From 2001 -2011 this the Jawbone Publishing Corporation website. The content below is from the site's various archived pages.

My kids and

Jawbone published Non-Fiction, Fiction, Health Books, Inspirational/Gift, Instructional, Jawbreakers for Kids!, and Young Adults. I always enjoyed perusing this website to see what was new in their Jawbreaker Books for Kids section. One of their favorites wasa Wandawillie. This story was about a young princess who has a tiny kangaroo pet, Wandawillie. The Princess is beloved by many animals. One day a local wicked witch who wants to kill her takes control of the princess's lands. The tiny kangaroo,Wandawillie, and the other pets of the princess spring into action to foil the dastardly deed. I can picture in my mind my three little kids dressed for the night in their over sized batman t shirts and long johns snuggled in my bed while I would read the story of Wandawillie or some other children's book published by Jawbreaker. Back then, just as today our family carries on the tradition of wearing Batman designed t-shirts. We just came back from Florida, and just about every picture has us in Batman apparel of one sort or another. T shirts are the favorites of the younger crew while my husband and I favor the Batman hoodies at MoonAtMidnight. Thank you Jawbreaker Publishing for providing us many hours of wonderful reading time.

Business MeetingAt Jawbone Publishing Corporation, our mission is to publish books that reflect high moral standards.

Incorporated by Swanee Ballman in 2000, Jawbone began immediately publishing morally sound books for both the Christian market and the general markets. In 2001, Jawbone added the Top Shelf Books imprint for titles that appealed to the general market only. In 2002 Jawbreakers for Kids was added for early reader and juvenile titles.

By mid-2005, Jawbone had published over 70 titles in a variety of genres. Most of our authors are Florida residents and are actively promoting their titles. Many of them are public speakers, as well. And some are deeply dedicated to promoting reading and writing among young school students.

We at Jawbone Publishing are honored to work with authors who have written wonderful and quality books. We are always considering new works to add to that family of fine literature.

 

About Jawbone

At Jawbone Publishing Corporation, our mission is to publish books that reflect high moral standards.

Incorporated by Swanee Ballman in 2000, Jawbone began immediately publishing morally sound books for both the Christian market and the general markets. In 2001, Jawbone added the Top Shelf Books imprint for titles that appealed to the general market only. In 2002 Jawbreakers for Kids was added for early reader and juvenile titles.

By mid-2005, Jawbone had published over 70 titles in a variety of genres. Most of our authors are Florida residents and are actively promoting their titles. Many of them are public speakers, as well. And some are deeply dedicated to promoting reading and writing among young school students.

We at Jawbone Publishing are honored to work with authors who have written wonderful and quality books. We are always considering new works to add to that family of fine literature.

ABOUT SWANEE  BALLMAN

Founder of Jawbone Publishing in Central Florida

After Swanee Ballman graduated from Moravian College (Bethlehem, Pa.), she taught English in high schools in Pennsylvania and Maryland, where she initiated a high school literary magazine. When her husband was transferred to Florida, in 1984, she became the Central Florida representative for Charlesbridge Publishing (Watertown. MA).

While living in St. Cloud, she was active within the school district; she received the Osceola County Volunteer of the Year award in 1993. As a volunteer, she served as advisor to the St. Cloud (Fla.) High School's student-generated school newspaper and was an active member of the School Advisory Team for a number of years.

In 1996 her first children's title was published by Concordia (St. Louis, Mo.). A second followed in 1997. In 2000 her first adult novel, Tamarind, hit the shelves. To date she has published five children's titles, 5 YA novels, and one adult novel.

Swanee served on the board of the Florida Publishers Association and the Florida Writers Association, where she also served a term as a regional director.

ENDORSEMENTS

"Thank you for the interesting and informative presentation that you conducted for our students at Janie H. Wilson's Young Authors' Conference. It was a great climax for their attempts at being young authors.

Each child left your presentation with the desire to become a published author. Even many of our faculty members were interested in having their works published.

Thank you again for helping us to instill the desire to write in our school. Hope to see you again next year!"

Deloris O'Hern Reading Coach


 

"I met Mrs. Ballman at the Florida Council of Teachers of English annual convention in Orlando in the fall of 2002 and I invited her to speak to our high school students and to conduct three writing seminars with literature and creative writing students.

She began by giving a general presentation to the high school student body. Her very interesting and informative talk included discussion of the importance of writing in the "real world" and an insight into the career areas of writing, editing, and publishing. She read excerpts from her book Tamarind to give students a view of writing style and techniques. Even at 8 a.m., our students showed great interest in the presentation, asked probing questions, and responded very enthusiastically. In the three informal seminars that followed, Mrs. Ballman showed delightful expertise in engaging the students in a discussion of writing, editing, and publishing. Her friendliness and rapport with our students encouraged their curiosity and analytical thinking.

A number of students stayed after the seminar to discuss their individual writings with Mrs. Ballman. Throughout the day, the students continued to comment on her visit and demonstrated much excitement about the possibilities of writing. Everyone at Vanguard benefited from her visit.

Jawbone Publishing Corporation's project of providing writers to visit schools is an excellent one, and I encourage all schools to take advantage of this opportunity.

" Murray Sellers, Ph.D English Department Chairman The Vanguard School Lake Wales, FL April 5, 2003."

 

 

Key Facts


Founded: November 2000
Corporate Headquarters:
Jawbone Publishing Corporation
1540 W. Happy Valley Circle
Newnan, GA 30263
678-876-4696
Fax: 866-878-5053
Email: marketing@jawbonepublishing.com
Number of Published Titles: 150


Represented States:
Georgia
Florida
Illinois
Michigan
South Carolina
Kentucky
Texas


 

Frequently Answered Questions

How long does it take to print a book?

Every book requires a different production schedule. If your book is in the beginning stages, it could take anywhere from 3 months to 1 year, sometimes longer. We provide both line and copy editing, and this often takes the largest amount of time in the production of a title.

What will it cost to print my books?

Since every book is different, we cannot give you a set price. You must take certain costs into account (i.e. paper, ink, time of year, etc.) and also the quantity of books printed. IF you order a small print run, we can print in-house. However, if you wish to print thousands of copies of your title, we will arrange to have them printed at the most economical price by our tried-and-true printing contacts.

How do I get my books into bookstores?

MARKETING! It's great to have a product but, if no one is aware of it, your wonderful book will remain unnoticed. Jawbone has marketing, advertising and media suggestions to jump-start your promotional campaign and book sales.
If your book is nationally distributed, your books will be included in databases of many retail chains and independent stores.

However, the authors who make the most money from book sales are those who are speaking and selling books in the back of the room … or those who are marketing directly to libraries and schools.

 

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