Mariah B. Nelson
To express my feelings about Ad Graphics, simply read this from the acknowledgment page of my book, The Exceptional Presenter.
"To Jim and Barbara Weems. Your guidance, direction and patience took the pain out of publishing."
Author & Speaker
On the very first call to Ad Graphics I knew I had gone to the right place for self-publishing my first book.
I had a deadline and Jim Weems immediately began providing guidance on what had to be done and by when, to make that deadline. When I hung up from that call I had a list of things that needed to be done and so did Jim.
Within 48 hours Jim had created the cover for the book and it was perfect the first time. Throughout the process Jim and Barb's work was flawless and they met every deadline. I'll never use anyone else.
Author & Speaker
My dream has always been to write a book, get it published, and motivate the world. Jim, Barb, and the Ad Graphics "Dream Team" have assisted me in taking my dream to a prosperous new level.
Ad Graphics was professional, encouraging, and the publishing experts I needed to "Make it Happen!" From A to Z, they have helped bring to life a vision that has ultimately touched the lives of millions across the globe!
Author & Speaker
Researching and writing a book takes enormous perseverance and dedication, but when it comes to handing your precious manuscript to a designer, that takes enormous trust.
In that regard I was not disappointed by Jim and Barb Weems. I have only the greatest admiration for their professionalism, integrity and enthusiasm.
On a tight deadline they worked nights and weekends to deliver a product that exceeded my very high standards – and right on time. I would recommend them to any self publisher.
Jim and Barb make the tough stuff easy. I won't try to guess how they do it but they make the entire book design process feel simple, fast, and smile-filled.
Of course, that wouldn't mean much if their work weren't top-notch, but it is superb. Do yourself a favor and use them for your next book. (You'll want to keep using them once you do!)
Jim and Barb Weems are awesome at creating self-published best-sellers! From the attention-getting covers to the reader-friendly layouts, Jim, Barb, and the staff at Ad Graphics work overtime to make your book topnotch.
Their talent, professionalism, expertise and hard work all add up to a book that will get noticed in your line of business. Six books and 40,000 copies later, Ad Graphics is my only choice for creating self-published books that really sell!
Love the "one stop shopping" at AdGraphics. Quailty book cover design and production, people who know the business, and all at a great price!
I just can't say enough good things about Ad Graphics and the wonderful relationships they build with their authors!.
I am a first-time author. Unfortunately, during the process I kind of lost sight of it and my error caused Barb additional time and work.
I don't mind admitting that I felt pretty dumb, but to Jim and Barb, two people who have seen it all, my mountain was just a little speed bump.
In no time at all they had rectified my error, billed me gently, and got me back on track. It was good to put myself in their capable and caring hands.
Eric M. Carter
Without any uncertainty, Jim and Barb Weems at Ad Graphics are gifts from heaven. They handled me and my book with an uncharacteristic personal touch.
I am a stickler for great customer service and throughout the process with the Weems', I received so much more.
I got life-long partners, I got life-long
teammates: caring, patient, efficient,
creative, and knowledgeable.
Jim and Barb are a great combination and they were exactly what I needed for
my very first book. I'm eternally grateful to them both.
Betsy VanSicklen Cohen
Dear Barb and Jim,
I have just sent your names to another would- be author with the highest of recommendations.
You have turned me into a published author and, for that, I am so grateful. I had not a clue as to how to get my ideas published and you two made the process seem like a piece of cake.
It was such a pleasure working with you. I can't recommend your work enough. You made me look so good and made the process enjoyable. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Professional, flexible, and friendly.
Ad Graphics clearly understood what I was looking to convey with my book, striking the perfect balance by appealing to the business crowd in a whimsical manner.
High praise for their work!
I have had the pleasure of working with Jim Weems on two of my book covers and all I can say is "he knows what he is doing"
I have personally referred several authors to him to date. He is efficient, fair, patient, knows the right questions to ask ........and then he listens.
Excellent service, personal attention and professional results – all these things are what you get when working with Ad Graphics.
I have had the privilege of working with Barb and Jim on both my latest books - and I fully intend to use them in the future! From start to finish they made the entire process easy to understand and worked hard to give me the results I wanted.
They are a great resource of information and extremely easy to work with. And (this is HUGE), they were fantastic about giving – and keeping deadlines!
For your next project,
I fully recommend Ad Graphics!
Richard Fenton & Andrea Waltz
While our book Go for No! was selling okay, we had several people tell us we needed a better cover design.
After checking around with other professional speakers for referrals the name Ad Graphics kept coming up, and when everyone tells you the same thing, we've learned to listen.
To say we're happy with the new design they created for us would be a major understatement... we're THRILLED! In fact, sales DOUBLED with the very next printing!
