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What Does It Take to Have a Book Published?

Beta Books offers "pre-publishing," just enough copies of a book to send to early readers and previewers. With the feedback you get, you make the decision to go forward, or not.

WHAT DOES IT COST? That depends on how many pages, how many copies— and whether you paid for cover art, editing, critiquing, etc. Check this page for figuring your total cost.


Who Is Book Doc?

Sasha Newborn (aka Birdie Newborn) has been doing book production of academic journals for university groups for thirty years, as well as producing the line of college humanities texts for Bandanna Books.

Here are two recommendations, from Víctor Fuentes, for the Chicano Studies Institute, and from John Martin, publisher of Black Sparrow Press.


12-10-2012

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:

With great pleasure I write this letter of reference and recommendation for Sasha "Birdie" Newborn. For fifteen years and 32 issues, Sasha has been working with the eminent Professor Luis Leal and myself producing and publishing Ventana Abierta, a cultural and literary Latino review, and one of the few, and most recognized, written in Spanish in the United States.

She has been in charge of the design and printing, doing an admirable work. Each issue has been received with high praises for its graphic designs and typographic presentation, much enhancing its content. As the editors, don Luis and I always have celebrated the final products that Sasha has deliver to us and always on time.

With long years of dedication, she is master of the craft. We admire her attention to detail, accuracy, artistic design, responsiveness and professional responsibility. Though she doesn't speak Spanish or Portuguese, she has handle publication in both language with rather impeccable precision. For all the above, I recommend Sasha "Birdie" Newborn in the highest terms, considering fortunate the persons and Institutions that enter in working collaboration with such a qualified and honest professional person as Sasha is.

Sincerely

Víctor Fuentes

Editor of Ventana Abierta and Emeritus Professor of Spanish, UCSB


John Martin (2003)

I can't say enough in recommending Sasha Briar (Birdie) Newborn. For twenty-five years, Sasha has always responded with enthusiasm and initiative to the requirements of our demanding publishing schedule. Black Sparrow Press books have won almost unanimous acceptance in the bookstore trade and a number of awards for excellence in design and book production, in part due to Ms. Newborn's fresh approach to traditional text design.

Her reliability is unquestioned, her judgment invaluable, her breadth of knowledge in languages is always helpful. In addition, Sasha is a fully qualified editor who has contributed mightily to the accuracy and coherence of our texts.

I would recommend Sasha Briar Newborn to any publisher looking for dedication and dependability in book production.



For more details on Sasha Newborn's history, go to the Bandanna Books About page, as well as this list of books designed over the last 30 years.





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SATISFIED CUSTO­MERS:

JOHN MARTIN, Pub­lisher of Black Spar­row Press. “I recom­mend Sasha ‘Birdie’ Newborn.… Black Sparrow Press books have won… a number of awards for excel­lence in design and book produc­tion, in part due to Ms. Newborn.”


MARIA HERRERA-­SOBEK, Luis Leal Profes­sor, Institute for Chicano Studies, and Asso­ciate Vice Chancel­lor for Diver­sity, Equity, and Aca­demic Policy at the Univer­sity of Califor­nia, Santa Barbara



Fundamentally, we read imaginative literature in order to change and evolve as people, and the text that opens and supports that process has great value for us —Robert C. Davis



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ABOUT

SATISFIED CUSTO­MERS:

MAURICIO PARRA, Profes­sor of Latin Studies, Illinois Wesleyan Univer­sity

REV. DOUGLAS MILLER, Former Baptist minis­ter, college profes­sor




Sasha — Thanks for the good work — very thorough.
—Steve Eltinge



Successful
people fail
many times
but keep
on coming.
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