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Maria Fernanda Izaguirre
Creative Consulting Firm

Allan R. Talbot— Self Publishing, the alternative for indie authors

Updated: Aug 4, 2023

In 2022, I was hired by the New York Urban Planner and Author Allan R. Talbot to design and assist him in self-publishing his first fiction novel Putting Out The Paper.

Talbot is the author of the books Power Along the Hudson: The Storm King Case and the Birth of Environmentalism (Dutton, 1972), Settling Things: Six Case Studies in Environmental Mediation (Ford Foundation, 1983), and the photo book New York in the Sixties (Dover Publications, 2014).

“A thrilling newspaper tale, as funny as it is darkly dramatic.” —Kirkus Reviews

Authors taking charge

Self-publishing is trending as an option for independent authors. When authors take the responsibility of publishing their own book instead of going through a traditional publishing company, they take the responsibility of editing, formatting, designing the cover, producing, and marketing their book. Today, authors can publish the book in digital or print format or both, and they can sell the book through online retailers or at their own events or stores. Self-publishing gives authors more control over their work, but it also means they have to take on the financial risks and responsibilities of publishing.

I assisted Allan in designing, copyrighting, registering, and distributing his novel online via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other distributors in the U.S., U.K., Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.

Highlighted Services

  • Cover Design

  • Print and Digital Edition Design

  • Copyright and Registration

  • Global Online Distribution


The novel is available in paperback and digital format on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Europe, and Asia.

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