Testimonials and Examples

Our clients say…

 

Michelle was very professional and easy to work with. She always responds right away and she really knows what she is doing. She was able to format my ebook perfectly and quickly in epub and mobi format. My ebook would not be in circulation yet if it wasn’t for Michelle. I wish I would have found her when I was formatting my print book; however, I look forward to using Michelle’s services to format my next print and ebook. Knowing I have Michelle to help me will help me publish my next book sooner rather than later.

– Lisa Gornall, In Light & Love: My Guide to Balance

 

Thanks to Michelle for making my book look great and for making the CreateSpace publishing process so easy! As a self-publisher, I knew that I wanted to go beyond the stereotypical amateur product and end up with a top quality, professional book that I could be proud of. Michelle provided me with excellent copy/content editing, formatted the interior and cover, and took care of uploading all the files for publication. I was able to concentrate my energies on writing and creating my marketing plan instead of wasting weeks or months learning how to do a bunch of tasks I’d never do again. My book is now in print far faster than I could have gotten it out alone, and no one who sees it can believe that it’s self-published.

– Nancy L. Hill, Nature Whispering,
148 Ways to Have Magical, Mystical Experiences in Nature

 

If you have have been writing a book and are to the point of final design I highly recommend Odyssey Books. I attempted to create the pdf for Epilepsy Unveiled on my own until I was nearly insane and then contacted Odyssey Books and worked with Michelle throughout the entire process of designing my pdf for the paperback version and also formatting Epilepsy Unveiled for Kindle and Nook. It seemed every time Michelle sent a “final” pdf I found a mistake I made within the chapters that needed to be corrected. Michelle was very professional and never complained when I asked her (several times) to make a correction to what should have been the finished product.

Being a writer is an entirely different field than being a book designer which I found out the hard way after much frustration and wasted time. If you need a pdf for your paperback or a conversion for Kindle and Nook stop right now and contact Odyssey Books and let them make the final version of your book more than you expected it to be. The price was very reasonable and I am extremely pleased with the design of Epilepsy Unveiled.

– Lola Burritt, Epilepsy Unveiled

 

I received my proof in the mail and I have to say it looks FANTASTIC. I want to thank you and your team for the outstanding service you have provided for me. I am stunned at how fast you were able to publish my book. Yet I can sit my book next to any book in my local book store, and feel proud. No one would ever know it was self published. Michelle you made me feel as though you cared about my project just as much as I did. I would tell any author who decides to self publish to partner with Odyssey Books. Thank you for helping me to achieve my dream of becoming a published author.

– DeDe Hunt, Empty Spaces

 

Just wanted to say what a wonderful job you did with my uber-complicated reformatting job. There were pages and pages of listings which had been collated over many years and in several different software formats. Try as I may I could not reformat the pages to look professional enough for publication and wasted several months of valuable time getting nowhere when the book could have been out there in the lead-up to Christmas. Then you came along and in a few short weeks you transformed nearly 750 pages of muddle into something approaching perfection. The calm, methodical and understanding way you dealt with my serious, and serial, problems, brought me back from the depths of despair. On more than one occasion, the large tome written, I was on the verge of packing it in. I cannot thank you enough for all you’ve done, and had I known what a bargain your services were to self-publishing authors, I would not have hesitated putting my hand in my pocket much, much earlier. I’ll be in touch with the next title.

– Alun Evans, From Old Tom to the Tiger

 

Michelle is by far one of the most considerate professionals I’ve had the pleasure of working with in a long time. My cover was crafted with expertise, the redesign of my interior to match my cover was a perfect fit, and the customer service was impeccable. I promise you won’t be disappointed.

– Nina S. Cofield, Echoes Resound Forever

 

Words that describe Michelle as she helped me self-publish a novel: efficient, straight-forward, knowledgeable, professional, punctual. I thoroughly enjoyed working with her. I couldn’t have asked for a better partner in this complex endeavor.

– R.C. Hodges, Drought in the Years of Plenty

 

Michelle did an excellent job of editing and proofing my book; she was exactly what I needed. My book had been already scrutinized for mechanical errors, but Michelle’s professional eye caught additional errors that my friends had missed. I’m glad I hired a professional editor; although I had some friends proof my book, and although they were well intentioned and well educated, there is no substitute for a professional editing job. With Michelle you get a seasoned editor at a very reasonable price. Since she is well known in the publishing community for her editing I thought she would have the skills required, and she earned every penny.

– A.K. Nicholas, Lights, Camera, Nude

 

I just wanted to thank you for your service, I cannot believe how easy it was to self publish my Seniors Travel Tips book using both of your services. It was affordable and easy – if I can do it, anyone can do it. The book looks so professional inside and out. The cover is great and the inside looks professional. I highly recommend your services to anyone.

