In 2007 I self published my first book. Jeru Publications was established in 2009 by Victoria Sheffield. Since then, the company has worked hard designing book covers, providing proofreading & editing services. We've also helped authors dream of becoming published come true. Jeru has a team of editors, graphic designers, marketers, distributers, & printing services to help accomplish our goals of providing professional publishing services at prices that are affordable.

We can publish for you and also help self publishers with the legalities of publishing. We give a free thirty minute consultation to find out just what authors need and to see how we may assist you. You may want to do some of the work yourself or we can take care of your entire project. With us, book publishing is made easy. Authors can work at their own pace and do as much or as little as they want.

Our mission:

is to provide quality professional services for all authors. Our aim is to provide services in a timely manner and to provide worldwide distribution. Writing a book for the first time doesn't have to be overwhelming. Let us help you write your first novel, children's book, how-to book,, curriculum, cookbook, biography, magazine, puzzle book, or anything you dream of publishing. We even write website content, business letters, articles, blog post, and resumes.

The difference in self Publishing vs. Publishing with us.

Self publishing means you take care of all of the legalities of publishing your book. You market your own book, you edit and proofread your own book, you list your book with book stores, and the whole nine yards. Basically you take care of the entire process. Many authors choose to publish this way. The good news is that we can help with all of your needs.

Listing us as your publishing company means we create a free facebook fanpage for you, we list your book on Amazon . We can also help you list your book with other major book stores. Our publishing company will be listed as the publisher in your book and we provide your ISBN number and barcode label.


What is an LCCN number?

If you are a person that would like your book to be in the public library, you will need this number.

So what's an ISBN number anyway?

The International Standard Book Number (ISBN) is a unique identifying number for books published around the world. Based on a coding system developed by a British statistician, an ISBN is assigned to each edition of a book. However, the ISBN is not simply a random number; its parts convey specific information about the book itself.

What is the purpose of the barcode?

If you want to sell your book on Amazon or any store, you will be required to have a barcode. If you will sell your book yourself and do not want your book in stores, you DO NOT need a barcode or ISBN number to have your book printed. You will be limited however to who buys your book.

Should I copyright my manuscript?

Unless you are a person that does not have a problem with people copying your book content, then you should have your book copyrighted. This protects you from people stealing your content.

How much should I charge people for my book?

It is very important to not overcharge people for your book. It is just as important not to undercharge people. One of your main goals is to make a profit. I suggest taking a look at similar books in books stores or online to see what other people are charging. Keep in mind that as new authors are evolving, there is a lot of competition.

Example of a barcode with the ISBN number. 

Some barcode labels have the price of the book on the label.

The ISBN number is either a 10 or 13 digit number. The older books have 10 digits and the newer books now have thirteen. Some books will have both.

What do all those numbers really mean?

ISBN is the International Standard Book Number

Let's take a look at what the 13 digits in an ISBN mean to the book industry  of wholesalers, publishers, distributors, libraries, and retailers.

You may notice two versions of ISBN'S: The ISBN with 10 digits and the ISBN with 13 digits . So what's the difference?

A few years ago, the people that supply ISBN' S realized that they would soon exhaust the mathematical possibilities of the 10 digit format. Too many books were being published in too many different formats. They decided that the solution would be to expand the format to incorporate more digits.

Think about the bar code on the back of a book.  The ISBN is usually found printed in readable form just above the bar code. Until a couple of years ago, that would have been the 10 digit ISBN. During transitioning, it included both the 10 and 13 digit formats.  Most newly published books will now show only the ISBN 13 format but some are still including both. You may have also noticed that there are readable numerals embedded along the lower edge of the bar code. Those digits are the ISBN-13 even when there wasn't such a thing as an ISBN-13.

When there was only the ISBN-10, a book's bar code with its embedded numerals known as the Bookland EAN, or European Article Number. This consisted of the ISBN-10 and a 978 prefix and, that was usually a different final digit.

Today, with the implementation of ISBN-13, the ISBN and the Bookland EAN will be identical, including the final digit.

The ISBN-13 and Bookland EAN, consist of FIVE distinct parts pictured below.

To learn more about the publishing needs that will best suit you, 

please call us or email us.