Welcome to Backspace Ink

Joanne Shwed at Backspace Ink


Backspace Ink offers a wide range of services for self-publishing authors. Call 650.355.4640 or e-mail joski@backspaceink.com to request a complimentary estimate

Let's make a book together!



—Ella Reed, Sole-mate and the Hill Kids: "As a first-time author, Joanne walked me through all aspects of self-publishing my children’s book. Having dyslexia, I experienced much ridicule in my early years and was told by my sixth-grade teacher that I could never be a writer. However, I must say, I could not have completed this book on my own. ... Yes … a dream come true at my age of 73. Never stop believing in yourself. I’m so thrilled that Joanne has agreed to continue working with me on the sequel to my first book!"

Books from the Heart: 
Our Self-Publishing Journey

► Download your complimentary copy of Books from the Heart: Our Self-Publishing Journey today! You can also read more about this booklet on our Products webpage.

—April Joy Manger, The Garden Path to My Heart: Finding Inner Peace through Haiku: "Joanne Shwed is an angel to work with. She and I connected right from the start. ... Joanne made the journey of self-publishing a book easy! She took away all the anxiety that I was feeling. My book turned out far beyond my expectations! ... In the journey of creating a book with an expert and experienced copyeditor and designer such as Joanne Shwed, you’ll want to make sure that you keep writing in order to give her your next project, which is exactly what I’m currently doing. I can't wait for the next journey with Joanne. If this is your first book to be published, like mine was, Joanne can help you achieve your goals. Tell her your dreams, and she will deliver amazing results!"