When the only realistic way to get a book published was to work with a traditional publishing house, a writer’s path forward was clear. It was far from easy, but the steps along the way were obvious and well-understood. However, things have changed. The proliferation of self-publishing options, the popularity of eBooks and the availability of print-on-demand technologies have combined to make the writer’s path to publication simpler in some ways and more complicated in others. There’s so much information and advice floating around, it’s easy to succumb to analysis paralysis. The people listed in this section can help you sort it all out and navigate the maze of modern publishing.

Traditional Publishers are the companies everyone knows such as Penguin Random House and HarperCollins. Whether large or small, global, or hyper-local, traditional publishers operate the same way. They produce professionally edited and designed books. They cover all production costs and pay authors royalties based on copies sold. Traditional publishers are notoriously selective.

Self-Publishing, also known as Independent Publishing, is an option available to everyone, although it’s not as easy or inexpensive as some would have you believe. Much depends on your familiarity and comfort with basic technology. For some authors, the technical side of self-publishing is a breeze. For others, it’s an enormous obstacle. This section includes people who will format and upload your work for you.

Listings are below in alphabetical order.


Rose Marie Kern

RMK Publications, LLC.

Need help with Self-Publishing? Rose will format your finished book for print or ebook and guide your steps in setting up your own accounts with the printer/marketer of your choice.  She works extensively with KDP.Amazon, Ingram Spark and 48 hour books. Rose can also guide you through copyrighting, ISBNs and uploading the final product, in a way that gives you the skills to do it for future projects.


Julie Klein


Line editing, copy editing, and proofreading for fiction and creative nonfiction. Formatting for manuscripts, dissertations, print-on-demand. E-book conversion, transcript and typing services also available as well as general administrative assistance.


Larada Horner-Miller

Horner Publishing Company

Retired English/Computer teacher of 27 years. Trained speaker and facilitator for adult learners. Has presented successful workshop locally and at National Writing Conference. Willing to speak on any aspect writing. Has self-published 4 books and three cookbooks and gathered resources over the years to support self-publishing.


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