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Adam not only did an incredible job formatting both the print and e-version of my book, but he also was full of insight and helpful advice along the way. For this first-time, self-published author, that was incredibly valuable! I had a quick turnaround, which he worked with me on, and delivered by my end date. I'm so happy I found Good Book Developers!
I challenged Adam with, I think, a very ambitious project: a large format (400 pages, 11.5 by 9.75 inches) book with over 450 photographs, illustrations and graphs, combined with a scholarly (much of it technical) text about a wine region. Called "Lodi! The Definitive Guide and History of America's Largest Winegrowing Region." I wanted it to have the aesthetic impact of a coffee table book with ease of reading, yet packed with information that future students of wine would always consider to be the all-time authoritative go-to on the subject. Adam met and fulfilled these objectives with flying colors. Every page, which had an image, demanded an artistic layout, requiring deft and patient work, and constant communication. It didn't matter if a page needed to be revised four or five times, Adam was on it. My vision was precise, but this was my first book, so I needed all the help I could get. Seriously, I'm not sure if another book designer would been as receptive, or flexible. I suspect most would have resisted my demands, and neither party would have been satisfied with the results. I think Adam and I ended up being more than satisfied. So if you are looking for someone who is not just good at what he does, but also has the mental fortitude and perseverance to execute a "big" project, even if it's something of a "dream," you should consider Adam Robinson's Good Book Developers.
This is my fourth book. Two were done through traditional publishers and one was self published. For the fourth one, since I had been down the self-publishing road and knew the pitfalls and hassles, I needed someone who knew the ropes. Adam was great. He really knows his stuff. Adam is also a pleasure to work with. I got the book I wanted, when I needed it, at the price we agreed to. Adam not only did the design and layout, he set up the account with Amazon and Ingram, built a website, provided marketing advice and counsel--the whole nine yards. He was always generous with his time. If you want to go from manuscript to commercially viable book on Amazon and in Barnes and Noble, look no further. I am actually sad this part of the work is over and wish I had another book waiting in the wings--someday.
Originally I had connected with Adam pre-pandemic to consult on my personal project in creating children's books. He was very patient, informative, gave options, and clear in his explanations. As a first timer in writing a book and publishing, It was very overwhelming. He simplified it for me so I could understand the steps of how to bring alive my vision. I appreciated how Adam was in constant communication with me, heard what I wanted, and gave excellent insight and knowledge. He really heard me and understood what I was trying to capture. Like I told him, he will be hearing from me again soon.
I have worked on six books with book designer extraordinaire Adam Robinson of Good Book Developers. Adam is a top-notch book designer whose ideas were instrumental in making the subjects of these book come alive. He took my ordinary text and the images and put them together in a design which made the books “sing.” The arrangement of text and images, and the style and design of the books, were the result of Adam’s design expertise and vision resulting from the several-hundred books he has worked on during the past 15 years. He is always a joy to work with. I recommend Adam without qualification.
Adam is the best. I’ve been wanting to create a book for a while. I had it written and didn’t know what to do. I contracted Adam, and he had all the answers, made everything seamless, and a couple of months later, my book is on Amazon being purchased.
He took care of everything and I couldn’t be happier. I’m already making plans w him for book 2.
It was totally worth it. I could not be happier with Adam and GBD.
Belated thanks and appreciation (all Covid-related) to Adam and Good Book Developers. Without his services and his recommendations, I wouldn't have won multiple awards on my book, Graffiti Messages from God: Life Lessons on the Camino de Santiago. Thank you for everything, Adam - you were easy to work with and always spot-on with your suggestions.
My colleague, David Caruso, and I have talked about writing a book for years and after we finally finished it, we had no idea what to do next! What format did we need, who would design the cover, where should we publish, and how do we publish? Admittingly, we were overwhelmed - that is, until we met Adam! Adam answered our avalanche of questions, patiently guided us through the process, offered suggestions on how to make the book stand out, and delivered our book for printing at an extremely reasonable price. David and I can't thank Adam enough for making our dream a reality and since our first book, we worked with him on another book and have another on the way. We can't recommend Adam and his services enough!
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.