratingYou.com  / BookSites.us

Services: Cartoons, Humorous Illustrations, Graphic Recording Providing interior book illustrations, cover illustrations, cartoons for presentations, marketing and internal communications is an intelligent way to get across a message in the blink of an eye.

The old saying of “A picture is worth a thousand words” is even more true today than ever before. Cartoons, Interior book illustrations, graphics, graphic recording.

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CONSULTING and COACHING

The Book Shepherd - Judith Briles

14160 E Bellewood Dr. Aurora, CO 80015

Phone: 303-885-2207

eMail: Judith@Briles.com

Website: TheBookShepherd.com

Services:Author/Book coaching and shepherding, creating Author Platforms.

Congratulations … your book is the start of something big. The Book Shepherd’s forte is strategic planning, creating the Author’s Platform, book development and creating the right habits that overcome fear and lethargy that are common in the publishing process. Judith offers professional consulting services associated with all aspects of publishing—self, independent and traditional—and project management services for independent publishers.     

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Shannon Parish, Illustrating YOUShannon Parish, Creative Visual Life Coach

Phone: 720-984-9355

Fax: 509-931-0784

eMail: Shannon@ShannonParish.com

Websites: CompletedPeople.com  / CreativeVirtualOffice.com

Services:  

Together we will find the tools that are necessary to remain authentic to who you are, and what you do best, to take you from where you are, to where you want to be! With my skill set as a Graphic Recorder and being a “Creative” I understand what it means to juggle multiple projects and still maintain your sanity. Designing your business to be authentic to who you are, and to function within your work style is vital to building a lasting and fulfilling business.

Life Coaching is not counseling or therapy.  A Life Coach is specially trained to listen deeply and support you in guiding you to the answers and solutions that you need to move forward in your life, relationships, business and/or ministry.

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DESIGNERS:  BOOK COVERS, GRAPHICS, LAYOUT 

 

NZGraphics - Nick Zelinger

1445 South Quail Ct. Lakewood, CO 80232

Phone: 303-985-4174

eMail: NZGraphics@comcast.net

Website: www.NZGraphics.com

Services: Book cover & interior layout, logos, graphics Specializing in design for the printing of books, catalogs, newsletters, posters, ad design, postcards, brochures, corporate identity packages and logo design. Compelling graphic design that meet your deadlines and does not blow your budget. NZ Graphics is happy to announce the addition of

eBook Conversion Services with Betsy Zelinger handling eBook formatting and conversions for all available platforms. Special rates for all Author U members.For more information, call 720-280-5532 or email: BetsyZelinger@gmail.com or NZ Graphics at 720-560-3390 – or email: NZGraphics@comcast.net  

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WESType Publishing Services, Inc.Ronnie Moore

4405 Chippewa Dr. Boulder, CO 80303

Phone: 303-554-5888

eMail: WESType@comcast.net

Services: Book interior design and layout, consulting

Books fall open, you fall in. With over 30 years of experience with interior book design, Ronnie Moore brings an attention to detail that few designers have. Book covers say “pick me up” … interiors say “you can read me.” Experience, attention to detail, quality.    

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F + P Graphic DesignRebecca Finkel

1709 Rolling Gate Road Fort Collins, CO 80526

Phone: 970.223-1375

Email: rebecca@fpgd.com

Website: fpgd.wordpress.com

Services: Book cover and interior design, eBooks, interactive Inkling books Nationally and regionally recognized, award-winning book design. I work closely with authors to create a unique book integrating text, photos, and graphics. I pride myself on completing projects on time and on budget. I also convert books into any eBook format, increasing your market potential.

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dunn-logoDunn+Associates Strategic Design and Branding for Authors and ExpertsKathi Dunn

3937 Harborwalk Lane

Ft Collins CO 80525

Phone: 715 634 4857

Email: kathi@dunn-design.com

Website: http://www.dunn-design.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DunnAndAssociates

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/bestseller/

Services: Book cover design (for print books and ebooks)

If your book is destined for greatness, it needs to make an immediate impact. BANG! Within seconds, decision-makers will decide to pick it up or pass you by forever. We know what it takes to get your book noticed. Since 1985 we’ve designed hundreds of book covers, many of them BESTSELLERS and award-winners. Clients include Tony Robbins, Jack Canfield, Deepak Chopra, Mark Victor Hansen, Ken Blanchard, Sylvia Browne, major publishing houses, indies, and self-publishers. Whether you’re a new author or a publishing pro, we’re here to help you achieve dynamic results, even in the most competitive markets. The secret to every bestseller is its attention-grabbing cover. That’s why we bring you our completely different approach to book cover design. We do not believe in cookie-cutter design or automated service — instead, we offer a variety of programs specifically tailored to your individual needs (with special discounts to Author U members). When you choose Dunn+Associates, you will receive the ultimate level of design and service for your investment.

