Moon Books Publishing
We are here to help new authors get their books published. We believe that the hard part of being a writer is the actual writing, so we are here to lend a hand to help you get your stories and books into readers’ hands as easily and painlessly as possible.
Join the Team
Why not join the team? You can join the ranks of authors, such as Christina Engela, Mat Bradley-Tschirgi, and Dean Coché, and be part of the Moon Books family. In addition to publishing on Kindle and in physical format on Amazon, your book will be featured, along with an author profile, here on Moon Books. All books featured on Moon Books will be available for purchase, directly, on the website and through a link connected to a listing on Amazon.
“Hello, I’m Brandon, and I’m the Editor in Chief here at Moon Books Publishing. Let me tell you a little about us.”
The Origins of Moon Books Publishing
If you are anything like me (and I know I am) then you are full of self-doubt when trying something new. Heck, I never planned to be a book publisher, or even had the slightest intention of doing something like it! I don’t even LIKE to write!
If that’s the case, what happened? How did I start a publishing company and get into publishing? I should probably start at the beginning and explain where it all started – an origin story if you like. You see, I’ve always had a love of books, and a love of collecting things. Around 2000, I put the two loves together. Having dabbled in computer programming, I put together a library on CD, which led to me developing a method of reading books on the Nintendo DS when it was released. I named the website where I distributed books and movies (all public domain content) The Moon Books Project.
Fast forward to 2015 – I was contacted by a lady by the name of Wren. She thought because my website was (and still is) moonbooks.net (named after the program I used on the Nintendo DS to read books) that I was a book publisher. Of course I told her I wasn’t, but always being interested in learning new skills, I became interested in trying it out! Wren and I worked together to publish two of her books – and that, is how Moon Books Publishing first came about.
Not long after that, I fell on some hard times, and I stopped operating Moon Books for a while. Fortunes change, and in 2019 I met Christina Engela. As a self-publishing author, she was looking for more outlets for her books. We began working together – and in the run of things I realized what could be accomplished!
With that in mind, I want to encourage anyone reading this to not be afraid of trying new things and following your dreams! I did – and my dreams are coming true!
How we can help You!
Proofreading & Editing
First off, we can take a look at your book or story and offer proofreading and editing services. At Moon Books we all help each other and lift each other up whenever we have the opportunity to do so. Christina Engela, one of our most prolific writers also handles proofreading and editing. My wife Elizabeth is also an excellent proofreader and editor.
Once the content of your book is finished, edited and ready to go, it needs to be formatted – and that’s where I come into play! I handle all formatting jobs. I generally get things done quickly and when hurdles arise, I can jump over them, or at the very least, run around them. The way I handle formatting is unique – you see, I always want authors to be in control of their books but in formatting I feel like some of that control is taken away. When I handle formatting of a book, I create 8 different versions of the book for the author to choose from, and then we handle more fine tuning of the look of the finished product. At least in this way, the author is still part of the process, and will be most pleased with the final result.
Through Moon Books Publishing, I offer the chance to publish your book in eBook, print and audiobook formats!
When I first started out, I had no idea what went into cover design! I’ve learned a lot since then, and I want to give the author as much control over the creative process when it comes to cover design – in the same way as in formatting – as possible! I usually put together several covers and let the author choose the one they like the most, and then refine it to their tastes.
Here is a series of covers I did for an author that I am very proud of (the cover, and the author)!
The last one on the bottom right is the final cover, using elements from several of them. Both of the authors and I are all extremely pleased with the final product.
Being a big fan of old radio shows from the 1950s like “Dragnet” and “X Minus One” and of the wealth or audio dramas from the BBC, it was a dream of mine to produce audiobooks of the books we have published! Luckily, with enough experimentation and determination I was able to fulfill this dream as well. Being able to hire professional narrators and have audiobooks made is a possibility for any book or short story. It is time consuming, and it takes patience, but it is possible. Most importantly with Amazon and Audible behind us we have released the audiobooks to a worldwide audience.
Kind Words From Our Clients
I had an immediate need for re-formatting my book. He responded quickly, took care of the job and finished it even though it was longer than he expected and on a Saturday! Did what he said. Worked hard to meet my needs. Great cooperation!
If you want someone friendly, competent and caring, Brandon is your guy. He has become an all-around great partner in the business!
Brandon is “simply the best” when it comes to formatting, service and friendliness. I highly recommend him for your formatting needs. The added benefit is what a nice guy he is.
Brandon always does a quality job exactly when I need it. If you need something formatted for Kindle, and done with a great attitude, Brandon is your guy. I use him all the time!
Brandon is service-oriented and consistent. He knows the tradecraft of formatting well and gets the work done same day! I have used him twice and will continue to use him. He truly wants me to succeed. Well done!
Brandon really bailed me out of a deadline jam I had gotten myself into! He committed to a tight timeline and delivered with quality and courtesy! He was helpful right out of the gates and remained by my side (virtually) until I got what I needed. He also went over and above to give me helpful suggestions for my manuscript. I will use Brandon again for my formatting needs (actually next week)!
Brandon is very personable and highly responsive. We hit some scheduling hiccups due to timing and of course COVID-19, but are very happy with the end result.
Brandon was both professional as well as personable. His knowledge of self publishing was extremely helpful to me as a first time self published author. Brandon went above and beyond in his efforts to help me and was patient with my many questions. Not only will I not hesitate to hire Brandon again but I wholeheartedly recommend him to any author.
Brandon did a great job persevering with a project that was little challenging. We got there in the end and he was wonderful to work with.
Brandon is quick to respond and followed our instructions well. We look forward to working with him in the future.
It was a pleasure working with you, Brandon, and I so appreciate your expertise and how quickly you were able to complete this project. You're a lifesaver!
Brandon is very quick and professional. Great job!
Already looking forward to working with Brandon on my next project.
Brandon was quick to respond, knowledgeable, and very nice to work with. I would definitely hire him again!
Super friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. Highly recommend.
The job was done exactly as assigned and he got the work done super fast. HIGHLY recommended!