The Power of Story Working For You

We help authors create stories that Inspire, Enlighten and Delight.

All About Water

Learn the story of plumbing and water conservation in this informative and fun illustrated book!

All About Water lives up to its title! For all those who have advocated for more efficient use of fine water resources, this book is an essential tool in the toolbox…”

-Mary Eggert, Global  VP and Chief Innovation Officer at Global Water Works

What We Do

Calling Card Books is a small hybrid publisher that helps authors create stories that inspire, enlighten and delight. We have an ever-growing list of exciting and informative titles. We are committed to helping authors create good books and get them to market. If your project is right for either one of our imprints, Calling Card Books for non-fiction and Z Girls Press for creative works, we will work closely with you to make sure your manuscript is the absolute best it can be for your target audience.

We will create a beautiful cover, design the book interior and ebook, announce your project via a press release and publish your print or ebook through Amazon for direct to consumer sales and IngramSpark, the small press division of Ingram Content Group, for worldwide distribution to booksellers and others who need good books. If your title is not right for CCB, but you like our style, use our A-La-Carte menu of services to see how we can help improve your manuscript so your perfect publisher will say “yes.”

Our authors get hands-on guidance every step of the way from book idea to editing to final publication. We help authors turn their passion, expertise or idea into an engaging book that doubles as an informative calling card about them. Through our professional associations, we can create the perfect marketing plan by taking advantage of the many programs and resources available to us to get your books into readers hands.  

Hybrid publishers behave just like traditional publishing companies in all respects, except that we publish books using an author-subsidized business model, as opposed to financing all costs ourselves. In exchange, we return a higher-than-industry-standard share of sales proceeds to the author. In other words, a hybrid publisher makes income from a combination of publishing services and book sales. When your book sells is when we make a profit, it is truly a win/win business model.

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All About Water

This fun illustrated book tells the complete story of water use, re-use, plumbing design and much more. It is a fun and educational book co-written by a LEED-AP plumbing professional with over 40 years experience.

The Road To Success

To take a road trip to Success, we will need a destination as well as a GPS. Success is described here as the achievement of a goal. The goals we adopt may be the result of experience, vision or desire. They crystallize our desire to get to a better place.

A Tangeled Web

The novel is a dystopia that examines a future world where animals and ornamental planting are against the law. It has been descibed as the prelude to George Orwell’s 1984.

Testimonials

Thank you!  And you have been a pleasure to work with as well. I’ve always felt that you are a God send! For you to just have shown up in my life when I needed you, I dont feel was an accident or coincidence! Dr. Jacqueline Eubany

Author: The Real Story of Women and Heart Disease

As the CEO of Angel Investors Network I’m excited to give my testimony and endorsement for Marta Zarrella. She did an incredible job editing my book. Greg Writer

CEO, Angel Investors Network

Marta helped me not only write, but while doing so I learned how to write better myself. I am a subject matter expert in plumbing and water issues, but if I want that quality to be useful, my message must be easily understood and pleasurable as well… As I evolve in my professional services, I am going to need to write more and hands on work less. Marta might be a great partner for developing the next level in my career I recommend Marta as an upgrade to submitting a poorly written document! and as a coach to better communication. Greg Chick

LEED AP Plumber, Ramona's Plumber

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