A few very kind comments by authors we’ve worked with recently.
Dean worked on my manuscript, which was a coaching manual for retiring athletes. The layout and format were complicated as there were a lot of diagrams, tables and exercises. From the very beginning of the cooperation, Dean went the extra mile. He was always around to advise, guide and assist. His extensive knowledge of self-publishing was invaluable to me. He was very patient and flexible, always willing to make changes when asked. Moreover, he met deadlines and the quality of his work was excellent. If you are looking for someone to prepare your manuscript for publication, I can recommend Dean Fetzer unreservedly. I will definitely use his services for my second book.
Julie Schladitz author of Career After Sport
Dean Fetzer was a pleasure to work with and did an excellent job of turning two files into well presented e-Pub books. And he generously threw in a mobi for each at the same time and answered assorted questions. I would have no hesitation in using him again for formatting or recommending him to anyone else.”
Dean has been a fantastic guide to the intricacies of formatting, typesetting and getting Fierce Reinvention uploaded onto all the various publishing platforms. He has gone over and above and far, far beyond in so many respects.
Rand Leeb-du Toit, author of Fierce Reinvention: A Guide to Harnessing Your Superpowers for Entrepreneurial and Leadership Success
I feel like I got a friend in the publishing business. Dean at GunBoss did a great job formatting my book as well as guiding me though the process. I will use his services again for my next book.
Dean is an impressively talented and thoroughly professional book designer. He works with you and is comfortable to work with. I found him fully invested in the success of my book project. He has my highest recommendation.
Jerry DeNuccio, author of The Metaphysics of Cutting Grass and Other Essays
Dean gets my highest recommendation. As a seasoned writer of books – but a first time self-publishing neophyte – I really appreciated his hand holding from day one. The website is great and full of useful information. After I filled out and sent the query form, he responded immediately to my email and things just took off from there. The Skype conversation was key and created a nice connection that is impossible to get by telephone or email. I posed lots of questions, all of which were answered clearly and supportively. I was really impressed with the quick turnaround times and the precision of copyediting. I also appreciated his patience with my edits (over a handful of back and forth emails) once I received and reviewed the proof hard copy. His team did a wonderful job with the cover design and incorporated seamlessly my suggestions and those of my friends who weighed in. I haven’t compared his fees with others but I was really pleased with the package I ordered. I would definitely work with him on my next project!
Michael F Myers, MD, author of Why Physicians Die by Suicide: Lessons Learned From Their Families and Others Who Cared
“I hired Dean to help me write my first book, Cannabis Revealed. As a busy physician and mother with very little spare time, I had expectations that Dean would handle most of the heavy lifting required to get my manuscript to market. He delivered on every level. Before signing the contract, he not only emailed me detailed answers to my many questions, he took the time converse by phone so that I could be reassured about the process. He gave me a list of what needed to be done, a timeline of what to expect, and responded promptly to every email. His fees are more than reasonable for the services that he provides. I am excited to say that the book looks fantastic and is selling very well! Thanks so much Dean! Second manuscript has been started – you will be hearing from me soon!”
Bonni Goldstein MD, author of Cannabis Revealed
“I am so grateful to have been able to work with Dean on my first non-fiction book. He did the interior layout of both the ebook and print versions. I had read about his expertise and the accolades were certainly earned. My book had tables, graphics and bullet points, all which are difficult to have appear properly in an ebook. I learned a tremendous amount during the experience.
Dean was very patient during the entire process. Gunboss did a fantastic job and Dean’s suggestions definitely added significantly to the quality of the final products. Several professional editors who have seen the print book raved about the professional appearance of the book and told me, “Whoever you are using – have them do all your books.” I certainly intend to follow that advice. I have already asked Dean to do book 2 and 3 of my non-fiction book series.”
Tonya D. Price, author of The Writer’s Business Plan
“I cannot praise Dean highly enough. He is intelligent, genial, prompt, dedicated, and patient. He is a consummate professional. I came to him with a bundle of neuroses, near total computer illiteracy, bullheaded stubbornness, and endless agonizing over what cover image I wanted, how I wished to describe the book on the back cover, et cetera: he was always a steady hand, guiding me gently and firmly in the right direction. The book he produced surpassed all my expectations. He is truly a master craftsman. The formatting, the aesthetics, the feel and heft of the book: everything is superb, exquisite. I never once felt like a stranger to Dean, or just another job to get done. I felt honored and respected. His attention to detail is microscopic. His editing at the sentence level is first-rate and reflects a lifetime of devotion to literature, to clear and concise language. He responded to countless vacillating emails with skill, care, and kindness. I really feel fortunate finding Dean. I, for one, would not like to work with writers! But he has the gift. I recommend him with my whole heart.”
