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Independent Authors.
Books that Matter.

 

 







 

 

 

 

 

Authors need a holistic approach
to publishing—real solutions
that set them apart. 

Wise Ink is a creative publishing agency for game-changers. We love publishing books. We've helped more than four hundred authors bring their ideas from manuscript to print and we learned a few things.

We learned that authors need more. Authors need a strong platform, strategic marketing, top-notch editing, award-winning book design, and a creative team dedicated to helping you succeed beyond the book.

Wise Ink was created to help you—the author with a big picture and the passion to prove it—change the world. Here's how we're doing our part.

   
Coaching & Consulting With Wise Ink, we'll identify your audience, develop a strategy to reach them, and design a tailor-made roadmap of your publishing journey from beginning to end.

Coaching & Consulting

With Wise Ink, we'll identify your audience, develop a strategy to reach them, and design a tailor-made roadmap of your publishing journey from beginning to end.

Writing & Editing Our team will work with you on the right content plan for you, including offering ghostwriting, editing, and proofreading services.

Writing & Editing

Our team will work with you on the right content plan for you, including offering ghostwriting, editing, and proofreading services.

Design & E-Book Conversion Wise Ink books are specially crafted to stand apart. Our designers are award-winning & our ebooks are converted with your selling strategies in mind. 

Design & E-Book Conversion

Wise Ink books are specially crafted to stand apart. Our designers are award-winning & our ebooks are converted with your selling strategies in mind. 

Printing & Distribution We offer several printing options including digital, offset, and print-on-demand. We'll also help you determine the right-fit distribution plan for your book. 

Printing & Distribution

We offer several printing options including digital, offset, and print-on-demand. We'll also help you determine the right-fit distribution plan for your book. 


THE PUBLISHWISE PROCESS

Need a plan for publishing your book? Need fastidious editing, beautiful design, affordable printing, and stress-less distribution option? We'll empower you with long-term strategy for accomplishing your big picture goals.

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PLAN:

You have a great book idea, but you're not sure who your market is or how to reach them. Beyond that, you don't know the first step to publishing the right way. With only a few hours of consulting with Wise Ink, you can discover the perfect audience, strategy to reach them, and roadmap to every step along the publishing journey. We will collaborate with you and give you the tools and know-how to make the right decisions for your book.
 

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BUILD:

Every author's book is different. We customize your book with expert editing and design services. We also offer illustration, proofreading, e-book conversion, and printing services. We're full-service, affordable, and work with you one-on-one.

Launch

LAUNCH:

You need a team that understands your big picture. We help you build and grow a platform. Need speaking coaching, help with events, or social media assistance? We've got services that help you think bigger and beyond your book. We help you launch with a full strategy for how to make your vision a reality.

SELL:

Whether you're interested in going the e-book-only route, becoming your own Amazon vendor, or having traditional trade retail distribution for your book, Wise Ink offers authors multiple avenues to get your book into readers' hands. We'll make sure that you choose the avenues that work best with your audience and your goals. 

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Wise Ink Authors Have Appeared In . . .


New and Upcoming releases


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Our Team

We've assembled a staff of former editors, booksellers, literary agents, and authors to create an experienced and diverse team.   

 

Dara Beevas has been in the publishing industry more than a decade. She is the author of The Indie Author Revolution and has a master's degree in publishing from George Washington University. She was selected as an emerging writer by the Givens Foundation for African-American literature, and in 2016, she was named a Bush Foundation Fellow. She lives with her husband and daughter.

DARA BEEVAS

COFOUNDER & CHIEF STRATEGIC OFFICER

 
Amy Quale is a start-up owner, thought leader, and speaker. She began her career in book publishing in editing and production, and has worked with large and small presses to bring quality and focus to the books they publish. Amy has a master’s degree in English. She lives in the Twin Cities with her husband, toddler son, and dog.

Amy Quale is a start-up owner, thought leader, and speaker. She began her career in book publishing in editing and production, and has worked with large and small presses to bring quality and focus to the books they publish. Amy has a master’s degree in English. She lives in the Twin Cities with her husband, toddler son, and dog.

AMY QUALE

COFOUNDER & CHIEF PUBLISHING OFFICER

Patrick Maloney graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in English and physics. He heads the ordering committee for Boneshaker Books, a progressive nonprofit bookstore. Patrick founded the U of M's competitive spoken-word organization and led the group to compete across the United States. His work has been featured on Button Poetry and in the Minnesota Daily.

Patrick Maloney graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in English and physics. He heads the ordering committee for Boneshaker Books, a progressive nonprofit bookstore. Patrick founded the U of M's competitive spoken-word organization and led the group to compete across the United States. His work has been featured on Button Poetry and in the Minnesota Daily.

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PRODUCTION MANAGER

Roseanne Cheng's role at Wise Ink is to help authors get their work out into the world. A former high school English teacher and author of two award-winning young adult books, she loves reading, yoga, and acting out the Elephant and Piggie books with her two young children. 

Roseanne Cheng's role at Wise Ink is to help authors get their work out into the world. A former high school English teacher and author of two award-winning young adult books, she loves reading, yoga, and acting out the Elephant and Piggie books with her two young children. 

Laura Zats graduated from Grinnell College with degrees in English and anthropology. She began working in the publishing industry in 2011 and joined Wise Ink in 2013. She is also one-half of the weekly publishing podcast, Print Run. In her free time, Laura serves as the President of the Minnesota Book Publishers' Roundtable, teaches classes on writing and publishing, and drinks a lot of tea. Connect with her on Twitter @LZats.

LAURA ZATS

EDITORIAL MANAGER

Danielle Bylund has previously worked in marketing and graphic design and has been an editor for multiple nationally known literary journals (and some lesser known). She served seven years in the United States Coast Guard where she cultivated her love of travel and community engagement. She holds a BA in English from Columbia University and is completing her MFA in creative writing at Hamline University. She is passionate about creating a collaborative community of writers who feel supported by their partnerships.

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AUTHOR ENGAGEMENT DIRECTOR

Talking about himself in the third person is not one of Graham Warnken’s strong suits. His work has been published in Adorans undergraduate journal and on Ribbonfarm. He graduated with a degree in English literature and creative writing shortly before joining the Wise Ink staff. When not proofing manuscripts, he’s more than likely thinking about books, movies, or Oscar Isaac.

ROSEANNE CHENG

MARKETING DIRECTOR

 
 

Graham
Warnken

Production Assistant

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Interested in working with us to make your publishing venture a success? Click the button above or send us an e-mail at our address below, and we'll reach out to schedule a book brainstorming meeting.

Our Office

837 Glenwood Avenue
Minneapolis, MN, 55405
612.605.1775
editor@wiseinkpub.com