Where your dream of publication is fully attainable

Maybe you don't know the ins and outs of getting your book into the hands of readers. Maybe you've hit a wall. Maybe you're discouraged or confused or overwhelmed. Maybe you just need a partner to come beside you and guide you gently towards your goal. We are not a traditional publishing house, nor are we a vanity publisher. We exist to help your book exist. With our help, you can put your hard work out in the world, packaged in a way that meets your vision and makes you proud.

Alanna Rusnak

With over fifteen years of design experience, powerful understanding of publishing technology, a passionate love for stories, and a desire to make dreams come true, she is your advocate, mentor, friend, and cheerleader and she can’t wait to help you bring your book into the light. WHY IN THE WORLD DO YOU NEED ALANNA RUSNAK PUBLISHING?

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Professional Skills

Alanna is a skilled communicator, with a keen ability to interpret a client's vision. She is accomplished in the Adobe Creative Suite and strives for perfection in every project she takes on. Her comfort with current publishing technology and requirements makes her a great partner as you navigate the path to publication. With confidence in graphic design, concept developement, and communication, Alanna will be committed to ensuring you the best possible end result.
Alanna is available to run seminars on Beta-Reading or Living a Recklessly Creative Life. She has also developed a writing program for children called the Writer's Café and can be booked to lead classes of up to 15 children.


Maybe you're just looking for someone to talk things over with. Maybe you need some advice or guidance to tackle this whole publishing thing yourself. Maybe you're considering putting your words out into the world, but aren't quite sure how to make that happen. Alanna would love to sit down with you over a cup of coffee and help you navigate your choices. LEARN MORE


"Alanna is a great beta reader/editor. She has an excellent command of the English language, knows where to add subtle shades to coax out the right moods in your writing, and offers sincere compliments of strong elements. She'd offer great assistance for any stage of your writing journey. ROLLAN WENGERT — AUTHOR OF 'ZAIDE: MOZART'S LOST OPERA" LEARN MORE

Copy Editing

Copy editing ensures that text is correct in terms of spelling, grammar, punctuation, and formatting. It also ensures that the idea the writer wishes to portray is clear and easy to understand, that it is free of error, omission, inconsistency, and repetition. Copy editing should only occur after the author has been through multiple stages of beta reading and rewrites. LEARN MORE

Interior Layout Design

There's much to consider when thinking about what you want the interior of your book to look like: Chapter titles, drop-caps, font size and spacing, etc. Alanna will work with you to create the best possible layout, based on your theme, aesthetic, and personal tastes. LEARN MORE

Cover Design

Do you believe the old advice you can't judge a book by its cover? Think again! Your content could be beautifully written, professionally edited, and expertly laid out but without an attractive cover, readers may overlook your book...and what a shame that would be! Using high quality photography and eye-catching fonts, Alanna can deliver the kind of cover that encourages book sales! LEARN MORE

Full Package

From editing to design to final product, Alanna can take your dream and turn it into something you can hold in your hands! By combining our services into a start-to-finish package, you can save 15% and come away with something you can be proud of. LEARN MORE

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    June 7, 2017 | West Grey, Ontario

    Small Town Author Realizes Big Dreams

    West Grey writer celebrates publication: a culmination of passion and sheer will

    Alanna Rusnak might look like the average working mom, mini-van and all, but don’t be fooled; she is an assertive go-getter with a professional full-length literary work officially launching on June 23, 2017 in Durham, Ontario in the Municipality of West Grey. 
    The Church in the Wildwood tackles poignant and contemporary themes with poetic refinement. Presenting the multi-dimensional narrative of a young man on a gruelling path from tragedy to hope, Rusnak has skillfully enacted on paper the depths and intensities of the human condition. 
    “Although harsh,” says one Amazon reviewer, “the story is depicted through a fresh lens of redemption and hope, reminiscent of the innocence conveyed in the book Room by Emma Donoghue. While the plot line is engaging, the personal growth of each character is the true focal point of the book. The reader is taken on a journey from a place of judgement to compassion as the story unfolds, reminding us that…it is wrong to condemn someone without walking a mile in their shoes. We each need a Church in the Wildwood where we can forgive the past and say goodbye to the memories and relics that haunt us.”
    Persevering against the brick wall of the publishing world by sheer force of will, Rusnak has built up a faithful readership that recognizes her talent and encourages her forward momentum. Her quiet nature, combined with a marketing and advertising budget of zero, make it all the more fascinating that almost 500 people have added The Church in the Wildwood on Goodreads. This industrious woman is also the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Canadian literary arts magazine Blank Spaces
    The book launch is a great opportunity to support a local entrepreneur and celebrate a literary success story. Learn more at Rusnak is available for radio, tv, and print or digital interviews, guest blogging, and readings.
    The Church in the Wildwood is available in paperback from Amazon, Barnes and Nobel, and Ebooks are available for Kindle or Kobo and through Chapters/Indigo.

    Author bio available here.
    To download press release and photos, please click here for a Dropbox link.

    Thanks to freelance writer, Pamela Hopwood for help with the crafting of this release.

    Answer a few questions and we'll get back to you as soon as we can with a quote for your desired services. [COMING SOON]


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    Copy Editing

    $0.01/word LEARN MORE

    Interior Layout Design

    Print interior $210; Kindle Formatting $100; Print + Kindle $245 LEARN MORE

    Cover Design

    Cover for Print Book $210 (includes two changes); Cover for Kindle Book $79 (includes two changes) LEARN MORE

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    Save 15% off all regular prices if purchased in a package. LEARN MORE



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