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"If you're looking for someone to take
your book and turn it into a masterpiece, look no further. You're
The people at Morgan Printing offer a level of quality and
personal service that you rarely find anymore. I came to Morgan
late in the game when I was looking for a cover designer. When
I saw the impressive array of covers on their site, I knew I
wanted them to create the cover for my diet manual, I Love
This isn't a vanity project. This is a real business. And
I want to provide a quality product for my customers.
A short time later, they sent me a cover. My response: "Wow!"
I wish I could show you the cover in person. It's a big book
and everyone who sees it says the same thing: "Wow!"
If you want an ordinary book, go to an ordinary printer. If you
want the "wow" factor, come to Morgan Printing."
Debbie Fontana, author, I
Love to Cheat
"Long before we ever envisioned Dos Gatos
Press, David and I worked with the fine people at Morgan Printing,
he as the sponsor of the literary magazine at Johnston High School
and I as the editor of the first five di-verse-city anthologies
for the Austin International Poetry Festival. When we took over
publication of the Texas Poetry Calendar, we knew immediately
that we wanted Morgan Printing to handle it, and not the printer
who produced the calendar before us. There was never a question
about it. Morgan consistently produces top-notch work that earns
us accolades and sales. We couldn't ask for more! We expect to
continue working with Morgan Printing for the long haul!
Scott Wiggerman, David Meischen, publishers, Texas Poetry Calendar
went to Morgan Printing one winter morning simply for a bid on
printing our first children's book. As it turned out, we did
not seek a bid from anyone else. We knew right from the beginning
that these people were special and that they were the ones we
wanted to help us design and print our book. We were not disappointed
-- not at all! In fact, we have also turned over our web sites
to them. These wonderful people are creative, intelligent, professional,
and work beautifully as a team. What a pleasant experience we
had working with them on Leroy the Cowboy: Children &
Davis Ford, Pam Arthur, authors; Ken Arthur,
illustrator, Leroy the Cowboy:
Children & Horses
Printing provided the service, professionalism and consideration
that made my working experience with them a real pleasure! Their
work was always timely and accurate. I would recommend Morgan
for anyone's book printing needs."
Mike Kearby, author, The
Road to a Hanging
was fortunate to have approached Morgan Printing shortly after
starting Vagabond Press. Many mistakes were prevented due to
the staff's willingness to spend time with me. Although all four
titles I've published thus far have had small press runs, I've
never felt ignored, neglected or taken advantage of (that's what
book distributors and reviewers are for).
Honestly, there are so many rip-offs at all levels of the publishing
industry that it's of tremendous value to have someone you can
trust. In addition, the folks at Morgan Printing are generous
with worthwhile suggestions and solutions that only experience
can provide. And don't forget that they print more than books
-- they have printed thousands of professional-looking flyers
for me at very competitive prices."
Richard Kendrick, publisher, The
Room With Closets (Vagabond
spending years bringing a book to fruition, you want to find
a printer who understands how important it is that the final
production be a first-class, quality job. Moreover, you want
folks who will listen and help you bring forth the book that
you envisioned, not just what is easiest for them. In Morgan
Printing, we found these things and more.
Quite simply, the people at Morgan Printing treated our project
as if it were their own. We got excellent advice on how to prepare
everything so that we would get exactly what we wanted. The costs
were very clearly explained and we knew just what we were paying
for and why. There were no surprises, ever.
The folks at Morgan Printing executed each step of the process
with painstaking attention to detail. Now we can hold the results
in our hands. Our friends and customers have been blown away
by the beautiful finished look of our book. We felt that Morgan
Printing was not simply another vendor, but a partner with us
on this crucial stage of our project."
Liz Clare & Mary Clare (Frances Hunter), authors,
To The Ends of the
that I am something of a difficult customer, being autistic,
and I can be rather prickly and particular. Even so, Morgan Printing
did a very good job throughout my project. Beyond this, they
were willing to work with my sometimes unusual requirements,
explaining and helping to solve problems."
Michael Hannon, author & illustrator, Album
Printing has scads of knowledge, oodles of patience, and uncompromised
integrity -- what more could you want? A company that treats
you like a person and not just a customer? It has that too. The
staff's hand-holding replaced my initial trepidation and insecurity
with a product I am proud of."
