These Authors Have Entrusted Marraii Design with Their Books

 

I am a true believer in showcasing real life examples of my work. That's why I created this page with Amazon's new sample preview feature for kindles. Here, I display books from some of my authors in no particular order or importance.

Unfortunately, Amazon's preview feature strips off all embedded fonts, just like their cloud reader does. Thus, some of them won't be displayed the way they were actually formatted, and the way they look when purchased. Regardless, it's fun to see them in action! To see print layouts where I mention I did them, go to that book's Amazon page, choose print layout, and then "Look Inside" feature.

Smashwords and their wide network of retailers don't have the same embedding tool, so in order to show some of those books, I've made my own previewer. Since I'm not a developer by vocation, previewer does the job the best I could come up with. Bare with me...
(Side-note: Overdrive offers embedding samples, but its javascript code breaks down my site, so it wasn't an option :/ )

VINCENT ZANDRI

Vincent Zandri is the Winner of the 2015 PWA Shamus Award and the 2015 ITW Thriller Award for Best Original Paperback Novel for MOONLIGHT WEEPS. He is the NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY, and AMAZON KINDLE No.1 bestselling author of more than 25 novels.

I've had the pleasure of typesetting most of his books for print, and coding them as epub/mobi. Have a look at a few examples:

Just Kindle mobi & ePub

Paperback, ePub, Kindle mobi

Paperback, ePub, Kindle mobi

LIZ SCHULTE

Liz Schulte: Many authors claim to have known their calling from a young age. Liz Schulte, however, didn't always want to be an author. In fact, she had no clue. Liz wanted to be a veterinarian, then she wanted to be a lawyer, then she wanted to be a criminal profiler. In a valiant effort to keep from becoming Walter Mitty, Liz put pen to paper and began writing her first novel. It was at that moment she realized this is what she was meant to do. As a scribe she could be all of those things and so much more.

I didn't have the opportunity to do all Liz Schulte books, but those that I did were so much fun! She prefers to have her Kindle manuscripts formatted in MS Word for the ease of editing afterwards, and her print layouts were done as pdfs.

MARY RYAN WOODS & ADRIENNE MURRAY

Mary Ryan Woods and Adrienne Murray's book "I Didn't CAUSE It, I Can't CHANGE It: How Mothers of Adult Children with Co-occurring Disorders Have Coped" explains the journey taken by mothers of adult children who have experienced co-occurring disorders. Fourteen mothers graciously shared their stories and as varied as their experiences were, there were many common threads. What it all comes down to is hope. These mothers found hope and want to share the hope they found with others who are on similar journeys.

Marraii Design formatted epub, mobi, and Createspace print-ready pdf.

MICHELLE MAYUR

In 2014, Michelle Mayur spontaneously received clear higher guidance that she was to write a book called Embraced by the Divine and that she was to hand-select women of a particularly high resonance to also contribute chapters to this book. Each inspirational chapter for women by women was to be a true story of how that woman had faced enormous challenges and what she had done to not only survive the experience, but to thrive from it and to grow as a person. Hence the birth of this inspirational book.

Marraii Design had a tremendous pleasure of formatting Embraced by the Divine as ePub, and mobi for Kindle.

Kindle MS Word, Smashwords MS Word

Paperback, ePub, Kindle mobi

ePub, mobi Kindle

PORTIA BATES

Portia S. Bates has spent the majority of her professional career as an educator with a primary focus on educational leadership. In 2014, Portia determined to direct her energies toward her life's purpose, which is to touch the lives of others by sharing deeply personal experiences through her down-to-earth, slightly flinching writing style.

Marraii Design helped 2 of her books get in Kindle shape: Tribal Daughters, and Grace: A Love Story.

JULIE ANNA BISHOP

Julie Anna Bishop (1969- ) was born and raised in upstate New York, the youngest of six. She graduated from the State University of New York at Purchase in 1991, with a degree in anthropology and photography. She worked in the human services world for five years before becoming a recognized leader in the field of universal and sustainable interior design; creating healthy and sacred interiors and assisting manufacturing companies with their product lines.

Marraii coded ePub and mobi Kindle for her book Thrive Anyway.

SUSAN ORDONA

Susan Ordona is a Speaker, a four-time #1 Amazon Best Selling Author, a Book Publishing Consultant and a Social Media Marketer. She has mentored and helped clients to self-publish books which became #1 Best Sellers, using a proven step by step system, that enables her to help more authors launch their books to bestsellers so they can make more sales, grow their businesses, and be recognized authorities.

