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Customized publishing services for "indie" authors / Elder Eye Press

We offer a concierge-style publishing service that takes you painlessly from your original text document, through the editing and design process, to a final print-on-demand, e-book, or even a traditionally-printed book. All services are offered as needed. We are a hand to hold through the publishing process, while giving you the level of independence you desire. This service is perfect for the author or organization that wants to self-publish but is uncomfortable with the process or doesn't have the time or desire to do it by themselves. And in this age of needing to socially distance, all our services may be achieved totally remotely via e-mail communication, phone, and video conferencing.

Pick the services you need:
• Editing – initial and/or copy editing
• Design – from concept to camera ready – we design with legibility in mind!
• Help in selecting an appropriate online publishing platform or printer
• Advice on how to set up your own publishing house and/or post-indie publishing advice
• On-going publishing support for those who select Elder Eye Press as their publishing house

You will have the option of using either Elder Eye Press as your publishing house imprint or setting up your own publishing house imprint with our assistance. Your cost is based on the particulars of your book and the parameters of what you need to publish your book. Contact us to start a bid on your project.        

Being an indie author gives you the freedom to sell and market your book as you wish rather than being tied to a publisher who doesn’t have the devotion to fully support your work or perhaps even an interest to consider your book at all.


Wendy Johnson of Elder Eye was a blessing to me. She proved herself to be a fine editor and outstanding book designer. Likewise, she showed herself to be knowledgeable about all stages of publishing and multiple issues involved in the creation of a book. I came to trust and rely on her attentiveness, intelligence, speed, accuracy, and good judgment as we worked on “Buffalo Man” and I look forward to doing another work with her.

– Joseph A. Amato, author of Buffalo Man and subsequent books coordinated by Elder Eye Press

Our book compilation and publishing project has moved ahead on schedule and without undue stress. This is largely possible because of Elder Eye's dependable, professional, high-quality work.

– S. Coleman, co-author of Find What's NEXT for You, published by Elder Eye Press

Working with Wendy Johnson of Elder Eye on readying my first book of poetry for publication was a wonderful experience. Foremost, she knew so much! As an artist and published writer herself, she seamlessly guided me through all aspects of the process. With her wide experience and pinpoint accuracy, in short, she carefully shaped the look and content of the book. Her style of thoughtful listening and sharing ideas made our many sessions together so pleasurable, and I continue to be grateful for her wisdom and warmth.

– Carolyn Eklin, author of Seasons and Sojourns and Musings, both published by Elder Eye Press

Wendy Johnson of Elder Eye is the reason our book project was realized. She is knowledgeable, professional and thorough, which meant that we had a steady hand to guide us through the book design and publishing process. We are looking forward to working with her again.

– Jim Umhoefer, co-author of Becoming Sinclair Lewis, coordinated by Elder Eye Press


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