Welcome Fans of Authority Self-Publishing
This is Archangel Ink and we’d love to help you with your book.
State of the Union
The publishing landscape today makes it possible for authors anywhere to release and upload their work to a global audience. But while the barriers to entry are low, putting your best foot forward is tough. Not everyone has the time or inclination to master all the elements of self-publishing.
Thus Archangel Ink was born. Our goal is to help writers and entrepreneurs everywhere easily reach their audience, share their message and build their brand. From cover design and editing, to eBook and paperback formatting, to audiobook production and ghostwriting, our team is designed to make the process as simple and turnkey as possible for authors and businesses to professionalize their work and focus their energies on whatever it is they do best.
We were founded by authors for authors and have worked with scores of indie authors, including some of the most respected and successful authors in the self-publishing world, including Steve Scott and Barrie Davenport, Tom Corson Knowles, Derek Doepker, and more. Here are what some of our clients have to say about us:
“Archangel Ink has become my #1 resource for leveraging my content into other platforms.
Not only do they supply basic formatting and editing services, they also make it brain-dead simple to turn my content into audiobook and printed book formats.
Their service has easily generated an additional 15% increase in my author earnings. The best part? Archangel handles almost the entire process!”
I just wanted to say thank you again to your entire team for your help with my book. I could not have done it without you guys. I will be using Archangel Ink for all of my future books. You have gained a lifelong customer. It is my goal to be a full time author (or something in this field!) and I won’t stop until I get there. This book will be the first of many, and I am SO happy to have found the perfect partnership with Archangel Ink right off the bat. I cannot believe that I got so lucky! 🙂
Jordan Ring, author of The Action Diet: 35 Practical Weight Loss Tactics as Chronicled by the Fiber Guardian
Archangel Ink was a real godsend [sorry, couldn’t resist], both in terms of walking me through the process as a first-time author and in the quality of their work. I received over 20 5-star reviews when I launched through Buck Books and many cited the professional formatting as a notable positive. Kristie, the publishing coordinator, was a pleasure to work with and provided invaluable advice and encouragement throughout the process. I don’t give positive reviews lightly but I can honestly say Archangel Ink has a great team and I strongly recommend them to other authors. I’ll be back again soon with my next book!
Donovan Gow, author of Nursing School Cheat Sheets: 50 Tips for Making the Grade
Angela Cherry, author of “115 Mission Statements and Company Core Values” and “Small Business, Big Profits”.
Publishing a book seems like such a brilliant idea – until you get into the nitty-gritty of all that’s involved in getting the ideas out of your head, onto your computer screen, into print, and then magically somehow into your readers’ hands. Writing, editing, proofreading, formatting, design, publishing in print and on Kindle, and then creating an audio version as well… do all of this on your own and you’ve just gotten yourself a second full-time job.
As a busy ghostwriter, author, and content firm owner, I’ve got to quote Sweet Brown here: Ain’t nobody got time for that.
Finding Archangel Ink and making the decision to collaborate with them to get my books out there where they can actually do some good is one of the best decisions I made all year. The whole team is responsive, skilled, and a pleasure to deal with at every turn.
Being a first time author, Archangel Ink was the exact partner I needed. Their knowledge of the publishing industry is vast and because of them, my first book hit #1 in Amazon in all 3 of its categories. I could have never done this on my own. They perfectly designed the cover, helped with multiple edits and formatting for various platforms, as well as directed the marketing campaign. Everything was easy with archangel and they held my hand through the entire process. I know I was not their only customer, but it certainly felt that way, every day.
As a first time writer, I had no idea how to navigate the world of Kindle publishing and was fortunate enough to find Archangel Publishing when I needed them the most. They took care of everything from the formatting, to the editing, to the cover design, and the marketing. Not only were all services executed to the highest standard, everyone was a pleasure to work with as well. They took the stress out of my publishing experience and let me focus on what I love the most, writing! Following launch, I enjoyed weeks at the top of the Amazon charts and saw success I hadn’t imagined I could reach on my own. Without Archangel Ink, I don’t think I would be able to call myself a published author today.
Their team has helped me improve in so many of the different areas that I was struggling with as a self-published author – professional cover design, editing, layout, formatting for different platforms, and targeted marketing and promotional campaigns. From rough draft to launch, they have made the book publishing process simple and straightforward.
With this 1-2 punch, we’ve hit success on Amazon that I could have never achieved on my own. Every single book we have launched together has hit #1 in multiple categories, including some of the toughest ones like Health & Fitness. And baby, we’re just getting warmed-up!
Perhaps the best thing about working with Archangel Ink is that with their team in my corner, I get to focus 100% on what I love best – researching and writing books.
They immediately saw the value and potential in my work, and devoted the time to work with me to refine my writing and dial in the marketing messages of my books. And with two #1 Amazon bestsellers in the highly competitive weight loss category, it clearly worked.
