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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.

 

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 ebook-only route, becoming your own Amazon vendor, or having traditional trade retail distribution for your book, Wise Ink offers 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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Our Team

Our staff comes from all corners of the publishing industry—
writers, editors, booksellers, literary agents, and designers.

 

Dara Beevas (she/her) 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 was named a 2016 Bush Foundation Fellow. She lives with her husband and daughter.

DARA BEEVAS

COFOUNDER & CHIEF STRATEGIC OFFICER

Amy Quale  (she/her) began her career in book publishing in editing and production more than a decade ago, and has worked with large and small presses and hundreds of authors in her career. She went on to co-found Wise Ink Creative Publishing in 2013. She is the co-author of  Social Media Secrets for Authors  and is currently working on a book about writing with intention and a children's book on forest foraging. She has an MA in English and is a 2017 graduate of Yale School of Management's Leadership Strategies in Book Publishing.

Amy Quale (she/her) began her career in book publishing in editing and production more than a decade ago, and has worked with large and small presses and hundreds of authors in her career. She went on to co-found Wise Ink Creative Publishing in 2013. She is the co-author of Social Media Secrets for Authors and is currently working on a book about writing with intention and a children's book on forest foraging. She has an MA in English and is a 2017 graduate of Yale School of Management's Leadership Strategies in Book Publishing.

AMY QUALE

COFOUNDER & CHIEF PUBLISHING OFFICER

Patrick Maloney  has a BA in English and physics from the University of Minnesota, an editing certificate from University of California–Berkeley, and a certification in teaching English as a second language. (And is also currently enrolled as a graphic design student at Minneapolis College.) Pat heads the ordering committee for Boneshaker Books, a nonprofit bookstore, and has had creative writing featured on  Button Poetry  and  Vox  and in the  Minnesota Daily.

Patrick Maloney has a BA in English and physics from the University of Minnesota, an editing certificate from University of California–Berkeley, and a certification in teaching English as a second language. (And is also currently enrolled as a graphic design student at Minneapolis College.) Pat heads the ordering committee for Boneshaker Books, a nonprofit bookstore, and has had creative writing featured on Button Poetry and Vox and in the Minnesota Daily.

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PRODUCTION 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.

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Production Editor

Laura Zats (she/her) 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

VICE PRESIDENT

Before joining Wise Ink, Alyssa Bluhm (she/her) was an editorial project manager for Quarto Publishing, where she developed illustrated nonfiction books. By night, she is the managing editor of the literary magazine Paper Darts. You'll find her in Minneapolis, probably overwatering her plants.

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EDITORIAL PROJECT MANAGER

Victoria Petelin  has been with Wise Ink since the summer of 2018. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, where she majored in Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature and minored in French. During college, she completed the Writing for Social Change program through the Higher Education Consortium of Urban Affairs and worked as a communications intern at the nonprofit Frogtown Park and Farm. She also served as a staff writer for the University of Minnesota’s humor newspaper. Victoria enjoys visual forms of storytelling as much as written forms, with interests in photography, television, and graphic design. Her favorite book genres are investigative nonfiction and self-help.

Victoria Petelin has been with Wise Ink since the summer of 2018. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, where she majored in Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature and minored in French. During college, she completed the Writing for Social Change program through the Higher Education Consortium of Urban Affairs and worked as a communications intern at the nonprofit Frogtown Park and Farm. She also served as a staff writer for the University of Minnesota’s humor newspaper. Victoria enjoys visual forms of storytelling as much as written forms, with interests in photography, television, and graphic design. Her favorite book genres are investigative nonfiction and self-help.

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Publishing Coordinator

Before joining the Wise Ink team,  Cole Nelson  received a master’s in English literature from the University of Minnesota, where he studied environmental literature. As the developmental editor at Wise Ink, he provides guidance to authors on book structure, content creation, and manuscript development. When he’s not reading and writing, he can be found wandering in the woods somewhere.

Before joining the Wise Ink team, Cole Nelson received a master’s in English literature from the University of Minnesota, where he studied environmental literature. As the developmental editor at Wise Ink, he provides guidance to authors on book structure, content creation, and manuscript development. When he’s not reading and writing, he can be found wandering in the woods somewhere.

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DEVELOPMENTAL EDITOR

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

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612-345-5876
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