• Do you have a book you have been working on for months, maybe even years, and you have finally finished it but don’t know the first thing about how to get it published?
  • Have you looked online and been confused by the many options available to you to get your book in print? Are the prices fair? Is the company reputable? What does all the jargon mean?
  • Have you asked yourself: Should I publish an ebook (an electronic book) or a paper book or both?
  • Or maybe you’ve tried the traditional publishing route – trying to find a book agent to represent you but no one believes in your book like you do?

CKBooks Publishing can help you with all your questions,
help you negotiate the sometimes confusing publishing world,
and ultimately make your publishing dream a reality.

CKBooks Publishing is an Indie Publishing Company that specializes in expert customer service. Christine has been working in the service industry for 20 years, so she knows what it takes to make your experience an excellent one. CKBooks Publishing can help you publish paper books (soft cover, hard cover, spiral bound…) or ebooks (format ready to download to Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords…) so you can finally share your story with others.

What does Indie Publishing Mean?

An Indie Publishing Company means that Christine helps you publish your book (fiction, non-fiction, illustrated book…) and you keep all the rights to your work (the copyright, the ISBN) and you keep all your work – meaning all the electronic book files (for paper or ebook). This allows you to print or publish your book wherever and whenever you like.

In Addition: When you publish with CKBooks, you can choose how much or how little you need Christine to help you. And you will know ahead of time the cost of the services you choose.

If you are a do-it-yourself-er and want to save a little cash, Christine can tell you what needs to be done and how to do it. Or if your time is precious and all you want to do is supply the text, Christine is happy to do the rest. Or something in between. The wonderful thing is, it’s all up to you!

On top of that:

Your book will be available for purchase on this website and be featured on Christine’s blog – and on this site at

Contact Christine for a free quote and start to make that dream of publication a reality! (Just click on the contact tab to get started or leave me a message below.)

If you want more information about me, feel free to click the Linkedin link below or check me out under the “About” tab on this website.

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I am a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association and local chapter lead, a member of the Midwest Independent Publishing Association member, and the Wisconsin Writer’s Association

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10 thoughts on “Publishing

  1. I was suggested this web site by my cousin. I am not sure whether this post is written by him as no one else know such detailed about my problem. You’re incredible! Thanks!

  2. CKBooks Publishing is an Indie Publishing Company that specializes is expert customer service.

    Don’t you mean “in”?

    And you will know a head of time the cost of the services you choose.

    Don’t you mean “ahead”?

  3. First of all I would like to say wonderful blog! I had
    a quick question in which I’d like to ask if you don’t mind.

    I was interested to find out how you center yourself and clear
    your thoughts prior to writing. I have had a tough time clearing my mind
    in getting my thoughts out. I do enjoy writing however it
    just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes tend to be wasted simply just trying
    to figure out how to begin. Any suggestions or tips? Thanks!

    • Hey Kathlene,
      There are probably a thousand and one ways to help you start the writing process and unfortunately, it’s probably different for everyone. I’ll give you a few ideas and you can see how it goes. Maybe you’ll just stumble upon something that works for you, who knows!
      Anyway, here are a few ideas:
      – Go the Zen route and actually meditate. If you like nature, maybe find some nature music to listen to then imagine yourself physically writing and feel how that feels, see how that feels in your mind’s eye, she what you want to see on the computer screen or on the page and feel what that feels like. Then sit down and give it a go.
      – Write nonsense: anything that comes into your head, whether it’s about what you’re currently writing about or not. Sometimes that can clear the junk so the good stuff can come through.
      – Some people suggest taking a walk or doing something different. This probably helps me more than I know, but it’s not as obvious to me as some other things I do.
      What works for me?
      – Reading good writing. Reading good stories always puts me in the mood to write. Good writing in movies can do it for me too and often do. I often get ideas sitting in a movie theater. Unfortunately it’s dark and hard to write the ideas down so I have to try and remember them until I get out in the light. If they’re really good ideas, I usually can.
      – Read what you’ve written. It always helps me to read over the stuff I’ve been writing, whether it’s good or not, it puts me where I was when I quit and usually spurs me to work on that stuff again or allows me to continue on.

      These are just a few things I’ve picked up on over time, but what I know for sure is writing is a very personal thing and you’ll have to play around with different ideas that you hear or read about to find out what works for you. And it might not be the same thing every time.
      I’d love to read something you’ve done. You can send it to if you feel like sharing.
      Good luck to you and keep in touch!
      p.s. Thanks for the compliment. Sometimes I feel like I’m writing my posts to the wall. But that’s ok, I’ll stop if it ever stops meaning something to me.

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