Jane Mahlow, author, Hiss,
Whine & Start Over
"Morgan Printing has such a great staff,
that I simply miss the fun of working with them on my book. They
are all knowledgeable, friendly, and more than fair on the pure
old business side of things. I am looking forward to doing it
all again with them on another book one of these days. My thanks
to all the great people at Morgan!"
Harold Billings, author, M.P.
Shiel, Austin, Texas
"I am adding
this post-production testimonial to add to my earlier review.
If you are looking for a local printer for your most cherished
ideas, it doesn't make much sense to look elsewhere. From beginning
to end, the Morgan Printing staff will watch over your work as
if their own good reputation were at stake. Let me give you some
When I went to their office, they presented me with a wide
assortment of paper choices and production techniques for me
to consider. They went out of their way to order a particular
paper I found in a catalogue. I was also very picky about how
the cover was to look. The graphic designer sat with me and printed
out different versions of my cover until I was happy with the
shading. The layout expert showed me pre-production layouts of
the journal. And, to make sure I was happy with the journal,
I looked at an unbound version of the printed journal. One remarkable
thing: I approved a very light shaded word on one of the pages.
After production, one of the staff was worried that I would not
like the lightness, as if it were his own publication.
All of this service and expertise was delivered to me by people
who take pride in their skills and trade, and at a very affordable
price. I feel as well taken care of as when I go to my Aunt Shirley's
house for Thanksgiving, showered with love and affection. If
you are making a decision about which printing company to go
with, the decision is similar to where to go for Thanksgiving
dinner: Denny's or Aunt Shirley's?"
Dr. James Kraft, editor, Logos,
"As a professor of philosophy and religion
at Huston-Tillotson University in Austin Texas, I make my living
in part by the publications I create or sponsor. So I cannot
afford to be associated with a publication that is not professional.
That is why I was very selective when looking for a printer for
our new student journal.
After looking online and in the phone book, and after asking
colleagues and acquaintances for recommendations, Morgan Printing
moved to the front of the pack. Their website inspired confidence.
But my phone conversations with their representatives, a printing
quote I could actually understand, and preliminary package I
received from them singled them out as the best choice. After
looking at quotes from ten printers, and after considering all
the information I gathered, we confidently moved forward with
Morgan. What tipped the scales were the superbly done sample
books they sent me, and the very helpful packet of publishing
Granted, this testimony is from a vantage point before the
actual production, but, I plan to add to this review post production.
Nobody asked me to write this testimonial -- it is just that
when I see quality I like to let others know about it."
Dr. James Kraft, editor, Logos,
"I am very
appreciative of Morgan Printing and the helpful guidance I received
going through the process of printing my first book. First, you
were highly recommended by a friend who had three books printed
there. Then I found out an acquaintance had nine books printed
with you -- and that was the clincher. I knew you must be good
My appreciation began with the fact that you always had a
real person there to answer the phone. How I loved being able
to call, explain my issue, and be put through to the person who
could help me. I appreciated how Terry Sherrell kept working
on the text design until it was perfect. She corrected every
detail, and I was embarrassed with the number of 'details' I
found for her to correct. You also referred me to the artist,
David Shackelford, who saw my vision and achieved what I hoped
-- yet I could hardly believe he captured it with a pencil drawing,
but he did.
You all made the printing process frustration-free for me
and I will be forever grateful. I'm very much looking forward
to working with you on reprints as well as my next book."
Dorothy Herron, author, Hot
Sand and Horny Toads
best thing about Morgan Printing is the people. They're friendly,
businesslike, and knowledgeable. They know printing, design,
and typesetting inside out. And guess what? These are happy people.
I've seen the same people for about ten years. That means they're
a team and they're loyal to their company and customers. If they
make a mistake, they fix it promptly. Their work is competitively
priced. The quality is great. By the way, they do much more than
you might expect from a book printer. So I bring them calendar
work and book work. I'm proud to know and work with Morgan."
