Testimonials

Here’s What Our Satisfied Book Publishing Clients Say

In addition to a successful track record of producing, promoting, and selling our own books (more than 100,000 copies sold!), we have an enviable record of satisfied book publishing clients. Whether it’s editing advice, book cover design, brainstorming book titles, book printing or general consulting help, we take pride in pleasing our clients. And if you need a book marketing campaign—complete with Internet book promotion—to help sell your books, our phone consulting or ongoing book coaching may be the perfect answer. But don’t just take our word for it, read what our satisfied book publishing clients have to say… 

“What an amazing final project. I am so excited to get this out to the world!  You have really contributed so much to all of this!!! It looks outstanding!”—Kimberly Thompson, Little Pigeon Books, Downers Grove, IL

“Thank you, Sue, for all of your hard work and efforts in helping me present a professional manuscript. You have been a tremendous asset to everything I wanted to accomplish. May God richly bless you in all that you do!”—Barbara Miller

“How exciting it is to see our published work on the bookstore shelves! Self-Publishing Resources has helped guide us every step of the way in making our book a product worthy of anyone’s coffee table. Marilyn Ross’s knowledge of the book publishing industry and marketing world is invaluable. What a comfort it has been to not do this alone!”—Grace McMullin, Colorado Springs, CO

“I wanted to tell you how helpful your creative editing ideas have been. I am going through the manuscript and your suggestions really work…guess that’s why one needs a professional editor. I wouldn’t have dreamed of moving around the pages like you did and it flows beautifully.”—Janeen Ledford, Asheville, NC

“Last night was a great session. I really felt that I was getting professional in-depth advice. I know sending you the longer-than-normal document put up the cost of the consultation but I really feel it was worth it.”  —Philip Truscott, Brooklyn, NY 

“I wanted to write to tell you how much I have appreciated your help on my cookbook. You are the master of marketing in the publishing world. I have marketed many different products through companies I have owned in the past and found your method of working with people exemplary. As you know, I am a very busy person and asked you to handle all the marketing for my book. You not only did the marketing for my book but worked with my webmaster to create an exciting website that was attractive and used a simple application to navigate through the site.

“I would certainly recommend you to any book author who wants to get their book published, marketed, and on the best-seller list. You guided me through the whole process with ease and took on all the tasks I asked of you and more.”—Larry D. Friedlan, Fort Collins, CO

“When it comes to publicity and advertising, you’re a real “pro”. The PR work you’ve done for us was excellent, and your prices were quite reasonable. According to our records, your work paid for itself ten times over in increased sales! After getting results that good on two different projects, you can bet we’ll hire you again and watch the sales soar.”—Craig Wallin, Bellingham, WA

“I so appreciate your personal guidance through the maze of publishing details and the expert fine-tuning you did on the script. I have been a writer-editor for 50 years and still marveled at the way your sharpened my prose.

“Jupiter must have been in my sign, the day I found your Complete Guide to Self-Publishing while chasing my tiny granddaughter through Barnes and Noble! It resulted in a fun relationship with you experts out there in snowy Colorado.”—Bill Seaton, San Diego, CA

“With infinite gratitude for your coaching and more.”—Teri Pickens, Ridgewood, NJ

“I want to thank you again for all you and Tom have done to walk me through this first project. Your advice and hand-holding have been a tremendous help in building my confidence to proceed with the book.”
—Connie Shelton, Angel Fire, NM

“I must confess that I had some reservations when I first contacted you about helping me. I knew you were professionals in every way, and yet I was concerned about dealing long distance over the phone. My fears were totally unnecessary. Many thanks for your professionalism and kindness.

“I will always treasure The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing. It saved me years of trial and error and headaches. And, it took the fear out of book publishing for me. Thanks for sharing everything you know!”
—Charlotte Digregorio, Portland, OR

“You are truly two of the most professional and knowledgeable people I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. You not only had the answers to all my questions, but you helped me feel intelligent for having asked them. I’ve made many wise choices in my life, but hiring you is among the top ten.”—Brian Marshall, Buena Park, CA 

“I knew I was in good hands the moment we spoke. This perfectly sums up my experience with you. As you know, I am a complete novice in the publishing arena. However, with your help, Marilyn, I am now able to know my way around this interesting business in order to make my book as successful as it potentially can be.”—Richard Rodman, Westfield, NJ

