UNSOLICITED TESTIMONIALS FROM BookLocker AUTHORS
These comments and testimonials arrived unsolicited via email from authors. We never waste our authors’ time by asking for testimonials. But, we’re happy to share the kind comments they’ve sent in!
Everyone who has read the book has been really impressed with the appearance of the book, especially the quality of the print and the cover. You should be very proud of your work.
I am very pleased I decided on BookLocker. Thanks for your frank advice, timeliness and honesty. Let the games begin!
I want to take this opportunity to thank you, Richard and Todd and your entire staff. This was my first foray in the world of self-publishing and you have made it easy and fun. Hearing readers’ reviews has been incredible; watching copies sell has been unbelievable. Thank you again. This has truly been an amazing experience. I can’t wait to finish my next book….
Journey of a Killer
My shipment of books arrived in great shape. I can’t believe how fast you guys are.
BUFFALO GRASS RIDER – Episode One: The Lonesome Wind
BUFFALO GRASS RIDER – Episode Two: Blood on the Rosebud
Cowboy Christmas Tales
MULE: True Life Tall Tales About The Life And times Of A Country Boy From Smith County, Tennessee
Hi Angela, et al,
Got the shipment of books Thursday, and have already begun selling them. I was amazed at how quickly they arrived. I am very pleased with your process from the beginning to the present. Thank you for all of your assistance.
One very happy customer,
Chapters From the Farmhouse Journal: Tales of Synchronicity and Grace
We just received our personal copies of the new book, Emergency Planning and Response: Case Studies and Lessons Learned. We wanted to let you know how pleased we were with every phase of the process – the turnaround time was terrific, and the final product looks great. Thanks go to you and your team – we truly appreciate the work you did on this.
Director, Safety & Risk Management
Great Circle Analytics, LLC
Emergency Planning and Response: Case Studies and Lessons Learned
Please thank Todd (the cover designer) for me. He did a wonderful job. And thank you and Richard. You run a well-organized, customer- friendly business. You “listen carefully.” I will be happy to recommend BookLocker to the writers I meet, plus to those in my two writers’ critique groups.
Have a restful Sunday.
Listen to the Heartbeat of the Church: A Pathway to Parish Renewal
I cannot thank you enough… this process has been amazing.. LOOK FORWARD TO many more books with you all!
Bottom Line Marketing
Good Morning Angela,
I have just received the print galley and oh my goodness! I am so happy with the quality of the book. You guys have done an outstanding job, and it is everything we hoped and dreamed it would be!
Thank you also for the copy of your new book, which is very helpful in terms of marketing.
Angela you have been great and done more than you know. Bless you and Thank you.
RUN FOR YOUR LIFE
Dear BookLocker friends,
I was at the Miami International Book Fair this past week to receive my modest recognition for Destiny’s Dowry. While there we mingled with other self published authors. I must tell you that what I heard from the other authors and what they got for their money…I hit the jackpot with you. My son, Michael and I compared notes with authors and praised you as much as we could. It was sincere praise.
If I haven’t thanked you before, please allow me to do so now. You have a wonderful company and it appears a caring staff.
Thank you again,
I’d like to personally say thank-you for your courteous, and prompt service in helping me with publishing my book. Your experience, insight, and marketing tips have proven to be quite valuable. Above all I’ve appreciated your honest approach to doing business. The publishing process has been a learning experience for me; your company has made the process virtually painless. Working with BookLocker has been a great experience. I have already recommended your service and will continue to do so.
A Casual Traveler
Thanks for all your help and great effort. I am grateful to you and appreciate your making the process painless and easy to understand.
Hilary Martinez Jr.
To Angela and the staff at BookLocker.com
I just published my third book with BookLocker.com and as always the process was seamless and professional from beginning to end. The finished product is a quality book that measures up to any traditionally published book in today’s competitive marketplace. Thank you for being a trusted outlet for self-published authors.
I received my printed copy of Mystic Wolf today, and approve it for publication. Once again, thank you for an excellent job. As always, Booklooker is the best!
Terminated – With Extreme Pleasure
The Eye of the Viper
Just got the galley, and it looks fabulous!!! I literally could not have imagined it would look so good.
