Voula has been working with MindStir Media on her upcoming children’s book. We assigned Jason as her illustrator and she and Jason have been very happy working together. In fact, just recently Voula gave a very positive statement regarding Jason: “Jason is doing an EXCELLENT job … Jason is very talented. He understood what I wanted, and was very kind and professional …”
Voula’s book should hit shelves later this year.
Jordan approached us in 2015 with several children’s book ideas but he needed a ghostwriter to take the ideas to the next level. He hired one of our ghostwriters and was thrilled with the outcome:
“The writing is absolutely wondeful… this work brings tears to my eyes it is so wonderfully taking our idea and bringing it to life… this is really outstanding! I LOVE it… THANK YOU for exceeding my expectations…”
“The book proof arrived today and it really looks great! Maria came to my house and we give this a “good to go to print” thumbs up!
Please give the team a big thank you from me and Maria. We would not consider going anywhere else to have our work published. Everyone at MindStir Media involved with the publication of our book treated us like we were the only clients. The attention to detail, patience, kind replies to our endless emails and quick responses were very much appreciated.
Maria and I look forward to working with you and the team on “The Long Ride,” the next book in our series.”
–Therese Grant, author of The Adventures of Amy and Sue: The Bumpy Dirt Road
We’ve been working on Katelyn Medlin’s book and she recently sent us a very nice note/review regarding the full cover design that she received: “Wow! I am blown away… This looks amazing! I am just so happy that it’s all finally coming together. Thank you so so much for all your work. It’s greatly appreciated.”
Elizabeth Eckel is working with her daughter, Diana Mooremeans, to publish The Ornament’s Story. A short time ago they received the final electronic proof for the layout design of the children’s book. Diana chimed in and said, “It’s just wonderful! Let’s go forward with it to be published! Thank you for all of your help. Have a great day.”
The book will available by the end of Oct. Buy it for your holiday season!
This author published another book with MindStir Media in December 2014 as well. It’s entitled The Christmas Tree.
MindStir Media author Louisa Koch received her full book cover design recently and had this to say: “That looks amazing!! I can’t wait to see how it looks when it’s printed! Thanks again for all of your help.”
Her book, From the Ashes, is forthcoming. You can view her book cover in the MindStir Media bookstore.
Marius Broekhuizen, the author of Promise, has been a joy to work with. He recently received his printed proof in the mail and sent MindStir Media a nice note: “The book arrived yesterday and it looks just great!!”
The book is now available at Amazon.com and other retailers worldwide.
“J.J. Hebert, President at MindStir Media and talented staff at MindStir Media: Vision, Leadership and Professional… I am very pleased and happy with your services…
My manuscript, Alvin Stops the Bully: An idea came to me, I wrote it down, and then I re-wrote it. I balled it up and threw it away, until I decided to go ahead … and send it in. I was so hesitant while I was writing to say that “I am writing a book”… Thank you all for believing in my work.” –Harold McAdams, author of Alvin Stops the Bully
“Yeah, I love all the illustrations and format. The illustrations really make the story. I’ve showed it to kids and they’ve liked it so far…” –Peter Strzyz, author of The Littlest Polar Bear
“Stephanie (the editor) did an awesome job with the line edits. I agree with her changes. I had to also answer some of her questions to make a couple of changes as well… Thanks so much.” –Gregory Brown, #1 Amazon bestselling author of New Mind, New Body: The Inner Makeover for a New You
“Everything is perfect and Beautiful!!! Tell Kathy (the illustrator) she did a wonderful job! We are very happy with everything! Thank you all so much!” –Dana Pfeufer, author of Finding Xanadu
“The entire process of self-publishing was my first rodeo. Mindstir Media was nothing less than exceptional. Their team of professional, skilled and friendly staff was evident from beginning to end. We collaborated so well during the illustration process and the timely, ongoing communication helped move by book way ahead of its anticipated completion date. Overall, I am extremely pleased with my first book.” – Tanja Huston, author of Juju’s Big Surprise!
Referring to the full cover design: “Please forgive me for sounding corny, but I’m actually in TEARS right now. The wrap-around is absolutely amazing!!! I love it!”
And then, later on in the self-publishing process: “I received the printed copy of Golden Choices on Tuesday evening. It looks wonderful.”
Dionne Bell, author of Golden Choices
Diana Mooremeans approached us in 2014 to have us help her publish her mother’s Christmas book. Her mom is author Elizabeth Furman Eckel.
“Thanks Miranda for all of your efforts. My mom loves the hardcover proof! What a beautiful job MindStir Media did!”
Diana Mooremeans, on behalf of Elizabeth Furman Eckel, author of The Christmas Tree
“Really wonderful. I love it and thanks to you and Kathy and Samantha.”
M. Robert Neuman commending his MindStir project manager, designer and illustrator on his latest MindStir published book, Merry Christmas from the Big Guy, the Rabbit and the Fairy
“The printed proof of the book arrived last Friday! I am very excited. I think it looks good.”
Volker Fremuth, author of THE WORKSHOP
“We received our book and we are very “HAPPY.” We approve of the hard copy and very excited for it to go into print.”
Jerri Busick, co-author of Puddles My Pet Duck
“It is with great pride and pleasure that I send this testimonial and acknowledgment to the staff of MINDSTIR MEDIA, with a special “Thank You” to President, J.J. Hebert for his professional availability and consultation! As the designer of the children’s book,ROCKIN’-ROLLIN’ ALPHABET, it was crucial to have vibrant color and print ~ the quality was superb ~The “teddy bears” thank you!! The Author Representatives and Graphics Designers were extremely caring and helpful with all my needs for detailed artwork, revisions to text, and Media/marketing advice and connections. I highly recommend MINDSTIR MEDIA to any budding author in need of a professional publisher! My visual artistic dream is ready for the world to see!”
Lynn Rosenblatt, author of Rockin’-Rollin’ Alphabet
Pamela Appleman contacted us in late 2013. She had written her manuscript for Copper Becomes a Farm Dog, but she needed professional illustrations and help with self-publishing. We built an expert team around her, including a project manager, children’s book illustrator, book designer and mentor. Her book was successfully published and we are continuing to help her with marketing. Below is her review.
“Working with J.J. Hebert and the MindStir Media staff has been an absolute pleasure. This was my first encounter with publishing and I am so glad that I chose them to work with. They made the entire process so easy for me and did exactly what I wanted. Every aspect of the process was fine tuned to my liking and the price was affordable for even my tight budget. I highly recommend their service!” –Pamela J. Appleman, author of Copper Becomes a Farm Dog
Received a fantastic positive review from Re-Cognition.info. Here’s an excerpt:
I’m a published author myself and I’ve been through the ups and downs of having to find a publishing house willing to take on my first novel. Ever since then, I’ve learned that I can harness the power of the online medium in order to find self-publishing platforms which allow for a much more flexible approach to publishing your work when you know it deserves to be published. And among the best self-publishing platforms out there, there’s MindStir Media which offers great services at affordable prices which can meet just about anyone willing to publish something in the middle… Read the rest of this MindStir Media review…