Andrew Saltarelli, Leaving Home
“Now that you have typed those two magical words ‘The End’, the next step is to find someone to publish your book. I found this step the hardest, and I thought writing was hard! Until I discovered GunBoss. So forget spending hours and hours searching for a publisher – just contact Dean Fetzer at GunBoss and he will make your dream come true by creating wonderful covers for your book and formatting your book to how you would like to see it. I have found him to be very professional, honest and very, very patient. I am that pleased with the service that I have submitted my third book to be published with GunBoss.”
“I am very grateful to Dean for being so patient and for creating a really Gothic atmosphere around my book. Its appearance has caused very favourable comment from all who have seen it.”
Rachel Adams, author of Viktor the Vegetarian Vampire
“Dean did a fantastic job designing the interior of my book and converting to MOBI and EPUB formats. He is easy to work with and pays attention to your publishing deadlines. I will be using him for my future publications.”
Lorry Schoenly, author of The Correctional Health Care Patient Safety Handbook.
“From the first contact with Dean at GunBoss Books our book project took off. Not only was he knowledgeable about the Create Space’s prose format but also willing to take on a book of poetry combined with illustrations. Dean worked with the illustrator to maximize clarity and definition and worked with us to create a book cover that included a spine with title. Dean was always prompt in his responses to our inquiries and was able to accommodate our specific requests on the format. He was also comfortable working with more than one point person. The final product met and exceeded all of our expectations as to quality and professional appearance. We are five very pleased and proud poets with all aspects of our experience with GunBoss, and recommend him highly.”
Paula Miller, contributor to Bosque Rhythms
“Our group of five writers embarked to self-publish an anthology of poetry. We are extremely happy with the editorial services we sought from Dean Fetzer and GunBoss. Every step of the way, Dean was helpful, informative, patient, and extremely knowledgeable about getting our manuscript and cover ready for CreateSpace. We found their custom services fair, timely, and responsive to our needs. Unable to navigate the CreateSpace system on our own, Dean’s quality guidance was incredibly valuable. We are pleased with our book, Bosque Rhythms and the process with GunBoss! Thank you!!”
Judy K Mosher, contributor to Bosque Rhythms
“New to publishing my work, I spent a great deal of time searching self-publishing resources. I came across GunBoss.com randomly in my quest for those resources and it was the best thing that could have happened for me. Dean was prompt in responding to my quote request and each dealing with him was extremely professional. He provided excellent service in the copy-edit I enlisted him for, even going beyond the specified terms to help a new author out with some helpful tips. To top it all off his service is affordable compared to other places I received quotes from. I will be hiring Dean again for the rest of my series. Anyone who is thinking about publishing, new or veteran, would be better off with Dean’s services than anywhere else.”
Thomas Everson, author of R.E.Birth
“Thank you for all your help. Your editing is excellent! I am very pleased with what you have done – its very professional. I am so grateful to you for pulling out all the stops to assist with this project. You were so calm when I was beside myself with frustration! We wont hesitate to use your services again, I am sure and will also recommend you.”
Paul Fox, author of Dating.com
“Anyone considering having their book published should get in touch with Dean at Gunboss books. My wife was kind enough to send my e-book “The Bolter” to them, in order for it to be published as a hardback. A lovely gift idea and a great surprise on Christmas day. The style and layout is outstanding. A really professional job and a friendly, efficient service. I have no hesitation in recommending them for any author looking to get their book published.”
Geoff Steele, author of the comic novel The Bolter
“I couldn’t be more pleased with the quality of the covers and formatting provided by GunBoss Books. Dean Fetzer’s eye for detail and pride in his work translated into a professional product I feel confident in publishing.”
Elizabeth S. Craig, author of Quilt Trip and Death at a Drop-In
“Dean designed the interior format for my non-fiction book, Career Change which was full of complicated insets, diagrams and quotes so it was quite a challenge. He did a great job of ensuring the book was both readable and well spaced as well as not being too long in order to keep print costs down. He was patient with me as a client, taking my preferences into consideration and working with me over multiple iterations of design. Most indie authors now appreciate the importance of a professional cover design, but if you want a quality print product, you also need professional interior design and I happily recommend Dean at Gunboss for this service.”
“Anyone looking for an independent publisher to produce your own work quickly and sympathetically should consider Gunboss books. In my own experience the service is flexible, concerned to respond to your exact requirements, and good value for money. In my own case I feel that the collaborative end product does justice to my own endeavours and it is good to know that any of my future works taken to Gunboss will receive the same courtesy and care.”
Phoebe Lambert, author of The Heart of Things and Dark Shadow, Bright Sun
“I have dreamed of publishing a volume of poetry and my artwork and GunBoss helped me realise that dream. Now I have a printed version of my book and it’s also available as an ebook!”
Wendy Wright, poet and artist, author of Sand Dancer and other Poems