Self-Publishing Resources: Organizations and Writing Support

Invest one minute to learn about choosing an appropriate typeface for your book’s subject matter.

Willamette Writers

Oregon Writers Colony

Publishers Association of the West (PubWest)

Jen Violi, writing coach and developmental editor

Laurel Airica, ghostwriter and book editor

Pema Teeter Rocker, Story Charmer, writing coach

Wildfire Writing, writing coach and classes

WorldCat, find library materials online


Articles to Assist You

You’re self publishing and wondering why your manuscript needs to be edited prior to design. Watch this 4 1/2 minute video.

Publishing Your Book by Jennifer Omner

Publishing Guidance by Jennifer Omner

Setting Up a Publishing Company by Jennifer Omner

The Indie Authors Guide to ISBNs by Allison Schiff

Printing Your Book by Jennifer Omner

So, You Want an eBook? by Jennifer Omner

Why Marketing First by Carol White


Radio Interview

Susan Rich Talks interviewed Jennifer Omner about publishing and book design. Link to interview


Book Publishing Numbers

ISBNs and bar codes

The Indie Authors Guide to ISBNs by Allison Schiff

Bar code only

Library of Congress Control Number

Copyright registration

BISAC Subject Headings

Five Rainbows Cataloging Services, professional data block for copyright page



Copyright information by the US Government

Copyright registration

Why register a copyright? by Kohel Haver

Contact attorney Kohel Haver regarding your copyright questions

Fair use

Permissions specialists, contact Melissa Flamson


Professional Book Editors

Cory Jubitz, copy editor

Janet Basset, proofreader

Jen Violi, developmental editor

Laurel Airica, editor and ghostwriter

Sacred Editing & Writing

Eldridge Editing

Jessica Cornwell Author Services

Northwest Independent Editors Guild



John Kohlepp

Zap Graphics

Karl Edwards Studio

Felicia Hoshino


Professional Book Indexers

Ryan Indexing

Pacific Northwest Chapter American Society of Indexers


Book Marketing

E-book cards (see 30mil white plastic cards) to market your e-books, printed by Phoenix Media

Susan Bender Phelps, “The Speaker’s Coach” for public speaking coaching to prepare for presentations

Author Marketing Experts, Inc.

Dan Blank, We Grow Media

Farrow PR

Sheepscot Creative

Veronika Noize, Small Business Marketing Coach

“Book Publicist or Marketing Strategist?” by Joanne McCall

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