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We strive to be the world’s most transparent author service. We charge $50/hour, regardless of the service, and if you aren’t happy with our work, you don’t pay.

You need help. We all need help at some point. The question is, do you know what kind of help you need? What questions to even ask?

That’s where I come in. As a bookstore owner, I’ve met countless authors who paid someone too much money for a substandard product. And by too much I mean $5000 – $10,000!

In today’s publishing world, you need your book to be professional, even if you are publishing it independent of a major publishing house. Especially if you are.

It’s okay to not know all the answers. It’s not okay to throw up your hands and quit. You’ve come too far, and you have too much potential.

Contact me, and we’ll set up a free Zoom call to figure out where you are in the process and what skills you need to get over the finish line and publish your book. You can do it!

Tom Holbrook

Tom Holbrook

Bookseller/author/publisher/typewriter repairman

Bookstore owner, typewriter repairman, and an independent publisher who has helped more than 100 authors bring their first book into the world. I am also a certified Three Story Method Editor.

I’ve owned an independent bookstore Riverrunbookstore.com for the last 20 years. For the last 10 years, I’ve run a small self-publishing company out of the back room of said bookstore. I have helped more than 150 authors – most of them first-time authors – with everything from editing to design to the technical details of setting yourself up as an author on all the major platforms.

I don’t think you’re stupid for asking stupid questions.



Kellsey Metzger

Kellsey Metzger

Editing and Proofreading

Kellsey has worked with Tom for many years, and has excellent editing skills, honed during her time as a writing instructor at Southern New Hampshire University.



Elliott Baker

Elliott Baker


Elliott has years of administrative and customer service experience. He is the author of three novels with many more to come


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