Hi, I’m your publishing concierge.
You have powerful skills.
Maybe you’re a writer or a publisher. Maybe you’re a creative executive. Those are powerful skills. But are you versed in the complicated process of putting a book together and bringing it into the world?
We develop good books.
Editing. Designing. Consulting. Cheerleading. Wherever you are in your project, we’ll help you create a realistic publishing plan and a book you’re excited to share.
We produce old-fashioned books, the kind you can hand to your grandkid, put on your coffee table, and even read while the plane is landing.
We design ebooks, the kind you can distribute widely and affordably, use to promote your business, and read on lots of devices.
Websites? We do that.
We work with the latest tools and knowledge from the publishing industry. For books, we use Adobe CC to design the inside pages and outer jacket. Ebooks are always changing, but we work hard to make highly functional files for the latest devices.
Building a website that looks good and works well takes plenty of art, plenty of technical knowhow. Using WordPress, we make author websites with everything you need, including all the back end nitty gritty.
And we do your behind the scenes work as well, from metadata, to print management, to setting up your publishing model.
When you bring your project to Good Book Developers, you’ll be working with founder Adam Robinson from start to finish. Sometimes we bring in a freelancer to help, though Adam’s always available to answer your questions and help develop your plan.
If you’ve got a great book idea but need help finishing the manuscript, or you need any creative inspiration, check out our sister site, Studio Friend.
And if you need something we don’t do, like a book trailer or PR campaign, we can point you in the right direction. We’re your publishing concierge; your book is in capable hands.
Read a Note from Adam
I have been putting out books with my small press, Publishing Genius, since 2006. Publishing Genius has released over 50 titles and won numerous awards.
I have taught publishing and writing in the MFA program at the University of Baltimore and screenwriting at Towson University. I was the Visiting Writer at Savannah College of Art and Design and I recently did a stint with the grad students at the Vermont College of Fine Arts.
I started Good Book Developers in 2011. In addition to helping individual authors, I provide design and editorial services and manage operations for several other publishers, colleges, and organizations large and small.
Why do I do this? Because I believe that sharing our stories with each other—no matter the format or genre—has the ability to create sympathy and understanding, and that is a practical and effective way to change the world for the better.
We Did It!
After my colleague and I finished our book, we had no idea what to do next. What format did we need, who would design the cover, and how do we publish? Admittingly, we were overwhelmed! Adam answered our avalanche of questions, patiently guided us through the process, and offered suggestions on how to make the book stand out at an extremely reasonable price. Since our first book, we worked with him on another and have another on the way. We can’t recommend Adam and his services enough!
– Lisa Rees, EI Skills
Working on a first book can be a very daunting task, but collaborating with Adam couldn’t have made it go more smoothly. Even with our 3 hour time difference of being located on opposite coasts, he was prompt with his response to any question, idea, and anxiety. His experience and expertise are worth their weight in gold. I highly recommend Good Book Developers, and look forward to working with them again.
– JL Robbins, Tyrfell
Difficult Projects Made Easy
I have worked with Adam on 4 projects. Adam has traveled with me from being a publishing novice to becoming a publishing literate! His creativity has really enhanced my books, and he is so generous in sharing credit. What I enjoy most is the collaboration – a back and forth process where we build on each other’s ideas. What a pleasure! Adam has ironed out some tough glitches and is always so responsive. Thanks, Adam, for all the hand-holding! The professionalism, patience, and compassion is 5 Star!!!
– Linda Belton, A Nobler Side of Leadership
Adam does interior and exterior design for Pamplemousse, which is a teaching journal at Northern Vermont University and Green Mountains Review. In my view this is one of the best designed journals out there. He also has redesigned the GMR website. Our traffic is up a ton. Adam’s sense for the innovative but unobtrusive is totally unparalleled. For smart, funny, eyecatching work, there just isn’t a better designer in the business.
– Jensen Beach, Northern Vermont University
Responsive and Knowledgeable
Working with Adam makes running Tyrant Books a lot easier. Responsive and knowledgeable, he’s also really trustworthy. He knows what needs to be done to make our books a success—from design, to working with printers and distributors, to managing everything else that comes up in the complex publishing process.
– Giancarlo DiTrapano, Tyrant Books