The Publishing Story: The Timekeeper’s Apprentice
High school junior Lena Pickering wanted help self-publishing her first novel. She contacted YouPublish for help with editing, design, and publishing services.
Specific Services We Provided
We helped with:
- Project management
- Cover design
- Interior design and typesetting
- eBook formatting
- Copyediting, and proofreading
- Listing on Amazon
- Writing the back cover copy
The Timekeeper’s Apprentice was published June 29, 2022, and it’s now available to readers around the world.
We enjoyed working on a fiction book, and our editorial team enjoyed pouring into a young author as both a young writer and a person.
We appreciate Lena’s kind endorsement: “Everyone I worked with was kind, patient, and wanted what was best for me and my book.”
More About the Book
Astera Needs Saving, But Its Fate Lies In Unexpected Hands
Sixteen-year-old Anel has grown up hearing legends about magic. The most common characters in these legends are the Timekeepers, humans gifted with powers that enable them to guard the land of Astera from evil. Most people consider these legends to be fiction, but they take on a disturbing reality when a series of calamities attack Anel’s village. An unexplained sense of purpose compels Anel to take her father’s place on an expedition to the Heart of Astera, where the legends say the Timekeeper lives. The goal of the expedition is to find the Timekeeper and discover why he’s not protecting Astera as he should.
Lena Pickering began writing at a young age, and The Timekeeper’s Apprentice is her first published work. She lives in Tennessee with her family, a lizard, and two cats. Her interests include studying the Middle Ages, learning foreign languages, and traveling the world one day.