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EBOOKS, AUDIO BOOKS 

 

Light and Sound Graphics Nick Taylor                                                    L&S Logo

Phone: 720-223-7855

email: Support@LightAndSoundGraphics.com

Website: http://lightandsoundgraphics.com

Services: Light & Sound Graphics is a Colorado company who’s founder has been a part of the publishing industry since 2007. It is our mission to provide authors and publishers with high quality services that will make their book shine. We take pride in keeping up on all of the trends and the direction that the publishing industry takes, and strive to help our clients publishing dreams become a reality. eBook conversions start at $150. If  you have any questions please, email us at  support@lightandsoundgraphics.com or call us at  720-223-7855.

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eBook Creation

NZGraphicsNick Zelinger

1445 South Quail Ct. Lakewood, CO 80232

Phone: 303-985-4174

eMail: NZGraphics@comcast.net

Website: www.NZGraphics.com

Services: eBook Conversion Services with Betsy Zelinger handling eBook formatting and conversions for all available platforms. Special rates for all Author U members.For more information, call 720-280-5532 or email: BetsyZelinger@gmail.com or NZ Graphics at 720-560-3390 – or email: NZGraphics@comcast.net

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BOOK TRAILERS

 

125 traileri25 productions, inc.- Susie Scott 

4855 E. Ashton Ave.

Castle Rock, CO 80104

303-660-6499 office 303-523-6823 cell Susie Scott, Producer

eMail: sscott@i25productions.com

Website: www.i25productions.com

Website: www.authorsonfilm.com

Services: i25productions, inc. is an award-winning, Colorado based production company and creator of “Authors on Film” – high quality, custom video book trailers. In addition to Authors on Film, i25productions produces national/international commercials, powerful and memorable info and training pieces and compelling, inspirational documentary style stories.

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EDITING

Bruce Goldberg Services: Editing of Nonfiction, Articles, Newsletters, Annual Reports, White Papers, Featured Articles, Business Communications Bruce Goldberg is a professional writer, copy editor, book editor and proofreader with decades of experience at newspapers, magazines, websites and working with authors. For 10 years, he was the Associate Editor for the Denver Business Journal and 3 years as the Editor  Colorado Business Magazine. Bruce has a rich history in sports writing as well.

Phone: 303-369-4088

eMail: bgindenver@aol.com

7476 E. Arkansas Ave.  #3304

Denver, CO  80231

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Editing By John; John Maling

4160 E Bellewood Dr.

Aurora, CO 80015

Phone: 303-885-2207

eMail: EditingByJohn@aol.com

Website: TheBookShepherd.com

Services: Editing of Nonfiction, Fiction and Poetry; Indexing John Maling is both a multi-award winning author in his own right plus an award-winning editor. The difference between an awful book and a so-so book is an editor; the difference between a so-so book and a good book is an editor; and the difference between a good book and a great book is an editor. Every author needs an editor. Period. An editor should be able to assess your book quickly, identify areas that need addressing and supply suggestions to polish and add panache to your work. It is critical that an editor maintain the author’s “voice.”

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Thorn Communication Patti Thorn

5649 S. Hillside St.

Englewood, CO 80111

Phone: 303-290-0811

eMail: Patti.Thorn@gmail.com

Services: Manuscript critiques, developmental and line editing for fiction or nonfiction. Patti Thorn served as books editor and chief book critic for the Rocky Mountain News for 12 years, prior to the newspaper’s closing in 2009. She now offers her extensive editing expertise to authors, providing detailed manuscript critiques for both fiction and nonfiction, as well as developmental and line editing for projects of all kinds. She has worked with everyone from bestselling authors to successful speakers writing books to use as “business cards” to those just getting started in their writing careers. Patti writes a column recommending book club picks for ColoradoView magazine and is the co-founder of BlueInk Reviews, a premier service that offers reviews of self-published books. Patti.Thorn@gmail.com | BlueInkReview.com 

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Pen-For-Hire Editing; Leslie Miller

Phone: 303.842.1985

eMail: lmillerconnect@gmail.com

Website: http://pen-for-hire.com

Services: Currently offering content editing for fiction and non-fiction, detailed critiques, copy editing, and ghost writing. Leslie specializes in enhancing the flow, clarity and power of your work, ensuring no reader will want to put it down. She believes a great editor/author relationship is based on collaboration, communication and respect. Newbie authors more than welcome! Ask about a free sample edit.

