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My name is Azaan Kamau. I am the CEO and Publisher at Glover Lane Press, Organic Matters Publications and One Spirit Publications.

I have helped countless individuals to publish & distribute media in print, digital and audio formats!

About Glover Lane Press

We provide innovative, creative and visionary publishing.

Glover Lane Press provides the following:

* Proofreading
* 3D book cover design
* Custom, full-color book cover, based on the author's ideas, designs or suggestions
* Personalized back cover
* ISBN assignment
* Copyright registration
* Electronic proof
* Online distribution
* Bookstore availability
* Complimentary author copy
* Hardcover format as case wrap or image wrap
* eBook cover design
* eBook creation for Kindle, iPad, Mobipocket, Adobe Digital Editions, Sony, and Nook
* Library of congress control number
* 10 free image insertions
* Professional marketing consultation
* Book buyers preview
* Book signing kit
* Worldwide distribution of marketing materials/kit

Basic website design is up to six pages. Pages on the website include the following:

* Home
* About the book
* About the author
* Excerpt
* Contact page
* Order page

We also offer the following:

* Social media fan and book page setup
* Google and Amazon search programs
* Electronic press kit
* Business and product branding, and much, much more!

Glover Lane Press presents micro services starting at only $5.00!

We have media and design services that start at $5.00!

Yep! Glover Lane Press presents micro design services that start at $5.00.

Do you need a media kit or basic press release?

Do you need your 2D book cover converted to 3D?

Do you need a photo mosaic of your favorite photo?

Do you need a poster designed? Do you need an eBook cover design?

Do you need a custom Facebook cover that represents your company or book?

Do you need flyer design for your event?

Would you like to brand your company?

Do you need a basic photo shoot?

Do you need a movie poster for your upcoming film?

Average turn-around time is 48 hours or less! Contact us.

All micro services start at $5.00!


Long Beach, CA 90804

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Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.

A. I provide publishing & marketing consultation.
I design mind-blowing book covers.
I design one of kind 3D eBook covers.
I format and create custom layouts for books.
I offer ISBN assignment.
I provide digital formatting and distribution.
I design business & postcards.
I provide photo shoots for my clients.
I supply authors with an electronic proof.
I provide complete media kits, and press materials.
I offer numerous marketing options and solutions.
I provide a smile and exceptional customer service.

Q. Describe three recent jobs you've completed.

A. 1. JAMES BALDWIN A SOUL ON FIRE a short play by HOWARD B. SIMON Edited by Charles Reese. I created the book cover image from 2000 black and white images from 1963!

2. KESHA STRAIGHT no-chasers by Lakesha M. Townsend. The book is a passionate memoir about the friendship Kesha shared with the late Whitney Houston. Whitney tragically passed away 3 days prior to receiving the finished & publishing book!

3. Gettin' Honey From A Rose by Nicki J! This amazing book is about a passionate romance and spiritual connect that developed when Senator Barack Obama announced his bid to enter the 2008 election to become Americas 44th President!

Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

A. It's imperative for a customer to know exactly what type of publishing they want...eBook publishing, journal, hardcover or paperback. It's important to know ahead of time, so that I can customize the service and give the customer/ author the best experience possible.

Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?

A. The insider Secrets....

1. Start a Blog -- Do not wait until the book is in print to start building your audience. Write about topics of interest to your target audience and update your blog at least twice each week.

2. Write a Marketing Plan – If you want to sell books, you need a plan that includes ongoing marketing efforts. There should be many tasks from the plan that you can also begin tackling before the book is in print. Jenny Blake developed a fabulous spreadsheet with book marketing tactics that you can use as a reference for getting started.

3. Build a Social Media Platform – Sites like Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter are ideal for authors because they allow you to share content and interact with potential readers. Start by sharing your blog posts. Also ask questions, share other peoples content, and engage your audience. Engage daily and develop your social media voice.

4. Develop a Launch Plan -- Know how youre going to introduce your book to the world. Strategies might include email marketing to your lists, social media promotion, PR campaign, a contest, partnering with other writers, etc.

5. Invest in High Quality Publishing Services such as Glover Lane Press -- If youre self-publishing, dont make the mistake of skimping on services. The two most important elements of book production are editing and cover design. A homemade cover will tell everyone that your book is self-published, and sub-standard editing will leave readers disappointed (which can lead to poor book reviews). Allow Glover Lane Press to design your book cover, logos, and any other company branding.

Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?

A. Do I own my copyright and all of my reproduction rights?
Do I have a say in the creative process?
Does Glover Lane Press provide a FREE consultation?
How long does the publishing process work?
What is the difference between editing and proofreading?
If I am previously published, how can Glover Lane Press help?
Which file formats dose Glover Lane Press accept for printing?
Can I use my own book cover artwork?
Why is distribution important?
What is cover stock?
What is trim size?
Can I sell my book in Canada?

Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?

A. Buyers should have thought through if they want an eBook, a full color coffee table book, or a mass market paperback. They should have also thought through their book title, and have a general idea how many pages their manuscript is.

Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?

A. I am passionate about all of my projects from the beginning to end! It doesn't matter if I'm designing a book cover, a business cards or publishing a year book for an elementary school...I love my work!

Q. What do you like most about your job?

A. I LOVE publishing. I love designing book covers, and all types of promotional media. I love taking jaw-dropping photos, but I absolutely love connecting with different types of people, organizations, beliefs and backgrounds.

Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?

A. I absolutely love my job!

Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?

