Tamara Dever
Creative Director, Founder of TLC Graphics
Tom Dever
Marketing Guru, Founder of Narrow Gate Books
Erin Stark
Interior Design Expert
Monica Thomas
Cover and Children's Book Design Expert
Erica Vogel
Operations Manager



TLC Graphics is dedicated to helping small publishers succeed. Listed below are many excellent resources for services not offered by us to assist in taking your book from dream to reality. Any of these contacts will also be happy to provide professional references for TLC Graphics.

Need help choosing a book designer? Read our helpful PDF which will guide you through this process.
Download “Questioning the Experts” here.

BISAC Subject Headings: List of categories to print on the back of your book indicating where it is to be shelved.

Library of Congress: PCIP, LCCN, and copyright registration info. NOTE: Self-publishers are ineligible for the CIP designation (details here).

US ISBN Agency: Purchase your ISBNs here. We will supply the actual bar code for you, so no need to purchase that with your ISBNs.

Midwest Book Review: Reviews books, offers lots of great publishing information and links.

IBPA (Independent Book Publishers Association): The largest non-profit trade association representing independent publishers. Great info and benefits for small publishers.

Brian Jud, author of Beyond the Bookstore, president of APSS (formerly SPAN), and a book-marketing consultant. He offers commission-only sales to buyers in special markets and really knows his stuff.

PR by the Book: A boutique publicity firm specializing in literary media relations campaigns, publishing consultation, small business publicity, and publicity tours for authors and experts. Their Christian division is Serve Literary & Media.

Penny C. Sansevieri: Penny is the owner of Author Marketing Experts, Inc. They work with authors and publishers to create effective marketing campaigns for mainstream, self-published, and POD books. Don’t miss their “Book Marketing on a Budget” packages! Write for info: bookmarketingonabudget@getresponse.com

Stephanie Barko: Austin-based book publicist connecting award-winning nonfiction and historical fiction authors with new audiences, the media, and the world online.

New Shelves Books offers training, guidance, and services to self-published and other authors, small presses, and independent publishers. They delight in helping authors and publishers looking for help navigating the book sales and distribution marketplace.

Great Reading and Writing T-shirts! TLC Graphics offers several lines of products at Soska Studios including “wannabe…writing” and “wannabe…reading” shirts and accessories. French, equine, Christian, and ’80s themed gifts, too!

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