Ad Graphics – you all scored a big A+ in my list of graphic designers and book vendors! I was a first time author, so having a team like yours; one that was professional and easy to work with even though we did everything long distance, took a lot of the stress out of my maiden voyage.
I’ve been referring other writers to you and I hope to be back working with you on another project in the near future.
David C. Forward
After having five books produced by major publishers, I was a little unsure of the process of self-publishing. But Jim Weems and the entire team at Ad Graphics made it a fascinating and enjoyable journey.
After Frank Talk sold 80,000 books in 5 languages, it was a natural that I should turn to Jim & Barb Weems for DUH! Lessons in Employee Motivation from the World's Best (and Worst!) Airlines--
and we are already working on the next two books in the series.
In the world of Rotary, Frank Devlyn is recognized as being one of the most sought – out speakers, constantly in demand for Rotary conferences and events.
With the help of writer David L. Forward, Frank commissioned Jim & Barb Weems to design Frank Talk, the first of what turned out to be 5 highly successful books that were sold throughout the Rotary world.
In 2016 Frank loaned Jim the digital rights to the books to sell with the proceeds going to an international project Jim is involved in.
When you sign with Jim and Barb Weems you get more than great business partners.
You get encouragers who cheer you on. You get outstanding creative insight born from years of experience. You get service far beyond
your expectations. But most of all, you get people who care as much as you do about your book.
You can't buy that. You just can't.
I knew that the cover art was crucial to the success of my first book. One phone conversation with Jim was all it took for him to immediately grasp my vision...and, within days, he came back with a cover that looks like it was designed by one of "the majors."
Which, of course, Jim and Barb are...in my eyes. And, I wouldn't trust my next book with anyone else. Nor should you.
We were so happy with their service, their patience, and for making our experience of first time self-publishing a positive one.
Our book that they produced is now in it's 4th printing with over 20,000 copies in print in less than 5 years.
I know their work well. They have done seven of my books now and every time they remind me why I never consider going with anyone else.
I have been told that I am tough to work with but not for these guys. They are professional, patience and are valuable consultants. But maybe best of all they create a product that reflects the best of me. Every time!
If you don't believe what you're reading, call me. I will give you the details. I really do like talking about the work they do.
I actually enjoy referring Jim and Barbara Weems to other authors.
Jim and Barb exemplify superb customer service. Ad Graphics provides high quality work with professionalism and integrity while building a personable relationship with their customer. The relationship they established allowed me to not only to understand they cared, but I felt as if we’ve known each other for years – and we’ve never even met!
The Weems “walk their talk” and are conscientious of the design and layout reflecting the intent of the author and the work itself. Though ultimately you make the decisions, Barb and Jim maintain an effective balance of offering ideas and guidance. No question is inappropriate – before, during, or after the process. And they proceed as fast or as slow as your needs require, continually keeping you informed along the way.
Plain and simple, Jim and Barb are always there and great people to have on your team!
Jane Jenkins Herlong
Jim and Barb Weems are extremely professional and treat their clients with superb customer service.
The bonus is that I felt like I have know them all of my life. I have received countless compliments on my book and look forward to working with Jim and Barb again!
There are few times in life when you have a partnership that is filled with energy, flow and the desire to have a win-win experience for both parties.
This is how I felt working with Jim Weems and his dedicated staff. They listen, truly listen, care, have your best interests at heart, get to know you and your goals and then transfer all of this into classy creativity and glorious print.
Jim has worked on three books
with me and the results have
been simply outstanding.
As a a business owner and professor of management in the crowded market of business strategy, Jim's cover designs have continually helped my books stand out from the rest and sell.
His cutting edge design skills and ability to visually capture the essence of a book make him one of the best in the country.
Sometimes it's better to be lucky than smart.
It was luck that I found Jim and Barb of Ad Graphics for my first book, The Everyday Genius. They are professional, honest, and talented. My book looks great!
Dear Jim and Barb,
Thank you for your expert assistance with the production of my new book.
From start to finish, you made what might have been an "impossible" task readily achievable. You took the cover design and seamlessly integrated it throughout the book. The amazing thing is that we did everything by email.
Positioning oneself in the speaking industry is a highly calculated decision. Based on the impact of your design, I completely redesigned the graphic look of my web site, media kit and video demo to correspond with the new book. Your assistance on these projects was invaluable.
Publishing your own book is serious business. Selecting the right people to work with is key critical to the success of your project. Any professional speaker who is serious about self-publishing their own book should utilize the services of Ad Graphics. I did, and will do so again.
Before Starbucks, there was
In my opinion and being in the business world since 1974, I know I could never of gotten my books published without the help of Jim and Barb Weems.
When I decided to take on this adventure I knew that self publishing was big and getting bigger. I email a few but when I got to them, they answered all my questions and were very professional and friendly immediately.
As the progress of my book was taking place I was able to call them for there thoughts and what I should do!
