Mike Fontecchio

Mike Fontecchio – Designer

Expert level page layout, ebook, and cover designer with 25+ years experience in print production and digital publishing.

Overview

Through a combination of design, project management, and mentorship, I love to help first-time (and seasoned) authors, publishers, and mission driven organizations reach their business and ministry goals by providing high-quality book design, print production, and digital publishing services.


Once you've completed your manuscript, I can help you the rest of the way! I love working in business, sports, Christian non-fiction, history and memoir genres.


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 Spark, and/or any other printer/platform of your choosing. I can help source printing as well. As a print management consultant, I am also happy to discuss best practice on paper types, sizing, pricing, cover and finshing options for your book.


My goal with each project is to collaborate as a member of your team, walking through each step together and taking time to answer any questions along the way.


At 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

Services
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Christian Non-Fiction Education & Reference History Parenting & Families Writing & Publishing
Fiction
Christian Fiction
Languages
English
Awards
  • How He Played the Game: First place, Delaware Press Association
  • Delaware Eyewitness: First place, Delaware Press Association
Certifications
  • Digital Design Diploma
  • Book Publishing Professional Certification
  • Partner Member-Alliance of Independent Authors

Work experience

Self-employed

Jan, 2023 — Present

Write These Words provides writers at all stages with assistance in the craft of writing and business of publishing. Our membership community, PraseWriters, offers weekly LIVE interviews with industry leading experts, including workshops, courses, coaching, and guidance in helping writers become more successful and faithful published authors.

Self-employed

Feb, 2017 — Present

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.

Ascension

Aug, 2003 — Jan, 2017 (over 13 years)

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

Oversaw the graphic departments daily project needs, including mentoring and development of multiple staff members.

Oversaw the company's print scheduling, budget and print procurement needs.

Provided design and print support to marketing, sales, events, and product development departments.

Active member of the company's executive management team.

St. Andrew's Productions

Sep, 1997 — Aug, 2003 (almost 6 years)

Oversaw the design of the organizations many newspapers, books and website.

Portfolio

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Made with Reedsy
Fund Your Business: Smart Strategies to Secure Financing

Media, The Staff of Entrepreneur

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Reading Nights: Growing Relationships Page by Page

Deffenbaugh, Linda

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Alone With God

Leclercq, Dom Jean

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Mike has 34 reviews

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Curtiss M.

Curtiss M.

Feb, 2024

My first book was published by another group. They did the tricky EPUB stuff. Plus the print formatting. So when I needed to update my manuscript, I had zero confidence on how to proceed. With some hesitation, I gave Reedsy a try, which is how I found Mike. From the first interaction, Mike asked great questions with clear restatements of my needs. He responded super fast. And his rate was s...
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Mike F.
Thanks for the generous review, Curtiss! It was a pleasure collaborating with you on your book project and I look forward to assisting in the future.
Casey M.

Casey M.

Nov, 2023

Mike is always professional and timely with his work and communication. His design and formatting integrate my vision and his artistic skills perfectly. I have had the privilege of working with Mike on several projects, and I look forward to working with him again in the future.
Linda D.

Linda D.

Oct, 2023

Mike completed all my work in a timely manner. He always responded when I had questions and sought to remedy any issues throughout my project. I especially appreciated the quality he provided with my color interior. My color photos went beyond my expectations. He transformed my original manuscript into an attractive book for my readers and recommended a source that might be helpful as I move fo...
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Sergey T.

Sergey T.

Sep, 2023

Mike was super helpful! Highly recommend him!
Jennifer O.

Jennifer O.

Sep, 2023

Mike is my "go to" typesetter/designer for all things interior layout! I've partnered with him several times now, and he always produces excellent work. He is very easy to work with, a very clear and timely communicator, and always meets deadlines! I highly recommend him!
Mike F.
Thank you, Jennifer! It's a real pleasure to collaborate with you and your team!

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