Design Services

Publisher Ryan designs Left Fork books—let him design yours! Yes, Ryan likes everything books. Creating cover designs. Figuring out fonts. Placing page numbers. If you don’t like some of that stuff, why not let Ryan give it a go. Scroll down to see samples of his cover design work (or click here for more). Consider purchasing a book or checking one out from the library to get a better sense of interior design work. [And please note: work Ryan does for hire is not publication with Left Fork–that’s something else, of course! This is just him trying to find more ways to make a living. Or something like that.] One of the best ways to learn more about how Ryan can help you with your own book project is to visit his Upwork profile.

Here’s what some of Ryan’s clients have said:

“Ryan Forsythe is the consummate book formatter. His broad and seasoned technical and design expertise notwithstanding, he is the dream of a writer who wants to publish his own book and not have it look self-published. Because he is also a writer, Ryan brings additional skills as a copy editor and proofreader with eagle’s eyes for detail down to the last piece of punctuation. If you want to publish a book, Ryan, a pro’s pro, is your go-to guy.” 

“Ryan was a dream to work with on the final leg of my book self-publication. He is very skilled and was personable to work with. He took my existing interior formatting and initiated key changes to make the book look more professional. Ryan also reworked my exterior book cover with great attention to detail. He uploaded my project to the self-publishing site and coached me through the self-publishing and distribution process. I had worked on my non-fiction gardening book for 6 years at at times had given up hope it would ever make it to publication and sale. Ryan ensured my book did indeed get published and I couldn’t be happier!”

“Ryan has once again done a brilliant and professional job and I highly recommend him. He brought out the best of the book with his exacting and thoughtful expertise. Ryan is also a delight to work with; both friendly and caring for the the title’s improvement.”

“Ryan met all my expectations and more. He helped turn a dream of mine for the past 20 years into a reality by helping me self-publish a book of poetry. I am planning on a second contract with him within the coming months. Ryan answered any questions I had with speed and his ideas aided my decisions with how I could format my work more creatively. So glad I was able to link up with him and work together.”

To contact Ryan about helping you with your own (non-Left Fork) project, email him at

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