A. My Name is Azaan Kamau. I am an independent book publisher and an expert book designer! I have been writing for about 20 years, and publishing for a little over 12 years. I taught myself the publishing industry and craft after publication rejection letters began to pile up! I was told there was no market for my writing, it was too raw, too revolutionary, too taboo, too too much! Thus, I had to teach myself how to publish my own work! It was hard in the beginning as I tried a few publishers that wanted a ton of money to publish my work. That was a hassle! As I got the hang of it and began to publish my work, I realized there were thousands of writers, poets, journalist exacly like me. I realized there were countless individuals whose manuscripts had been rejected, or they always wanted to publish, but just didn't know where to begin. I made it my duty to provide affordable publishing options for all budgets!

Q. Tell us about a recent job you did that you are particularly proud of.

A. I am soooooo proud of all of the authors, their perseverance, and their zeal to right! I am proud of all of them!

I am extremely proud of Lakesha M. Townsend author of KESHA STRAIGHT no-chasers...a memoir dedicated to the late Whitney Houston!

I am also beaming with pride because of Ifalade Ta'Shia Asanti, author of The Seer and the Bones Do Talk! You make us proud Ta'Shia...You make us proud!

Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?

A. Yes! I am always in a seminar, a class, a webinar, a work shop, or reading relevant material and tutorials to hone my skills.

Q. Describe your most recent project, what it involved, how much it cost, and how long it took.

A. My most recent project is our newest imprint; Organic Matters Publications!

We Provide High Quality & Affordable Publishing for your Hemp, Medical Cannabis or Marijuana Books!

If you are a doctor, scientist, patient, a grower, homemaker, a blogger, a chief, a supporter, or a farmer this is the publishing company that will turn your idea into a published work of art! No matter your passion; medical cannabis, how to books, politics, clones, cultivation, bubble bags, hemp, cannabutter, the war on drugs, hydroponics, and aeroponics, it's all up to you! Visit Us!

Q. If you have a complicated pricing system for your service, please give all the details here.

A. My pricing system is very basic and fits every budget!

Q. If you were advising someone who wanted to get into your profession, what would you suggest?

A. Learn the copyright laws!

Q. What is your greatest strength?

A. I love people. I am a people person who is passionate about going the extra mile. I believe in going beyond my customer's expectations and providing them with a superior product.

Q. What are you currently working on improving?

A. Currently I am working on improving eBook production, product branding, 3 dimensional media, basic website design and over all book/ author promotion.

Q. Write your own question and answer it.

A. Are proceeds of your book sales donated to charity?

Yes, absolutely!

Out Of the Closet Thrift Store is an amazing organization! Owned and Operated by The AIDS Healthcare Foundation, the store generates money that helps fund the many services the Foundation provides which include HIV/AIDS testing and counseling.

I have been sponsoring a little girl through World Vision named Asa since June of 2001. Watching her grow, learn and evolve has truly been rewarding! You purchase can make a huge difference for a child in need. Please Visit the World Vision website.

I spent many of my good childhood years on our ranch in Texas. There I learned the importance of animals; we could end poverty by teaching others about agriculture. Several years ago I discovered Heifer International and I've been donating ever since. Heifer Internationals goal is to end poverty, help struggling families & communities worldwide. Millions of people globally are overlooked by their governments, denied education, and other basic necessities. Heifer International's has projects in over 50 countries. Visit them on their website.

The absolute need for Habitat For Humanity became quite prevalent during and after The Tsunami and Hurricane Katrina. I wanted to do so much to help our people, but I did what I could. Habitat For Humanity has partnered with numerous people and organizations to end homelessness on many levels. Please visit www.Habitat.org to see how you can get involved.

RED was created to eradicate HIV/AIDS in Africa. So far everything RED and the Global Fund have set forth has made enormous changes for the continent. The Pandemic must end. Be a part of global change. Be insp(RED) to purchase a RED item through one of the many outlets such as the Gap, or donate directly to the Global Fund website or visit the Red website.

I have participated in The AIDS Walk for many years. Through those years, I’ve seen APLA provide many valuable services. They are committed to HIV/AIDS prevention.

I love Direct Relief. They are focused on disaster emergency response and medical disaster response. For example the Tsunami in The Indian Ocean, Hurricane Katrina, and the recent Wildfire in California, Direct Relief's response was paramount! Some of their aftermath programs include health care and operating HIV/AIDS clinics and hospitals which include outreach programs. Visit them on their website.

Donating and getting involved in The SPCA and The Humane Society are great ways to help animals like providing homes, preventing cruelty, and over population. You can adopt a friend who will love you for an eternity. We adopted Adonis are little Shih Tzu puppy who is an absolutely joy, then we adopted Spooney, a Black & white Havanese who is quite a character, but full of love & loyalty.

I have been donating on many levels to The American Red Cross for many years. There are numerous ways to get involved. You can donate your time, money, and even give blood!

I said all of that to say, I live to dedicate myself and my work to help others. Proceeds of In The Midst of My Blackness will be donated to organizations that are dedicated to feeding the hungry, healing the sick, saving our environment, housing the homeless, educating the ignorant, and empowering the weak. Buy the book, and change someone's life! Or please visit the websites provided, and make the step towards being a part of positive change. If you want to start your journey from scratch donate directly to your spiritual Organization, of visit Network For Good.

Q. Write your own question and answer it.

A. Are you an author?

Yes, I am an author of several non-fiction books. Please visit my personal author website!

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