Author Services

Recommended Author Services

The following is a list of Author Services that I have either used personally, plan to use personally on future projects, or have heard good reviews on.

Author Interviews

  • Ariel Paiement – “I interview authors if people need help with it (Again, fantasy only for the blog since my branding with it is focused on fantasy with the occasional sci-fi/fantasy.)”  If you are interested in being featured, please check out her website, https://arielpaiement.com/, or email her at arielpaiement@gmail.com
  • James Quinlan Meservy – Mornin’!  If you are interested in being interviewed on my blog, let me know.  Just shoot me an email at jqm.serv@gmail.com.
  • KM Jenkins – “I’m offering author spotlights on my blog. If interested sign-up by the form here: https://forms.gle/QvveEp922gu4a1ag8.”

BETA Readers

  • James Quinlan Meservy – Mornin’!  I barter services, and BETA reading is the main service I offer.  I also BETA read upon request, and if I have time, which I don’t always.  But I love helping perfect stories.  Please contact me at jqm.serv@gmail.com if you would like me to look over your book.

Blog Tours

  • Ariel Paiement – “I host blog tours if people need help with it (Again, fantasy only for the blog since my branding with it is focused on fantasy with the occasional sci-fi/fantasy.)”  If you are interested in Ariel being a host for your blog tour, please check out her website, https://arielpaiement.com/, or email her at arielpaiement@gmail.com
  • James Quinlan Meservy – Mornin’!  If you are creating your own Blog Tour, let me know.  I will gladly be a host.  Just shoot me an email at jqm.serv@gmail.com

Book Review Requests

  • Ariel Paiement – “I take book review requests for fantasy (any sub-genre, pretty much besides erotica because I won’t feature that on the blog. I might read it if it looks like I can skip stuff I’m not comfortable with, but I’ll only review on Goodreads for that kind of stuff.)”  If you are interested in Ariel reviewing your book, please check out her website, https://arielpaiement.com/, or email her at arielpaiement@gmail.com
  • James Quinlan Meservy – Hey, that’s me!  If you are interested in having me review your book on my blog, shoot me an email at jqm.serv@gmail.com

Book Spotlights

  • James Quinlan Meservy – For more information about my Book Spotlights, please check out this page.
  • KM Jenkins – “I’m offering author spotlights on my blog. If interested sign-up by the form here: https://forms.gle/QvveEp922gu4a1ag8.”

Content Editor:

  • Kendra Radke – “Welcome to the world of content editing! Not to be confused with grammatical editing. What’s the difference? I look for plot holes, description discrepancies, and make sure the story line paces well. Maybe there’s an info dump you didn’t notice or not enough details to understand what your trying to say. I do my best to find them all so your reader’s don’t get frustrated doing it.”  I have used Kendra before with ‘Perfectly Evil, the Realm of the Light Book 3’ and she was incredible.  Her insights helped me know what worked, what needed changed, and most importantly why it needed changed.  I highly recommend her to anyone struggling with a story idea.  You can reach her at rkendra@hotmail.com

Cover Designers:

  • Dragonpen Press – Savannah at Dragonpen Press is a talented author as well as talented cover designer.  I have not had the opportunity to utilize Savannah’s services for any of my own covers yet, but she does excellent work.  I highly recommend Dragonpen Press for both its quality, and reasonable prices. http://dragonpenpress.com
  • Joanna White makes book covers. Contact Joanna on her graphics design page for more info: https://www.facebook.com/jwgraphics316/

Editor:

  • Ariel Paiement – Ariel is a fellow Fantasy Author, and she is also a solid editor.  If you are interested in using her editing services, please check out her website, https://arielpaiement.com/, or email her at arielpaiement@gmail.com
  • Autocrit – I personally have never used an electronic editor, like Autocrit, but I know some authors who do, and they like it.  So I thought I would add it here.  https://www.autocrit.com/
  • Michael Evan Editing – “Regardless of whether an agent, publisher, or reader is delving into your work, there are few things more nightmarish than a mistake or misplaced word. My copyediting service, which checks for the nitty-gritty of spelling, grammar, and formatting, is paired with a full round of line editing to ensure that your prose is smooth and coherent. This is a bare-bones essential before your book goes into the world, but offered with laser precision at a rate that beats nearly any competitor.” Contact Michael through his Facebook business page: https://www.facebook.com/MichaelEvanAuthorPR/

