Fox Ridge Publications

Fox Ridge Publications is a dynamic, boutique, fee-based publishing coaching service based on client needs. While general services and package fees are listed below, please use them as guidelines and connect with me directly (click here) for your individual requirements. Fox Ridge Publications coaches writers through the publication process and prefers first and foremost to enable writers to control their own work and publishing platform accounts.

Please be aware that currently all publishing platforms will require you to provide sensitive information including social security number and banking information. That is not a personal requirement for my services--it is information you must be able to provide to a publisher. I recommend that all authors who choose to give access to financial information create and use a separate and secure bank account and keep only minimal amounts of cash in it.

Please check the Self-publishers information on my Editing Services Page.

Fox Ridge Publications is a helping arm to writers -- everyday people -- who want to publish a book but don’t know how, or do not have or want to take the time to learn. Please note that the following information assumes you understand some basic things about writing and publishing. Other more detailed information is on my Editing Services Page.

Fox Ridge Publications is a fee-based boutique service. You pick the service you are interested in, contact me, and I or I and my team will work with you. Fees will be noted up front. I typically require a down payment.

What I offer in separate packages

Writing and Coaching Writers
Write for hire projects – I can accept on a limited basis work for hire, such as biographies and memoirs, compilations. These are complete works considered on an individual basis and fees will be based on the time and research, travel and so forth needed.

Help writing back cover copy, front teasers, biographies, acknowledgements - Hourly rates apply.

Editing Services – please refer to my editing business for rates
Mentoring/Coaching – please refer to my editing business for rates

Copyright language – if you only need appropriate copyright language, I can supply a standard format you can copy and paste, as well as additional supporting material such as Scripture references. But if you need to find copyrights for material such as quoted passages, song lyrics or poems, I can help you find the source, but you are responsible to request and pay any fees to the original copyright holders. Without such permission you are in violation of international copyright laws and subject to penalty. I will not help any author commit theft of intellectual property. Many copyright holders such as musicians and poets are happy to provide you with permission. Some may require small fees. Please respect the work of all artists. Hourly rates apply.

Publishing and Coaching DIY Publishers
  • Manuscript interior design and format for PRINT, according to your wishes within reason, based on available sizes from Lightning Source, Ingram Spark, or another platform of your choice. This service does not include editing; however, if I find errors, I will let you know, and will correct a few minor problems. For manuscripts 100 pp or less in final format: $250; 200-300 pp: $400
The service includes table of content, simple chapter headings and page header/footer in standard layout. For other designs, please request a quote. For pictures, please contact me. You must be able to provide scanned high-quality jpgs.

ISBNs provided at $30 each. Please note that ISBNs are needed for each separate version of your final book, including ebook, paperback, hardcover, audio book, and each version in another language, unless you are using Kindle Direct Publishing’s assigned numbers OR have chosen not to make your print book available to the public to purchase AND/OR desire to create free versions of an electronic book. These ISBNs will be registered to Lisa Lickel Publishing OR Fox Ridge Publications.

  • Library of Congress Catalog Number for print books 
There is no fee for the number, but I charge $10 to procure one for you. You may request a number under your own private imprint which I will apply for you. Please Note: Should you request and receive a Library of Congress Control Number, you are responsible to either send yourself or pay an extra fee to have me send two print copies to the Library of Congress.

  • Ebook manuscript conversions – in process for ePub and Mobi. Please contact me for a quote. No extra charge for a pdf file if paying for a print manuscript format. For pdf files for Kindle or Nook layouts, there will be a fee if the file to upload needs different or extra formatting (eg, removal of header/footers and setting up a clickable table of contents or footnotes).
  • Very Simple Cover design for Print (wrap cover, including spine and back) or Ebook – front panel only. Hourly rates and fees to purchase artwork apply. I prefer you to contract with a service from the list below or a service like
You will be offered three or four designs from which you may choose with some personalization, or you will be directed to hire your own cover artist if I or my team cannot meet your expectations. Covers must be built on a template provided by the printer of choice based on a final page count and trim size of the book. If supplying your own artwork, high quality, 600 dpi, jpgs and accompanying proof of ownership must be provided.

Please contact a professional designer for complicated designs and interiors.
I recommend the following:
Lisa Hainline - Covers
Loralee Olson-Arcand - Word Services Unlimited - proofreading, design, help with local publishing
Rodney Schroeter

Help uploading your manuscript(s) to printer of your choice
Lightning Source, Ingram-Spark or  Kindle (Amazon), Barnes and Noble Print or Ebook Service (Nook) or Smashwords (Ebook only) or Lulu
EITHER I offer guidance to walk you through the upload process (requires a bank account and password access from you which I do not want access to) for a fee OR Fox Ridge Publications acts as your publisher (see below). If we try to walk through the process and you do not feel comfortable, we will discuss other arrangements. Nonrefundable hourly rates apply.