Michael Quinn, publisher, Benefits
and Deductions of the Home Based Business
into this project I wasn't even sure if what I wanted was even
feasible. Mostly because I knew my books were intensely graphical
(filled with screen shots, photographs, and line art). I had
no idea if they would survive the process. However, the test
prints put to rest any fears I had and the end results far exceeded
my initial expectations.
And if that wasn't enough, you all were a true pleasure to
work with from start to finish. I've already started on my next
two books and it's a load off my mind knowing I won't have to
shop around for a printer again."
Charlie Hills, author, Getting
Results With MediaStudio Pro 8
"Morgan Printing designed my book cover,
and they were extremely professional and helpful -- offering
a lot of suggestions, including how to launch my book -- and
didn't seem to mind when I made a thousand nit-picky changes.
My cover was designed for me in an amazingly short amount of
time and I was 200% happy with the end result."
Ellen Simonetti, author,
a Dysfunctional Flight Attendant
to finish my experience with Morgan Printing was professional,
productive and quite enjoyable. The owners and staff have a unique
way of creating a laid-back environment while working on high-level
projects. Their ability to understand the project and offer their
professional advice really helped me make critical decisions
easily and effectively. I have recommended them to many writers
and will continue to do so."
Winston G. Williams, author, Would
of Morgan Printing, I feel that I have completed the circle of
self-publishing that was lacking in my personal endeavor to write
and publish. The fringes of self-publishing are easily obtained
through the myriad of books on the market, but you, through you
and your helpful staff -- and your company's pricing policies
-- have made it possible for a first-timer like myself to actually
make money on my first edition. My truck will be at your door
Monday to load up my second printing of Windancer."
Perry Pierce, author, Windancer
Printing has been extremely helpful to me in setting up the projects
I've sent them, both with their technical advice (not to mention
patience) and their willingness to make last-minute corrections
or adjustments on the artwork or layout when the need crops up.
I've actually found it educational. The color reproduction has
always been right on the money, so I never worry at all about
whether or not the printed image will differ from the original
artwork. It is always great to work with them."
Bob Aul, illustrator, Wonder
of the Worlds
the leadership of Mark Hillis, Morgan Printing printed three
of my books: Universal Desires & Fears: The Deep History
of Sociobiology (1997), Survival of the Fittest: The Darwinian
Diet and Exercise Program (1998), and Night
of the Dagger: A Historical Novel of Voodoo (2005), with
original Haitian art by Edouard Wah.
Night of the Dagger
was a definite challenge, as it required special handling of
the art work, a particular paper for printing, careful binding,
leather covering, an unusual dust jacket, and many other large
and small details. Mark made sure that all paths were open; Terry
Sherrell constructed the bulk of the book and artwork; Stephen
Bright did his magic with the dust jacket and computer; Sky helped
with proofing and made it a pleasure to walk through the door.
So many others, usually invisible, quietly did their work, allowing
my obsession to come together. In addition, they all prevented
me from making many dreadful mistakes. The end result is beautiful.
The folks at Morgan Printing are the finest I have had the pleasure
of knowing. They are professional, clearly, but more than that
they are part of a family. I asked Mark why no one quit to go
elsewhere. With his usual quick humor, he said they couldn't;
he had too much on them. To me it looks as if love and respect
keep them together. They love the written word and fill their
lives helping others reach their writing goals.
It doesn't get better than that."
Del Thiessen, author, Austin, Texas
to thank you all so very much for making the printing of our
first book such a wonderful experience. Every single person that
I have spoken to and worked with -- Mark, Stephen, Sky, Terry
and Dawn -- was so friendly and helpful. It is rare to find such
a great group of people in one terrific company. I really appreciate
all of your advice, help and support. You made this first foray
into the publishing business easy and enjoyable. Thank you. Thank
you. Thank you."
Meredith Keller, publisher, Get
Your Dream Job,
San Antonio, Texas
sick of wasting time writing to would-be publishers and waiting
for months to learn that they're not interested? Why not use
Morgan Printing, instead? There the process of choosing and designing
the visual look for your book is a playful and effortlessly creative
venture. It was so much fun -- a just reward for having finished
the book, and so much easier than writing it! At Morgan Printing
you can co-create the icing for the cake you have been baking,
perhaps for years.
