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Inkwater Press has been a great relief in my search for a professional and friendly publisher for my books. I had finally finished this great story that I wanted people to see as soon as possible, but I didn’t want to wait around for traditional publishers to find me, or for author agents to accept me. I looked up book publishers, and I saw that the most easily found companies wanted so much money. Then, in the spirit of supporting local businesses, I searched for Portland publishers, and found Inkwater Press to be fairly priced and ready to work with me. I met Sean, who was a real person sitting across from me—not just a vague letterhead. And I was in quick-response email contact with the Inkwater team throughout the process of having my book published. Emily did an amazing job of creating the book covers for my trilogy. She encouraged my ideas, working with the things I thought were important to the look of my story. Having plenty of chances to make changes to my manuscript and cover, and knowing that what I had to say would be heard, I am happy that the people of Inkwater Press have made a joy out of what I thought would be a difficult hurdle of publishing without an agent. I’m happy to say that I am now a well-represented published author, and those who have seen my book think so as well.

Jenessa Grimm Gayheart Oregon March 9, 2017

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"I found Inkwater's staff very helpful and personable. They knew me by name. I didn't need a list of numbers like a customer ID number and a book ID number to make things happen. This made my publishing experience with Inkwater an absolute joy."

Mike Little
(Twelve Quiet Men)
http://www.inkwaterbooks.com/shop/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=640 March 9, 2017

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I just wanted to take a moment to express my gratitude. I received my first copies of the book and the final product looks absolutely amazing. I am very excited about the road ahead and just wanted to let you know how much I have appreciated all of your assistance through this process. Most simply put: Thank you very much!

Chad Coenson
(Me & Bobby McGee)
http://www.inkwaterbooks.com/shop/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=603 March 9, 2017

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"I AM LOVING IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you again to you & the entire team. I can't tell you how good I feel every time I see the site. It just makes my day. Beautifully designed, well executed."

Kevin Renner
(In Search of Fatherhood)
http://www.inkwaterbooks.com/shop/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=670 March 9, 2017

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I have to tell you I am FLOORED by the cover of the book. I am astounded. It is so powerful. I have it opened on my widescreen iMac and I'm just looking at it from every corner in my living room. I'm stunned. Thank you!

Michael Scott Curnes
(For the Love of Mother)
http://www.inkwaterbooks.com/shop/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=660 March 9, 2017

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"When I signed on with Inkwater I had them handle all aspects of my book's design. I provided front and back cover backdrop photographs, along with some proposals on how the exterior might be handled. Inkwater used my suggestions and created a book that is truly professional in appearance. I'm proud as a peacock of the final result. I absolutely love it and its far superior to anything I could have done! The money I spent for Inkwater's interior and exterior graphic services was worth every penny."

Mike Little
(Twelve Quiet Men)
http://www.inkwaterbooks.com/shop/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=640 March 9, 2017

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Inkwater Press has been a great relief in my search for a professional and friendly publisher for my books. I had finally finished this great story that I wanted people to see as soon as possible, but I didn’t want to wait around for traditional publishers to find me, or for author agents to accept me. I looked up book publishers, and I saw that the most easily found companies wanted so much money. Then, in the spirit of supporting local businesses, I searched for Portland publishers, and found Inkwater Press to be fairly priced and ready to work with me. I met Sean, who was a real person sitting across from me—not just a vague letterhead. And I was in quick-response email contact with the Inkwater team throughout the process of having my book published. Emily did an amazing job of creating the book covers for my trilogy. She encouraged my ideas, working with the things I thought were important to the look of my story. Having plenty of chances to make changes to my manuscript and cover, and knowing that what I had to say would be heard, I am happy that the people of Inkwater Press have made a joy out of what I thought would be a difficult hurdle of publishing without an agent. I’m happy to say that I am now a well-represented published author, and those who have seen my book think so as well.

Jenessa Grimm Gayheart Oregon March 9, 2017

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I couldn't have been more satisfied with Inkwater.  They are genuine and responsive to all interactions in a very timely way. I often felt that my work was the only book they were working on! Inkwater staff are a great team and they made me feel a part of it.

Corbett Monica, Oregon Dual Diagnosis Anonymous March 22, 2017

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I've said it a dozen times by now, but everyone at Inkwater has gone beyond my expectations at every opportunity in this process.

Michael Scott Curnes
(For the Love of Mother)
http://www.inkwaterbooks.com/shop/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=660 March 9, 2017

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When it was time to decide on a publisher for my third book, I looked for a discriminating company, a small press that would give me that personal touch. Inkwater was a perfect match. I received what I expected and more: design help, an editor with a practiced hand who could answered my "What do you think about this?" questions honestly, all within a kind and professional environment. I am pleased with the finished product cover to cover.

Donna Orchard (Alabama) Behind the Schoolhouse Door: Book III of the Roughneck Series March 22, 2017