Cats for Change: It’s Not About the Kibble
As always, the latest book looks great. I don’t know how you do it, but every time we get one of these in the mail, it’s like Christmas morning, and it always exceeds our expectations. Amazing.
The Pink Room
Asterisk: Red Sox 2086
Box of Lies
Dirt: An American Campaign
Today I received proof that you guys aren’t just book producers, but Book Artists, Design Geniuses, and Wholly Wonderful Word Wizards!!!!! Seriously, the book–which arrived this afternoon, and which I checked page by page–is far nicer than I expected it to be, and I really couldn’t be happier. Super thanks to you, Richard, and Todd.
Angela and Richard,
I just want to take a moment and say thank you for all your guidance and fine work while, “Adam Reborn: A Family Guide to Surviving a Traumatic Brain Injury,” was in your hands. To those writers out there who may be reading this now, during my son’s accident it was a terrible time.
Writing the book was a very difficult time, because I was reliving the accident again. (Tied to the whipping post for a second go round.) However, I assure you dear writers, that if you have any interest in POD, your time with BookLocker will be a smooth road to travel. For those of us who love the written word, but can be “computer challenged,” Angela and Richard and their bookcover team are with you every step of the way.
Adam Reborn: A Family Guide to Surviving a Traumatic Brain Injury
I want to drop you a quick note to sing the praises of BookLocker, and perhaps more importantly the people who make up your team.
In my research about self publishing, it became clear there are two kinds of “self publishing companies.” One kind makes their money off of authors and would print a stack of debit card receipts if they were being paid to do so. The other kind has a business plan based on selling books, and that means working with authors to create the best possible product. BookLocker is definitely the latter, and you have exceeded my expectations. Considering my lack of experience when I started this project, you have helped me to become comfortable and confident quickly.
I am currently working with a bookstore to schedule my first signing. I’ll let you know how it goes, and you can be sure that anyone who wants to talk about the process will be hearing about my great experience with you. Thank you.
Scott Westover, Author
Barnstorming – Live as a Pilot, Not a Passenger
My novel, HOME 1: Departure, arrived successfully. I’ve had a look at it, and it looks great!
I’m very pleased with the product–in both the accuracy to detail and the quality of the printing, the paper, and the cover (thanks again Todd!). Very good work.
HOME I: Departure
I wanted to thank each of you for your help in getting my book published. I wasn’t sure about this process before we started, but each step made it easier. I really appreciate the positive attitude and helpfulness of each of you. The cover is always important and that was very positive. I am proud of the book from front to back.
My Way is the High Way
I received a copy of Sweet Justice and am thrilled with the quality.
Many, many thanks.
Angela and her staff at BookLocker.com have been amazing throughout my long venture in getting my first book published. I did some homework on POD publishing versus traditional publishing, and I decided on the former because of the potential delay in the latter. My book, a series of inter-related biographies, would have become quickly obsolete if major delays came into play. Further looking into POD options, I was impressed by the frankness of the BookLocker.com organization.
My decision to choose BookLocker.com in the end was one of my best moves ever. In retrospect, it is looking better all the time. Angela personally guided me through the process, and communication by email was actually very effective. She and her staff were always timely in responses, as well as efficient. I always received honest and accurate information and advice. They even helped me get a Library of Congress number quickly before publication. Once my book was published, they gave me tips on marketing tools and options and advice. Without reservation, I recommend BookLocker.com and its great staff to any brave author choosing the self-publishing route!
Ray Aquitania, M.D.
JOCK-DOCS: World-Class Athletes Wearing White Coats
Thanks, Ang, for a wonderful job again! BookLocker is the best. I can’t believe how easy it was the second time around to get the entire process done.
Received my hard cover copy today. It looks beautiful. I don’t have any thing that needs changing on it. I’m truly impressed with the printer as far as paper quality and binding. Kudos.
Echoes of Rome
Once again, BookLocker has given me a friendly, speedy and super efficient publishing process for my latest book. Please convey my thanks to everyone involved and, of course, keep some for yourself.