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FREIGHT and SHIPPING

Hercules Freight Company; Dick Hampton

Phone: 931-248-5535

eMail: DickHampton@Frontiernet.net

Website: www.DickHampton.com

Services: Freight & Shipping from your printer to your destination Hercules Freight ships books from printers and fulfillment houses iin the Mid-West-Southeast and the East Coast into the West. We ship for several publishers and understand their needs.

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FULFILLMENT SERVICES

 

Author and Speaker Fulfillment ServicesAuthor and Speaker Fulfillment ServicesBret Ridgway, Author And Speaker Fulfillment

Services 2001 N. Hunt Street Terre Haute,IN 47805

Phone : 812-878-2234

eMail: Bret@sfsmail.com

Website: www.AuthorFulfillmentServices.com 

Services: Dedicated to working with authors, speakers, and other information marketers. We handle the behind the scenes production, warehousing and shipping of your physical information products so you can focus your energies on the more highly valued tasks of marketing and product creation.

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LEGAL and INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

 

Replin Law Group, LLCReplin Law Group, LLCStephen Replin

Replin Group, LLC

222 Milwaukee Street – Suite 304

Denver, CO 80206

Phone: 303-322-7919

eMail: SReplin@ReplinRhoades.com

Website: www.ReplinRhoades.com

Services: Legal services for Intellectual Property, Entertainment & Small Business Authors and Publishers need a law firm that focuses on providing services to those in the creative industries, entrepreneurs and small businesses including the following. At Replin Law Group, LLC, our expertise is in Intellectual Property, Entertainment & Small Business.

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MARKETING

 

Brian Jud Premium Book Company

P. O. Box 715

Avon, CT 06001-0715

Phone: 860-675-1344

eMail: BrianJud@BookMarketing.com

Services: Non-traditional Book Marketing Sell Your Books For You. Non-returnable, commission-based sales to buyers in corporations, associations, schools and government agencies. We display your books in a catalog that will be used by 5000 commissioned salespeople to sell to known buyers. We purchase your books from you when ordered by the reps. Your book will be displayed in our program for as long as it is in print.

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PHOTOGRAPHY

 

Event & Portrait Photography 

Phone: 303-250-6054

eMail: info@ashography.com

Websites:  Ashography.com

Services: A professional portrait for your website, bio, or book cover is invaluable. Colorado photographer Ashlee Bratton began Ashography.com in tandem with her career as an event director for an event management company planning conventions and incentive trips for corporate clients. These clients began to hire her photography services to capture the various moments of their events. Photographer Ashlee Bratton will have her studio lighting setup at the Author U Extravaganza and offer packages with professionally edited photos, including digital rights for publishing purposes. Setup your professional portrait session today–bring your best smile and put your best self forward!

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PRINTERS, PRINTING, and BOOK MANUFACTURING

 

Color House GraphicsColor House Graphics, Inc. Phil Knight

3505 Eastern Ave.

Grand Rapids, MI 49508-2408

Phone: 1-616-291-7696

Email: Phil@ColorHouseGraphics.com

Website: ColorHouseGraphics.com

Services: Complete Book Manufacturing Complete book manufacturing from digital text and cover files using computer-to-plate digital technology in one, two or four-color process.   

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Four Colour Print Group; Mike Daniels

Great Plains Territory Manager

9139 Black Mountain Drive

Conifer, CO 80433

Phone: 303-325-7876

Email: MDaniels@FourColour.com

Websites: FourColour.com

Services: Printing and Book Manufacturing, Overseas specialty, Children’s eBooks Specializing in printing high-quality, color illustrated books both in Asia and USA. Cookbooks, children’s books, photography books, and much more.  

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King Printing; Tom Campbell, Senior Vice President, Sales

King Printing Company, Inc.

