“You’ve completed your manuscript. Dotted the “i”s and crossed the “t”s. Congratulations!”
Ready to release your manuscript into the world? We can help! Welcome to Papillon du Père Publishing, a niche publishing label designed to help independent authors publish.
Let Papillon du Père take away all the publishing and post-publishing hassles and give you back your time to write. My name is Jay, and I’ve been helping creative writers with a variety of editorial services for 25 years, both personally and through my network of expert colleagues.
Cherry-pick from any or all of these services to suit your needs.
Scroll down for more details on each service. And feel free to contact me anytime (links below) and tell me what you’re looking for. Chatting by text or video costs nothing, and I love getting to know new writers—even if we won’t end up working together.
Papillon du Père Publishing is a niche publishing label designed to help independent authors publish. Talk to us about creating, publishing, and promoting your book.
“Turn your manuscript into a book …”
If you want a ready-to-upload manuscript file formatted, laid out, and set for publishing, let us know.
We’ll produce ready-to-use Word and Adobe PDF files formatted to size and style. Think font choice and size, margins, guttering (spacing from edges), headers/footers, pagination, and so on.
Formatting for hardback or paperback book guide price: $99 for a novel with very few or no images. We’ll talk if your book has multiple images and elements like lists, tables, and graphs.
E-books are strange creatures! They have to be flexible so that their text can be “reflowable” and manipulated according to user preferences (device, app, screen size, font size and style, and so on). This means the text and pages have to be coded in very specific ways to ensure navigation and attractive presentation.
We’ll format your e-book for distribution on Amazon Kindle (.azw) and other distributors, such as Apple, Kobo, and Smashwords (.epub). We’ll supply you with ready-to-use Word and Adobe PDF files formatted to size and style, as well as .mobi and/or .epub files.
Formatting e-book guide price: $99 for a novel with very few or no images. We’ll talk if your book has multiple images and elements like lists, tables, and graphs.
“A picture paints a thousand words …”
It’s the old cliché, but it’s true. Covers sell books! After the title, your cover is the first impression you create. You need a cover image that creates interest, intrigue, and impulse. The urge in the reader to “look inside,” request a sample, or find out more details and check out reviews.
Covers are crucial in hooking potential readers and guiding them in the genre and the kind of story being told. And remember: the cover fronts not only the book—physical and digital—but crucially it’s the key image on your book’s online bookstore page.
We can design and produce an impactful cover for your book:
Cover design and production guide price: $300–500. Contact me and let me know what you’re looking for.
We can produce promotional images:
Head to Papillon du Père’s Facebook page to see our expanding range of published books and their covers.
“Catch the zeitgeist. Get ahead of other authors in your field.”
Papillon du Père will “self” publish your book. What does that mean? Simply, we don’t offer a standard publishing contract, putting you on a rota of publishing 12–24 months down the line. Rather, Papillon du Père will publish you when you choose.
We will offer you a simple monthly, rolling contract that fully protects your intellectual property rights and sets out, in agreement with you, what Papillon du Père will do for you and the split of net royalties. Email me to see a sample contract.
“All by myself. Don’t wanna be, all by myself—anymore!”
Get some fresh perspectives and help. Have you written your story’s blurb? Got your author bio and author-page text together? From your given information, we can construct or revise and sharpen your blurb and bio texts. And we can advise on pricing strategies and post-launch and subsequent price promotions.
And in association with Paste Creative, an experienced author support agency, we offer a range of services to promote your name and get your book talked about and reviewed. Build an audience of ready readers, beginning with prelaunch activities through launch and post-launch/ongoing promotional activities.
Virtual blog tours: have your book appear on blog and book sites! Take part in written or live Q&As to build awareness of your name, your personality, and your book title.
Digital marketing: newsletters, social media support, ongoing (series) promotion.
Head to Paste Creative at the link below, to see examples. Talk to me about what kind of help you’re potentially looking for, and we’ll come up with an itemized or inclusive package. Scroll down for contact details.
“Whatsup, doc? What ya workin’ on?”
Interested in a friendly and supportive writers’ group? In this small, personal-feeling group are … well, writers! All are on similar journeys but at different stages and making different choices. Award-winning, published, self-published, yet to publish, younger, and older … all great people sharing their experiences and ideas, lending their ears, and being hugely supportive. Plus, a couple of experienced editors, a couple of illustrators, two designers, and a digital marketer, too.
Drop me a line if you’re interested in finding out more about our group. Or find us on Facebook as Authorial Points of View.
“Every draft is a first draft until someone else has read it …”
Papillon du Père Publishing is the publishing arm of the Editing-Store.com, which provides a range of copyediting services for, primarily, sci-fi & fantasy, mystery, and thrillers for the adult, new adult, young adult, and middle-grade markets.
The Editing-Store.com offers free sample services. Use the link below to head over there and find out about developmental editing, line editing, and query services.
I’m Jay Lewis Allchin, owner of Papillon du Père. For 25 years, I have been a developmental and copy editor, helping many writers develop their craft and get published and/or self-published. Writers like the award-winning Vince Czyz, Bradley Harper, and Nada Faris, as well as Chandra Clarke, Carla Rehse, T.A. Pilkington, Shea Adams, Jenna Glatzer (well-known ghostwriter), Mark Munger, Nathan Field, and author/illustrator Dunkle Deed (yes, he exists), among many others.
I launched the Editing-Store.com in 2010 to work more meaningfully with writers on their writing journey. I launched Papillon du Père Publishing as an extension to provide a full range of services to help independent authors publish and promote their work. My team of expert associates and I do the legwork so that writers can spend their time doing what they do best—write.
Ask me for any testimonials regarding how my team and I might be able to help you on your writing and publishing journey: let my clients and associates tell you! I’ll temporarily add you to my Facebook writers’ group, Authorial Points of View, where a number of my author clients and colleagues chat and support each other.
Thanks for stopping by. Drop me a line, for a chat or whatever, using the links directly below. Ciao for now!
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