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Authors with Purpose.
Books with Soul.

 

 







 

 

 

 

 

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 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 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  is a start-up owner, thought leader, dream maker, and speaker. She began her career in book publishing in editing and production more than a decade ago, and has worked with large and small presses of all flavors. She went on to co-found Wise Ink as a blog in 2012 and Wise Ink Creative Publishing in 2013, where she collaborates with purpose-driven human beings to build books with soul. Amy has a master’s degree in English, for which she wrote her thesis on  Fifty Shades of Grey  and the paradox of female sexual empowerment with female oppression as it lives in the romance genre and in life in general (side note: her life only mirrors Anastasia Steele's in that she's a real-life English major who runs her own publishing house). She lives in the Twin Cities with her family and sweet-'n'-sassy English cocker spaniel..

Amy Quale is a start-up owner, thought leader, dream maker, and speaker. She began her career in book publishing in editing and production more than a decade ago, and has worked with large and small presses of all flavors. She went on to co-found Wise Ink as a blog in 2012 and Wise Ink Creative Publishing in 2013, where she collaborates with purpose-driven human beings to build books with soul. Amy has a master’s degree in English, for which she wrote her thesis on Fifty Shades of Grey and the paradox of female sexual empowerment with female oppression as it lives in the romance genre and in life in general (side note: her life only mirrors Anastasia Steele's in that she's a real-life English major who runs her own publishing house). She lives in the Twin Cities with her family and sweet-'n'-sassy English cocker spaniel..

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. He’s also currently enrolled as a graphic design student at Minneapolis College. (After that, maybe he’ll take up pottery or something.) He heads the ordering committee for Boneshaker Books, a nonprofit bookstore, and his creative writing has been 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. He’s also currently enrolled as a graphic design student at Minneapolis College. (After that, maybe he’ll take up pottery or something.) He heads the ordering committee for Boneshaker Books, a nonprofit bookstore, and his creative writing has been featured on Button Poetry and Vox and in the Minnesota Daily.

PATrick MALONEY

PRODUCTION Director

  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.

ROSEANNE
CHENG

MARKETING DIRECtor

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 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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Warnken

Production Editor

 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.

Cole Nelson

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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