Marion De Sisto
SOUL WISDOM, VOLUME TWO – Other Spirit Messages
TURNING TO NATURE: The Healing Flower Remedies Created by Dr. Edward Bach
FINAL RETRIBUTION: Book Three of the Angelic Chronicles
Just a brief note to tell you about a letter I received from a librarian at the University of Utah. They’ve put my books in Special Collections, and they sent me a letter which said, “The books appear to be very well produced. Excellent, attractive covers, sturdy bindings, and high quality paper.”
Just thought you’d like to hear another comment about the high quality product you produce. Thanks so much.
Hello Angela and Zach,
It’s Sunday evening and I got my galley copy yesterday. First of all, thank you, the book is amazing! Second of all, you guys have been flawless in the whole process from since before I ever even paid you a dime. Your communication, to walking me through the whole process, including my beautiful book cover, and now to the end….my first copy… Stellar work across the board.
Dragons & Violins: A Memoir of War & Music
I wanted to say thank you again for all your great work. BookLocker.com has gained my trust for life. I wrote my first book with another P.O.D. publisher and had to use up a few bottles of Advil during the process. I was referred to you guys by a good friend and could not wait to call him and thank him for the referral. I am very pleased with your professional and understanding work ethics.
I look forward to many years of working together.
Life in a Week: What Is Sprituality?
When I arrived at the decision to publish my own book, a bigger decision had to be made- Which self-publisher would it be? As a first-time author, I had loads of questions and few answers. Angela’s very informative articles comparing services and costs of POD houses sold me. Words and phrases that come to mind when describing my experience with BookLocker are integrity, available when I needed them, professional, patient, extremely helpful, personable, upfront and supportive. I give BookLocker a solid ten on a performance scale of one-to-ten. Seeing “The People of God” advertised online is a dream come true. As inexperienced as I was, it could have been a nightmare. One more thing needs said to the BookLocker team: “Hugs!”
The People of God: Finding the Future in Your Bible
I want to say that I am very pleased with my book as well as the process to getting here. It has been a very pleasant experience working with you, your staff and your company. I found that everyone was extremely helpful, responsive and enthusiastic about helping me to create a product of which I am pleased and proud.
Thanks again and take care,
Let The Willows Weep
Dear Angie and the BookLocker Staff,
I wish to express my sincere gratitude for your impeccable professionalism during the process of publishing my first book. It has been a humbling experience collaborating with a community that is authentic in their mission and being their word.
Naturally when I began researching pod publishers I soon became disillusioned by some stories I heard from published authors or their associates. I asked the Universe to connect me with a publisher that would make the process flow with freedom, grace and ease. Well, I got what I asked for in BookLocker.com.
Thanks so much for making my first pod publishing experience memorable in a good way!
How Life Happens For Me, Not To Me……When I STOP Playing SMALL
I love it!! BookLocker did a fabulous job. It looks MORE professional than some things I have seen from traditional publishers.
ONE MORE SERVING: Because Life Is Meant To Be Full – A
sampling from the Food for Thought Chronicles
I am very pleased – the printers did a lovely job. It is a book that I will be very proud to sell. Thank you so much.
Quest for the Crown
My compliments to you and your team for the fabulous job that you did. You made a cumbersome process seem so easy. I know a lot of work always goes on behind the scenes.
Thank you, again
I’m recommending BookLocker to all my writer friends. Jerry Simmons was right on with you guys when he spoke to our writer’s group. And no one in the group has gotten a book as fast as I have.
Kudos for a great job,
Code of the King: A Deadly Search for Ancient Wisdom
I wanted to thank you, Richard and Todd for a very pleasant publishing experience. BookLocker is professional, efficient, speedy and friendly. Very different from my previous experience with that other POD publisher. With them I have been frequently frustrated due to them making many mistakes, being costly and super slow to make royalty payments. I will certainly publish with BookLocker again.
Marion J. De Sisto
TURNING TO NATURE: The Healing Flower
Remedies Created by Dr. Edward Bach
Angela I just wanted to thank you for a most pleasant experience!! I made a significant mistake in using iUniverse for my first book and this has been the exact opposite. You and your organization couldn’t have been more responsive, helpful and professional in all aspects of this process.
BIG Strategic Planning for Your Business
Hi Angela & Richard – I just received my first shipment of books. Everything is perfect. The quality is fantastic & the timing worked out perfectly.
