The Belly Button that Escaped: story by Charles Zigman, illustrations by Janice Phelps Williams, published by Allenwood Press. Available now from your neighborhood bookstore and from Amazon. Click on the covers below to enlarge.
Thank you for stopping by Janice Phelps, LLC to learn about the solutions I offer writers and publishers. I have brought over 250 books "to life" in the last 15 years, and I love the creative, ever-evolving business of publishing. It takes concentrated effort, but is a rewarding endeavor, to take a manuscript and transform it into something worthwhile to be shared with readers, inviting them into the world within the book's pages, whether that book is printed on paper or held within an ebook device.
I've always thought of an editor as a person standing in for the reader and communicating with the writer, a go-between of sorts. The book designer is like that as well. I am first and foremost a reader and therefore take the responsibility of bringing a writer's written words to book form seriously.
I'd love to connect about your project soon. I offer the following services: editing (all types), cover design (including illustrated covers), page design (for printed and ebooks), and illustration (for picture books, chapter books, and nonfiction adult books such as consumer medical). I also offer advice on printing, as I have worked with dozens of printers since 1998 and am familiar with their requirements. I provide consultation and query packet preparation to writers seeking a publishing contract. I am familiar with all aspects of production and publishing and many aspects of sales. I can even help set up your website, Amazon Author page, ISBN numbers, barcodes, and Library of Congress information, as well as write your press release, and prepare bookmarks, flyers, and postcards. The COVER & PAGE DESIGN webpage on this site lists my services and the software in which I am proficient.
I've been fortunate to work with many wonderful writers and publishers over the years. Their comments about my work may be found on the Endorsements page.
Feel free to send me an email (email@example.com) so that we can start the process of bringing your book to readers everywhere! I offer a free initial consultation about your project, so let's set up a time to talk. (Please note, I tend to be booked in advance, so even if your book is not yet ready for production, let's make contact now and plan for your success.)
All the best,
Janice Phelps Williams
Member: The Author's Guild, The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, and The Independent Book Publishers Association