"After traditionally publishing a dozen or so books between 1967 and 2005, there was a lull in my output…. the arrival of Paul Cohen and his Epigraph Publishing helped me through the maze of digital book publication and rebooting my writing career. Epigraph is great!"
"Working with Epigraph is like working with a trusted friend. You know they've got your back."
"I want to thank you for the great job you've done publishing and promoting my book
'Joy's Recipes For Living Younger Longer'. Your staff is excellent. All of you are to be commended.
I receive constant positive comments and rave reviews on the book and highly recommend you to anyone seeking a super publisher."
"I did a lot of very thorough research when I was looking for a publishing service for my book. I already had a cover designer and editor, so I was looking for a service that would allow me to select just what I needed, was reasonably priced, and produced high-quality books. Epigraph seemed to check all the boxes, and (big bonus for me, as I had many, many questions) provided the option of reaching out to them via e-mail or phone. I chose the phone option, and had a wonderful, lengthy conversation with Paul Cohen. He answered all my questions patiently and thoroughly, and even sent me several books designed by Epigraph and printed by Ingram so that I could see their quality for myself. I also liked that Epigraph is a DBA of Monkfish Publishing; this assured me that they really understand the publishing industry and know what they're doing.
I couldn't be happier with my decision to go with Epigraph. Colin Rolfe was my interior designer and e-book formatter, and he is amazing. Talented, incredibly patient, even-keeled, and he worked hard to make everything exactly as I wanted it (and I'm very picky). Both my paperback and my e-book look perfect, as good as any traditionally-published book. And Epigraph doesn't disappear after the book's out. Colin has continued to be a source of advice and information, and I'm very grateful for his continued accessibility. I'm so pleased that my research led me to Epigraph, and have recommended them to several of my writer friends who are considering self-publishing. I truly think that for anyone looking for a reasonably-priced, customer-centric publishing service, Epigraph is the best choice out there. "
"I worked with Paul Cohen on editing my book and Colin Rolfe on publishing it. My experience with Epigraph was productive, easy, professional and pleasant. The process from editing to a copy in my hand was fairly quick and relatively smooth. Paul’s editing streamlined the manuscript without losing my voice, which I not only appreciated but his keen eye made the book stronger. Colin brought the book to life on the page, with great skill, and was considerate and sensitive to my preferences from beginning to end. I am very happy with the final result - the book looks and feels substantial - and Epigraph continues to be supportive through the distribution process."
"I highly recommend Epigraph. They transformed my 'book' from a simple word document into an actual, professional grade book. They worked closely with me on the layout and were very skilled in turning my ideas into reality. I couldn't have published my book without them!"
"I have had five books published with traditional publishers, so I was a bit wary of self-publishing. But I was also very tired of waiting months and months for a response, then spending more time on edits, and finally getting only a small percentage of the sales from the book. I researched self-publishing houses extensively and determined that Epigraph -- though certainly not the cheapest option -- was the best choice for the comprehensive services they provide. I was a little skeptical, even mistrustful, at first, but was soon reassured that everything Epigraph tells you is what is going to happen. There are no surprises. They lay everything out for you and do not stray from the course. I worked with Colin Rolfe who was knowledgeable, efficient and eager to help. The company also offered free promotional advice. One thing I particularly liked was that you could pick and choose which services you commissioned from Epigraph with no pressure to do otherwise. But best of all -- the book. It's beautiful and exactly what I had in mind. I have recommended Epigraph to several other writers and if they are wise, they will follow my example."
"The team at Epigraph is a pleasure to work with. Their courtesy and professionalism, attention to detail, industry knowledge, and outstanding communication all contribute to an exceptional experience. I was especially impressed with the speed and efficiency of their responses whenever I had a question or needed assistance. With Epigraph, the publishing process is customized to meet the author's needs and wishes, which is very much appreciated, and I was delighted with the quality of the finished product. I would not hesitate to recommend Epigraph, and I look forward to working with them on future publishing projects."
