Thursday, February 6, 2014

New Self Publishing Services/Resources Company

As a self published author, I'm always looking for resources to share. I want to welcome Bobbie Faulkner, who will be talking about her company, Jules-Faulkner Publishing, LLC, and some of the services they offer. I checked out the website myself and immediately bookmarked it. I loved their "Things to know..." page. They offer a variety of services at affordable prices. Check it out!
Here's what Bobbie has to say about her new venture:

The brave new frontier authors face daily is self publishing.  If you’ve been on this adventure for more than thirty minutes you’ve realized there are a lot of choices out there.  You can literally spend days researching and still feel like you’re running in circles.  My very good friend Michelle Franco changed my world almost two years ago when she told me that publishing an E-book was FREE on Amazon. 
Since that time I’ve met so many awesome authors that I treasure as close friends now.  It’s like power networking any time we get together, chat on the phone or Skype.  We keep discussing the options and websites available to help and how can we help others that are in our similar shoes.
One adventure I had was obtaining my Copyright.  A friend was guiding me through the process because it was like extra tricky, or I was extremely dense.  While I’m not an IT whiz, I do play one for my daytime job and had had the experience of using  Using this website I was able to create a meeting, share my desktop with my friend and then she was able to guide me for the final stages of completing my quest.
Later I thought if I was having difficulty with the Copyright website maybe other people are too.  I extrapolated from that thought to pondering the chances of compiling a site to help other authors, using if needed.
I’ve had many hobbies over the years.  Photography, photo editing, book covers, book marks and logos, I've found it was therapy actually.   I discovered that many of my author friends are exceptionally talented in the area of editing. So…..jumping ten steps ahead of myself, I decided to try this new idea of combining all of these things together to help other authors.  That's where Jules-Faulkner Publishing was born.  We want to be a friendly voice for other authors, especially budding wordsmiths, that are about to face the same struggle in finding help.  If a friendly voice needs to be a helping hand we want to make that available as well.
Where traditional publishers offer these services in house, so to speak, we are offering editing, graphics, formatting, and consulting services ala cart, if that is what fits the need.  We are also compiling a list, a work in progress, of reference links that would help new authors.  Now while a few have raised their eyebrows over the fact that not only are we offering services, this list of reference links also directs you to other sites for some of the same services, trust me it’s intentional.  Knowledge is power, and it’s a journey that never ends.  I feel compelled to share what I’ve learned.  As varied as genres are, this process should not be viewed as the cookie cutter design to help everyone, but an avenue to promote well informed decisions.  While in the process if you run into trouble and need a hand, we are available to help.  Even if that help is just a friendly chat, know you are not alone in this journey. 
Drop by and visit our website at  Leave us a message, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter.  We look for any reason to grab a cup of coffee and pontificate the “what if’s” or “what’s next”, and we'd love to share it with you.

PS...If you've found links you found useful in your quest, drop us a line, and we will add it to the list.

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