Publishing

A full range of options for bringing your book to market.

Traditional

We’ll explore options for approaching established publishers for an advance/royalty arrangement.

Book Packaging

Starting from scratch, we’ll get your book edited, illustrated, designed, manufactured and ready to sell.

Custom Imprint

To set up your own publishing company, we’ll start with a short list of titles and establish your brand for growth.

All Types of Books

Types: Fiction and Non-Fiction

Genres: Documentary, Novels, Spirituality, Biographies, Memoirs, Autobiographies, Cooking, Illustrated, Photography

Formats: Digital offset, print-on-demand, ebooks

Services I Provide

  • A free 20-minute consultation (contact me);
  • Help with every publishing step and option so you can make informed decisions;
  • Developmental editing of your manuscript;
  • Make sure your text is logical, organized, consistent, accessible, and enjoyable to read;
  • Format your Word document so the text can be designed properly for publication;
  • Acquire, restore, retouch, prepare, and/or take photographs suitable for printing;
  • Design your book using the correct software (Adobe InDesign CC);
  • Eye-catching, professional, front and back cover designs;
  • Guarantee that text and cover files are correctly prepared;
  • Generate print and ebook versions;
  • Work with several printers to give you competitive pricing;
  • Help you set up your own publishing imprint;
  • Yes, list your book on Amazon!
  • Work with Kindle Publishing, IngramSpark, Barnes & Noble Press, Vervante, and all similar platforms;
  • Provide options for fulfillment;
  • Develop marketing plans and create promotional pieces;
  • Design and develop author websites and blogs;
  • Support book sales efforts;
  • Give you incredible value for your investment!

Working with Jain is a true pleasure. She has taken my manuscript and turned it from barely acceptable into a document that sounds great! Jain kept my personality in the writing while improving its structure and clarity. I am truly impressed with her skill and professionalism.

William F. Merck II

So, You Want to Be a Leader: Secrets of a Lifetime of Success

Jain is very professional to work with and her turnaround time is amazing. She listened to who I am and edited my book to truly reflect my message. I couldn’t be more pleased with my first experience writing a book and having it edited by Jain. I definitely recommend her.

Laurie Teixeira

Why Not Me? In Search of Meaning Series: Healing Trauma through Conversations, Connections and Spirituality

Jain is a rigorous practitioner of her craft. Efficient. A straight talker. She provided a great deal more than expected, including extensive research on places, people and facts related to the subject. Open-minded and open-hearted. A professional advocate for the reader but equally an advocate for the aspiring memoirist swamped in doubt.

Chip Hunter

Stage Monkey

Jain Lemos is the guru of self-publishing. If you have a book you’re considering self-publishing, this is who you want to work with. Jain guided us deftly through every step of the bookmaking process, taking our manuscript and giving excellent counsel and feedback, suggesting book formatting, bidding out to printers, overseeing delivery and so much more.

She’s a total pro, with an extensive background in the book industry. We were ecstatic with our final results.

Lee Weinstein

Author, "Write, Open, Act"

Jain was invaluable to my book project. She kept me on track and was always reminding me what needed to get done, something I was lacking. Jain is the ultimate professional, she really knows what she’s doing with regards to book publishing and production values. I can’t say enough good things about her!
Douglas Merriam

Author and Photographer, "The Santa Fe Farmers Market Cookbook"

I was looking for an amazing editor to shape and nurture my rough draft into a great little book and Jain gave me that and so much more! Jain skillfully maintained my voice and crafted my words into an engaging book. Her work ethic is fantastic. I often scrambled to keep up with her and always felt that I got more work than I paid for.

A friend who had read my first draft and then read her edited version said, “Wow!” A great editor has the power to help bring your vision to life. Jain is that kind of editor! You will be grateful to have hired Jain and I will use her services again.

Leslie Capps

Author, "Complete: The Remodeler's 3 Stage Antidote to Chaos"

Jain Lemos makes magic! She took my really rough notes and a thick file of images and turned this brew into an elegant and beautiful book, called by one well-known personality “a masterpiece.” More than that, she saw what was possible when others might have shied away. The result is a book acclaimed by hundreds of people (sales are in the thousands).

People say the book is “awesome,” “inspirational,” “so beautiful,” an “art piece.” Jain produced this book. She was always there with answers to my many questions and concerns and professionally guided me through the creative and publishing process. In short, Jain was a delight and a friend and always said, “Richard, it will all work out OK.” It did!

Richard Turner

Author and Photographer, "I Can't Always See My Path... But I Keep on Walking"

The Ultimate Guide to Producing Documentary Books

Start here to read Jain’s 33-part blog series with everything you need to know to get your project underway.

Producing Documentary Books: Getting Started

Part 1: Producing a documentary book means you’ll be bringing together a group of creative minds.

Producing Documentary Books: Shaping the Subject

Part 2: The documentary format can work for practically any subject you care to tackle.

Producing Documentary Books: Planning Distribution

Part 3: Without a delivery strategy your book can’t succeed.

Producing Documentary Books: Planning Sales

Part 4: When it comes to selling books, a link to Amazon on your website or in a tweet is not going to do it.

Producing Documentary Books: Figuring Timing

Part 5: In publishing scheduling, we tend to start by working backwards.

Producing Documentary Books: Setting Absolutes

Part 6: Take a mental inventory of the fundamentals that must be in place for you to have the maximum confidence in your project.

Producing Documentary Books: Determining Specifications

Part 7: Your book needs a road map to follow as your deal develops.

Producing Documentary Books: Developing a Budget

Part 8: It’s irresistible seeing that budget magic happen instantly and the reason why you’ll start to love spreadsheets.

Producing Documentary Books: Organizing Systems

Part 9: Book publishing is entirely deadline driven. It is like a script with a time lock plot where tension builds as the clock runs out.

Producing Documentary Books: Scheduling Production

Part 10: I explain how to figure the planning for the various stages of a book’s production cycle.

Producing Documentary Books: Building a Team

Part 11: Effective groups follow a chain-of-command system and winning teams have superstars.