Formatting:

Illustrator

Newsletter Builders:

  • Jesse Rivas – “Finally a mailing list builder that guaranteed specific amount of targeted readers opting into your list! Jesse is building his client base and is offering a discounted rate for a limited time if you say you know me. Contact him at lookabovethesun@gmail.com for specifics, OR book through fiver and when asked “how did you hear about this?” say “James Quinlan Meservy referred me”  https://www.fiverr.com/share/D4PLy I have used Jesse before, and I will use him again to build my newsletter.  The value is well worth the cost.”

Personal Assistants

  • Amanda Lindsey PA – “I offer PA/VA services, blog tours, author spotlights, and interviews.  You can learn more about Amanda on her FB page, https://www.facebook.com/ALindseyPA/PA email: ALindseyPA@gmail.com.  Blog: https://www.facebook.com/BurstingBookshelf/. Blog email: TheBurstingBookshelfBlog@gmail.com”
  • KM Jenkins – “I offer PA services. Please see my blog, if interested.”  https://authorkmjenkins.com/author-services/
  • Michael Evan: Author PR – “Publicity Services.  If a book launches in a forest and nobody is around to hear it, does it make a sale? My promotional campaigns, which are offered in one-month blocks and packages, help to thrust your book into the public spotlight and increase reader awareness. My comprehensive strategy is composed of elements such as podcasts, interview spots, book-of-the-day advertisements, and other relevant channels.  This is not just another faceless “book tour” company, either—you’ll be able to provide input on both the timing and content of these promo spots. Through these targeted campaigns, I will ensure that your work lands squarely in the public eye across a range of high-engagement social media platforms and genre fiction sites. (Fantasy, sci-fi, dystopian, steampunk, horror etc.)”  Contact Michael through his Facebook business page: https://www.facebook.com/MichaelEvanAuthorPR/

  • Rubina Khan PA – For more information about Rhubina, please check out her Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/pg/RubinaKhanPA
  • Samantha Soccorso – “Are you looking for a PA? Book cover designer? Teaser designer? A book trailer designer? Do you need some to do your cover reveal or your release because you work or can’t? Do you need help with account set up? Editing? Formatting?  Look no further, we have the best prices…. Go to https://m.facebook.com/ACEauthorservices/today!!! We will work with you! Get quality work for affordable prices.”

Proofreaders

  • Ariel Paiement – Ariel is a fellow Fantasy Author.  If you are interested in using her proofreading services, please check out her website, https://arielpaiement.com/, or email her at arielpaiement@gmail.com
  • Samantha Soccorso – “Anyone looking for a proofreader? Through ACE Services I can read your book and give feedback.
    75,000 words and under $10
    75,001 to 99,999 words $15
    Over 100,000 words $20
    Need referrals I’m sure I can get them for you.  Go to https://m.facebook.com/ACEauthorservices/today!!! We will work with you! Get quality work for affordable prices.”

Self Publishing Platforms:

You can always self-publish your titles directly with an ebook service, such as Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, Kobo, etc.  But I find that going through a service gives you a broader reach and you only have to publish once.  A note of warning, if you intend to have a permafree book on Amazon Kindle, then I higly recommend you publish your title twice, once with one of the following services where you set your book for free, then with Amazon Kindle, and contact KDPs customer service for a price match.  I have done this a couple of times, and it has worked well for me.

  • Draft 2 Digit – This is the service I use personally for my wide distribution ebooks, meaning when I do not want to enroll a book in KDP Select, but have the title available on Kobo, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, and other ebook sellers.  I find it user friendly, easy to navigate, and I personally have had positive experiences with their customer service.  https://www.draft2digital.com/
  • IngramSpark – I have not used this service, I use D2D, but I know many authors who do.  I recommend that before choosing one service over another you check out all your available options and choose the one that best suits your needs.  https://www.ingramspark.com/