Why choose CinnamonTeal?
“Cinnamon Teal is made up of a team of professionals! My only reservation was when things slowed down for a while, but later picked up again satisfactorily. Everything one is warned against when entering into a business deal with an Indian company they have proved to be false. Cinnamon Teal has integrity – they deliver what they promise...”K. Ahuja, Author of 'Freedom Fear and Fortune'
“I am very impressed and thankful to Cinnamon Teal Publishing for the ethical and professional attitude with which they have handled the publication and marketing of my book. They are very easy going and comfortable to work with. They have done an awesome job with my book with quality paper and clean printing."”Indira Rao, Author of 'Money!Moneyy!Moneyyy!'
“I received the books!Prof. Cassiano Noimann Leal, Author of 'Opinião Publica'
They were perfect, beautiful ... Better than I expected!
You and the whole team CinnamonTeal Publishing are to be congratulated!
I really appreciate all the care they received and would like to provide the following statement:
"Publishing a book was a dream, and the team CinammonTeal Publishing held my dream. Excellent quality, service, send ... Simply the best! Thank you so much for everything."”
“It is easy to write a book with a load of technical details but only a good editor can tell if a lay reader would understand it or not. So it was with my first book 'The Beast of the Dragon'. After this book was rejected by another publisher I approached Cinnamon Teal with my effort and with just the initial correspondence, I knew I was dealing with professionals who treated my work with respect and thereafter I trusted their guidance. From valuable inputs on editing the work, giving suggestions that made the work more lucid for the reader and giving an awesome cover design, was all their valuable effort. The finished product is world class. I especially thank Queenie for being so patient in answering all my queries. The day I met Queenie and Leonard at the Book Fair in Delhi, in that ten minute meeting I knew I was meeting serious professionals who would work as hard as the author to make sure his efforts get the required public acknowledgement. Thank you Cinnamon Teal. I give you full marks for the superb job done on 'The Beast of the Dragon'. I will recommend you always to any one who would like to write a book and get professional guidance and inputs on how to proceed and be proud of the end result and making a writer’s dream come true.”Deepak Shergill, Author of 'The Beast of the Dragon'
“I would give a 4/5 rating. If any of my friends want to self-publish, I would definitely recommend CinnamonTeal. Here are the reasons -Sumana Khan, Author of 'Kaivalya'
- The team is extremely honest - which for me, is the most important aspect of any business. Be it in terms of the finances, or being candid about the market scenario, I was always told the truth; there was no confusing, sugar-coated statements, no unreasonable promises, etc.
- They are very accessible, both on phone as well as on emails. Even though I am not based out of India, because of their accessibility, publishing my book was made very easy.
- The small team I interacted with were very hardworking. I know that they've worked late hours to meet deadlines. Some have stretched beyond their roles to get the book printed. It also helps that Leonard and Queenie are very hands-on and always on top of things. Most heads of organizations dont get into day-to-day operations!
- They are well networked, and understand the dynamics of publishing in India very well. This helps in setting expectations to new authors like me.
- They added small creative touches to the book, which enhanced the presentation in a very superb manner. I thought getting the cover design right would be tough, since I could not physically sit with the team. But just a couple of emails, and the design was finalized! I think this is again proof of the amazing creativity of the team!”
“CinnamonTeal came at a time when I was losing hope in getting my story published. I tried the traditional publishing format but realized that the turnaround time was way longer than I hoped for. Adding to my woes was the loss of control over the way I envisioned my book to turn out. From a handful of POD publishing companies, CinnamonTeal stood out for its personalized service and feedback that clinched it. Right from the cover page design to suggestions on formatting and marketing my book, "Have a Pleasant Journey", CinnamonTeal has over-delivered in all departments. The way I see it, CinnamonTeal would become the default choice of not only first time writers but established as well.”Pijush Gupta, Author of 'Have a Pleasant Journey'
“My journey and experience with CinnamonTeal have been most pleasant. I got my book published by them in record time. They are very prompt and I was astounded by the fact that, if they tell me that something will be done in a couple of days or in three, they would keep to their word, and at times even get it done way before the due date. Looking at my finished and published book now fills my heart with joy and pride. Thanks to the superb team of CinnamonTeal, I am now holding my book in my hand, something I always thought would be just a dream. They did a marvellous job with my book and what they gave me was more than I ever expected. Even the quality of the book is very impressive. I did not know that such a good thing as CinnamonTeal even existed in India. I wouldn't be wrong to say that their services are world-class.Marchelang Pasi, Author of 'AND-A New Dawn'
They really make authors like me proud. The next time I want to publish a book, I know where to go. And for anybody who wants to, I strongly recommend CinnamonTeal. Hats off to the entire team of CinnamonTeal! These guys are simply awesome!”
