|WHAT OUR AUTHORS SAY|
Not only is Valerie Connelly a savvy and in-tune publisher, she is quickly responsive to her authors’ needs. She is very protective of her authors, and always gives us the kind advice and counsel we need to make sure we stay on the right track.
Nightengale Press has always somehow had the feel of an extended family to me. I am sure that I am not the only one that considers you not just my publisher - but my teacher and my friend.
-- James Beverly The Adventures of Seamus the Sheltie (2008)
Thank you for all of the work on this book…I realize that having to work with TWO people on this project has resulted in some duplication of efforts. I hope it hasn't been too difficult or tedious….The book looks just great...got my copy yesterday!
--John Kascht, journalist, and son of the Author, Bob Kascht: Good Genes, Luck, Lots of Prayers (2008)
As an aspiring children's book author, I found Nightengale Press a great place to start. The small up front fee Nightengale Pressed charged to produce and offer my books to all online retailers is refunded through royalties before their company takes a dime! Nightengale Press offers the finest marketing advice, and endless opportunities to promote your book as well. Nightengale Press owner and fellow author, Valerie Connelly is a joy to work with, and is honest and forthcoming regarding your potential for success. Additionally, numerous Nightengale Press titles have garnered interest from major publishers, movie producers and have received prestigious award recognition as well. Keep up the good work Nightengale Press!
Nightengale Press made publishing my book quick and easy. Valerie has been wonderful in her enthusiasm and support not only in the process of publishing my book, but also in marketing it. It was wonderful to have direct communication through e-mail, as well as a one-on-one relationship with my publisher.
I wanted to personally thank you for the outstanding job you’ve done so far with my novel, Net Loss. You’ve guided me through a very challenging process with lots of advice and coaching, never failing to respond to my flurry of questions. I may have asked the same question dozen of times, and sometimes been slow responding to your inquiries, but you have shown the patience and persistence needed to bring an inexperienced author along. I was also impressed by the quality of the actual book. Hold it side by side versus a book published by one of the giants, and you can’t tell the difference. That quality was critical to me in selecting you as my publisher, and the final product exceeded my expectations. From designing the cover, to marketing my novel at a national expo, to providing links to key distributors, you have done everything possible to make my book a success. Thank you for all of your hard work.
As a first time published book author I have been very satisfied with Nightengale Press. Every time I had a question (and there were many!) Valerie never wasted time getting them answered. Many times she went over and beyond giving me hints on how to improve my marketing skills, etc.
Nightengale Press, You take 'dreams' and graciously make them 'realities'. Your continual correspondence makes any author feel secure and well-taken care of. I am amazed at the diversity of your talents, Valerie. You stop and drop everything to represent your author's in person, that is so fantastic. Your expertise and guidance are invaluable to us all. I look forward to our continued relationship, and will keep NIGHTENGALE PRESS as my exclusive publisher. The personal touch you give, means the world to me, and other's I'm sure!!! Thanks and keep up the great job! God Bless!
--Author, Jodi Pliszka, M.S, 2006 AMERICAN INVENTOR TOP 12 FINALIST AND ENTREPRENEUR: Bald is Beautiful --- My Journey to Becoming, and the Bella and Gizmo Adventure series for children
When I was looking for Publishing Houses for my book, I went on Google search. I visited many sites but to no avail. When I first sent my application to Nightengale Press, I was delighted with the prompt replies, the reassurance, the helpfulness and the fact that Valerie responded personally. It is a wonderful site for beginners and those who want confidence in the success rate of their book.
--Dubai, United Arab Emirates Author Ranu Gupta, Campfires and Creepy Calls (2005)
During the two months that I have been communicating with Valerie Connelly, publisher of Nightengale Press, I have been extremely gratified by her prompt, congenial and supportive replies to my questions. She has enhanced my life by her helpfulness. As a first time potential author; I believe that writers, desirous of having their literary work published, would be very pleased with the help and guidance provided by the members of the Nightengale Press.
--Author, Ed Parker: The Invisible Force (2005)
As publisher and artistic director of Nightengale Press, Ms. Valerie Connelly and her leadership has been an inspiration to me as a fledgling author. I have witnessed first hand not only the final results of her projects, but also the innumerable hours spent in developing the many titles at Nightengale Press. As writer I have experienced her professional diligence and the indefatigable work ethic of her staff. Her constant striving for perfection is, and will remain, a constant source of guidance and strength to me. No one in her field of author, publisher, and editor works harder, and I am proud to be part of the Nightengale Press group of artists working under Ms. Connelly’s watchful tutelage. I consider her expertise as colleague invaluable. I cherish her guidance as friend, both immeasurable and irreplaceable. Ms. Connelly and her staff are the best in their field, and I am proud that my name is in professional association with the literary team of Nightengale Press directed by Ms. Valerie Connelly. All the best in future success to the very best in the publishing business. Keep up the good work Valerie and staff!
--Canadian Author, Stephen Taylor: The House of Triblinkus (2004)
I'm happy for you to go ahead with the printing once you’re happy with the all the changes that I have made. I would like to thank you for your patience and professionalism during the last eight months. To put in the Australian vernacular YOUR BLOODY MARVELLOUS. I have sometimes thought that on receiving some of my emails you would feel like jumping on your hat or breaking your umbrella over you knee. I managed to do this to one of my colleagues in UK years ago. Much to my mirth. But not this time. Once again my sincere thanks for having guided me through the unknown to this point.
--Australian Author Ian Hill-Smith, (deceased 2006): The Golden Spanner (2004)