Testimonials

Thanks for all the kind words from our clients. We have enjoyed working with each and every one of you.

Marian has spoiled me for any other book designer. She’s so professional, so knowledgeable, so above-and-beyond, and so committed to a higher standard that I can’t fathom going anywhere else. And she’s reasonable to boot. That’s a powerful combination that’s not easy to find. If you want your book to have a fighting chance these days, you can’t afford to cut corners on design (or ebook conversion). But you CAN afford Marian, and you’ll get a creative ally who’s not only well versed in the challenges of small publishers, but who’s operated for years in the traditional publishing world, and knows what it takes to compete there.

—Peter Bowerman, Author
The Well-Fed Writer and Well-Fed Self-Publisher series
www.wellfedwriter.com

 

Roy and I just finished writing a book together, Cloud Computing Simplified for Small Businesses, and the process was the most efficient, organized, and masterfully coordinated “large project” I have ever undertaken. Roy can produce volumes of outstanding quality printed communication with amazing speed, accuracy, and high impact. Roy is some sort of genius because he learns faster than you can explain a complex topic.

—Kimberlee Augustine, CPA, DMS & Associates
http://www.dmsandassoc.com

 

In formatting a new edition of my bestselling biography, Roger Corman: Blood-Sucking Vampires, Flesh-Eating Cockroaches, and Driller Killers, for CreateSpace, I was fortunate to have the services of Marian Hartsough. Marian is a true publishing professional. She has a good eye, a sharp mind, and a willingness to pay attention to detail. Most important of all, she recognizes the love and care we writers put into our work. She was always available when I needed her, accepted last-minute changes with good cheer, and never made me feel I was anything less than smart. Collaborating with Marian is a rare treat.

—Beverly Gray
http://www.beverlygray.com/

 

When writing our first book, Appreciation Marketing, my business partner Curtis Lewsey and I were referred to Marian Hartsough to handle our typesetting. Though we had never met Marian, she came highly recommended among self publishers in the industry.

Curtis and I have high standards and expect the same from all people we do business with. Our goal is to work and associate with people who under-promise and over-deliver. Marian Hartsough did exactly that.

Not only did Marian’s work exceed our expectations, but she offered professional suggestions throughout the entire process that made our book even better. In addition to being polite, professional, and a pleasure to talk with, Marian was also incredibly patient with us during our numerous changes and modifications along the way.

Not only will we continue to work with Marian Hartsough throughout our writing and publishing careers, but we feel 100% confident in referring her to everyone we know.

With sincere appreciation & gratitude,

—Tommy Wyatt, Appreciation Marketing
http://www.appreciationmarketing.com

 

Vince PalkoRoy is a top notch writer/editor/proofer and much more! I’ve worked with editors in the past that took too much license to change the written material and others who didn’t do enough to catch every grammar error. I enjoy working with Roy because he catches everything without losing my voice in the midst of it all. He will blow you away with his work ethic. . .I’d highly recommend Roy’s services.

–Vince Palko, cartoon marketing consultant,
author of Tackling Life’s Problems, Linebacker Fitness, and
Gridiron Mind Power
, publisher of Underground Success Secrets
http://www.vincepalko.com

 

Andrea DolphHi Marian, I know Lynda has told you this but I tell you, too: We so appreciate the insights you’ve shard with us. Thanks for helping make this a much better product. Thanks! Andrea
—Andrea Dolph, Hit the Job Running
www.HitTheJobRunning.com

 

As an Author/Publisher I came to Marian for help in marketing my first book.Coming from Wall Street I was used to dealing with the occasional shyster, but it seemed that within the writing community they were ten fold. There were a ton of people trying to separate you from you money and offering very little in return. Marian is the opposite. More than reasonably pricewise, kind, positive, and helpful – Marian has mentored me through much of the publishing process. And not just the Internet marketing strategy that I originally hired her for, but help with deciding on a printer, sales, and distribution. I can assure you that unlike many in the writing/publishing community, Marian is worth twice anything you will pay her.

—JC Davies, Author, I Got The Fever
http://jcdaviesauthor.com