Welcome to Backspace Ink

Joanne Shwed at Backspace Ink


Books can change the world. 

Books have changed the world.

When you write from your heart, your fears melt. You recognize a safe, familiar place and keep going. 

Stand in your truth and express yourself. Your heart knows everything. You can trust it. Your heart loves you. 

Then, when you have written your book, you will be joyful, confident, and proud … and feel something very close to giggly. 

In other words, you will know peace.

This is the power of writing your book from your heart:

It can change the world—one book at a time.

Books from the Heart: Our Self-Publishing Journey

Books from the Heart: 
Our Self-Publishing Journey

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As a self-publishing author, would you like to work with someone who will honor your voice, style, and individuality? Do you want to have more confidence as a writer? We can help you accomplish these things ... and much more. Visit our Products page for additional information.


• We hope you enjoy the below slideshow of some of our cover design samples. To see the complete collection, visit the Portfolio page. If you want to see more of a specific sample, click on the link below that image.


For a first-time author, Joanne made the process of self-publishing my book a breeze. Joanne gave me all the options of doing it myself or using her for certain steps along the way, which gave me comfort and confidence. I highly recommend any first-time author who wants to self-publish and doesn’t know where to start to give Joanne a call.
Chris Forte, The Humble Warrior: Spiritual Tools for Living a Purposeful Life

What are you looking for? Support in development, shaping your work, expressing yourself with clarity? Someone who is attentive to detail, organized, efficient and timely? One who brings creative design capabilities? Is it important for you to know where you are on your budget throughout the project? Amazingly, Joanne Shwed is one consummate professional who delivers it all.
John Felitto, The 90-Day Game and The 90-Day Game Playbook


Backpocket Crosswords: Handmade Puzzles

Backpocket Crosswords: Handmade Puzzles

$10 + shipping

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JOANNE SHWED has created these 24 handmade puzzles with common words and user-friendly clues. While Joanne and her husband Tom waited for his radiation treatments, they (and others in the waiting room) worked on the clues, which seemed to calm their nerves, raise their spirits, and even get a couple of laughs. To read more about this book, visit our Products page.