Author Resources

Every author needs a little help moving their story from a written manuscript to a published book. For the help that Draft2Digital doesn’t provide, these are the professional freelancers and services we would use. We endorse each one and hope that you find exactly the partnership you need to finish your book.


Jessie Sanders

Jessie is a freelance editor and has professionally edited novels since 2010. She is able to work as either copy editor or conceptual editor. Her list of capabilities and ways she prefers to work with authors can be found here. For a list of references, visit here. If you would like to contact Jessie for more information or to discuss terms, please contact her at this email address.

Laurie Laliberte

Laurie is a freelance editor specializing in fiction. She has expertise and experience in both copy and story editing. For more information and specifics, visit here. To see a partial list of books she has edited, visit this page. If you would like to contact Laurie for more information or to discuss terms, please contact her at this email address.


Brett Grimes, Designer

Brett is a professional graphic designer and commercial artist with over a decade of experience in the world of advertising and marketing. He offers cover design for both ebook and print as well as book layout services. You can find his portfolio and contact information at

Ebook Launch

Ebook Launch's business is to create beautiful book cover designs specifically for independent authors. They design covers for any genre at an affordable price point with a fast turnaround time. You can view their prices and portfolio here: is the only site where authors can INSTANTLY customize a professionally designed, one-of-a-kind cover and see exactly what it will look like before buying. Search the LARGEST SELECTION of book covers in the world, in all genres and styles. Once a cover is sold it is never sold again. Most covers cost just $69! Find your cover at


Monkey Paw

Blending the experience of advertising professionals with the perspective of self-published authors, Monkey Paw focuses on platform creation and career growth. Their campaigns work to bring consistent attention and traffic to your work. Their services include ad campaigns, book marketing and design, author branding, web design, and cover design. Find out more at


Alliance of Independent Authors

The Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) is a global, non-profit association for self-publishing writers and good author services (yes, Draft2Digital and Books2Read are Partner Members!). Founded by indie author Orna Ross, ALLi (pronounced “ally”) also organizes the Indie Author Fringe online author conferences, and a wealth of other self-publishing advice and information. You can join ALLi here.



Bibliocrunch connects authors with the curated and trusted book publishing professionals they need to publish a high-quality book. Members of their exclusive community of industry professionals have worked for some of the largest publishing houses in the world, including Simon & Schuster, Penguin Random House, and HarperCollins. Bibliocrunch has been featured in Consumer Reports, Forbes, Money Magazine, Bloomberg, BBC World News, Publishers Weekly, MediaBistro, The Wall Street Journal, Library Journal, and The Columbia Review, among other press outlets. For more about this service and how it works, visit Bibliocrunch on the web.


Want to work with George R.R. Martin's editor? Or Stephen King's designer? Reedsy has sourced the very best editorial, design and PR talent in the publishing industry and made it available for authors. Every professional on our marketplace has worked in, with or for a traditional publishing house and specializes on specific genres. This allows us to offer something you won't get anywhere else: a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Our simple interface allows you to compare quotes and samples to find the best possible partners for your manuscript, and our collaborative tools then help you save time working with them.

Digital Store Partners

Below you’ll find some of the most powerful digital bookstores available in the world of self-publishing. Draft2Digital cultivates a strong relationship with each one and endorses them as avenues to bring your book to market. For more information about any individual partner, please see below.


iBooks is an amazing way to download and read books. With over 2 million books in our catalog, iBooks is available in 51 countries around the world. On iBooks you’ll find everything from the latest bestsellers to up-and-coming indies to your favorite classics. Browse your library on a beautiful bookshelf, tap a book to open it, flip through pages with a swipe or a tap, and bookmark or add notes to your favorite passages. Find fully illustrated books, including children's picture books, art and photography books, cookbooks, gorgeous Multi-Touch books filled with interactive features, and more. iBooks is available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.

Barnes & Noble

NOOK Media LLC is a subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, Inc., the nation’s largest retail bookseller and a leading retailer of content, digital media, and educational products. NOOK Media™ is a leader in the emerging digital reading and digital education markets. NOOK is a digital content services provider offering an expansive collection of digital reading and entertainment content through its NOOK Store® (, its highly acclaimed NOOK devices including the new Samsung Galaxy Tab® 4 NOOK tablet, and its award-winning NOOK GlowLight™ eReader. NOOK also offers customers the ability to be able to enjoy content across a wide-range of popular devices through free NOOK Reading Apps™ and NOOK Video Apps™.


Founded in December 2009, Toronto-based Kobo has quickly become a global leader in eReading, offering a world-class platform for the most passionate Readers. Our mission is to lead the global transformation in reading by inspiring people to read more and more often – anytime, anyplace, anywhere around the world. Kobo delivers the best digital reading experience to millions of users in 190 countries, offering one of the world's largest catalogues with more than 4.7 million titles, world-class eReading devices, and top-ranking apps. Kobo is owned by Tokyo-based eCommerce company Rakuten. Discover more about us on the web.


Inktera manages a central e-book catalog used by dozens of mobile e-reader applications. Find out more about them on the web.


Scribd is the premier subscription reading service with more than a million e-books, audiobooks and comics including New York Times bestsellers, Pulitzer Prize winners and reader favorites across every genre. Since launching in 2013, their readers have clocked more than 17 million hours of reading time across all genres. In addition to making the best membership reading service around, Scribd has also built the world's most popular open platform for publishing and sharing documents of all kinds. To date, people all over the world have shared more than 60 million documents via Scribd. To learn more, visit


A German Consortium, Tolino is a shared ebook platform consisting of five German retailers and tech companies (Thalia, Weltbild, Hugendubel, Club Bertelsmann, and Deutsche Telekom). With retailers spread across 4 countries in central Europe and nearly 1,500 retail stores in Germany and 300 stores in other countries, Tolino gives authors tremendous access to the European market.


24symbols is an ebook subscription service costing only $8.99 per month. Try our free introductory 30 days with no commitment or cost to you! You will discover thousands of books in more than 10 languages. 24symbols is also a social reading platform where you can create a personal digital library to connect with other readers by sharing and comparing your bookshelves. Find the titles you are looking for with just a single click and try out the best reading experience through our iOS and Android apps. Visit and follow us on Twitter @24symbols


Through CreateSpace, artists can sell books, CDs, and DVDs for a fraction of the cost of traditional manufacturing, while maintaining more control over your materials. They make it simple to distribute books, music, and video through Internet retail outlets, a personal website, and other bookstores, retailers, libraries, and academic institutions. CreateSpace is a DBA of On-Demand Publishing LLC, part of the Amazon group of companies.