From Left to Right, The Crew: Hitch, Barb, Aaron, Steve on Sax; Rick on the lower-left and Allen at lower-right on the iPad.
Booknook.biz is all about the books.
Ebooks for every shape and size of reader. First-time authors, published writers, people with rights-reverted books.
We craft ebooks for both .mobi format (Kindle) and .epub format (Nook, iPad, Sony e-reader, Kobo and virtually every smartphone reading software platform). Every client—except when requested otherwise—receives two files, one of each format, to facilitate the writer’s or publisher’s ability to disseminate the book widely and utilize different selling platforms for promotional opportunities.
Kimberly A Hitchens
An avid reader for a lifetime, I got into this business by accident. A random Christmas gift of a Kindle to my husband—which he didn’t use—gave me the opportunity to start downloading public domain books from Project Gutenberg, a worthwhile enterprise if ever there was one. (I donate time at Distributed Proofreaders, and if you treasure the Classics, you should too). Dissatisfied with the formatting of the publicly-available texts, I started reformatting the books with the help of MobiPocket Creator, a program for making .prc files that was acquired by Amazon in the early ebook days.
Then a local Book Shepherd, Penny Callmeyer, got me involved with creating a Kindle-compatible file for one of her clients, Charles Irion, for Irion Publishing.
And, as they say, that’s how the legend started.
All kidding (about the legend) aside: we do great books at reasonable prices. We have good relationships with Amazon and with Apple, amongst others. We won’t hose you, there are no hidden fees, no long waits. We can find you cover designers and if needed, proofreaders. We have a solid list of authors.
So send us your book. Ask us for a quote. You won’t regret it. (All colored paintings copyright 2011, Jenn St-Onge, exclusively commissioned by and licensed to Booknook.biz)
Rick is one of our main “go-to” guys, particularly for tough books. His attention to detail is second to none, and he’s our Team Leader for fiction titles, in addition to being a talented cover designer (ask him for a sample of his portfolio!). And if you ask him politely, yes, he'll tell you his hairdresser's name.
Don’t let that cute face fool you. Rick’s a terror on tough books. He’s also one of the independent Cover Designers most requested by Booknook customers. If you would like to have Rick prepare some comps for you to look at, please Email Rick for a Cover Design Quote
(All colored paintings copyright 2011, Jenn St-Onge, exclusively commissioned by and licensed to Booknook.biz)
Barb E., International Woman of Mystery
Team Leader, Booknook.biz
Although it took some mighty persuasion on our parts, we were fortunate enough to land Barb--our Canadian representative--to head up the Toronto team of Booknook.biz. Not only is Barb busy handling her own eBook clients, but she pitches in for us as well, using "Her Girl PERL" to generate top-notch books for many of our fiction clients.
Not to mention, she's developed our POD methodology, to streamline a combo POD->ePUB-->MOBI book-making method that delivers stunning books at a super-competitive rate to our clients.
Barb brings yet another level of international diversity to us, not to mention linguistic skills that the rest of us don't possess (she's fluent in French and Mandarin), and is no doubt one of the finest of our Steely-Eyed EPUB Pilots.
(She's also a horse-breeder of no mean accomplishment, and, truth be told, taught Hitch almost everything she knows about HTML--including how to spell it.)
So send us your book, and ask for Barb's team. You'll love her work. (All colored paintings copyright 2011, Jenn St-Onge, exclusively commissioned by and licensed to Booknook.biz)
Need edits? Elizabeth doesn't work for us directly, but we refer a lot of work to her and she's enormously popular with our clients. Drop us a line, and we'll cheerfully refer you to her.
Speaking of cover artists, Allen Chiu is another young guy with a bright future, doing work for authors ranging from Tim Hallinan to Carolyn Rose to Spain's Matilde Asensi.
Clancy The Cat
Mascot of the Good Ship Booknook and coolest dude ever. What is it about books and cats?
RIP, Mr. Clancy - April 1, 2004-November 22nd, 2011.
"Of all God's creatures, there is only one that cannot be made slave of the lash. That one is the cat. If man could be crossed with the cat it would improve the man, but it would deteriorate the cat." - Mark Twain
We offer ebook conversion for all types of books—paper, digital, pdf, text, Word, Word Perfect—you name it—and we output beautiful files. Like this:
We’d love to produce your books for you. Please CONTACT US for a quote.
Frequently Asked Questions
- How long have you been in this business?
- Oh, sure, anyone can claim to be an expert...
- What makes you different from the other companies doing this service?
We've been doing this, professionally and full-time, for just under two years. We've been listed with Amazon as a Professional Conversion service since summer of 2010.
...but how do you know we're "for real?" We've been very lucky, when it comes to clients! You can see almost all of our clients on our "Authors" page (be prepared for a lot of scrolling!), and you can confirm that we've done the books you see listed there by downloading a free sample from Amazon or Nook, and checking the copyright page--our bookcredit will be right there for you to see. We have hundreds of completed books in our catalog--ask us for a copy of this quarter's catalog, if you don't get a chance to scroll through our author page(s).
We care about quality. Period. We don't use conversion tools or "magic" programs; we run two full-time production Crews and convert and code everything by hand. We spend a lot of time giving each book its own individual character, and we invest energy to ensure client satisfaction. Don't believe it? Check out our Authors page and see how much repeat business we have, which speaks for itself.
Books, Writing and Other Disasters
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