Imagine the fun of sitting with patient, creative people as
you choose just the right font for your masterpiece, decide on
layout of pages and whether to begin each chapter's opening sentence
with a giant capital letter. You will have the fun of discovering
dingbats (those little visual dividers denoting a break of some
sort between paragraphs), learning what they are called, and
then going through pages of them until you find just the right
one. It will express your sense of the aesthetic and the precise
flavor of the break you intended. Will the page numbers be in
the upper right corner or betwixt horizontal lines at the bottom?
What of the headings? Would you like the chapter title on one
page and the book title as a header on the opposing page, or
just a horizontal line with no verbal heading at all? None of
these decisions need be made in the abstract. Terry Sherrell,
an artist by training and sensibility, will create the feature
under consideration almost as quickly as you can think of it.
You will see your very own text with different headings and fonts,
and the chapter titles in different sizes and shapes. You can
say, "Well, how about a little more of this or that, or
could you make this bigger, that margin smaller, use a more dignified
or playful or whatever font for the chapter title? Within seconds,
thanks to Terry's mastery of the computer, it is on the screen
for you to adjust or accept. Terry is infinitely patient and
seemed as invested in my project as I was. She was ever honest
in giving her opinion, though never pushy to impose it if I opted
for something different. It was truly a collaborative project.
Imagine all of the fun choices in designing the title page.
What relationship do you want between the size of the title and
the size of your name? Would you like your name comparatively
smaller so as not to appear too egomaniacal? Or should it be
a little bigger so that you are not invisible? Should the font
present you as a dignified character? A zany, creative soul?
A bold, decisive character or a humble, egoless type? Would you
like the book title font stylistically linked to the subject
There are other choices: the paper. Do you want it thick and
ponderous? Matted or almost glossy? What is the effect of each
on the reader's eyes? Mark can tell you precisely and advise
you wisely so that your reader will avoid the eyestrain that
could result in his putting down your opus and never picking
it up again. Mark will also discuss the cost for the final product.
There were no hidden costs. The price quoted was exactly the
price paid when the gorgeous books were delivered. They were
neatly packaged in sealed cartons. Printed labels on the sturdy
boxes denoted the book title, author, and number of copies contained
Designing the cover was a quantum dimensional leap from the
black and white of text to color. Stephen Bright brought to the
venture his extensive experience in layout and design of both
front and back covers. He had very helpful suggestions about
the inclusion of blurbs from other authors recommending the book
to encourage those casually perusing the book to make the decision
to buy. He guided the process with expertise yet made it collaborative.
He explained the importance of including bar codes with the price
and subject headings on the back cover to comply with bookstore
desires. Like Terry, he was ever patient with my numerous afterthought
adjustments of the intensity of a particular color, size or spacing
of font. After guiding me to clarify my wishes and to bring in
some books with covers I especially liked, he produced a series
of stunning covers from which I chose.
In short, I highly recommend Morgan Printing to deliver your
beautiful baby into the world."
Michael O'Callaghan, author, Awakened,
creative, informative, accommodating, personal, prompt and sincere
are just some of the words that come to mind in describing the
people at Morgan Printing. My experience was both exciting and
rewarding because I was kept involved and informed at all times.
Thanks to Morgan Printing for helping turn out a product that
has been so well received."
Don Butler, author, The
writing scripts and poetry for other publishing companies, we
decided to go out on a joint venture of our own. We were both
familiar with high quality publishing and our expectations were
high as we searched for the right printing company to serve this
endeavor. We investigated several sources through our national
contacts, but one name kept coming up through our friends at
the Writers' League of Texas -- Morgan Printing. After visiting
with Morgan, we soon realized that we, like Dorothy Gale from
Kansas, needn't look any further than "our own back yard"
to find exactly what we needed.
Morgan Printing met and exceeded our expectations. From the
first phone call to the final press run, we received the utmost
courtesy, promptness and professional service. The staff at Morgan
worked with our ideas and contributed suggestions and advice
to help us achieve a publication of which we are very proud.
Their insight on format and artistic design was right on target
and their experience and standards of excellence lent a professional
style and polish to our project that we could not have accomplished
on our own. They meticulously checked and rechecked every detail,
leaving nothing to chance. There were no surprises in costs or
timelines. We received more than a service from Morgan Printing;
we received cooperative and professional partnership.