– Bronwyn White, Seniors Travel Tips

 

I’d like to thank you for your work on the interior file and the full cover for my book Dangerous Secret. You went way beyond simple competence! Your professionalism and talent created a wonderful frame for my writing and I’m both proud of and delighted with my novel because of your work.

– Renée Goudeau, Dangerous Secret

 

I am absolutely thrilled with the job Michelle did formatting my second book, “The Life of a Stripper.” She was very quick and professional to respond to all my emails and extremely patient with all my many questions. When it was time for me to upload the file to Amazon, she supplied me with a detailed and lengthy description of how to go about it. I am not a very techy person, so this helped me a lot. The book looks better than I expected and I would not hesitate to use her services again. Thank you Michelle! I can’t thank you enough for the great work!

– Romana Van Lissum, The Life of a Stripper

 

As a first time book publisher, I would like to say that I feel very lucky to stumble upon Michelle and her crew. They helped me tremendously to get over my last hurdle, making my book cover look professional. They are easy to work with, do excellent work, very creative, and are an inspiration to me in my future book writing endeavors. I am planning on using their expertise again in the near future.

– Dennis Cheslik, How to Lower Home Energy Bills: From A to Z

 

Michelle, thanks SO much for your ultra professional and efficient formatting of my manuscript! Your work is impeccable and it was a pleasure dealing with you. To anyone needing help formatting their manuscript for CreateSpace publication (and who doesn’t, if you use MS Word?), I would wholeheartedly recommend Michelle. She’s reliable and her fee is quite reasonable.

– Rob Olive, Essential Liberty

 

Michelle is a masterful artist with her layout work. She is also clear and competent. Five stars!

– Belden Johnson, Co-Creating Deeper Connections in your Real Relationship

 

Odyssey did a fantastic job reformatting my cover. Michelle was very professional and got the job done quickly and correctly on both occasions. I definitely recommend Odyssey as a quick service who gets the job done right the first time with no fuss.

– Kirk James, Opening and running a successful business; restaurant edition

 

I want to thank you for all of your hard work formatting our two books for Amazon. As of today, both books in the “CJ and the Angel Kids” series are now available for purchase on Amazon. We couldn’t have done it without you.

– Richard A. O’Brien, CJ and the Angel Kids series

 

My greatest Thanks to Michelle for replacing anxiety with great professional help and support. Finally I have fulfilled my dream of self publishing. I now honour even more, actual publishers who take the burden from writers and support them through the marketing. Michelle helped me in the latest stages of a book that had been edited and front cover already created. It was her knowledge of formatting and cover design templates for Amazon Kindle, CreateSpace and IngramSpark Printing that turned my struggling project into success. I found Michelle through her generous support given on a struggling writers blog and knew she was the right person I wanted beside me and on other projects coming up.

– Celia Fuller, The Secrets Out! Men and Sex, Why Women Say No:
The Perfect Guide for Women and Men to Get the ZING back Into Their Relationships

 

Other projects we’ve worked on:

 

Typesetting and page layout:

– Speaking of the Numinous: the meaning of meaning – Andrew Lohrey

– The Strangling Angel – Elizabeth Tyrrell

– The Genesis Deception: Vatican Heresy – Craig Stevens and Wayne Shepard

– First 60 Minutes Of Trading: Fast Money Trading – Bruce Brents

– Sister of Silence – Daleen Berry

– A Skeptic Challenges a Christian: An honest conversation about reasons to believe – Dr David W Pendergrass

– Cardboard: A woman left for dead – Fiona Place

– The Man of my Dreams – Gladys Quintal

– The Supermanager: A Short Story About the Secrets of an Extremely Successful Manager – Greg Blencoe

– Rebirth of Venus – Jacqui Lalita

– The Great Liberal Death Wish: Four Ways the Political Establishment is Failing America – Paul J Delmont

– Kiss of the King Brown – John L Condliffe

– Nor the Years Condemn – Justin Sheedy

– Jane Butel’s Best of Southwestern Grilling Meat, Poultry and Fish – Jane Butel

– Jane Butel’s Best of Mexican Recipes: from the Famous Fairmont Princess Cooking Classes in Scottsdale – Jane Butel

– Beyond the Twelve-Ounce Curl: The Beer-Lover’s Guide to Having Your Brew and Being Fit, Too!– Mark Sinderson

– The Marriage Thermometer Principles: A Handbook on Marriage, Love, Intimacy & Friendship – Lesia Gregory and Mark Gregory

– The Fall to Freedom – Mike Walzman

– As For Me And My House: Education Is Important – Rose Marie Whiteside

– A Six Century Family: Walk through time from the English village of Chardstock to the great Australian outback – Dr Sandra Penny-Dimri

