RootSky Books provides a range of editorial services. We specialize in helping clients
self-publish in a low-stress and easy environment. From writing to editing to design
─ we manage it all. Need help with getting it printed and delivered to your doorstep?
We have that covered as well.
You tell us your story, we write it. And that includes research on the subject matter.
Many people hire ghostwriters ─ from celebrities to everyday people. Hiring a ghostwriter
is the ideal choice for people who do not have the time to invest in writing a book.
It's also for people who don't have the organizational skills, ability or interest
in creating a marketable book on their own. Many of our clients are busy people who
want to spend their time on what they do: Running their businesses, speaking, working
with clients. They don't want to spend time writing. We can write your book based
on an article you've written, some notes you've jotted down, or a manuscript you've
Ghostwriting allows you to get your book written, even as you focus on other important
projects. Hiring a ghostwriter is an intelligent business decision for the business
owner, executive, thought leader, politician, speaker, or professional who has many
demands on time. An experienced ghostwriter doesn’t just write the book, though.
Your RootSky Books ghostwriter will provide advice and insight to you about your
particular book project. You may be an expert in your area of expertise, but we know
putting together a book may be a new or rare experience for you. In that case, we
will become your partner in discussing and planning your book to help you position
it for success. Because of our extensive experience, we can help you consider and
avoid certain issues related to the publication of your project. We can also help
you consider your book project based on marketability. We don’t just type out words
to get you any book. We expertly craft a project to get you a marketable, quality
product that enhances your brand and builds your credibility.
We are a team of former journalists, with deep backgrounds in editing. We edit for
marketability, based on the book’s genre. Our editing includes grammar, punctuation,
style, and content. Whether you simply need a second set of eyes or you need comprehensive
editing, we have the experience to do the job. Publishing a book to be read by the
general public or your business audience is different from publishing a book for
academic purposes, so you need an editor who understands that. It does you little
good to have a book that is grammatically correct, but still boring, difficult to
understand, or inappropriate for its audience. That’s where an experienced editor
can help. It’s not just about making sure you’ve avoided all “its-it’s” errors or
that you’ve spelled tough words correctly. It’s about making sure the book meets
the needs of the target audience, is written in a style and tone that fits that audience,
and speaks the language of your target audience. Your experienced RootSky Books editor
can help get your book into shape.
BOOK COVER DESIGN
We design covers based on research, experience, and information from you. As a result
of this three-pronged approach, our covers reflect the essence of your book. And
yes, they look good on a bookshelf.
Book cover design isn’t just about choosing the right art or picture on the front.
That’s only one part. It’s about choosing the right art, fonts, and every detail,
down to even the spacing. It is also about writing compelling back cover content
that will draw in the reader. It’s also about designing so your book meets industry
standards and prints well. Mess up on even one of those areas, and you could lose
serious money and time. For example, if you have the wrong trim size for your book,
then you could end up with a size that is not standard and that will cost you more
to print and ship. An experienced designer can design your book based on the best
(and most economical) size for your needs.
In addition to the press-ready file, your RootSky Books cover designer can also provide
you a file containing the front cover of your book for promotional purposes, once
the project has been completed. You can get a web file for displaying your book’s
cover on a website and/or a high-resolution image file for use on signs, posters,
etc. Just ask.
INTERIOR PAGES DESIGN
We devote a lot of time and attention to interior page layout and design. While many
people overlook the importance of a well-designed interior, we do not. We design
interiors based on industry standards and reader expectations. Be it a workbook,
e-book or novel, a book interior designed by us will always be of the highest quality.
But we don’t stop there: Subtle elements enhance the effectiveness of your book even
Interior page layout and design is key to the overall look and feel of your book.
It’s not just a matter of typesetting your pages. Choosing the right fonts, spacing,
images, and other elements, takes years of experience. A book designed for an audience
over 40 may need to use a different font or font size than one for younger readers.
A book designed for people who work in the banking industry may have different considerations
than one whose target audience is parents of young children. A cookbook will need
different design treatment than a novel. An experienced designer will take into consideration
the specific needs of your project.
We secure the technical details to make sure your book is bookstore- and library-ready.
(Please note: Since bookstores make their own buying decisions based on a wide range
of factors, we cannot guarantee your book will be carried by them.) The technical
details we secure: ISBN, LCCN/PCN, and barcode.
Many authors who publish their own books neglect to handle these technical details,
because they don’t know or because they think they are unimportant. We won’t let
that happen to you. We realize you may not know everything that needs to go into
produce a bookstore-ready book. So we will make sure to take care of those elements
for you. The ISBN will be registered in your name, so bookstore orders will come
to you, not us. This is an important distinction, as some service providers that
help authors publish books actually register the ISBNs in their names, rather than
their clients’ names, meaning bookstore orders actually go to the publishing service
and not to the author clients. We protect your potential future sales by making sure
the ISBN is yours.
This is our one-stop service solution where we handle the writing, editing, design,
and production process of your book. We take care of important technical details
such as your book’s ISBN, LCCN/PCN, and barcode. And our knowledge of quality, economical
printers saves you a lot of money ─ without sacrificing quality. Once the project
is complete, you simply get your finished books delivered to the location of your
We save clients hundreds — and often, thousands — of dollars when we handle their
printing through our project management. That is because we use the power of competition
for our clients’ benefit. We send project bids out to our proprietary national network
of printers. Our experience lets us know what to look for in printing, so we can
compare quotes and get the best rate. We can also negotiate rates when necessary,
as well as use the relationships we’ve developed with printers to help our clients
have good printing experiences.
Our project management gives you the peace of mind to know that every single detail
of your book production process is being handled by knowledgeable experts. If you
want to file for your own technical details, find your own printer, send the files
to the printer, and answer printer questions about the files, then you certainly
are welcome to do so. This service is only for clients who prefer to save time by
allowing a project manager to handle those details.
We can even publish your book project in ebook format, so readers can purchase and
download copies to Amazon’s Kindle, Barnes & Noble’s Nook, iPhone, Blackberry, a
tablet, or computer. We format the interior and create high-quality cover art. We
also create your e-publisher accounts on Amazon and Barnes & Noble and upload the
files to both and see the process through to successful publication.
If you are an author, you need an online home. This may be different from your company’s
website, because you need a place to share information about your book, engage readers,
and promote your work. We can create a custom-designed author website for you that
is built for style and performance.
We design collateral pieces to help you market your work. These pieces include one-sheets,
brochures, and posters. Next to having a good, quality book product, marketing is
the most important consideration. We can help you develop eye-catching marketing
collateral pieces to help you promote and sell your books.