Morgan also worked with us on the extras we needed to boost
our marketing-- providing graphics of our cover and original
artwork to be displayed on our website and printing extra covers
for promotional purposes.
Our customer base has raved about the cover design as well
as the content. We feel that the professional polish Morgan Printing
offered is one of the reasons we have had sales every single
day since we debuted our book. We're already working on our second
volume and a trilogy of novels; we most definitely will be working
with the folks at Morgan Printing again.
Thanks, guys. Who said poetry was dead? Poetry is alive and
well and making a profit."
J.J. Jonas and David Abbott, authors,
Reflecting Pool: A Collection
of Narrative and Historical Poetry
looking for a top quality printer with quick turnaround time
-- a tough combination to find -- but my husband, who had previously
worked for a printing company, was so impressed with your quality,
and your timeframe commitment was just what we needed.
The book is beautiful -- it looks as good, if not better,
than my first two books, which were published by John Wiley &
Sons. But more importantly, you were great to work with. No matter
what we asked, you were very accommodating and came through quickly.
For example, when we sent you the ISBN number for the book, you
immediately sent back the bar code for our inspection. When we
wanted a few books early for a special event out of town, you
jumped through hoops and accommodated us, but never compromised
Thank you, Terry, Mark, Stephen, Sky, and the team at Morgan
Printing, for such a wonderful experience. I know I can be a
high-maintenance customer, and yet you met and exceeded my expectations.
Kudos for a great job and a great partnership on this book. I
look forward to working with you again."
Mellanie True Hills, author, A
Woman's Guide to Saving Her Own Life, published by Healthy
"As a first
time self-publisher, I enjoyed the experience of working with
the team at Morgan Printing to produce my new book, Chinese
Heart of Texas. They were very thorough and professional
in all aspects of book production and communicated with me almost
daily during the prepress stages of layout, and cover design.
Morgan Printing seems committed to providing their customers
with the best job possible by showing attention to the details
of copy-editing, or by explanaining the various stages of print
production. During my first visit, I was given a complete walk-through
of the press plant which helped me to understand the book manufacturing
process. We then agreed to a schedule which was flexible enough
to allow for last minute fixes or changes.
It was a definite advantage working with a local printer,
but electronic communication is now good enough to enable equally
high quality books. I trust that they will be ready to fill my
need for a second printing depending on my book's success. Part
of that success will be due to the high quality of the physical
product, thanks to Morgan Printing."
Mel Brown, author, Chinese
Heart of Texas
Morgan Printing! Since its first issue in 1992, Borderlands:
Texas Poetry Review has been produced by Morgan Printing.
We couldn't be more pleased with your services. From design to
production to shipping to the all-around great staff, the people
who are Morgan Printing make our journal stand out. Thanks in
large part to your services, the journal receives high praise
from national and local reviewers. You're the best."
Ramona Cearley, Director, Borderlands:
Texas Poetry Review
the folks at Morgan Printing I had no idea how to turn a manuscript
into an actual book. The step-by-step instructions I received
made it a relatively simple process. And the finished product
is beautiful. I couldn't be more pleased!"
Jeff Kerr, author, Austin,
Texas - Then and Now,
"When I had
finished what I hoped was the final draft of my first non-fiction
manuscript "I Flunked Sunday School", I panicked.
Would my next book be "I Flunked Publishing"?
But a friend told me of Morgan Printing, and after a brief website
and phone visit I drove from Houston to Austin to meet some of
the best, kindest, most talented and professional individuals
in publishing. My thanks to everyone at Morgan Printing."
Ken Bailey, author, I
Flunked Sunday School,
and host of "The Neon Fish" radio show
"I was a complete
novice when I approached Morgan Printing. They provided me with
consultive sessions, advice and options to enhance the finished
product for the highly competitive book selling market. I've
had numerous compliments since the release of The Sacred Robe."
Brian Schwab, author, The
"It was a wonderful experience working
with Morgan Printing. Everyone was very professional and extremely
helpful, and I recommend them highly!"