Now I know y’all get the thank you letters raving about how fantastic y’all are – and you are. Go ahead & add me to the bandwagon. BookLocker has done a fantabulous job. You never over-hyped your services, never hid behind fine print & never attempted to upsell me. I know – I used ‘never’ 3 times in that one sentence – writer, yeah right (It’s not polite to roll your eyes). The cover art is great – an eye-catching real sales tool on its own.
During the day I build high tech, Class A office buildings and Medical Centers. Intense, big money projects, with very tough deadlines & clients with outrageous expectations. Now if I could bottle up your efficiency, good manners, honesty & attention to detail & turn it into a magic elixir for my guys – I could go on autopilot & write full time.
Y’all are just fantastic from start to finish & during all stages in between. OK – all diatribes, even good ones, have to come to an end. So thanks & I look forward to a continuing relationship for a looooonnnngggg time.
BAD LATITUDE – A Jack Rackham Adventure
I have the coolest looking book in the world thanks to you. What a pleasure you are to deal with. Life should always be this simple.
As always, thank you, Angela. You do a lovely job of printing. Am very pleased with your professionalism.
Hi Angela and Richard!
Just wanted to tell you how very pleased I am in the appearance and overall quality in my novel (Signal 13) books I’ve received from you guys. First rate and they actually surpassed my expectations. And I can’t tell you how much I’ve appreciated your timely responses to all my inquiries or requests.
BookLocker, Inc is certainly living up to the Outstanding Self-Publishing Companies billing that Mark Levine listed in his Book, The Fine Print of Self Publishing, that’s for sure.
Many, many thanks for making things so easy for this newbie.
Around the World by Mistake has arrived, and looks great. APPROVED!! Everything looks just right – impressive printing job.
Jane Winslow Eliot
Around the World By Mistake
You guys really do more than live up to your rankings in Levine’s book.
Mary La Croce, wife of James La Croce
Escape from Hell and the Almighty White Guy with a Beard
I can not put in words how thankful I am that you have made my book effort so easy. I’ve recommended you to a number of authors, as the most reputable, trustworthy publisher they could ever find. You make strangers feel like family!
Brotherhood of Doom: Memoirs of a Navy Nuclear Weaponsman
Thank you. I must say, I have worked with several book publishers and dozens of journals but I have never quite had a such a pleasant discourse than with you and BookLocker. Looking forward to a great book.
By the way, InSight Magazine informs me that their holiday story about hangovers (featuring guess who), will also include information about how to order my book (from BookLocker.com). Found that encouraging.
John Brick, PHD, MA, FAPA
The Doctor’s Hangover Handbook
The service is so excellent, I fear you may never get rid of me…
Then I remembered your name is the female derivative of ‘angel.’ You certainly have been that to me on this project.
Excellent work, Angela, and everyone else I don’t know over there on the other end of the line. Thank you.
One Year To Live? A Nobody’s Guide To Surviving Cancer
Thanks again for all the personal attention, it is such a pleasure to work with you! I have been telling people what a great experience this is, working with BookLocker.
Horsewomen in Foal and Other Equestrian Adventures
Exactly who they say they are. No hidden costs, no flummery–just highly professional and cooperative service. I’ve published forty books with big New York and Chicago houses, and Book Locker’s product is equal, their level of cooperation superior. If you have a book with limited commercial appeal–as I had–or you’re having trouble getting the attention of a commercial publisher, consider POD publishing and BookLocker. They’ll treat you right.
Alden R. Carter
Brother to the Eagle: The Civil War Journal of Sgt. Ambrose Armitage,
8th Wisconsin Infantry
I have to tell you, watching Book a Month sell on BookLocker is just a HUGE hoot! It’s been ages since I’ve had this much fun on a book launch. I should have done this eons ago. And I just love Richard’s tracking URL system. Can’t wait to see how it pans out as I start customizing those links. This is what’s missing from traditional publishing, this instant gratification. Now, I guess if it weren’t selling, I’d be bummer, but this is FUN.
Okay, I’m officially a fan.
BAM: Book a Month
I pulled the book out of the envelope and stared. It was marvelous…fantastic! Exceeded the best picture my mind imagined. Layout is perfect, cover is gorgeous.
How do you do it?!?