“What a super job you’ve done from our first tenuous call through the entire job, from start to finish. I remember when you, Marilyn, offered your first suggestions to improve the text. There must have been half a dozen ideas, each one dynamite! I told Maria one day, ‘I get the feeling there’s no doubt all problems will be solved and the book will be better than we ever imagined—for The Force is with us.’”—Marlys Whitley, Temple, TX

“Your talent, wisdom, and guidance exemplify what I have written. Thank you for mentoring me! You are living a life worthy of living and I appreciate you immensely for who you are.”—Dan Auito, Kodiak, AK 

“Your intelligence, experience, efficiency, and patience consistently kept me on track with my book project. I always knew you were ‘only a phone call away’ to inform me, to counsel me, to support me… Equally important, you continue to encourage me to set my sights high and higher because you believe in me and my abilities to serve as a change agent. I know that I am no exception, though, because you have helped so many writers and publishers excel at their craft.”—Valerie Wiener, Nevada State Senator, Las Vegas, NV 

“I want to let you know how much I appreciate all of the help you have given me in getting A Long Way From The Creek off the ground. In my opinion, you are the consummate professional, and have gone the ‘extra mile’ more than once.”—Howard Blank, Baltimore, MD

“I would heartily recommend you to anyone seeking to self-publish their material.”—Tony Alessandra, PhD, La Jolla, CA

“Using the superb materials you produced, I implemented the plan and followed up like you told me. Using your target audience design and approach, miracles seemed to happen. The following is a partial summary of what has occurred to date—and the book is just off the press one month! Over 1,000 copies were ordered before the book was off the press. Fifteen wholesalers and distributors have ordered the book so far—and that’s just the beginning.

“John Grisham’s literary agent for international translation rights has picked up the book. Over 200 requests for review copies have been filled, from book reviewers, nationally syndicated radio shows, distributors, associations and book clubs. Fliers for wholesalers were produced using the book brochure. The wholesalers loved them. This gets the book off to an even faster start, since retail buyers find out about the book quickly. A major New York publisher is interested in purchasing mass market or hard cover rights to The Ultimate Power.

“I believe I got real value for my money. I discovered the ultimate in book marketing companies, now you can too.”—Ken Vegotsky, Ontario, Canada 

“Wonderful ideas during our brainstorming session. Thank you again for your creativity, insight, and encouragement.”—Barbara Files, Tarrytown, NY

“We were extremely pleased with the excellent ad copy. You promoted our book very well without all the ‘hype’ we hate to see in sales material. They were all received on schedule and we really enjoyed working with you. Your friendliness, professionalism, and vast knowledge of the writing industry make a valuable combination. We will definitely use your service for our future marketing needs.”—Jodi Freeman, Albuquerque, NM

“You delivered in spades! I thank you for your caring, professional attitude and for helping us to be a more successful company.”—Joe Black, Spartenburg, SC

“There are not words to express how pleased I am. You have been exceedingly professional, consistent, and done outstanding work for Lavonne Press. Quite simply, you have exceeded my expectations and turned a manuscript into an excellent book. Your thorough marketing program identified outlets for review and distribution I would have overlooked. The requests for review copies keep flowing in.”—Elaine Ferguson, MD, Chicago, IL

“Your advice and counsel were always insightful and without restraint. We plan to continue to avail ourselves of your consultations and will contact you for our next publishing project.”—August N. Alonzo, Northbrook, IL

“What a pleasure it has been working with you over the past three years. You have ably served us in many capacities: as marketing and production consultants, copy editors, copy writers, and all ‘round professional nice guys.”—Susan M. Donnell, The Woodlands, TX

“Thanks to you for your humor, grace under fire, friendship, and leadership. We are most grateful and have recommended you to other authors disillusioned by the large publishing houses.”—Jim and June Spencer, Nathrop, CO

“There’s nothing better than to have at the other end of your phone a pro who has the answers one needs when one needs them! Making use of your array of publishers’ support services was one of my wisest decisions.”—Paula J. Hunter, Newport Beach, CA

“I have learned a lot from you personally through your innate capabilities to create and sculpt a book from start to finish. Thanks again for all your help and I am sure we will be working together again in the future.”—Scott M. Fried, DO, East Norriton, PA

 “Thanks so much for all your hard work in my behalf. You helped to make a dream of mine come true, and I will be eternally grateful for that.”—Steven T. McGill, Raleigh, NC

“From the moment I sent my very rough first draft of the manuscript, I felt completely supported and guided every step of the way. I feel I received great value for my investment.”—Barbara Sanfilippo, CSP, CPAE, Escondido, CA

“I thank you for all your advice throughout this long project and I’m happy I had the good sense to take your advice. I now know the value of dealing with experts.”—Judi Hebbring, Custer, SD

“Thank you, totally professional, and wow are the words that come to mind when I look at my new book, Partners in the Wilderness. From beginning to end this has been one of the most fulfilling experiences in my business life.

