Resources (Contact form for ARJ at bottom of page)

Self-Publishing Resources



Northern California Book Publishers Association 

Northern California Publishers & Authors (NCPA) is an alliance of independent publishers, authors, and publishing professionals in Northern California. 


Independent Book Publishers Association 

The Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) is a not-for-profit membership organization serving and leading the independent publishing community through advocacy, education, and tools for success. Note: NCPA members can join IBPA for $99


Alliance of Independent Authors

ALLi, the Alliance of Independent Authors, is a non-profit professional association for authors who self-publish. 




Webinar recording from Joel Friedlander on Cover Designs That Work (note that there is a pitch for their pre-made covers at the end)


See lots of examples of indie covers, plus feedback from the judges, each month at The Book Designer for their e-Book Cover Design Awards


Blog with lots of examples of covers that don’t work, and why, at Lousy Book Covers  (includes a link to , where you can get feedback from designers on your own book covers)

*Cover designers Angelica likes include:

Sleepy Fox Studio (cover designer for my Faerie Crossed series)

C.P Book Cover Designs

Regina Wamba

Designed by Starla



Book Design Templates for Microsoft Word (this is what I used for the Faerie Crossed series)



LA Dennison Consulting

Chris Biddle Designs

FREELANCE EDITORS: (These are freelance editors Angelica has used and recommends)

Elizabeth Buege

Silven Read Consulting
Rich Storrs
LA Dennison Consulting


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