Upload fees charged by each company are  in addition to the fee requested for step by step instructions. Upload fees (may change without notice, please check first): 
  • Lightning Source - $75 to upload a print manuscript, plus ISBN must be provided; $75 to upload an eBook file, plus ISBN must be provided. 
  • Ingram-Spark - $49 to upload both a print and ebook file, plus ISBN must be provided
Lightning Source and Ingram-Spark are distributors that make your work available on numerous online sales outlets, otherwise called Distributors. You may opt to pay a one-time fee to be included in their product catalog, and/or an annual fee for marketing purposes which you may opt in for at the time of uploading ($12 per year).
  • Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Smashwords do not charge upload fees. You do not have to purchase separate ISBNs for Amazon or Barnes and Noble if you choose their free standard numbers or purchase one through them. Smashwords requires an ISBN I believe, but will look into this.

Fox Ridge Publications acts as your publisher for a minimum of one year and a maximum of five years, and you are paid royalties in the amount of seventy percent of income received. NOTE: in order to qualify for this royalty rate, the books must be non-returnable.
  • You will be forwarded each sales report, but will be paid royalties only in November and May of each year. 
  • You may request price changes no more than two times per year. 
  • You may order print copies at cost anytime for yourself, for which you will be responsible to pay in advance. Fox Ridge Publications does not provide stock or inventory copies to authors.
  • You may ask for re-uploads of cover or interior files once a year for a small fee, along with the re-upload fees (see above), if any, charged by the publisher of choice. 
  • You may choose to have all rights and materials returned to you after one calendar year, at which time Fox Ridge Publications will remove your files from the publisher of choice. Should you desire to republish your materials you will need a new ISBN. After five years, unless other arrangements are made, all materials and rights will revert to you, any outstanding royalties and a final report will be mailed. 

Hourly rates apply for the following.
  • Templates or a press release for your project which you may use to send to local media. For an extra fee I can research those addresses for you, but you are responsible to send the release.
  • I can help devise ten tweets for your project.
  • I can help or provide direction for back cover copy, bookmark copy, one sheet copy.
  • I can direct you to outlets where you can purchase or design bookmarks and postcards for your project on your own.
  • I can help put together a sales packet for you to deliver to local outlets and libraries.
  • I can help you put together information sheets and sample interview material you can use for blog tours and other interviews.
The above services will be available for purchase on an hourly basis, with a minimum of $25.

Published Books

Summer 2018

Young adult Bible Adventure by RJ Peck

The Lion's Den (Relics of Power Book 1)The Lion's Den is book one in a series of Bible Adventure stories for young adult. Twelve-year-old Christopher Cyprus has inherited the Legacy from his grandfather. Now it is his turn to become God's Secret Agent, time-traveling to help God's people when they get into a jam. His first assignment? Help Daniel the Prophet survive the night in the Lion's Den. And rescue Grandpa Jack on his final mission.

The Sacrifice of Isaac (Relics of Power Book 2)

Christopher Cyprus, aged twelve, has stepped into his grandfather's shoes as God's Secret Agent and Legacy Holder. It's a ministry going back thousands of years to help God's people who get into jams. Chris has been called on his first solo mission. God wants him to help Isaac. But how? Come with Chris on his time traveling mission to help Isaac survive Abraham's sacrifice.

       The Walls of Jericho: Relics of power Paperback

The Walls of Jericho
Christopher Cyprus, aged twelve, has stepped into his grandfather's shoes as God's Secret Agent and Legacy Holder. When Chris is sent back in time to help Rahab and the Spies, he learns he must fight the forces of evil as well as the king of Jericho’s soldiers. Chris must rely on the Whole of Armor of God and a scarlet cord to fulfill his mission.

The Plagues: Relics of Power series Paperback       
Christopher Cyprus, aged twelve, has stepped into his grandfather's shoes as God's Secret Agent and Legacy Holder. The Lord calls Chris to help during the time of the Hebrew’s deliverance from Pharaoh. But the portal slams mysteriously shut when he arrives in Egypt. He and his new friends must solve the Pharaoh’s Enigma or risk losing the power of God’s special relics, including Moses’s staff and the portal.