~ Essie Herndon
Author of Finding His Strength
TMP Books has helped make my dream come true. For years, I’ve been working towards publishing my story. Deciding on a publisher was a difficult decision until I saw another book from TMP Books. After talking with Tracy, I felt this was the best way to move forward. Tracy was extremely helpful with all of my questions, and I had a lot of them. If you are looking to bring your story to life, you will not be disappointed with TMP Books.
~ Julie Landon
Author of The Little Voice
I just published my first children's book, The Couth Fairy, and I am thrilled with how it turned out!
TMP Books and Tracy were amazing to work with! Tracy took such great care of me and answered all of my questions very quickly. Quality publishing, personal attention, and a beautiful final product, all at an affordable cost. If you are contemplating publishing your next book, don't look any further!
~ Karen Mutchler Allen
Author of The Couth Fairy
Tracy Ruckman and TMP Books helped me realize a dream today. Two Christian children’s books that were written and illustrated years ago now have finally been brought to life.
An Orphan Named Eva and Mommy Tell Me About Heaven are both now available to purchase on Amazon.
Tracy was always extremely professional and knowledgeable. I appreciated her expertise and suggestions. She was also prompt in answering all my questions and would follow up with an e-mail.
My books were published in a few weeks for an affordable price. I would certainly recommend this company to anyone seeking to publish their writing.
~ Dana Morgan Murphy
From a Facebook post we asked to share:
I highly recommend TMP Books.
In the last couple of weeks, I've had friends ask me about self-publishing. I'm not against self-publishing. I'm against predator publishing. I'm against predator self-published writers (the ones who publish garbage and stink up the entire industry). I love and celebrate well-written self-published books, especially those from established authors--because those are the ones I'm most likely to read. I do have friends who have written some great books and have chosen the self-published route. I also know they have studied the craft and know how to create a story.
Some folks just need a little help with edits and with formatting, and with the little tricks of the trade. If a writer has done his or her homework, he or she knows that self-publishing isn't for the faint of heart. There are a lot of bad apples out there who will prey upon those desperate to get anything into print. The well-written authors are stymied by the dregs that have been produced and given away for free so that the average reader had equated poorly written with self-published. They have to work hard to rise above an image they did not create.
TMP Books can help a ready-writer who might need a little help negotiating the self-publishing channels. I know the owner personally. She's a best friend. She knows the industry. She was once my traditional publisher. I know she's honest and fair, and I know her heart. She's one of the gatekeepers that helps indie publishers set a higher standard. She's going to be truthful with you about your work. She's going to edit it and polish it and make it the best it can be for the writer. And she'll be honest with you and tell you if you're not ready to publish.
She doesn't overcharge, and she doesn't overprice a book once it's published.
Can you tell that I'm a little passionate about indie-publishing? I'm not against it. Christian publishing has fought a battle since its inception to rise above the first impressions.
TMP is working to raise the bar for self-published writers because when all writers study the craft and publish good work, the industry as a whole benefits.
~ Fay Lamb
Author of the Amazing Grace Series,
the Ties that Bind Series, The Art of Characterization, and more
Tracy designed a gorgeous professional one-sheet and business cards for me. She skillfully implemented information from my website and reflected my personality in every design she created. Do her talents never cease? Tracy Ruckman is the first person I will ask to create promotional materials for my ministry from now on!
Mrs. Ruckman exceeded our expectations in all areas. We plan to utilize her services in the future and highly recommend Tracy Ruckman for any writing project you may have.
~ John T. Stamps III
The Stamps Law Group
Tracy Ruckman helped with many of my published books. I counted on her to spot weaknesses in characterization that I had not seen, and her editorial insights made my words shine.
Award-winning, best-selling Author
Tracy Ruckman is an outstanding editor. She has looked at many of my manuscripts and I have been impressed with her thoroughness and insight. Tracy seems to see things that others miss. She is quick to "hear" an author's voice and picks up on inconsistencies. Tracy is also quick to let authors know what touches her heart or tickles her funny bone. I highly recommend Tracy for editing work!
I highly recommend Tracy Ruckman and her editing skills. She did a very detailed five chapter edit for me, and I was so pleased with it that I have already asked her to edit the rest of my WIP when I finish the rewrites. She is very helpful and thorough and encouraging. Plus her prices are very reasonable! So what are you waiting for? Sign her up to edit your baby!
Tracy Ruckman took on the challenge of our projects with enthusiasm and dedication to the work and produced quality content on time...a top-notch writer and editor.
~ Kathe Nielsen
Tracy Ruckman critiqued the opening chapters of my first novel in a thorough and constructive way. I found her detailed analysis to be both encouraging and insightful—pinpointing my weaknesses and constructive and challenging in her comments. I look forward to working with her and highly recommend her work.
~ Beverly Lindbo
Emails are flying through the writing community, spreading the word about Tracy Ruckman's critiquing skills. Tracy delivered thorough insight on a portion of my manuscript. I'm impressed by Tracy's professionalism and reliability. Tracy is an asset to all writers!
~ Laurie Crown