"Epigraph Publishing was extremely helpful. The initial free consultation showed me that they had expertise as well as patience and kindness! The copy-editor they recommended was excellent. Colin was so courteous and replied promptly as I made multiple changes and corrections. The use of my art and Colin's design was great teamwork with a very pleasing outcome. Through the whole process, they wanted me to be happy with each step. It has been a most satisfying partnership and I couldn't have done it without them!"
"Handing over the manuscript of my first full-length poetry collection to Epigraph Publishing was like handing over a baby to a new sitter who comes highly recommended and well vetted—still, it's your baby! In the end, you just have to trust. I did, and Epigraph—Paul Cohen and Colin Rolfe—did not disappoint. They promised to have my back each step of the way, and they were true to their word. Read the other testimonials, and you'll find 'true to their word' a common refrain.
I found both Paul and Colin friendly, accessible, and always sensitive to my concerns. Paul delivered expert professional guidance (much substance with a light touch); Colin, with his capable design sense, patiently (very patiently!) collaborated with me on the cover. As for cost and project complexity, Epigraph offered a varied menu of publishing options—at no point was I pressured to choose something that didn’t correspond to my needs or means. All in all, a satisfying experience, and out of it, a high quality, eye-catching product that I’m proud to present to the reading public."
"It is difficult to adequately express my gratitude to Epigraph Publishing Service for the outstanding book that we produced together. I greatly appreciate how Colin and Paul worked with me to generate such a high-quality publication. As someone who had never published a book, I spent countless hours researching a vast array of publishers and taking several factors into consideration. Epigraph soon rose to the top of the list, as they had so many advantages, but my ultimate decision hinged on three primary factors: (1) President Paul Cohen’s previous publishing expertise, (2) competitive pricing and royalty rates, and (3) full legal (access to all files) and creative control. I particularly valued the freedom to make my own decisions along the way, although guidance was readily available when required. Additionally, I liked the personal service offered by Epigraph, which included a one-on-one initial consultation; a 30-minute, first-rate marketing session; and communication with Epigraph staff, Colin Rolfe, on an almost daily basis. His design capabilities, publishing knowledge, and proclivity for quick turnaround were exceptional. Finally, I found Epigraph Publishing to be an ethical company. In my experience, I felt that they were very generous, fair, and upfront in all their dealings, and I never once felt pressured or talked into something I didn’t want. All things considered, I would not hesitate to give Epigraph Publishing Service the highest recommendation."
"It's been a pleasure working with Paul, Colin, and Epigraph Publishing. I feel fortunate to have been referred to Epigraph right from the start. They assisted me in proof-reading, formatting, designing, and promotion of my first book, all in a very timely, responsive, professional manner, understanding the nuances of the look and feel of the book cover and interior design with regard to the subject matter of the book. Both Paul and Colin are great communicators. Had I lived in the same town, I would be happy to meet either of them for a cup of coffee or tea. "
"Working with Paul Cohen and Colin Rolfe is a pleasure. They are very easy to work with. Their responses to my multitude of questions are always answered in a thoughtful and timely manner. They do what is asked without question. Their contract is simple and easy to understand. Their help with promoting my memoir has definitely helped with sales. Importantly, they have a seamless entry into the book distribution system. Following through on their suggestions has been very rewarding. I am very glad I chose Epigraph to work with over the myriad of others on the internet."
"Having used one of the largest self-publishing services for my first book, I can attest to the remarkable difference that the Epigraph experience provides.
First and most important, Epigraph is true to its word of having an author-centric orientation. I always felt that Epigraph was there to help guide the process of publishing my novel to highest editorial and content standards. They also provided excellent sounding board advice. I found them to be patient, detail oriented and available as trustworthy advisors in those instances where I was undecided or uncertain. This is in contrast to the hyperventilated, dollar driven, multiple personnel changeover experience I had with my first book with the larger self-publishing service. Also, when we decided my idea for a front cover was beyond their standard capability, they were able to recommend an excellent affiliate company to help design my novel's front cover, which has received many accolades from readers.