Cheryl Sanders, author, Runaway
utilized Morgan Printing's superior design services for our new
mystery-thriller, and the results were outstanding. Working closely
with us, Terry provided the excellent page layout, Stephen created
our terrific dust jacket, and Blake designed our eye-catching
bookmarks. Highly Recommended."
Don Eckhardt, author, The
very professional publication of A Rock Against Alien Waves
has already been heralded both in Europe and in the United States
as the best contemporary work in English on the history of the
Sorbian people. We are grateful for their collegial rapport in
developing this product as well as for their willingness to go
the extra mile in mastering Slavic diacritics to assure the book
would receive the scholarly audience it deserves."
Dave Zersen, publisher, A
Rock Against Alien Waves,
Concordia University Press, Austin, Texas
made me feel so comfortable about my self-publishing experience.
It was my first time to publish a book. I had a lot of doubts
and fears, not to mention a lack of experience, associated with
what I was about to do. Terry and Stephen held my hand through
the entire process. They are my heroes and I plan to use them
for my next book also."
Martha Iglehart, author, Mama
Jimmie's Lessons from the Heart, Austin, Texas
"From the very
first time I visited Morgan Printing, I've been treated with
the utmost in courtesy and professionalism. Of course, as a first
time author, I felt extremely intimidated by the whole process
of publishing and printing, but the staff at Morgan Printing
listened to my every question, never once making me feel the
least bit afraid to ask. I've received advice and encouragement
every step of the way, and now have a finished product that I
can be proud to call my own."
Nicolas Remy, author, Eyes
of the Morning,
"I have used
Morgan for two years to print my City of Austin Arts Commission-funded
books. They do quality work and are, most important of all, very
easy to work with. All the employees are congenial and conducive
to what your ideas are about and what you want -- even when part
of your product might be somewhat difficult or time-consuming.
I receive many positive comments from people when I read / sign
/ perform from these books about their quality and how great
they look. I will definitely be using them in the future to produce
Barbara Youngblood Carr, author, Quilted
Memories, Austin, Texas
the folks at Morgan Printing has been sheer joy! In the many
visits I've made to their shop, whether to work on my own material
or to introduce them to other authors, I've always found them
welcoming and eager to help in any way. Also, the quality of
work they have done for me could not be improved upon."
Bitsy Ayres Rubsamen, author, Becoming
the Beloved, Imago Dei Publications, San Antonio, Texas
"As far as
I have seen, our journal is the best looking journal of student
writing in the nation. Why is this important? Because when a
student publishes a first poem or story and sees it beautifully
designed and perfectly printed, he or she believes even more
strongly that the struggles and efforts to write well are appreciated
and rewarded. If Austin Community College values their efforts
and talents, they learn to value their efforts and talents, as
well. This is why we publish with Morgan Printing. We know that
Morgan Printing will help us at every stage of producing the
journal to make it as beautiful and as cost effective as possible.
I can't tell you the number of mistakes they have prevented me
from making! From designing stunning covers and catching my careless
typos to binding and meeting printing deadlines, Morgan's staff
does it all and does it all expertly."
Lyman Grant, editor, The
Rio Review, Chair, Department of Creative Writing, Austin
Community College, Austin, Texas
completed the first draft of my manuscript I was faced with the
dilemma of seeking a publisher or self-publishing. As a new author,
I was in dire need of direction. Fate smiled upon me when I decided
to investigate Morgan Printing in Austin. I met with Terry Sherrell
who was very congenial and not only introduced me to other key
people, but also gave me a tour of their facility. After some
soul searching, I decided to put my faith in Morgan Printing
and self-publish. Terry had the patience to answer my questions.
Working with Stephen Bright, we developed a book cover that has
great eye appeal."
Ramiro "Ray" Martinez, author, They
Call Me Ranger Ray, New Braunfels, Texas
talent lies in writing your book, but not in graphics or book
production, Morgan Printing is an ideal company to do your book
layout, cover, and printing. They are all top-notch professionals
and a pleasure to work with. Their designer gave me several excellent
ideas to choose from for the cover, and their editor can do magical
things with the layout. They made my book production fun rather
than an overwhelming chore."