181 Industrial Avenue East

Lowell, MA 01852

Phone: 978-458-2345

Fax: 978-458-3026

eMail: CampbellT@KingPrinting.com

Website: KingPrinting.com www.AdiBooks.com

Services: Printing and Book Manufacturing King Printing and Adibooks.Com are the only book printers you will ever need. We produce your books in Lowell, MA with 60,000 square feet of manufacturing space, your hard cover and soft cover books are manufactured under one roof. Our customer service is focused in helping you achieve your goal in producing a quality book at a competitive price. Adibooks.com offers a full range of print alternatives from offset to digital both 1 and 4 color. With over 8,000 satisfied authors and publishers Adibooks.Com is the print partner for you. Contact Tom Campbell for bids and Author U discount. 

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Sheridan BooksSheridan Books, Inc.; Mary Heim, Direct Sales Manager

Phone: 734-475-9145

eMail: Mary.Heim@Sheridan.com

Website: Sheridan.com/books

Services: Printing and Book Manufacturing, eBooks Sheridan Books Inc. is a leading book manufacturer providing publishers with complete book manufacturing services. At Sheridan we take care of all the details so you don’t have to. The Sheridan difference? State of the art capabilities, our passion for providing great service and always putting you first. In addition to superior service, high quality products, reliable on-time delivery, and competitive prices, SBI is proud to provide you with printed books, digital books and eBooks. 

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Thomson Shore Dave Raymond

Phone: 734-646-2902

Email: DaveR@ThomsonShore.com

Website: ThomsonShore.com

Services: Printing and Book Manufacturing Creating better book manufacturing solutions for publishing customers whether you need 200 or 50,000 copies is what we do. Our goal is to create lasting relationships with customers, Thomson-Shore provides exceptional Customer Service, expert knowledge and the most efficient up-to-date processes available. We are very proud of our FSC certification and also our membership in the Green Press Initiative. In 2003, we became the first U.S. Book Manufacturer to join this important initiative to preserve our environment. Thomson-Shore takes pride that 100% of its stocking papers are between 10% and 100% Post Consumer Recycled fibers. From digital to offset – black and white to full color – our people will walk you through the process to help you put your best book forward!  

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Total Printing Systems Charlie Tlapa, National Accounts Manager

Total Printing System

201 S Gregory Dr.

Newton, IL 62448

Phone: 618-783-2978

eMail: Charlie@TPS1.com

Website: TPS1.com

Services: Printing and Book Manufacturing, Small Print Runs Total Printing Systems is committed to pushing technology further, utilizing the strengths of technology and combining those strengths with over 25 years of experience in the book manufacturing industry. The result of this combination of technology and experience has brought Total Printing Systems to the forefront of the digital book manufacturing industry. Digital and Offset Book Manufacturing for Small Runs

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PUBLICITY

New Shelves DistributionAmy Collins, New Shelves Book Distribution

614 Fifth Ave

Troy, NY 12182

Phone: 518.261.1300

Fax: 518.633.1211

Skype: NewShelvesBooks

Email: amy@newshelves.com

Website: www.newshelvesdistribution.com

Twitter: http://twitter.com/NewShelvesBooks

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newshelvesdistribution

Amy Collins has over 25 years’ experience selling and marketing books. In 2006 Amy created a book sales company which quickly turned into New Shelves Distribution, the fastest-growing book distribution company in North America. Amy is committed to sharing her book and sales experience to small publishers and self-published authors. New Shelves Publishing Services, founded by Amy Collins in 2008, is the fastest-growing book distribution company in North America. They offer book sales, warehousing, distribution and marketing services as well as consulting and marketing for publishers and authors.

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Stephanie BarkoStephanie Barko, Literary Publicist Austin, TX 78737

eMail: steffercat@austin.rr.com Website: www.stephaniebarko.com

Services: Book platforms, book endorsements, book reviews, media kits, virtual tours, social media, radio interviews, print & online features, article syndication, and brand optimization.

Stephanie Barko, Literary Publicist provides integrated, results-oriented book marketing & promotion for publishers and authors of professionally edited adult nonfiction & historical fiction within one year of release date.

Author U members receive 10% off any proposal.

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SOCIAL MEDIA SUPPORT

 

Melody Jones | Social Media Management Services

Phone: 303-779-4412

eMail: SocialMediaCoffee@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/socialmediamelody  

Melody Jones | Social Media Management Services provides excellent personalized day-to-day management of your social media presence, specializing in Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. Working from a philosophy of partnership, Melody knows the most successful results begin with clear communication and offers an extensive initial consultation designed to gain a thorough understanding of client mission, goals, marketing strategy, social media efforts, frustrations and successes. Author U members signing a one-year services contract receive a substantial discount not offered anywhere else.

