Mike Fontecchio

Mike Fontecchio - Designer

Downingtown, PA, USA

Expert interior page layout and ebook designer with 25 years experience in print production and digital publishing. Let's get started today!

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Overview

Welcome to my profile page! I help first-time (and seasoned!) authors, publishers, and mission driven organizations reach their business and ministry goals by providing high-quality book design, project management, print production, and digital book publishing services.

Once you've completed your manuscript, I can help you the rest of the way! I love working in the Christian, business, sports, and self-help genres, and happy to work in others too if you require it.

I provide full cover and interior page design services and will provide you with print (and ebook) ready files for uploading to Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Ingram, and/or any other printer of your choosing. I can help you source printers as well and consult with you on the best paper, size, cover and finshing options for your book.

I'll be a member of your team. We'll walk through each step together and I'll answer any questions you have along the way. In the end, you'll have a professionally designed book/ebook ready to be printed and sold through the major distribution channels!

I look forward to connecting with you and helping bring your book idea to life!

-Mike
Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Business & Management
Christian Non-Fiction
Education & Reference
Parenting & Families
Self-Help & Self-Improvement
Sports & Outdoors
Writing & Publishing
Fiction
Christian Fiction

Certifications

  • Digital Design Diploma

Awards

  • Delaware Eyewitness wins First Place in Delaware Press Association Annual Communications Contest
  • How He Played the Game wins First Place in Delaware Press Association Annual Communications Contest

Work experience

Book Designer, Print and Digital Publishing Specialist

Self-employed
February, 2017 – Present (over 5 years)

Endorsements

Kevin Reilly
Author | Speaker | Former NFL Linebacker

Writing my first book as a rookie book writer, I was intimidated by the entire process, from the order in which steps to take, the editing, the printing, and the formatting to name a few, until I was introduced to Mike.

In one sit down meeting Mike set the process for writing my book “Tackling Life”. Because of his expertise we were able to get the book completed from start to hard copy very quickly.

In addition to his printing expertise, Mike's integrity is beyond reproach when it comes to pricing, quality, and candor throughout the process which is a major factor in producing a high end product. My book is scheduled for it’s 3rd printing and I owe much of its success to Mike, who will once again guide me through it’s reprint!


Lorraine Ranalli
🎙Chief Storyteller | Author | Speaker | Broadcaster | Communications Director

In addition to his talent as a designer, Mike adds value to every project. He is reliable, resourceful, and trustworthy--characteristics that are of utmost importance to me. Mike and I have worked on a number of projects together throughout the years.

Although my role is generally project manager and copywriter, I can always count on Mike to spot opportunities for improving text, delivering value adds to clients, and improving the bottom line.

In addition, he has been a terrific resource, connecting me to top-notch vendors and professionals. My Rolodex is prioritized rather than alphabetized, and Mike's among my first tier of go-tos.


Debbie Staresinic
Author, Theology of the Body Rosary Meditations and On A Mission to Love

Mike is a delight to work with. His graphic design and project management skills make it easy for me to focus on my writing. Mike is honest, creative and always willing to take the extra step to ensure a professional and timely product. He has helped me with a number of projects and I look forward to working with him again.


John Riley
Author, Delaware Eyewitness, How He Played the Game | Speaker

I met Mike while working with Kevin Reilly on his book, “Tackling Life.” When I decided to write my own book, I knew the best course was to work with Mike.

He handles every aspect of product development from designing the cover and content to managing multiple distribution channels. Mike’s value is not limited to the book alone - he designed and set up a book website and he tracks sales and provides fulfillment services. He has a range of contacts with editors and printers and takes the confusion out of the process from start to finish.

Mike is more than a publishing consultant – he has become a trusted friend and advisor.

Ann Winkle
Author, The Power of a Rose

Being introduced to Mike at Faith and Family was the most pleasant part in completing my book, The Power of a Rose.

I was incredibly grateful for his patience in guiding me through the entire process and his rapid response time on all requests. He offered the highest quality of work and I could not be happier with the beautiful lay out of my book. I get compliments often from my readers. Most importantly to me, Mike is a man of great integrity, fairness, and kindness. He is a true Christ-like professional.


Patrick O'Hearn
Author, Nursery of Love

Mike combines professionalism, talent, and virtue into one package. From launching our website, creating our company logo, designing our book’s interior and exterior layout, Mike’s vast skillset enabled us to successfully release our first book.

Working with Mike has been a great blessing, which I plan to continue going forward.

Director of Production / Graphic Designer

Ascension
August, 2003 – January, 2017 (over 13 years)

Oversaw daily graphic department needs, providing design and print support to marketing, sales, events, and product development departments.

Oversaw ongoing mentoring, training, and development of 4 design staff members.

Oversaw company's large print budget and print procurement spending.

Oversaw scheduling and execution of the company's master product calendar, reprints, and high-end marketing collateral.

Active member of the company's executive management team.

Graphic Designer

St. Andrew's Productions
September, 1997 – August, 2003 (almost 6 years)

Design of the organizations newspapers, books and website.

Alone With God

Leclercq, Dom Jean

Mike has 3 reviews

Professionalism
Professionalism
Quality
Quality
Value
Value
Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Sam Nix
Mike was an absolute joy to work with. He exceeded expectations in regards to his professionalism, response time, and expertise. If it were possible to give Mike "6 Stars" I would!

Sam Nix, August 2022


Jesse Benson
Mike designed the cover for my first self-published book. Not only did he design a perfect cover - it was like he read my mind - but he also provided me with information on the book printing process that I would otherwise not have had. Mike is professional, punctual, and a good listener, willing to cheerfully make requested changes and corrections to the customer's satisfaction.

Jesse Benson, July 2022


Chelsea Dozier
Mike was wonderful. He was patient through the process and helped so much with our first round of publishing a book. We appreciate his efficient communication and hard work.

Chelsea Dozier, May 2022

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