We are the staff of Bedazzled Ink Publishing with twenty years’ experience with Bedazzled Ink and other small publishers. We offer design and publishing services for female authors who, for whatever reason, make the decision to self-publish their books and don’t wan’t to deal with all the technical details. We’re also offering consultation for authors who want to self-publish but don’t know how to start the process or need further information on certain aspects of publishing.
We’re equally happy to do a typeset and cover for a book you want to sell or a book you just want to print a few copies for colleagues, friends, and family.
We believe that women’s voices are not only not being heard, but are stifled by the ingrained male bias in the publishing industry. With the exception of publishers who have a mandate to publish women’s authors and publishers of what the industry calls women’s fiction, most publishers accept more work by men than by women. Unfortunately, the male bias is also in reviewing, booksellers’ selections and recommendations, and awards. Publishers devoted to women’s writings that are not in the neat little categories the industry has designated “women’s” often can’t sell enough copies to be profitable and many are nonprofit to survive. This also means these publishers have to turn down too many fine books because they can’t publish everything.
The chances of a book by a woman getting published diminishes each time it’s passed over by a publisher. We often receive excellent submissions that have been making the rounds for years.
I’ve Got a Story to Tell is our way to offer our collective skills to women authors who decide to publish their books on their own. You may want a professional-looking interior layout in InDesign instead of trying to make your Word document look the way you want, or you want a cover that jumps off the page in thumbnail or from a bookseller’s shelf. We’ll work with you to capture your vision. We’ll create printer-ready files and, in the case of coverflats, we’ll produce them according to the specs of the printer/seller you’ll be using to print/publish your book.
For some authors, setting up accounts with printers and booksellers and/or uploading files is a daunting task. Also many authors choose the one that’s free or easiest like Amazon and then realize that they lose 20% more of their royalty for distribution outside of Amazon. We break down the most popular options for selling paperbacks and ebooks so you can make the best choice for how you want your book available for sale. We can also help you if you just want to print private copies that you don’t want to sell.
Because we are a part of an established publishing company, you’ll also have access to our knowledge of the publishing industry and access to our marketing and promotion resources.
We’re happy to answer any questions you have about our services. Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.