– Tapping Your Troubles Away with EFT: Acupressure self-help technique – Annie O’Grady

– A Fracture In Time – S E Gerard

– Fool Yourself Happy – Sebastian Overgaard

– Beauty From Within: Body, Mind, Spirit – Sholeh Atash

 

eBook Conversion:

– The Strangling Angel – Elizabeth Tyrrell

– Women on Top: Against the Odds – Sally Healey and Terri M Cooper

– Why Women Are Their Own Worst Enemies – Brandon Kelly

– The Genesis Deception: Vatican Heresy – Craig Stevens and Wayne Shepard

– Helping Your Transgender Teen: A Guide for Parents – Irwin Krieger

– Building Champions: 7 Success Principles for Youth Sports & the “Game of Life” – Jeff Pierce

– The Great Liberal Death Wish: Four Ways the Political Establishment is Failing America – Paul J Delmont

– Kiss of the King Brown – John L Condliffe

– Solomon’s Keepers – J H Kavanagh

– BabyCare: Caring for Your Baby: Birth to 6 months – A Quick Guide – Nicole Pierotti

– Fool Yourself Happy – Sebastian Overgaard

– Beauty From Within: Body, Mind, Spirit – Sholeh Atash

– Jean-Baptiste Clery: Eyewitness to Louis XVI & Marie Antoinette’s Nightmare – H Will Bashor

 

Unique Cover Design:

– The Strangling Angel – Elizabeth Tyrrell

– Friends and Foes? (A Dan Madison and Mike Madison Adventure) – Bracy Ratcliff

– The Genesis Deception: Vatican Heresy – Craig Stevens and Wayne Shepard

– Living in the Time of Wolves – Edward Zapata

– Cardboard: A woman left for dead – Fiona Place

– The Great Liberal Death Wish: Four Ways the Political Establishment is Failing America – Paul J Delmont

– Chasing Impossible Dreams: An Odyssey in International Sport – Jim Holt

– Kiss of the King Brown – John L Condliffe

– An Introduction to Project Management, Third Edition – Kathy Schwalbe

– The Slaughter – Linda Corby and Cathy Jourdan

– Battle For a Broken Heart: Recovering From Incest and Child Abuse – Marie Peterson and Nicholas Meadows

– The Worst Country in the World – Ms Patsy Trench

– A Six Century Family: Walk through time from the English village of Chardstock to the great Australian outback – Dr Sandra Penny-Dimri

– Beauty From Within: Body, Mind, Spirit – Sholeh Atash

– Celtic Evil: Ian: A Fitzgerald Brother Novel – Sierra Rose

– Angels of the Knights: ~Fallon~ – Valerie Zambito

 

Children’s book layout and ebook conversion

– Pee Wee Ant – Raymond Spiess

– Mei Li and the Wise Laoshi – Kay Bratt

CJ and the Angel Kids series – Richard A. O’Brien

 

Fixing/Amending Existing Cover Designs (including ebook-to-print conversions):

– Christlike: Walking the Walk – Dr Brian Campbell, Rev James Angelakos and Rev Dwight Bain

– The Man of my Dreams – Gladys Quintal

– Witty Sayings for the Winning Soul – Iris L Jones

– One Simple Principle: I will give you the keys to the kingdom of Heaven – Iris L Jones

– Building Champions: 7 Success Principles for Youth Sports & the “Game of Life” – Jeff Pierce

– Nor the Years Condemn – Justin Sheedy

– An Introduction to Project Management, Fourth Edition – Kathy Schwalbe

– The New Consciousness Book of Ascension – Keryn Lee

– River Rising – Kevin Kearney

– Jane Butel’s Best of Southwestern Grilling Meat, Poultry and Fish – Jane Butel

– Jane Butel’s Best of Mexican Recipes: from the Famous Fairmont Princess Cooking Classes in Scottsdale – Jane Butel

– Journey from Cates Creek – K Lana Givens

– Be Human – Priestley E E B

– As For Me And My House: Education Is Important – Rose Marie Whiteside

– A Fracture In Time – S E Gerard

– Fool Yourself Happy – Sebastian Overgaard

 

Formatting fixes & PDF conversions:

– You Can Love You – Allanah Bahnsen

– A View Through My Lens – Brandy Lindsey

– Urge to Kill – J J Franklin

– Counting with Princess Simona and Tiny Timmy Turtle – Jon Perry

– The Stitcher of Sheep – J E Theriot

– GMAT Sentence Correction Grail 3rd edition – Aristotle Prep

– GMAT Critical Reasoning Grail – Aristotle Prep

 

Publishing coaching/collaboration:

– Women’s Publishing Network

– lip magazine

– Ellameine Press

– Winter Goose Publishing

– Cordwood Construction Resources

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