Editorial and Manuscript Development
Whether you have a cute idea, notes for a story, or a fully fleshed-out manuscript, our talented writers and editors will help you perfect your manuscript.
We offer all levels of editing: Ghostwriting, line editing, copy editing, proofreading: Every project is different, so we’ll make editing recommendations based on your needs.
Our bank of talented artists will create illustrations exactly as you envision them: Life-like characters, fantasy worlds, watercolors, graphical images, cartoons—whatever your vision, our illustrators will bring it to life.
We will provide you with artist portfolios and sample drawings so you can choose the best illustrator for your project. You and your production editor will communicate that vision to the illustrator, allowing for unlimited back and forth and tweaks, until the characters and imagery are exactly as you imagine them.
Again, anything created is completely owned by you, the author.
Blue Balloon Books publishes and distributes in all sizes and formats: Our books come in hardcover, softcover, ebooks and even audio. We use state-of-the art printing presses and processes, and our books are of the highest physical quality.
Distribution, Fulfillment, & Royalties
Blue Balloon Books is represented by the largest book distributor in North America, with a sales team of 60 dedicated to placing our titles with retailers. Our titles (of course) sell on Amazon and barnesandnoble.com, as well as in brick- and-mortar retailers across the United States and Canada like Walmart, Costco, Target, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, and independent bookstores. Libraries, museums, and specialty stores also carry our books.
Fulfillment is out of our warehouses in Tennessee and Northern Virginia. Our authors receive the highest royalty rate in the industry.
Marketing and Public Relations
Our marketing team can create a customized marketing plan based on your goals, while also providing instruction and support for authors who elect to do their own marketing. Like everything we do, a bespoke marketing plan can be created based on our recommendations, as well author needs and goals.
The Blue Balloon PR arm can pitch you and your book to traditional media like radio, television, and print, as well as new media like podcasts, blogs, and YouTubers.