Resources & Articles

ISBN #S FOR YOUR BOOK

R R Bowker is the official US agency for assigning ISBNs. Publishers and distributors seeking to update or add to title listings found in Books In Print, Global Books In Print, and the Publisher Authority Database.
www.bowker.com/en-US
www.myidentifiers.com
Note that Illumination Graphics will provide a bar code based upon your ISBN# and price, so there is no need to buy a bar code. CreateSpace and Lightning Source also provide bar codes.

COPYRIGHT FOR YOUR BOOK

You will need to register your work for copyright protection.
Go to www.copyright.gov
to begin this process. There are step by step instructions there.

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CONTROL NUMBER

When you are publishing your book in the USA, you will want a Library of Congress Control number for your title.
www.loc.gov/publish/pcn
After you have published your book, be sure to send 2 copies to the Library of Congress.

WRITING AND EDITING

Maureen Barberio
Excellent Content Editing, thorough Copy Edtiing and Proofreading services
847-634-2767

Leslie Caplan
Writing Coach & Editor
www.courageousheartinmotion.com

Pamela Guerrieri
Proofed to Perfection
919-732-8565
www.ProofedToPerfection.com

There are copy editors and content editors. Willy Mathes does both.
www.bookeditorcoach.com/testimonials.htm

BOOK-TITLING/BACK-COVER COPYWRITING

Peter Bowerman
www.titletailor.com

BOOK SHEPHERDS

Gail Kearns
To Press and Beyond
www.topressandbeyond.com

SELF-PUBLISHING COACHING

Peter Bowerman
www.wellfedsp.com

INDEXING

Rossinna Ippolito, Certified Indexer
Specializing in spiritual and religious texts
www.inDocsinDexing.com

Clive Pyne
Book Indexing Services
Professional freelance back-of-book indexing services for reference, scholarly and trade non-fiction books. On time service, to your specifications, at competitive rates. Many repeat clients. www.cpynebookindexing.com

GHOST WRITING

Mark Morrow
Independent Editorial Services
703-517-3313
msfixer@gmail.com
www.markemorrow.com
Mark provides ghostwriting services on a wide range of business and financial management topics. He also helps clients with non-fiction projects such as memoirs as well as original fiction projects.

Bobbi Linkemer
Editor and ghost writer, for non-fiction.
www.writeanonfictionbook.com

BOOK PUBLISHING ASSOCIATIONS

Illumination Graphics belongs to this organization, and they offer much information and resources for authors, including providing seminars and webinars, and keeping you informed of book fairs.
www.ibpa-online.org

BOOK MARKETING

Dan Poynter provides books on marketing and also offers a monthly newsletter and a jam-packed website of information.
www.parapublishing.com

PRINTERS AND PRINT-ON-DEMAND BOOK PRINTING

360 Digital Books Inc. (short run digital printing)
CreateSpace (Print on Demand printer)
Lightning Source (Print on Demand printer)
Sheridan Printing (High quality offset printing)
McNaughton & Gunn Inc. (High quality offset printing)

Illumination Graphics will answer questions of first-time authors and provide other resources as well. Call for a consultation 541-862-7021

 

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