After laboring alone, creating and living with my characters through thick and thin, I felt a deep, emotional attachment to them and the story that I had created. Not unlike every other author, I am sure. That being the case, I’m also certain that I shared the fear of handing over the design of my book cover to just anyone. I worried that no one would be able to take my words, both spoken and written, to heart in a way that would allow them to properly represent this new world of mine. Since I didn’t have the talent to do this, I took a chance on 1106 Design. My response when I received the cover composites was simple. WOW!!! I just couldn’t explain what I felt at that moment. Michele and Ronda had captured my story, not just once, but multiple times. I went from wondering if I’d have one good choice to trying to choose from several great choices. And it just kept getting better. While the cover was being worked on, my book was being skillfully edited and later proofread and formatted. All along the way, they held my hand and led me through the process in an extraordinarily professional manner. They were always pleasant and incredibly efficient, keeping the operation moving, updating me at each step, answering my questions, and working to meet my changing needs. The folks at 1106 Design understood how important this was to me and they treated me and my work with the utmost respect. It could not have been a more pleasant experience, and for that, I will always be grateful, a fan and a return client!
– Jeffrey Blount, Author, Hating Heidi Foster
I am so happy I decided to use 1106 Design for the cover design and interior of my travel memoir: Freeways to Flip-Flops: A Family’s Year of Gutsy Living on a Tropical Island. Your friendly staff is terrific, and whenever I e-mailed or called your office, I got an immediate response. I’ve received so many compliments regarding my professional book cover from everyone including Barnes and Noble store managers and Indie book store owners. Thanks so much for making my book stand out on the shelf.
–Sonia Marsh, Author, Freeways to Flip-Flops: A Family’s Year of Gutsy Living on a Tropical Island
I was very pleased with 1106 Design. Their pricing is fair and clear, and their website provides extensive information. They are very responsive, both in time and in reaction to requests for changes. They showed care and creativity in producing a lovely book that I am very proud of. Finally, I appreciated their patient and knowledgeable answers to my many questions.
– Jennifer Crittenden, Author, The Discreet Guide for Executive Women, How to Work Well with Men and Other Difficulties
Here is a belated, big thank you for your, Ronda’s and the rest of your staff’s excellent work on my book. It has been a whirlwind ride since Lessons from a Street-Wise Professor was released in January, and that has contributed to this delayed thank you. But, I can’t thank you and Ronda enough for the great work and advice you gave me as I navigated the self-publishing process. You held my hand and contributed immensely to relieving stress over the project. I wanted this book to be presented in a first-class manner, and you exceeded my expectations. I continually get comments on the excellent cover and interior design. I know that the look and feel has contributed to the very positive reception it has received. Sales have been very good and, FYI—it hit number one last week in the Amazon music business category. That was equivalent to its 15 minutes of fame! But I think it has legs. Thanks again for all your help.
– Ray Ricker, Author, Lessons from a Street-Wise Professor
What an honor to have the opportunity to work with such a highly professional and competent team at 1106 Design on my first book The Seven Victories of the Divine Child. Their design work, attention to detail and responsiveness exceeded my expectations on both interior layout and full cover design. I would confidently recommend 1106 Design to any author in need of their services. Thank you so much and I am grateful for your help! Peace and Many Blessings to You and your Team!
Michele and her team at 1106 Design held my hand through the publication of my first book, A Woman’s Guide to Thriving After Prostate Cancer. Ronda answered all my questions quickly, thoroughly and with plenty of encouragement. I’m thrilled with the cover design and formatting. The final edit uncovered some serious problems that were corrected before going to press. People are amazed that my first self-published book looks so professional and came together so easily. I tell them it’s because of the 1106 Design team. Thank You!
– Cindie Hubiak, Author, A Woman’s Guide to Thriving After Prostate Cancer
I welcome this opportunity to express sincere thanks and appreciation for the quality of work 1106 Design has done on my inspirational book Cheers to Life – True to Myself. The staff at 1106 Design is knowledgeable, courteous, and professional. My questions were answered promptly and clarification was always provided. Early in the process, I provided 1106 Design with several ideas for images. The designer manipulated the images and created an alluring interior, cover, exterior, and spine. The most proficient expertise requires the skill of an experienced designer that’s capable of manipulating images into a form that’s graceful, alluring, and also eloquent; designs that are so neutral, they appeal to both men and women. In Cheers to Life – True to Myself, this level of expertise was achieved. I thank you Michele, for sustaining such a world class team. To my project manager Ronda – thank you for guiding me and for showing patience as I asked so many questions. To my designer Nathan, through your creativity, the images in Cheers to Life – True to Myself are more eloquent than I ever imagined they could be.
– Dr. A.H. Cameron Strother, Author, Cheers to Life – True to Myself
You and your team did a superb job in keeping the book moving forward and transforming it from text to a thing of beauty and precision. Thank you all so much.
– Peter Alduino, Author, The Citizen Leader: Be the Person You’d Want to Follow
Thank you, Ronda and Michele, for your patience and exquisite work.
– Candace Rose, Author, I Could Have Been a Movie Star
How great are 1106!?! Ronda is a gem and it was fantastic working with the team on the interior layout of Honeycomb Kids. Nothing was ever too much trouble, and everything was flexible and professional with great communication. Thanks 1106. Might just have to write another book to work with you again!
– Anna M. Campbell, Author, Honeycomb Kids: Big Picture Parenting for a Changing World and to Change the World
First, write your manuscript as completely as you can. Then when it is ready, contact Michele at 1106 Design. I found her whole team wonderfully easy to work with and highly competent. Her price list is on her website, but you want the highest quality level she has for everything including proof reading, indexing, etc.
– Dr. Robert Gleeson, Author, Lipidology, A Primer
The finished books arrived on Wednesday, and I felt I had to let you know how absolutely beautiful they are—the cover, the interior design, everything. Thank you so much. You have created a beautiful book, one that anyone would want to pick up and open. I am so grateful. It is everything I could have hoped for, and more. You guys are the greatest when it comes to book design.
– Gail Graham, Author, Sea Changes
Your proofreader did a great job! I am really delighted with the high quality of all the work you have done on this project. Everyone who sees the cover design is just blown away by it.
– Marian Anders, Author, My Dog Bites the English Teacher: Practical Grammar Made Quick and Easy
1106 Design’s work reflects the highest standards and their customer service is superb. They respond to emails nearly instantaneously, and when you call, you get a live person who is knowledgeable and willing to take whatever time is necessary to answer your questions. I am truly lucky to have found them.
– Tony Pedriana, Author, Leaving Johnny Behind
I GOT THEM!!!! The books look absolutely awesome… wow, I don’t know what to say…. whew. I am excited and nervous all at once. Again, I want to thank you for the outstanding job you did in helping me get this done… wow. I am on chapter three of my next book and when I sell a bunch of these and replenish my funds I want to start working on a cover with you guys and the whole deal all over again!
– James Kiger, Author, The Spark: Overcome Burnout and Reclaim Your Passion for Teaching