I have no doubt that my books have done 10x better than they would’ve if I had tried to go it alone in the realm of self-publishing. Simply put, Archangel Ink is awesome! If you’re an author trying to make a splash and get your book seen by tens of thousands of readers, and you’re on the fence about working with them,
DO IT. You won’t regret it.“
Harry W. Carpenter, The Genie Within; Your Subconscious Mind Fallbrook, CA March 29, 2014
Rob and his team at Archangel Ink has made publishing audiobooks a breeze. The production values are high-quality and very professional. Best of all, they consistently over-deliver with their services and I had no issues when it came to communicating with them during the production process. In short, it’s been a pleasure doing business with Archangel Ink and I recommend their services to any serious authors looking to get their books made into audio.
Read through our FAQs and contact us now to find out more. We offer unbeatable quality on all of our services, and the guidance and support to get the most out of your content. Whether your books are written or unwritten or even out there for sale already, we’re excited to marshal our experience to help you achieve your goals. Let us take you under our wing and jumpstart your success.
Frequently Asked Questions
We get lots of inquiries every day. Please read through these FAQs before contacting us to see if your question has already been answered
[toggle_content title=”Just found your site – can you tell me more?”]Welcome! We’d love to work with you. Our goal is to help writers and entrepreneurs everywhere easily reach their audience, share their message and build their brand. We offer the following services:
- Custom Cover Design
- Kindle Formatting
- CreateSpace paperback formatting
- Amazon Book Description Writing
- Audiobook Production
- Assisting with keyword and category selection, and uploading of finished files to Amazon
- Coordinating a promotion through Buck Books
If you’re interested in any of the above, please take a look at our submission guidelines for details on what we’ll need and fill out the form below to tell us more about you. We’ll get back to you, request your material for assessment and then can provide estimates.
[/toggle_content][toggle_content title=”I’m interested in discussing marketing and how you can help boost sales”]Our primary marketing and promotion tool is BuckBooks, our sister company. If you are an Archangel Ink client, we will help you set this up free of charge as part of your service package. If you’re interested in standalone promotion, there may be costs associated. Reach out to us below with URL of your title(s) on Amazon, and we can put you in touch with the Buck Books team.
[/toggle_content][toggle_content title=”I live outside of the US – can I work with you?”]Absolutely! Please be aware that we do not serve as an independent distribution channel, so investigate thoroughly to ensure that you can set up an account with outlets such as Kindle Direct Publishing, CreateSpace, Audible Creation Exchange etc. We’d hate to get your content ready for the world, only to find out that your country of residence is an impediment to distribution.
Once you’re set up, prepare your material in accordance to our submission guidelines, then contact us via the form below. We’ll be happy to reach out, take a look at your manuscript and give you an assessment and cost estimate.
[/toggle_content][toggle_content title=”I want to make an audiobook – Can you help?”]We love making audiobooks for clients; it’s an emerging market and provides an opportunity to reach an audience in new ways. We offer highly competitive rates and outstanding productions, and you can see bios of principal narrators Joni Abbot, Dan Culhane and Greg Zarcone here.
Our primary distribution channel is Audible Creation Exchange and we provide you with the finished files according to their specifications. At the time of writing, ACX distribution is limited to residents of the US and UK, but please do your own research to confirm. You are of course also welcome to use the finished files for other distribution channels if you prefer.
If you’re interested in moving forward, please prepare your material in accordance with our submission guidelines, then contact us via the form below. We’ll be happy to reach out, take a look at your script and give you a cost estimate.
We also offer an audiobook assessment form here and are happy to give you an honest appraisal of costs and projected timeframe for a return on your investment.
[/toggle_content][toggle_content title=”I have a title in another language – can you help?”]At this point, our publishing infrastructure only exists for English-language titles.
[/toggle_content][toggle_content title=”What genres do you publish? Anything you don’t publish?”]We are happy to provide services for books across most genres. To date, nonfiction has been more our strength and our wheelhouse is the health, wellness, personal development, business and entrepreneurship-oriented market. But we’ve also worked on fiction, travel memoirs, spirituality titles and more.
In general, we love manuscripts that have broad applicability that can help people live better, more successful and more fulfilling lives. That said, quality books that fulfill a need for readers are always welcome, so if that’s you, we’d be happy to hear more about your project and see what we can do to help.
[/toggle_content][toggle_content title=”Who is your ideal client?”]Here are a few qualities of our ideal collaborators:
- They are highly motivated, communicate effectively and have a clear sense of what they want from their content creation
- Often they see their books as one leg of a holistic business model incorporating multiple income streams and higher value products and services
- They are familiar with the work of folks like Steve Scott and approaches like QuitN6, and are willing to build the infrastructure to take full advantage of their book projects
- They are confident in our work, trust our best judgment and are comfortable delegating the details to us
- They believe in quality at a fair price, and recognize that shoddy work from poorly skilled and and overtaxed service providers is often more costly than the sticker price suggests.
- They are looking to build long-term relationships based on delivering great value (both from us to them and from them to their audience)
If the above sounds like you, we’d love to talk about combining our efforts and supporting your goals. Reach out to us below!
Please use the form below to send us an email. Make sure to include replies in all the entry fields and a personalized note in the final one so we know you’re a real person. 🙂