Simon Publishing LLC
Simon Publishing LLC
Simon Publishing LLC is an independent press incorporated in 2020. However Joanne Tailele, President and CEO, edited and formatted dozens of books for friends before being incorporated. Joanne does the developmental editing and formatting. Robin Ludwig, our freelance cover designer brings 25 years of experience. Our proof-reader and copy editor, Suanne Schafer comes with twelve plus years in the business. These three women strive to bring you the best product at the most affordable price. For those interested, we have PJ Morgan, an accomplished narrator available for audio books.
Simon Publishing LLC is for the authors who prefer to skip the hastle and frustration of querying agents and waiting two or three years for a traditional book deal to move from contract to publication, if it even gets sold to a publisher. Simon Publishing LLC will put your book into your hands and out to the public in six months or less, depending on the additional work it may need. We are also the alternative to those who would like to self-publish but lack the technological skills required or the desire to learn them.
Having studied the craft of writing and publishing for over ten years, Joanne Tailele has edited, formatted and published over two dozen books for clients as well as ghost-written two books and published six books of her own. She is constantly learning new techniques and striving to improve her craft.
Suanne Schafer has served as editor for a mainstream/romance publishing house and as fiction editor for an online literary magazine. In the latter capacities, she has edited over 1000 short stories, 200 novels, and two anthologies. She has also taken classes through the University of California San Diego’s Copyediting Program. A writer herself, she understands the need to maintain an author’s voice while smoothing out the writing.
Robin Ludwig will work with you to design your perfect cover. The first step is to fill out a form that describes the book and your wishes. Then you will choose some photos or images from stock sites such as Deposit Photos or Shutterstock to start the process. Final decision is entirely up to the author.
Simon Publishing LLC offers publication from two Print-on-Demand printing companies, KDP/Amazon and Ingram Spark as well as multitudes of ebook distributors such as Draft2Digital, Amazon, KOBO, Applie iBooks, Scribed and more. We would be glad to discuss the options with you.
100%. Prior to final edit or publication, the author will have multiple chances to review and add input or ideas into the text, formatting, or design of the book.
Essentially we offer three main services. Editing, Ghost Writing and Publication and for a limited time, we have the Ultimate VIP package that covers BOTH developmental editing and publication. You will receive a written quote and a contract to be signed prior to any work being done. Editing services are charged by the hour or by total word count of the manuscript initially submitted, while publication is charged per "package" of the services you need. We are always here to discuss your needs. If you want your edited or ghost-written manuscript published, you will also need a contract for that.
P.J. Morgan works for Simon Publishing LLC as an independent contractor. She will quote her services to you on a finished per-hour basis. This is an additional service coordinated through Simon Publishing, but it is not part of the standard contract. If you need a male narrator, P.J. can recommend several for you.