Mickey Michaels, author, Successful
Divorce and Single Parenting, Austin, Texas
"As a self-publlsher,
I want my work taken seriously. When I delivered the first copies
of Hot Jams to advance customers, I was delighted to hear
them say, "Wow, it looks like a real book!"
Dyanne Fry Cortez, author, Hot
Jams & Cold Showers, Austin, Texas
"Morgan Printing made my book indistinguishable
from those of the major presses. Their quality work helped launch
the book into three printings."
Irwin Tang, author,
The Texas Aggie Bonfire,
helped walk SafePlace through the steps in publishing our first
curriculum in 2000. This publishing and printing process was
completely new to us -- I personally appreciated the opportunity
to work with and get to know the entire Morgan Printing team.
I found the staff to be so informative, flexible, and fun! I'm
especially grateful to Terry Sherrell who helped us think through
and design our layout, Stephen Bright for his patience with us
as we explored color schemes for the cover art, Mark Hillis for
taking the time to talk to me about the printing process and
explore ways for us to save money in the long run, and Sky for
her wisdom and welcoming demeanor. We plan to work with Morgan
Printing again on future publications."
Wendie H. Abramson, editor, Stop
the Violence, Break the Silence, SafePlace, Austin, Texas
"We are extremely
pleased with the Ministry brochure that Morgan Printing created
for us and have received numerous compliments from our parishioners.
Your congenial, dedicated personnel, along with the ease and
speed of completion made our collaboration refreshingly stress-free.
We will not hesitate to recommend your company to our colleagues
as well as utilize your expertise in the future. Thank you!"
Kathleen Leary, Director of Ministry
St.Mary Cathedral, Austin,
helped me accomplish my vision of publishing a historical fiction
novel, Up South. I can now see my book on the shelves
of history buffs in Western New York State next to local authors
such as John C. Gardner, William F. Brown, Jr. and Arch Merrill.
No, don't get me wrong, I'm a novice writer enjoying my literary
attempts -- not the wordsmiths these men are -- but I did accomplish
You may think just the writing is the most difficult step,
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I don't even think it is paved at all! But don't turn back, there
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and the Morgan staff was also available to give me insight. Mark
Hillis oversaw my book production, Stephen Bright did a great
job on my cover, Terry Sherrell was there for support and the
rest of the staff did their part to make my book-dream a reality."
Lynda Breckenridge Gaetano, author
Up South, Austin, TX
authors, we were provided step-by-step instructions, time-lines
and budget information that facilitated the completion of this
Discussions about format and design were relaxed and informative.
Our ideas were respectfully received and we felt our 'team effort'
resulted in a beautifully designed professional publication.
The people at Morgan Printing demonstrated sincere interest in
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Laurie Scott and William Dick
Mastery for Strings
"For a first-time
author such as myself, Morgan Printing was invaluable in helping
me to create a professional-looking book. Their people were great
to work with, guiding me through the printing process and answering
all my questions. Plus, they designed a fantastic cover for me
in less than an hour."
Larry Rosenblatt, author
In Our Best Interest
helped us turn our manuscript into a professional-looking, first-rate
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for printing until we called and spoke to them. Morgan Printing
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with printing and publishing books.
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were intended to convey.
Morgan Printing's work is first-class and it shows in the quality
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Sheryl Budelier Perez and Cathleen Chase, authors
Look Within: You Hold the
Power to Inner Peace
"Morgan Printing does excellent, top-notch
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Edward T. Martin, author, King
of Travelers: Jesus' Lost Years in India, Austin, Texas
"Professional, efficient, knowledgeable
-- this is what a client can expect at Morgan Printing, along
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project. Morgan Printing provides full service, from cover design
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knew that my book had found a home. I feel I, too, am at home
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Larry Dean Hamilton, author, A
Gathering of Angels, Bay City, Texas
"We have been using Morgan Printing since
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Sandy Hannum, Prewitt
and Associates, Inc., Austin, Texas
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I met then are still there. And they are an excellent team, so
I always have someone there to talk to who knows about my project.
This is the most professional and enjoyable business association
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(it's more important to have a good printer - see above)."
