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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!
The 1106 Design team provided me with a thorough, prompt, and superb result. I am not disappointed.
Thank you, Lynn. We appreciate your business very much and wish you the best of luck with your book!
From: Fred Stuvek, Jr. Author of It Starts With YouI was fortunate to have worked with 1106 Design. Michele, Ronda, and the rest of the team were delightful to work with. They were prompt, professional, and provided me with the support and advice which was needed. Their demeanor was always pleasant and cheerful. They were always willing to help and offer their unique insight and perspective regardless of the task.It is obvious 1106 Design knows what they are doing, inside and out, and are world class at what they do. Their design work and layout is impeccable, always meeting the highest standards.“You don’t know what you don’t know” is a familiar term. It is most apropos here as there are a host of issues and nuances specific to this industry which must be addressed. 1106 provided me with necessary perspective and advice so I could effectively navigate my way. Having been through the process I simply cannot envision publishing a book without them. It was of incalculable value.I am more than pleased with the final product. I would unhesitatingly recommend that anyone authoring and publishing their first book utilize the services of 1106 Design.
Thank you, Fred! We loved working with you, too! We love the message of your book and are confident it will achieve the success you envisioned. Best of luck!
Highest Endorsement for 1106 Design! Ronda and Michele are amazing. I researched my options and they came out on top. The creativity of design, the innovation mixed with decades of publishing expertise and experience resulted in a professional product that rivals the top best sellers. In fact, here’s just a few highlights of what’s happened in just 7 days! Man, You Rock bolted to #1 New Release on Amazon (Family) beating out the now #2 “Walt Disney World 2019 Guide.” I am quite pleased competing with the largest family theme park on the planet! It also hit #1 New Release on Amazon (Parenting Teenagers)! It is also now a Best Seller on Audible in the audio book format. In addition, we already have orders for hundreds of books from schools, churches, to individuals and we’re just getting started. This week I have already met with (5) Barnes & Noble store managers to arrange an Author Book Signing Event at each location. Check out the Man, You Rock! Official Book Trailer and Amazon link. My very best, Dr. Rex S. Vanderwood Author, Man, You Rock! Youtube: https://youtu.be/3Qza3kMF-B8 https://www.amazon.com/Man-You-Rock-Future-Grandparents/dp/1732316910/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=
Way to go, Dr. Rex! Thanks for the great review. The sky's the limit for you!
I highly recommend 1106 Design. When I first talked to Michele, I signed up immediately. Usually, I research different companies extensively whenever I purchase any service or product, and I questioned why I didn’t do that in this case—until I started seeing how they do things. Then I immediately knew that I didn’t need to look at any other companies and I made the right choice. Everything they did for me was great—the formatting of my book, You Gotta Have Heart, the proofing (make sure you do your initial proofing very carefully), the cover design and the uploading of the files. Ronda was just great to work with and everything she said she was going to do, she always did. And she did it exceptionally well. I worked with Brian on the cover design, and he was also great. I can’t say enough good things about 1106 Design. They were terrific!
Thank you, Bruce! We wish you the best of luck with your book! It was a pleasure to work with you.
I was referred to 1106 Design with the promise of professional work, support and hand-holding through the process of self-publishing my book, "Trailer Trash: an '80s Memoir." They not only delivered on these promises but brought me quite a bit of education, peace, and patience to the process. Shout out to Ronda (who had to put up with my anxiety and mini-meltdowns) and Michele for her guidance.
Thanks so much for your kind words, Angela. Your book is awesome and we enjoyed working with you!
My latest novel, Evening Code, is the fourth book I have published in the past four years, and none of it would've been possible without the talented professionals at 1106 Design. I continue to be grateful that Michele, Carol, and Ronda have both the skills and the personalities to provide consistently great counsel on design while paying assiduous attention to process. I would encourage any author to entrust a manuscript to the pros at 1106 Design (seriously!)
Thank you, Stuart! It was our honor and pleasure to help with your book!
I am a first-time author who knew nothing about the process of getting a book ready for printing. Ronda was patient and very helpful. She explained everything in detail and even though there was a steep, steep learning curve for me, she was always kind, professional and efficient. I was the one who made many mistakes in the process; she was the one who cleaned them up. Although I'll be better equipped next time, my experience with 1106 Design was terrific. Thank you!
Thanks for the great review, Larry. We appreciate your business very much. We're always happy to educate authors, especially when they are as professional as you! Good luck with your book!
I've referred clients to 1106 and always been impressed with the beautiful books they create, but this was my first time working with them as a co-author of The Anti-Cookbook, Easy, Thrifty Recipes for Food-Smart Living. Michele and Ronda exceeded our expectations at every turn—the knock-it-out-of-park cover design, the spot-on marketing consultation, and the exactly-how-we-wanted-it interior are the obvious hallmarks of their excellence. But, the small experiences were wonderful too—the conference calls, attention to questions, and patience with last-minute catches. 1106 Design has it all—the know-how, the staff, and the taste-level. What a terrific company. I can't wait to work with 1106 again.
Wow, thank you, Rebecca and Shelley! Working on this book with both of you was a great experience. We wish you great success with this almost-for-everyone book. I may try some of the recipes myself!