“You were very straightforward about fiction being somewhat harder to market than self-help or other types of books but I am finding that with the wealth of information you have given me, and that beautiful cover, this book practically sells itself.”—Ed Kienzl, Cheyenne, WY

“I just wanted to thank you for all your time, patience, and help with my book project. To say I couldn’t have done it without you is an understatement, to say the least!”—Sam Roberts, N. Augusta, SC

“I learned a lot from our discussions on the critical importance of the title and cover design. Your no-nonsense and straight-forward manner in providing us with marketing services were also very valuable.”—Veronica Tiller, PhD, Albuquerque, NM

“You truly care about the success of your clients. Thanks again!”—Keith Schooley, Enid, OK 

“It’s true. ‘Most people spend their entire lives getting ready to get ready.’ When I wrote those words in my book I never realized I was a victim of my own procrastination. Your expertise and consultation vaulted our success far ahead of what the results might have been.”—James A. Ziegler, CSP, Atlanta, GA

“There is no way that I could have done this without you. I have been grateful for your guidance and for answering my questions along the way. You live up to your reputation as experts in your field.” —Ana Tampanna, Winston Salem, NC

“Thank you all for assisting me in bringing my debut novel, Real for Me, to fruition. It all still seems like a dream, but it’s not. It’s a reality that was made possible by your understanding, dedication, and willingness to put up with my endless questions.”—Eric E. Pete, Harvey, LA

“I just have to tell you how thrilled I am with my book and the whole process of self-publishing with you. You turned a potential nightmare of learning and stumbling in the dark into a dream come true. I expected that you would know the ins and outs of putting a book together. What came as a delightful surprise was the pleasure of working with you.”—Lynette Sheppard, Mill Valley, CA

“You guided me through the entire publishing process with expertise. Thanks for always conducting business in a friendly but professional manner. Recently, a major bookstore representative commented about how well we’d already progressed in the marketing process. Marilyn, your marketing expertise certainly made that possible. The extra tips that you continue to feed me are definitely appreciated.”—Lorraine Peoples, Prescott Valley, AZ 

 “Without your guidance and expertise, I would still be a wanna-be author. You were with me every step of the way. While I’ve achieved some worthwhile things in my life, I’m as proud of my first book as anything I can recall.”—Dick Biggs, Roswell, GA

 “You showed such a high level of professionalism, yet were always accessible, patient, and a joy to work with. If I had to rate working with you on a scale of 1 to 10, I’d give it a strong 15!”—Rogena Walden, Elizabethtown, KY

“Your constructive critique of my manuscript, painstaking editing and thoughtful counseling throughout the project were invaluable to me as a novice author.”—Don Panhorst, Edinboro, PA 

“You were easy to work with, you always answered all of my questions and concerns, and your advice was right on target every time. You exceeded my expectations.”—Gregory W. Lester, PhD, Houston, TX

“Vision without action is a daydream! Action without vision is a nightmare! You helped me capture both.”—Gary J. Moore, Loveland, CO

“Your professionalism and experience in the book industry has shown through time and time again. I look forward to continuing our relationship and working together with you on many projects in the future.”—Andrew G. Goliszek, Winston-Salem, NC 

“Just a note to let you know how much I appreciate your excellent efforts in helping me through the publishing maze. You have both been terrific in all respects. Please know that if anytime, anyone would like a reference on your work, I would be anxious to provide it. It has been a very productive experience for me.”—Dan Doyle, Kingston, RI

“Your confidence and support throughout this project was truly phenomenal. Every time I called your office, you were always available to share your advice, opinions, and wisdom, which was deeply appreciated.”—Kathryn J. Volin, Minneapolis, MN

“Many thanks to you for your warm friendship and professionalism. I am most grateful for the fine job you did for me. If anyone should ask for my advice for self-publishing consultants, I will definitely recommend you.”—Willie Flowers, Daytona Beach, FL