918studio press is a selective subsidized publisher based in the Iowa Quad Cities, offering enhanced services like editing, marketing advice, printing, cover design, formatting, and distribution not offered by other self-publishing companies. Unlike other small presses who pass on their expenses to readers and authors with higher book prices and small royalties, we ask authors to help us with expenses up front, allowing us to keep book prices reasonable for readers and maximize royalties for our authors. We publish poetry books and prose, fiction, or creative non-fiction with a strong geographic link, to continue in 918studio’s tradition. The selective nature of our business model ensures that readers get the best reading experience possible, thereby providing a much-needed endorsement for self-publishing authors. We are a one-stop shop for publishing, including those services like editing and cover design for which most other self-publishing companies charge. We believe in the vision Robin Throne established with 918studio, including that good writing deserves to be read. Often, that good writing doesn’t have a clear place in traditional markets; we aim to create that place.
Jodie Toohey is the author of four novels – Missing Emily: Croatian Life Letters, Melody Madson – May It Please the Court?, and Taming the Twisted,and Taming the Twisted 2 Reconstructing Rain– as well as three poetry collections – Crush and Other Love Poems for Girls, The Other Side of Crazy ,and Versed in Nature: Hiking Northwest Illinois and East Iowa State Parks. When Jodie is not writing poetry or fiction, she is helping authors, soon-to-be-authors, and want-to-be authors from pre-idea to reader and everywhere in between, through her company, Wordsy Woman Author Services. She lives in Iowa with her family.