Marraii Design formatted her first bestseller,  "Sold Out: Top Event Marketing Strategies To Create Social Media Buzz For Your Next Event," for print, and coded ePub, and mobi for Kindle.

Paperback, Kindle mobi, Smashwords MS Word

ePub, Kindle mobi

Paperback, ePub, Kindle mobi

ELIZABETH GOOD

Elizabeth Good hails from Brooklyn, New York, and resides in Toms River, New Jersey, with her husband and 13-year-old shih-tzu, Saverio. She has one son, three stepchildren, and three grandsons.

Marraii Design formatted her book "Trampled Underfoot: The Dirt on Vic and Lia" for Createspace, Amazon, Barnes&Noble, and Smashwords, as well as designed the cover.

DAVID EDMONDS

David Edmonds & Maria Nieves Edmonds, a couple that happened to stumble upon Marraii Design as Bookaholic@Fiverr just when they needed to publish their book The Girl in the Glyphs. What luck!

Mr. Edmonds had drawn glyphs, by hand, on pieces of paper when he was in Peru. Marraii Design digitized his 102 hand-drawn images for chapter openings, created files for Createspace and Kindle.

RENE BRENT

The self-help process is more achievable when you have a loving guide. Personal success coach, Rene Brent, guides you through the clearest and most effective ways to make life changes and solid choices. As a Certified Clinical and Transpersonal Hypnotherapist, she knows how to help you overcome fear, anxiety, and procrastination.

Marraii Design formatted her book "How Big Is Your BUT?" for print, and coded ePub and mobi for Kindle.

Paperback, Nook ePub, Kindle mobi, Smashwords MS Word, cover for print & ebook

Paperback, Kindle mobi

Paperback, ePub, Kindle mobi

ROBERT SEPEHR

Robert Sepehr is an author, producer and anthropologist specializing in linguistics, archeology, and paleobiology. A harsh critic of the out-of-Africa theory, Sepehr puts forth alternative diffusionist arguments involving advanced antediluvian civilizations, occult secret societies, ancient mythology, alchemy and astrotheology.

Marraii Design was hired to format his paperback and epub/mobi editions for 3 books:

  • Species with Amnesia: Our Forgotten History
  • Especies con Amnesia: Nuestra Historia Olvidada (Spanish Edition)
  • Spezies mit Amnesie: Unsere vergessene Geschichte (German Edition)

JENNI JESSEN

Survivor of human trafficking, Jenni Jessen, knows firsthand the depths of trauma a body can endure. Thirteen years of sexual exploitation did not leave her defeated. She is a wife, a mama and a broken girl saved by grace. Jenni is creator of Priceless Cube, a tool being used in 40 countries to prevent human trafficking. She and her husband live in SE Asia where they founded Compass 31, to fight human trafficking. Together they provide foster care to teenage mothers and babies rescued from the sex trade. Their foster family includes 6 different people groups, a dog, a cat and a set of lovebirds named Jack and Diane.

Marraii Design formatted "The Lucky One" for print, ePub, and mobi. The interior design closely follows the cover.

ADRIA WATERS

Adria Waters is the author of the Ghost Hunters Society series and has seen ghosts all her life. She loves exploring the paranormal and goes on ghost tours in every place she visits. When she's not hunting ghosts, she loves torturing her family with road trips across the country to see every single sightseeing opportunity in the United States. Adria lives in Missouri with her very patient husband, her not so patient son, two cats who insist that they are human, and various little spirits that pop up to say "hello" once in a while.

Marraii Design formatted two of her books, Always Sweet Sixteen and The Edge of Lucidity, for Createspace as print-ready pdf, Kindle mobi, Barnes&Noble epub, and Smashwords MS Word.

Paperback, ePub, Kindle mobi

Paperback, ePub, Kindle mobi

Paperback, Nook ePub, Kindle mobi, Smashwords MS Word

RICHARD TURNER

Richard Turner is the author of science fiction and military fiction books. Marraii Design formatted many of his books for Smashwords over the years:

  • The Ryan Mitchell Thrillers (7 Book Series / Marraii formatted 6 books)
  • The Kurgan War (8 Book Series / Marraii formatted 5 books)
  • A James Shaw Mission (2 Book Series / Marraii formatted 2 books)
  • The Alexander Scott novels (2 Book Series / Marraii formatted 2 books)
  • A Project Gauntlet Mission (3 Book Series / Marraii formatted 2 books)
  • The Christopher Sheppard Adventures (2 Book Series / Marraii formatted 2 books)

Smashwords MS Word

Smashwords MS Word

Smashwords MS Word