Book publishing is our passion

82 Stories provides missing link services for authors.

Changes in the publishing industry in recent years have radically changed the way authors produce, market, and sell their books. We’re here to help you build an audience for your book and your writing career.

About Julie Trelstad

Your personal publisher

I live for books. 

The smell of fresh ink on paper makes me swoon. Please don’t ask me what my favorite book is because I love them all! I believe books create community by spreading ideas and sparking conversations, and it’s the best way to gain empathy and understanding. Despite predictions of the end of reading, books are doing just fine!

I started 82 Stories to offer creative and outside-the-box publishing and marketing services for emerging authors and experts who would rather focus on their content than on the publishing process. I’ve surrounded myself with a team who love books just as much as I do, and who are complete geeks about fonts, metadata, and book promotion. 

After a career in traditional publishing for publishers like Taunton Press and John Wiley & Sons, as well as Writers House, a literary agency. For the past few years, I’ve been running Julie Ink, a digital marketing agency for authors. The new venture combines my passion for publishing and book development with marketing.

I’ve published over a hundred books and have worked with many authors, publishers, and agents. Since I’ve held the roles of acquisitions editor, marketer, sales person, production editor, digital rights manager, and publisher, I’ve seen just about everything. So tell me about your publishing challenge.

 

Stuff We've done

Since starting Julie Ink in 2017, we’ve worked with nearly 70 authors and published a dozen books. Check out our book publishing and marketing services for our bread and butter, but we do some other things too. 

We produce the softcover editions of the Buzz Books for Publisher’s Marketplace. These are compilations of samples of the big publisher’s best books for the upcoming year. The biggest challenge is creating uniform formatting for text that comes from many different sources. The print editions are given away at BEA and Winter Institute, and they showcase Ingram’s Amazing full-color print-on-demand capabilities. You can download and enjoy the ebook editions for free.

We’ve run marketing workshops for clients of literary agencies and groups of authors. We believe that authors supporting each other is the best way for all authors to rise and grow their audiences. The beautiful thing about books is they are not expensive and don’t really compete with each other. Readers who buy books buy lots of books, so authors promoting each other is good for everyone. Book a session if you’re interested in learning more.

We ran a bookstore at Las Vegas real estate convention. It was an experiment, and a lot of fun.

Our Fabulous Team

Ali Battey

PROJECT MANAGER

Ali is a versatile and unflappable project manager, graphic designer, artist, and writer with a background in print production and book design. Ali has produced the Publisher’s Marketplace Buzz Books print editions, as well as managing dozens of custom books, websites, and email newsletters.

LIndSAY Davis

SOCIAL MEDIA SPECIALIST

Lindsay is a world-travelling enthusiastic social media marketer and graphic designer. She builds websites, creates social media assets, implements marketing strategies, and supports authors and storytellers of all kinds.

Holly Hudson

Editor & Writer

Holly has co-authored and edited dozens of non-fiction books across a wide spectrum of topics. She enjoys working closely with authors and helping them bring their ideas to life whether the topic is business, self-help, or memoir. She has worked with entrepreneurs, CEOs, professors, creatives, scientists, and religious leaders. She is the author of the novels Grace Steele: Death in the Pine ForestChemical Attraction, and the self-help book, The Badass Single Mom’s Survival Guide. Also a screenwriter and director, Holly has written, directed, and produced two short narrative films.