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I wish to thoroughly and unabashedly recommend Lucky Bat Books to any author who is considering publishing their manuscript. Not only are they professional, knowledgeable, courteous and competitively priced, they are available and accessible to their clients – something I view as a profoundly important attribute.
To Sarah H., Jessica S., and the entire Lucky Bat Books team, what a role you have played over these last few months in making my book a reality. I cannot thank you all enough for your professionalism, your remarkable attitudes, your ability and willingness to meet my deadlines, and most importantly, for your friendships.
I consider myself very fortunate to have landed in such good company, and look forward to a very long and productive relationship with Lucky Bat Books. Thanks again, your efforts mean everything to me. They are also the reason you have earned my business for the next book. The manuscript will be on its way very shortly! Cheers!
— Fred Kloecker, author of Big Game Hunting 101 and Waterfowling 101
The first thing I want to say about Lucky Bat is that you can trust them. Trust them to be up to speed with what’s going on in publishing and trust them as people. Like a lot of authors, I found myself in the position of needing to learn how to self-publish, both for old books I have the rights back to and new ones I’m doing myself. However, I realized quite early on that I was going to need professional help. Which is where trust comes in, because I know that Lucky Bat will always guide me towards what I actually need, not try to steer me into paying for services I may not. I strongly believe in the model they’ve built, and I’ve been delighted with the work they’ve done on my books so far.
— T.D. (Terry) Edge, author of Bloodjacker, A Bellers Tale, as well as numerous short stories, published by Lucky Bat Books and magazines.
I never received the same level of responsiveness with my previous traditional publishers as I have with Lucky Bat–it’s not even close. The people there are not only supportive, accessible, professionals who, in this time of transition for writers, know their business inside and out; they’ve proven to be teammates in a shared goal of producing a quality book and helping it achieve whatever potential it has. To date they have published three of my novels, and soon a fourth. I intend to entrust them with all the rest.
— Bruce Fergusson, author of the 6 Kingdom Series, including The Shadow of His Wings, The Mace of Souls and the upcoming Pass on The Cup of Dreams, and also author of suspense novels.
I happened on Lucky Bat Books when Cindie Geddes spoke at my writer’s group. It was perfect timing as I’d just decided to stop beating my head against the “query and wait, query and wait,” wall and look for a smaller publisher. Lucky Bat has been like a midwife for me. In four years I’ve published four novels and my fifth is in the wings. I could still be sitting in the “query and wait” cue, but instead, I’m learning, and growing, and selling books! Thank you for everything Lucky Bat!
— Jacci Turner, author of The Birthright Series and The Finding Home Series
Working with Lucky Bat has been a dream. I was overwhelmed by their enthusiasm, professionalism, marketing plan, but most importantly: vision.
— Des Zamorano, author of Human Cargo
Even though I’ve been a best-selling business book author, Santa Dog was my first children’s book — a whole new arena for me. Lucky Bat Books took me from story idea to published book. They helped me with a beautiful cover, a new Web site, marketing, and keeping my enthusiasm going through each step. They made it easy and fun, too.
— Garrett Sutton, pen name G.Z. Sutton, author of Santa Dog: The Incredible Adventures of Santa & Denby
The postman arrived yesterday morning with a most unexpected surprise in the form of the CS proof copy of The Obsidian Pebble. Many thanks for sending that on to me, it is much appreciated. It’s terrific and as much as I dared hope for.
— RA Jones, author of The Obsidian Pebble
Thanks so much for all the work on this. The book is so much stronger from your insightful, fantastic help…p.s. Did I mention you’re brilliant? I love the work you did on the novel [Julie Ricks]. Just wanted to mention it again.
—Sean Monaghan, author of ROTATIONS
Just wanted to send you a note of thanks for your efforts with my latest Saito Izumi story. You did your usual fantastic job and the story is so much better for it. Saito could not have been in better hands.
— David DeLee, author of the Saito Izumi short stories (by David Miller), plus many other stories and suspenseful novels.
It is no exaggeration to say that Cindie has been the single most important influence in my writing life. For almost ten years she has patiently coaxed me through numerous projects, offering essential technical critique while simultaneously facilitating my creative aspirations — willing to work exactly as fast or slow as my process requires. Her fastidious attention to detail is complemented by a frenetic enthusiasm for the writing process itself. I’ve worked with numerous editors over the years but never one so eager to get into the nuts and bolts of what makes a particular project work.
Beyond her formidable editing prowess, Cindie is a true joy to work with, providing direction, wisdom and friendship. Cindie has my highest possible endorsement.
Sincerely, Robert Charpentier