Second, perhaps as important, once my second novel was published, they provided me with productive, detailed guidance on how to proceed to market it and have been happy to hear from me and provide further perspective as I work my way from local to regional and national marketing efforts. This is in contrast to the larger company who published my first novel. Once it was published they began an email and telephone assault selling expensive ancillary services for book signings, advertising etc. etc. etc.
In short, Epigraph is remarkable for their personalized, professional and engaged approach."
"My experience with Epigraph was 100% positive. The multitude of questions and anxious emails were never too dumb or too many, and were always answered in a very timely manner. The folks at Epigraph were invested in my project and guided me in publishing a book I am proud of. "
"In my experience working with Epigraph, I have found them to be true to their word. This is perhaps the highest compliment I can pay as without this trust a positive, solid business relationship cannot develop. They offer professional competence, depth of experience, and, well, they are 'good people.' I truly do not know where I'd be without them."
"I enjoyed publishing with Epigraph very much, and I think you are doing a tremendous job of providing quality service by enabling new authors to navigate easily the publishing landscape. From the beginning, I felt very much that Epigraph was sincerely dedicated to creating the best book possible for me. From our initial communication by email, to the first phone call, to seeing it through the final product, you made it all very seamless for my first book to make it out into the world, and for that I am quite grateful."
"Epigraph was able to turn my hand-pasted manuscript into an attractive book. I appreciate their guidance and support as I venture into the world of self-published authors."
"The very fact that this is my fourth publication with Epigraph/Monkfish speaks for itself. To me every new publication means I'm embarking on a new adventure. And each time Paul Cohen and his team manages to bring this adventure to a high-standard result thanks to their open and direct way of communication, efficiency, flexibility, and professional advice. Above all, with each publication I felt that the publisher was as deeply involved in the project as the author!"
"In today’s fast paced printing environment, finding a suitable publisher with the desired qualities is not an easy task. I am happy to say that publishing my books with Epigraph has been a wonderful learning experience. My publishing needs and concerns were addressed by Epigraph’s team with dedication and personal care. I found the staff to be friendly, flexible, expedient, and helpful in providing service throughout. In sum, Paul Cohen and Colin Rolfe made the publishing event a simple and easy process."
"Paul Cohen and his team at Epigraph Publishing exemplifies for me what publishing is all about; big heart, personal care, attention to details, immense integrity, professionalism and most importantly encouragement and support you do not find in today's fast paced digital environment. If you are considering giving birth to your vision this is the company you want to have right next to you guiding your every step. I had published three books with this wonderful publishing company and highly recommend them to anyone considering publishing or self-publishing."
"The guidance, flexibility, and support from Epigraph was critical to the success of my book. I came into the process of publishing with zero publishing wisdom or experience, and left with a solid understanding of the process. The end product looked sharp and was marketed properly on amazon.com which resulted in a quick rise to the amazon.com top 100 sellers. Epigraph made me an active part of the publishing process and included my input and opinion at all steps of book development."
"I was delighted with the whole experience of self publishing with Epigraph. The 73 page illustrated book my mother and I produced for my daughter's 7th birthday was beautifully produced in a timely manner with care, attention to detail, and great patience by publisher Paul Cohen and designer Georgia Dent. Thank you!"
"After publication of Sherman's Chaplain at Epigraph, I wanted to employ their press release service. Paul Cohen, Epigraph president, turned the business away, telling me it wasn't the most effective tool for my book. Then he asked his staff to brainstorm marketing ideas specific to my needs and send them to me, which they did, and they were solid ideas. Charge? Nothing. Nada. And keep in mind, Epigraph's basic fees are way under the industry average. If you treasure that sort of integrity (and if you deal with publishing service companies, you will, believe me) Paul and his people are the gold standard. And, a vital question, are you going to get totally professional design and production? Simple answer: just take a look at some Epigraph books. Also, wonder of wonders, I never had to sit around and stew because nobody was answering my email or phone call. Epigraph responds, so quickly and intelligently, it made me feel at times as if I were their only author. "