Lab Rats and Hens (her fourth book published by BookLocker)
Thanks, Angela. Friends comment on how quickly “my” publisher gets information to book outlets. I’ve read horror stories about other publishers. You sure make it easy.
I wanted to thank you for publishing your articles about traditional vs. self-publishing. Frankly, I never did like the traditional publisher. I tried that one time years ago, and was so frustrated because of the lack of attention and lousy editing that I decided to take it to a POD. That was when I dealt with 1st Books (which is now AuthorHouse). I will never deal with AuthorHouse again. They are way too expensive. You guys are the one for me and always will be.
How to Find and Start a Legitimate Home Business
This sure was painless!
Trail Horse Adventures and Advice
I received the print galley today – can’t stop staring. Stunning! Angela did a breathtaking job with graphics and text. Edges are well cut, glued great, paper and cover-weight beyond expectations. Interior layout – wonderful.
Hunters of the Cloud II – Early Years
Thanks for being a wonderful person to work with…those don’t come along often.
-CMSgt T. Wayne Babb, USAF, Ret.
Angela, Angela… what a fabulous job! The book came today (I just got home to see it) and it looks absolutely wonderful. I can’t thank you enough.
TALE OF A SALE…Letting Go of the Family Business
I received my first royalty check over the weekend! Yeeeehah! I want to thank you folks at BookLocker for the opportunity to publish PARK RIDGE: A Senior Center Murder. Each experience along the way served to reinforce my opinion of your professionalism and to confirm that I had certainly chosen well among POD publishers. From the vetting of the original submission, to finding the right cover artist for my book, to establishing my blog (http://murder.BookLocker.com) — your help and interest have made what could have been a harrowing event in the life of a first-time novelist more of a walk in the park.
PARK RIDGE: A Senior Center Murder
I finally have a moment and want to extend a personal thank-you for all the help you and the rest of the BookLocker crew gave Marcie and me. The border you put around my sketch gave it a nice professional touch, and we never even asked. You can count on our recommendation of BookLocker to writer friends and family. You guys are a class act and we’re lucky to have found you for our first effort.
All the best from both of us,
Jim & Marcie Cumberland
The Tree at the Top of the Hill
I have NO words to describe the beauty of your work or the incredible quality that is in the galley print that came this evening. It is beautiful. Wow. I am truly speechless. It is awesome and I am humbled beyond words. Thanks, thanks for the chance, and may God bless you, your business, and your beautiful family.
No Time for ,s
My copies of Whispers in the Wind arrived today! I’m also pleased to see this book already on barnesandnoble.com!
It has been a delightful experience to work with you and your company.
Annie Laura Smith
Whispers in the Wind
They were in my mailbox this morning; they probably came Saturday while I was out of town. Just as the first one, they are both gorgeous!
Crossroads: One Day Of Magic
Crossroads: Heaven In Her Eyes
Crossroads: Path Of Gold
The book is gorgeous. Thanks for all your hard work. As usual, you are ahead of me and I am scrambling to keep up. Let me know the final step. Thanks again for a great product!
Do Bar Fights Count? How To Write Your Military Stories
Thanks so much for your amazing responsiveness.
Margery Isis Schwartz
What’s Up With the Hard Core Jewish People? An irreverent
yet informative approach to Judaism and religious devotion
from a Reform Jewish mother’s perspective
Fractalia is beautiful!!! And you have been a complete joy to work with!
With much gratitude,
A. J. McCaffrey
Fractalia: Episode 1: Reversing the Tipping Point
Angela–This is a beautiful book. More thanks than you can know.
Here’s an interesting thing. I spoke with the owner of a bookstore tonight and she’s had calls from other POD authors who are interested in talking with me about my experiences. One in particular went through another company, paid thousands, and somehow got screwed out of the rights to his work. Kind of a horror story, I guess. What I don’t understand is why writers are still seeking out the BIG THREE companies for self-publishing needs. When I started pondering this route, I researched exhaustively and BookLocker was clearly the only way to go. You’re the only one with a vested interest in sales and that makes all the difference, to me.
Frankly, I was expecting to see the downside eventually, but I’m not seeing one. Call me a satisfied customer, I guess. I can’t thank you enough. And I’m not a suck up by nature.