Their relaxed way of speaking to you made you feel that they had all the time in the world to talk to you, then never made you feel that there was a dumb question and they always give you choices.
Journey of Prayer was written in 2002 and I wrote Journey of Gloria Jean in 2006. The thought never even entered my mind to go someplace else.
Jim Weems is by far one of the most professional people that I have ever delt with.
Jim made it easy to do business with him and seemed to know when and just how hard to push me to get this book DONE!
With Jim and his staff on my team, I now have no question as to where to go for all of my publshing needs.
“Becoming a published author is big step to building credibility and creating a residual income stream.
If you decide to self-publish then Jim Weems is your go-to guy because he knows what he’s doing and he’s worked with some of the best. I highly recommend him…a TOTAL PRO!”
Dr. Jeff Mackey
Jim and Barb have been an absolute delight to work with. They are patient
and offer kind, gentle council during
the entire publishing process.
I could not be more pleased with the finished project and look forward to my next project with them.
I can't refer Ad Graphics fast enough when I hear of someone considering publishing their first book.
Jim and Barbara Weems took a New Jersey boy who didn't have a clue and walked him straight to a second printing of a book I am very proud of.
My advice is to stop wasting any more time and get on the phone with Jim and Barbara today. Your market is waiting to hear from you.
Having Jim and Barbara Weems recommended to me was the best advice I could have received and I have done the same for others who ask.
From the first phone call with Jim, I knew I had finally found who I was looking for. From the beginning, it was clear that he wouldn't be finished until I was happy.
Based on his experience, he was able to give valuable advice when I needed it. The combination of Jim's graphics and Barb's editing and layout skills made the process so much easier than working between various people. In my opinion, there's no better choice.
Mariah Burton Nelson
Jim & Barb Weems are the best!
They're knowledgeable, responsive, professional, creative, and just terrific to work with.
I've been published by four major publishers, and prefer Jim and Barb. I highly recommend them to any authors who value quality products and good relationships.
I was pretty picky about the cover to my book. Jim was patient. I didn’t want the same old book covers that I saw out in the marketplace.
Jim was creative. The colors needed to be bright and able to pop off the page. Jim delivered. Now, all I receive are compliments from customers who ask me what publishing house did this beautiful cover? I reply...Jim Weems, Ad Graphics.
Dude...you’re the best!
If you want to take all the brain-damage out of self-publishing, then I highly recommend Ad Graphics. They are my vendor of choice. They go above and beyond the call of duty to make your life easier and your book a success.
Jim Weems is a stand up guy who is excellent at what he offers and gives service to match his talent which is fabulous!
Using Jim was a no brainer and the product he produced for me is top notch. Jim is an expert at making the book publishing process painless -- you won't be sorry if you choose Jim to do your next book.
Jim did the cover for my third book
and it’s the best looking book I have available.
It looks professional, it was done
on time, and Jim was very easy to work with.
When I’m ready to do my next book, he will be one of the first people I call.
Jim and Barb Weems of Ad Graphics is the best resource I have found on the planet for book layout, design and typesetting.
They have performed miracles on my book. They also design award-winning books covers.
If you are looking to partner with a professional in the publishing business, look no further than the professionals at Ad Graphics!
Like many things in life, I was on a schedule when it came to publishing my first book ... and I was late!
Jim and Barb worked quickly, patiently and professionally to make sure my book was done in time, and the finished product was flawless. I can't recommend them highly enough!
The Joy of Language will guide you through easy ways to promote language and learning in your infant, toddler and preschooler – making it a joyful process.
It is an invaluable resource for your child development library. You don’t need expensive toys and programs to provide the best for your child – you only need to know how to encourage the communication skills that are the foundation of social and academic success.
Dr. Patrick Wahl
Jim, you made a molehill out of the mountain of getting a book to print. I couldn't believe I was holding my book in my hand only three weeks after I first called you.
I can't imagine how much time and money I saved with you and Ad Graphics. The best part of belonging to NSA is learning about people like you who take so many years off the learning curve of success for people like me.
Larry Winget, The Pitbull of Personal Development
When it comes to publishing your book, stop the search today with Ad Graphics. I cannot recommend them enough. If you are looking for someone to personally give your book the attention it deserves, you will be a fool to look elsewhere.
The process was unbelievably easy. The outcome was far better than I could have expected. I am so proud to call them my book producers and you will too.
Dr. Alan Zimmerman
Even though I had been a full-time professional speaker for 19 years, and even though I've been very successful at selling audio products, the thought of a 'book' scared me. I thought it would be too much work and take too much time. So I put it off and put it off.
Boy, was I wrong. Working with Jim and Barb made this project very easy. They guided me through all the steps, gave great advice, produced a fabulous-looking product, and even charged a fee that was more than fair.
There's no reason to go anywhere else when you want to put your book together. They get my highest recommendation.