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.
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.
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.
After you have published your book, be sure to send 2 copies to the Library of Congress.
WRITING AND EDITING
Professional full-time copy editor and proofreader
Professional editing of all kinds
There are copy editors and content editors. Willy Mathes does both.
Book Shepherd & Author Consultant
As a book shepherd, I lead authors through the complicated process of publication and marketing. Whether your book is just an idea, a working draft, or a polished manuscript, I can help you become a bestselling author!
To Press and Beyond
Rossinna Ippolito, Certified Indexer
Specializing in spiritual and religious texts
Independent Editorial Services
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.
Editor and ghost writer, for non-fiction.
Applegate Valley Publishing
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.
Independent Book Publishers Association www.ibpa-online.org
Dan Poynter provides books on marketing and also offers a monthly newsletter and a jam-packed website of information.
PRINTERS AND PRINT-ON-DEMAND BOOK PRINTING
Book1One (short and medium run digital printing)
Amazon KDP (Print on Demand printer)
Ingram Spark (Print on Demand printer, specializing in color and hardcover books)
Bang Printing (High quality offset printing)
Friesens (High quality offset printing including high-end Coffee Table Books)
Illumination Graphics will answer questions of first-time authors and provide other resources as well. Call for a consultation 541-862-7021
creativity and heart that Illumination Graphics provides!”
—Jean Grant-Sutton, Director, BodyWorks