The Pink Room
I want you to know that I have been really impressed with your services. BookLocker.com was not my first choice, but I’m so glad those “other” companies never responded to my questions, because you’ve done a first-rate job. The turnaround time was much less than I expected – it hasn’t even been 4 weeks! – and you’ve been so responsive to all my questions and concerns. Thanks!
Taming the Savage Monsoon
In using other publishers, and even being a partner in my own publishing firm, I am happy to report that BookLocker did a phenomenal job on my fifth book. Angela’s patience, expertise, and delightful personality made the whole endeavor quick and seamless. Oh, and I love the cover they designed especially for me!
Thanks again, Ang!
The Communication Soul-ution, Empowered Interactions
I picked up my mail today and my book was here. It looks wonderful!!! Thank you for everything!
Strength and Courage
The book arrived today and I love it! You guys did a super job, I don’t know how to thank you.
Forgotten Tears A Grandmother’s Journey Through Grief
We’re having a ton of rain down here right now, and everything’s a bit dreary today, but you just brightened my spirits because my book arrived in the mail, and it looks amazing!
Thanks for all your help-whether answering another of my many questions, or keeping me up to date with the book status, you made this process so easy for me–I appreciate your time, talents, and patience!
Building Great Kids–No Assembly Required!
Thanks again for all of your hard work, Angela – the finished product looks really nice. Thanks!
Delivering Legendary Customer Service on the Telephone
G’morning, Angie. Well, the galley didn’t arrive until Saturday, when the whole extended family was here for my daughter’s first communion. The unveiling–of the book–was very dramatic. It came out beautifully! I couldn’t be more pleased, particularly with the cover, this being my first adventure with hi-res graphics. I had printed it on glossy photo paper hoping that it would approximate the printer’s process, and lo and behold, you have to look very closely to detect the difference. As for the text, I scanned the whole thing and didn’t see any printing problems. So, let’s go!
Voices of Babylon
It’s time I wrote to thank you for the wonderful process and outcome I’ve had so far in working with you and BookLocker. Overall, the experience has been just as promised, and I am very pleased with my book and book cover! I especially appreciated your website telling me where you were on any particular day. It alleviated some of my anxiety as I awaited various steps in the process. I also appreciated your prompt response to my e-mails–especially the one in which you urged me not to be discouraged about editing failures!
Thanks for your response, Angela, and all your help! I’m recommending BookLocker to other authors.
Murder on the Prairie A North Florida Mystery
I just received the book and I could not be more thrilled. This is better than s*x! The book is excellent, and I hereby authorize you to go ahead and list it, so we can get the sucker sold. Thank you heaps for being such a joy to work with. This was so easy, just as advertised, I might add.
Thank you again,
Eye of the Viper
You have done a fantastic job with the book. And much faster and smoother than I ever imagined it could go.
Hugs to you too…
A Bridge of Love between Heaven and Earth: Self-Induced Contact in the Afterlife
The hardback copy just arrived about 10 minutes ago. To say I’m pleased with the results is putting it mildly. Stunned is a bit closer to the truth. The cover came out very nicely as did all of the printing. I certainly can’t find anything wrong with it.
I’m particularly impressed with the binding. It’s excellent. Far better than the majority of the hardbacks I’ve seen lately. Throw in nearly perfect trimming and it’s an attractive book.
So–mark that sucker approved and put it online for sale.
Angela, I want to thank you for the incredible patience you’ve shown. And you’ve show that patience while working under a horrendous work load. Between your own writing and marketing of your own books, running a large website, and doing God alone knows how many other things. I sometimes
think you’re twins. Amazing.
Print galley arrived today – looks great! – Okay to move forward. Thanks again Angela! Wish getting every book published was this easy.
The Perfect Company
I just wanted to drop you a note to thank you and your great organization for making is so easy to get my book published. The whole experience has been nothing but pleasant. Your immediate email responses and thoughtful suggestions and guidance made the whole process a breeze. The graphic artist assigned to my book cover communicated daily as we discussed the merits of the cover design and back cover verbiage. I can’t believe how fast the process was compared to what other POD publishers are advertising. The quality of the book blew me away. It’s second to none! Why would anyone look anywhere else! You’re the best.
My sincere thanks,
The Adventures of Jimmy Holiday