“I recently tried CinnamonTeal's service (for a book that required only 20 copies to be printed). I was impressed by the service -- prompt, efficient, neat (looks better than a book!), timely and affordable (a bit higher priced than a traditional book, but you save a lot instead of wastages incurred on printing more-than-the-needed number of copies). I would not hesitate recommending this work.”Frederick Noronha (Goa, 1556)
“The illustrators of CinnamonTeal did a great job in enhancing two of our new MCBs - Mobile Children's Books - for the iPhone with lively and colorful illustrations exactly in the special format we require. The cooperation was very professional and friendly and we say thank you for the partnership.”Kirstin Hofkens, Mobile Children's Books
“We at IARC are delighted with the quality of the product (science course books). It is undoubtedly of international standard. The process is hassle-free and above all customized. The relationship has been fantastic. We recommend these guys wholeheartedly.”Pushkar Ganesh Vaidya,
Scientist, Indian Astrobiology Research Centre (IARC)
“Cinnamonteal has a business model similar to one US-based company, which seems better for someone who is not yet sure if they will publish 300 or 3 million!Christine Evans, Author of 'Bhet Agi Ajivan'
Of course, many people -- particularly my New York editors -- suggested not to go with a self-publishing company and not one based in India.
If you've researched, you'll know you can move on to a traditional publisher at any stage and the Cinnamonteal founders were determined to be established in India, even though they worked and studied in the US. India has one of the best IT infrastructures and its int'l shipping is more reasonable than any of the US or UK companies.
It also turns out that my book is probably [of] better quality than most on the shelves. There are so many undercurrents to a book's design that you may be unaware of -- paper perfect for your content, printing, cover graphics lining up (many do not), number of pages relevant to your reader and so on -- that make a book easy to pick up and read. As a writer, I still found it challenging to work out all the guidelines, even though CT's website makes it clearer than most. I was also in the midst of many projects. CT were quick to give some individual attention and complete the book on deadline. ”
“What makes the print on demand services at CinnamonTeal special is the complete control the author has over the way her or his book is printed. I was glad to see that the finished product was exactly how I envisioned it. The quality of the books are at par (if not better) with any other publisher, in India or abroad.Prabhleen Singh, Author of 'And The Mirror Kissed Back'
I have had a wonderful experience working with CinnamonTeal which made the process of publishing a book extremely simple and straightforward.
I whole heartedly recommend them to anybody who has a book to be printed, be it a first timer like me or otherwise.”
“It was a bit of googling that got me to the website of Cinnamon Teal; having read about a POD in Goa, I just had to search it online! I read the information given and found the concept very interesting. It was another few weeks before I decided to take up the challenge of writing a book and publishing it too. While I wrote, re-wrote and edited my manuscript, I contacted Cinnamon Teal to get more information on the publishing process. All my questions were answered and I knew I didn't have to look further for a publisher. It was a very simple process to get my book published, and Cinnamon Teal provided me with all the necessary information.Sumitra Ramachandran, Author of 'Pachoo's Story'
When I received the first copy of my book, it was with much trepidation that I opened the package. The minute I saw the first copy, I knew I had chosen a fantastic publisher – the book was really beautiful. It is not just my opinion, but the people who have seen it have commented on the quality of its production.
It is definitely an advantage for me to have been associated with Cinnamon Teal for bringing out my first book as they have given me valuable advice on how to go about the whole process of publishing. And now that I'm into the next stage, of marketing the book, I know I can expect a great amount of support from their side.
To the whole team of Cinnamon Teal, I appreciate and am thankful for the effort you all have put in to make my book become a reality, and in the shortest time that I gave you. ”
“On Fri, May 9, 2008 uma wrote (in what could be considered - quiet desperation):I have a manuscript of about 350 odd pages which I would like printed into a paper back book. There are no fancy illustrations or art work. But I want a good print quality. Initially I would need 30 copies. Could you give me a quote on this. Also I would like to know if you can allot an ISBN number.Plus it is important to know the time frame within which you can post the books to me. I reside in Chennai - India and could pay you by cheque or demand draft. Thank you and awaiting your response ASAPUma Raman, Author of 'Dialogues on the End of the Search'
This is how it began - my relationship with Leonard of CinnamonTeal Print and Publishing Services with his prompt response: Dear Uma, Thank you for emailing us. You have indeed come to the right place and we will ensure that you will get the best quality for your book.
On Fri, June 13, 2008 - the said book (all thirty copies of it) was at my door step.
Between May 9th and June 13th there was intense activity as emails went back and forth (I have g-mail so it tells me that I have 100 mails in one long and sustained conversation titled simply and eloquently - Query) between Leonard and me. It starts out formally and then degenerates to the comical and absurd as our friendship grows literally by the hour as he handles every instruction/doubt/frenzy/alarm of mine with his unflappable aplomb. From copy-editing the manuscript to designing the cover it has been one rapid and exhilarating roller-coaster ride. I must tell you that I am an inexperienced nail-biting perfectionist and Leonard an experienced perfectionist with well manicured nails. He has not only been a mine of patience but also the most prompt respondent. By the end it was all I could do not to throw my arms around him in sheer joy. The only problem is that he is in Goa and I am in Chennai. But I am making a trip to Goa just to do that.
If ever - it has been a joy to work with somebody who responds to every heart-beat of yours, who understands the nature of the angst of self-publishing, who is counselor, physician, helpmate, and executor all rolled into one - then that is Leonard of CinnamonTeal. Thank you Leo and bless your enterprise with the abundance it deserves.”