W. Lance Ferguson, Skywatch
Publications, Rockport, Texas
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& Environmental Consultants, LLC
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"As a new author, I have found
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Bill Hyche, Author, The
out by contacting publishers to get my first book published.
After many emails and calls, all of them told me it would take
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print job done. They did an excellent job on the pages and the
overall book. I sold 100 copies within the first week. I have
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for me to put together my book while I kept my full time job.
I am definitely looking forward to doing my next job with them
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Through the Eyes of an Afghan Girl
"After working with Morgan Printing for 3 years, we've learned
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Thank you to all at Morgan Printing for the timeless help you
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Kathleen & Croft Barker, Editor and Author,
Company, Flatonia, Texas
"The people at Morgan Printing are friendly and easygoing
- that makes my job as a press liaison much easier. Kudos to
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Molly McCombs, Psychonomic
"Morgan Printing has been invaluable
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Javier A. Martinez, Ph.D., Editor, Extrapolation
The University of Texas at Brownsville
"GREAT SERVICE, GREAT PRODUCT, GREAT PRICES
We were referred to Morgan Printing after a disastrous print-on-demand
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Holly Benedict, Editor, Compass
"I never hesitate to recommend
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printed books. The books that Morgan Printing has produced for
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Mindy Reed, The
Authors' Assistant, Austin, TX
Editor, The Unexpected Guest
"The folks at Morgan are easy
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colors were difficult to print they came out great."
Skip Douden, Author, Worst
Liar in Texas,
Corpus Christi, TX
"As a very amateur desktop publishing editor for a trade
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has always been more than willing to help me with any questions
I have about the process, and does a wonderful job with the covers
on our magazines. I highly recommend anyone taking all their
printing needs to Morgan Printing!"
Debbie Main, Editor, Texas
Court Reporters Association, Austin,TX
"When I walked into Morgan Printing
it was like 'country came to town.' I knew nothing about printing,
publishing, or the definition of funny phrases like ISBN numbers
and Library of Congress or how to lay out a cover. But
I carried with me a manuscript of my first book.
I think I recall starting this erudite conversation of mine
with the word 'Uhhh.' Then your staff came to my rescue.
While I was in the lobby waiting room, I gazed around the
packed shelves of books printed by Morgan Printing. There were
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staff I was soon on my way to join others in the collection on
To say I learned a lot from these kind folks will not do them
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J. R. Bob Jamison, Author
Airplanes, Alligators and
"As a small non profit agency
we had never taken on the huge task of self publishing a book.
We found Morgan Printing to be an ideal partner to help us through
the maze of self publishing. We found them very easy to work
with and responsive to our needs. They printed a small but very
professional looking book with which we are quite proud. We are
now in our second printing of our Principles of Good Parenting
by Louise K. Iscoe."
Donald J. Zappone, Dr.P.H.
Executive Director, Austin
Child Guidance Center
"We've used Morgan Printing for
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is predicated on close coordination with their staff, I am consistently
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J. Clayton Shoppa, Editor
Arete, Austin, TX
"Both the level of service and quality of product which
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Our poetry journal, Cider Press Review (which is small
even by small press standards), has received personal, professional
attention from Morgan's staff every time we've used them. Our
product couldn't look better, and they even helped us create
our most recent cover out of nothing but 2 MS Word documents
and a dream."
Robert Wynne, Editor
Press Review, Fort Worth, Texas
"When I first considered self-publishing,
I knew nothing about publishing - nothing about printing. I called
Mark Hillis at Morgan Printing, because of all the book printing
companies recommended in The Self-Publishing Manual, it
was close by. Mark was very helpful in answering my questions,
and Stephen Bright's finishing touches on the cover design added
that something special I was forgetting. The other Morgan Printing
employees I came in contact with were both helpful and courteous.
I was very pleased with the quality of the finished product.
So much so, that I submitted Dancing at the Shoulder of the
Bull to Library Journal for review. The quality of the book
printing led the reviewer to read it. And the content earned
the "recommended" rating.
I will continue to recommend Morgan Printing to others interested
in self-publishing. They do a fine job.
Lisa B. Wilkinson, Dancing
at the Shoulder of the Bull, by Laramee Douglas, A John
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