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An author is only as good as the team behind them, which is why I want to share with you the excellent tallent helping me make The Amüli Chronicles a reality! After all, there's never enough time in the day for the author to write, edit, and create covers for their work. Please enjoy, and if you know an author seeking editing or cover art help, both of these tallented people are fantastic at what they do!

Mallory Rock

Mallory Rock

I work with authors to bring their literary works to life through covers, interior graphics, layout & formatting, cinematic book trailers, custom world maps, web graphics, and promotional materials. I am the art director at the author PR firm Novel Publicity, cover artist & print formatter for Evolved Publishing, and also work with IndieReader providing custom cover services. I have worked with authors like NY Times Best Seller Bella Andre and recently worked with The Tannenbaum Company creating a look book for a fantasy novel turned screenplay.

I am an avid reader and enjoy books across many genres. But I have a very fervid love of dystopian and fantasy novels. I have been known to devour up to a book a day when my busy schedule permits. I enjoy combining my love of literary works with my artistic skills to help authors bring their work to life visually.

Website: http://www.malloryrock.com/

Philip A. Lee

Philip A. Lee

Some say I was born with a red pen in my hand, so it’s no surprise that my penchant for words and stories ultimately led to a career in writing and editing.

My literary tastes vary, but I largely gravitate toward genre fiction. I’ll read anything sci-fi, fantasy, horror, western, and so forth. Some of my favorite contemporary authors are Dan Simmons, Chuck Wendig, David Brin, George R. R. Martin, and John Scalzi.

One of my passions besides writing and editing is the gaming industry. In addition to having a love for games of all kinds—card games, board games, miniatures games, etc.—I’ve also contributed writing, editing, and game design to a number of different game lines over the years.

Website: http://philipleewriting.com/

Evolved Publishing

Evolved Publishing

“A dedicated team of authors, editors, and artists — the New Royalty — commands the keys to their Kingdom.” - King Ape

We’re an emerging small press publisher, formed in 2011. Ours is (or at least was at the time) a new business model for the industry, one that we think is rather bold and exciting. At the heart of everything we do is the simple commitment to give readers the high-quality, compelling, interesting, fun, funny, or heartwarming entertainment they want.

Quality is Priority #1: This is not only our mantra; it’s practically our religion.

Toward that end, the stars around which the rest of our organization orbits are the authors. Their work is the locomotive for our train.

When Lane Diamond and D.T. (Dan) Conklin first envisioned Evolved Publishing, they did so from an author’s perspective. Each step of the way, they asked themselves this simple question: “As authors, what would we want from our publisher?” The answer to that question guided their choices as they determined how to structure EP as a small press.

While it was never their intention to throw stones at the traditional publishing industry, they nonetheless disliked some of the old practices of that industry. They believed that authors deserved greater consideration, well-deserved respect, more control over their own careers, and higher royalty rates. Lane and Dan wanted to build an organization where authors could say, “I get a pretty great deal here.”

They strove to adhere to the simplest of management philosophies: The Golden Rule (“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”).

Lane and Dan also wanted to foster a friendly atmosphere where the entire EP team could come together and work in a coordinated, supportive, cooperative, motivating environment. The team philosophy is so very important to everything EP does.

From Lane Diamond: “Have we succeeded at our goals? I think we have. Sure, we had our share of growing pains, as any new business does, in no small part because we simply grew so fast. However, we’ve settled into a place where everyone seems to be moving along nicely. The team environment is particularly important at a time when the marketplace is not all that we’d like it to be. This is no simple business, but I think we’ve struck on an outstanding model, one that evolves on a regular basis as market conditions and industry expectations change. We’re always ready to shift gears, and always after talking over the circumstances with our entire team. We try to be an open book, to engage our team in all the critical decisions we make, and we hope that gives them a sense that they’re firmly invested in the course of their careers.”

Website: http://www.evolvedpub.com/

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