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Not my first rodeo in the book business. This is my six title and the third designed by Michele and company. How much praise can one heap on a first-class design team without sounding repetitive, if not redundant? Not enough! The people at 1106 are creative, knowledgeable, responsive, patient, tactful (as in, newsflash Hemingway — author turned Indie does not often equal bestseller), resourceful, digitally hip, and just plain Arizona-charming, veranda-friendly on the telephone. Did I say creative? Yeah. I put it first because it matters the most. Creative is the wow factor in book design — what invites a reader to take a closer look, maybe flip the book, maybe open it. Maybe read.
Special kudos to Ronda, who is on the front lines of the daily and gritty battle of book design decisions and details. Frankly, I don’t know how she commands so many recruits, or how she dares to check her inbox every morning. Thanks, Ronda, for all you do.
Thanks for the kind review, Mark. Ronda is a gem and I know she'll appreciate your special praise. We love working with you because you, too, are nice and you allow us to be creative!
I found 1106 Design through a review done online of the top 100 self-publishers. They were right at the top of the list, and so I gave them a call. From the first call, I knew I had chosen the right place. I worked mostly with Brian, Ronda and occasionally Michele. Everyone is so pleasant and professional. You do not need ANY prior knowledge to start as they walk you through and hold your hand during the entire process. It is seamless. I have and will recommend 1106 Design to any and everyone looking to self-publish. It was so much more than I ever expected. Wonderful, wonderful experience. My book is called "The Way to Peace." It has been touched by angels all the way through the process. Thank you so much for everything!
Thank you, Michelle, for the great review. We enjoyed working with you very much. Your book offers the perfect solution to stressful days and it deserves a spot on nightstands everywhere. Good luck!
When I decided to independently publish my book I wanted it to look professional: the cover, editing, book design, right down to the smallest detail. I found 1106’s ad in the Independent Book Publishers Association journal and, from the start, I knew I was in good hands. Michele, Ronda, Doran and Anita helped me create a book that I was proud of. They are set up to communicate on-line but a couple of times I wanted to talk to them directly and they always responded and answered my question promptly. The best part was that they always knew the next step in the process so I simply followed their direction and completed each task with confidence. My book, Loving Choices, Peaceful Passing: Why My Family Chose Hospice is for sale on Amazon and other online retailers and people are buying them! I can’t recommend 1106 highly enough. They are the best!
Thank you, Kathleen, for writing such a nice review. It was a pleasure to work with you. We hope your book brings much-needed comfort to many others at life's most difficult time.
I just published my fifth novel in five years with the guidance and counsel of the true professionals at 1106 Design, and I couldn't be more pleased. Working with Michele, Ronda, and Brian has been a very positive experience once again. They are very knowledgeable, extremely courteous and patient, and are dedicated to creating a final book that I am proud of. Trust them with your literary efforts. You'll be pleased that you did.
Thank you, Stuart! We love designing your books and reading them, too!
Everyone at 1106 Design did a fantastic job. They were super responsive to my every question and concern, attended to details I didn't even know existed, and really provided peace of mind that we were following "industry standards" that would have taken me hours or days to research on my own without a traditional publisher. If I write another book, I definitely plan to use 1106 Design again. Overcoming Spiritual Myopia: A View Toward Peace Among the Religions: https://tinyurl.com/yd4g3u9m.
Thank you, Margaret. We enjoyed working with you and hope your book is a success.
I can honestly say, working with 1106 Design was nothing short of spectacular. The insight and advice the whole way through was appreciated. I am extremely satisfied with the final product and I will definitely be recommending them to anybody needing similar services. Thank you!!
Thanks for the great review, Melissa. It was our honor and pleasure to serve you. Your title, "Hope, Love, and Me" is an immense inspiration. I hope your book reaches many people and achieves the success it deserves.
My experience with the entire team at 1106 Design was, in one word…Exceptional! Everyone was amazingly courteous and professional, from Ronda, Brian and all the others behind the scenes that contributed to designing my self-published book, "Be An Unstoppable You: The Ultimate Self-Leadership Formula to Achieve PEAK Performance." I even had the opportunity to work directly with the owner, Michele DeFilippo. Michele was extremely attentive and her eBook, "Publish Like the Pros: A Brief Guide to Quality Self-Publishing" was full of extremely helpful information. She took the time to listen to my questions and answered all of them to my satisfaction. This was by far one of the best professional decisions I’ve ever made! If you want a beautiful book of the highest quality, meticulously prepared by industry experts, look no further than 1106 Design. You’ll be glad you did!
Thank you, George! We loved working with you too. There's no limit to what people can accomplish together when courtesy and professionalism rule the collaboration. We wish you every success with your book!
I found 1106 Design after I contacted another company with great industry recommendations. This company was not taking new clients and recommended 1106 Design. I noticed that 1106 Design did many fiction books and mine is non-fiction with many citations so that was a concern. I contacted them and set up a preliminary discussion online as I live in Africa. From that day forward, my collaboration with 1106 Design was professional and fun. I needed a lot of handholding because I am not a computer whiz and there were many revisions that I made to the pdf's they sent, but always, they explained clearly what to do and how to do it. I would especially recommend the proofreading -- it made all the difference for me since I had many technical terms. Also, I was concerned with going over my free dollar limit for revisions but they gave clear estimates of overages and stuck to them. Overall, this was a great experience and I am eternally grateful to 1106 Design. I love my book!
Thanks so much for your kind words, Jill. Working on your book was a joyful collaboration. We hope "Suing Terrorists: The Politics of Civil Lawsuits Against Iran and Other State-Sponsors of Terrorism" is widely read. We found it to be a real eye-opener.
I found 1106 Design on Facebook, liked their page and started collecting some of their "How To" and "Consider This" blog posts months before I was ready to publish. Then we worked together for about 3.5 months and I couldn't be happier with the result – the overall design inside and out stands up to all and surpasses many publishing-house-produced books. I found Michele, Ronda, and their crew to be very responsive to my desires and probably more tolerant than they should have been of my occasional lapses into basket-case status. And when an unforeseen literary award submission deadline suddenly loomed, they were able to shift gears and accelerate getting a print version on the market in a hurry, without compromising quality. These folks are pros in all departments, but if I had to pick one of their services that was more valuable than the others, it would be their professional proofreading. On a handful of occasions their suggested revisions sent me to the internet with a "that can't be right" in my head, and every time I came back with "okay, it's right, it's right, it's right. Joint '72 launched three weeks ago and the reception for the quality of the book itself has been excellent. My thanks to everyone at 1106 Design!
Thanks so much for the great review, Michael. We were honored to help with your book and we wish you the best of luck!
I stumbled onto 1106 Design by accident. Michele's bio appeared on my LinkedIn search. It was divine intervention. I wanted to self-publish my first novel and I didn't know what I needed to do. I cannot speak enough about how well I was treated by Michele and her team. 1106 Design are consummate professionals, they held my hand from start to finish. As I said in my acknowledgments page, I gave 1106 Design a manuscript and they gave me a book. If you are thinking of self-publishing, do yourself a favor and hire 1106 Design. You will not be disappointed.
Thanks for your kind words and your business, Jonathan. We enjoyed working with you very much and we hope your book is a huge success!