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Integrated AlliancesRock The World Media Group

Website: RockTheWorldBook.com

Phone: 303-683-9600

Skype: LoriRuff

Email: Promotions@RockTheWorldBook.com

Mike O’Neil & Lori Ruff, The LinkedIn Rockstars™ are both recognized as Forbes Top 50 Social Media Power Influencers. This dynamic duo trains & inspires professionals worldwide just like you to harness LinkedIn and social media. www.RockLinkedIn.com is their premier FREE LinkedIn Resource program for ALL LinkedIn Users, providing individuals a platform to learn how to use LinkedIn and social media to find and engage clients, friends and fans. For Authors and Speakers, Mike and Lori will coach and guide you in best practices of LinkedIn, Twitter, SlideShare and other social tools to quickly increase your platform.

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VIRTUAL AUTHOR and OFFICE SUPPORT

 

Cornerstone Virtual Assistance; Kelly Johnson

P.O. Box 3667

Parker, CO 80134

Phone: 303-840-5994

eMail: kjohnson@cornerstoneva.com

Website: www.cornerstoneva.com

Services: Virtual Author Support Cornerstone Virtual Assistance specializes in working with authors to manage the technical, creative and administrative projects for your business. Kelly Johnson, owner and Online Business Manager, strives to move your business to the next level by ensuring that the foundation of your business is supported through managing projects and proposing creative ideas to help achieve success. Kelly’s certifications include Professional Author’s Assistant, online shopping cart maintenance, and article writing coach. Services offered include website and blog maintenance, newsletter creation, event coordination, book publishing support, desktop publishing and teleseminar management. The possibilities to collaborate on projects are endless!

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123employee.com 123Employee was founded in 2004 to meet the needs of small- and medium-sized businesses. Since then we have grown to a team of over 350 virtual assistants. We set out to create a company that would make outsourcing affordable to all businesses, while offering a high level of on-going training for our employees and clients. Our centers are based in the Philippines, which ensures your virtual assistant has excellent English skills and accent, and an affinity for American culture.

Website: www.123Employee.com

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WEBSITES 

 

Creative Virtual Office

For the overworked and overwhelmed

Shannon Parish, IllustratingYou’s Creative Virtual Office supports you with a wide range of administrative and creative services at an affordable price … at the push of a button.

WordPress websites, mobile apps, graphic recording, cartoons, illustrations, social media marketing, SEO optimization, administrative help, desktop publishing and Creative Coaching. FREE app from Creative Virtual Office

Shannon Parish Cartoonist, Illustrator, Graphic Recorder and Creative Services Call me to discuss your creative needs, including WordPress Book Sites.

Phone: (720) 295-7409

 

DOWNLOAD the FREE app   |  Creative Virtual Office  

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AmberNGNG Enterprises with Amber LudwigCustom, Branded Website Design ~ Social Media Branding ~ Internet Marketing Amber Ludwig | NGNG Enterprises (Standing for NoGutsNoGlory) Let’s Build Your Online Business Together!

eMail: Amber@InsightfulDevelopment.com

Website: InsightfulDevelopment.com

Services: Website development and maintenance, Strategic mentorship on building readership, product development, social media and branding, Amazon #1 Bestseller campaign management, and much more. Contact for full service list.

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WRITING MENTORS

 

Pen & SwordLinda Lane

Phone: 303-578-2138

eMail: DenverEditor1@gmail.com

Website: DenverEditor.com

Services:Writing coach, Editing Are you stuck in your writing? Finding your voice? Linda Lane, owner of Pen and Sword Publishers Ltd., has edited a number of award-winners, including a second place in the National Writers Association Novel Writing Contest and the top winner of the American Book Award 2008. She now offers coaching sessions to help budget-conscious writers launch a career while maximizing their return on publishing dollars spent.


 

 

Would you like to become an Associate and be included to the Author U recommended listings?

Contact Judith Briles at ArthurU@gmail.com with your name, company name, eMail, preferred phone number, what services you provide, a paragraph that describes your services and a jpg of your logo. Cost of listing is $150 per year. The full listing will be included twice a year in a mailing to all Author U members as well as posting on the Author U website. As a member, you will have immediate access to all members contact information. If you have a special discount for Author U members, please include what it is.

 

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