What customers are saying about Shoestring Book publishing!
I have published 3 books through Shoestring Publishing and am very pleased with their work. I know both the team very well, Allan and Alison. They go out of their way to get the work done professionally. Their marketing is also good and the styles and templates they use are good. I recommend you go to them. First it will save you a lot of money and secondly, your publicity will improve greatly as they reach in Createspace, Amazon, Lulu and other sites including their own website and marketing wing. You never have to worry about any money because they are honest people, who enjoy doing what they do and work hard for the low cost of publishing your books. In fact they completely revised two of my previous books all over again, spending their time and money to make big improvements. I am now contemplating giving them all my future books! I do have lots of trust in their professional standards. I have recommended over a dozen writers to their Publishing business and I think most are very happy. You wont regret the services they offer you. Please communicate openly with them so they know what exactly you want. Both Alison and Allan will oblige you immediately.
-Marshall E Gass, Author of Whispers in a Thunderstorm, Chiaroscuro, and Tequila & Temptation
This is my third column on Allpoetry, on the advantages of publishing your first poetry book without leaving this site. The name of this publishing company is "Shoestring Book Publishing," which was founded and still run by two "Terrific " people, of which both are active members on "Allpoetry "..Their names are Ali and Allan. Please take the time to go on Ali's main Allpoetry page. On here, her member name is DeviantPixie. Feel free to go on her page and check out lots of info regarding "Shoestring Book Publishing "..Both her and her partner, Allan, are two of the nicest people you will ever meet. Feel free to message Ali with all your questions. You will absolutely adore her, as I did, from the moment we began chatting, to this very day, over two years later. In he early summer of 2012, I was thoroughly convinced that I wanted badly for 'Shoestring Book Publishing " to publish my first poetry book. My excitement level was off the wall, I assure all of you. While in the process of compiling the poems I desired to include in my book and being totally in my self glory because of the excitement awarded my by the fun and expertise of both Ali and Allan, my dear wife, Anne was diagnosed with breast cancer. At that point, any interest in publishing a poetry book waned completely as one could imagine. My dear wife went through extremely invasive chemotherapy and finally, by the grace of God, went into full remission a year later. Today she is fully cured and back to the loving and vivacious women I could have lost. It was not until several months later that, by the urging of my son, Michael, coinciding with the once again excellent health of my wife, my interest peaked once again to get my book published by Ali and Allan. They showered both me and my wife with great compassion during our sorrowful crises, as if they were our immediate family. Two more loving souls you will never meet. Never will I forget that; ever! Their commitment to my book as well as yours is and will always be off the charts. I will never, ever forget that totally awesome magical moment when my book made itself to my mailbox. I ripped the packaging off it like a little boy thinking it may have been his very first tonker toy he had ever had the distinct pleasure of holding in his trembling hands. I was totally awestruck when I first laid my eyes on my very own 138 page labor of love to be forever adored, To see my very own name on the front cover of this dream come true elevated me well beyond cloud nine. I cried like a baby and I am not afraid to admit it. It was as a unique and precious moment in time, one I will NEVER forget, and all thanks to the patience and expertise of these two truly remarkable people. They transferred my dream into a bouquet of reality, vased in their own level of second to none rich creativity and endless hours of fragile caring. I crave so much for all of you to experience that same indescribable moment of self worth that I did. I know you embellish going ahead with this, but maybe are frightened by the unknown. I implore you, let these two marvelous friends take your hand and walk you through it as if you were their own children. Please believe me, using them, you will experience the exact level of personal reward that I did. I would truly crave to be by your side when you first opened the package and looked in wonderment and deep pride at your very own published book. Shoestring Publishing will match any other book designing company's price if it is lower than theirs for the same services. And get this. They offer an extremely affordable payment plan for as little as fifty dollars down to get started. Think of it. You can't afford not to. This is the best value available for someone like us. These two people are extremely patient, experienced and a distinct pleasure to work with. Unlike other companies, you can have daily contact with them at your heart's desire. By being able to do so, this gives you a hugh advantage. I have thoroughly checked out various competitors, and having compared them with Shoestring Book Publishing, Ali and Allan come up aces every time. They have a total marketing package second to none. They specialize in designing poetry books, but also have a keen knack for novels. They work endlessly for their customers with undue fanfare to them. Please check out Ali's home page at Allpoetry; DeviantPixie, for her Shoestring information or please feel free to stop by mine and take a look at some more information. Also, please check out my first poetry book, "Love Whisperings," also on my home page.Bless you all and please consider this exceptional opportunity while NEVER needing to navigate away from the Allpoetry site. Feel free also to contact me personally with any of your questions.
John A. Faulkner, Author of Love Whisperings
"This book is dedicated to my publishers, Allan Reed Emery and Alison Wakefield of Shoestring Book Publishing, who exceed the boundaries of protocol by being my mentors, advisors, friends and ultimately the best publishers I could have ever expected to find. To trust someone who understands words and their power, is to lay the sword down and accept that which is greater by far. My thanks to both of you, Allan and Alison."
-Michael Thomas on 'Rabbi Schlotz Stories'
"Just wanted to let you all know, I posted my poetry book on facebook today, letting family and friends know they could get it on Lulu or Amazon. I just wanted to thank you both for such a great experience, you made it so easy, and you both have such loving souls. I will call you and I will be ordering my book soon. YOU ARE DOING A GREAT JOB, WISHING YOU BOTH A VERY SUCCESSFUL JOURNEY!!"
-Elise Lahr, Author of Tears of An Orchid
"You guys do an awesome job! you guys are good at it! The books look great!
-Candy Brown, Author of Peace of Mind, The Red, Red Rose and Winter Valley
"Thanks to the help from Allan and Alison from Shoestring publishing , I have now managed to fulfil a dream of mine to publish my first poetry book ' Moments in Time' I would strongly recommend anyone who wants to publish a book to contact 'shoestring book publishing Oh and i would be honoured if you would read my book. Namaste Kiara Much Love, Kiara x" - Kiara Howie, Author of Moments in Time
"Just wanted to stop by and say thank you so incredibly much for all the hard work out into my book! I couldn't be happier with all of it! ty!!!"
- Aaron de Monbrun, Author of Stitched Memories Within My Fedora
“I have in the past self-published two books through AuthorHouse but I found it terribly stressful as I had to undertake almost everything, all they did was print the books, or so it seemed. Also it was frighteningly expensive! I wait to hear back from you in anticipation we can get Miss Twizzy out there!”
-Lulu Gee, Author of Miss Twizzy