Marrowstone Design, Galen Garwood



  • Full book layout and design
  • Cover design
  • Illustrations
  • Graphics
  • Editing /proofing
  • Script assessments and editing
  • File preparations
  • Purchasing ISBN /BARCODES
  • Facilitating printing/shipping of books
  • Assisting authors with setting up POD (Print-On-Demand) printing, setting up the initial account, listing titles and metadata for Global Distribution
  • Web site design

Marzrowstone Design, book design, art, graphics,

Project: MORRIS GRAVES, His Houses, His Gardens

book design, marrowstone arts

PROJECT: Book Jacket design for Beautiful Colors, an expansive book for the posters of DURAN DURAN

“Galen Garwood is an artist who possesses a rare combination of editing skills, technical savvy, and knowledge about POD publishing. Galen used his many talents to design the cover of my book, format the text, and upload the completed project to the POD publisher. He helped me when I first published my book, when I revised it, and again when I published the Spanish translation. I’m sure his expertise and artistry have contributed to the popularity of my book. “       Peggy Pace, Author of Lifespan Integration

PROJECT: Book design/interior / cover/ graphics Lifespan Integration by Peggy Pace

BOOKS              ARTISTS’  CATALOGS             POSTERS            POSTCARDS      and more

The Process: How we get your book into the eyes of the world:

Once we have your file documents, we’ll begin a dialogue as to what you’d like.

Is your book already edited and ready to go? Once it is–and we can help you there– we’ll send you a PDF draft of the interior content for you to proof. We’ll send you a cover PDF with a variety of samples from which you can choose your favorite. Once you greenlight both interior and cover, the files will be converted for printing.

We can prepare your files for offset printing and send them to the printer of your choice. A number of our book projects have been printed in Thailand where I keep residence then shipped to a specific location.

Today, we work closely with several US POD publication providers. What is POD? Print-On-Demand is an efficient and inexpensive way to get your book quickly listed, and into global distribution with, Barns & Noble, Powell’s Books, etc.

PROJECT; Book Design / Cover / Strait Art, edited by Kathleen Moles

“Working with Galen on Strait Art: An Anthology of Exhibitions from the Upper Left-Hand Corner was a wonderful experience! During the nearly yearlong process of his involvement on this complicated project, Galen was consistently responsive and creative within a challenging design circumstance of the 275-page, lavishly illustrated book. While respecting the late author’s original design (that Galen had to build back up from scratch due to technical issues not of his doing), he made improvements with sensitivity and respect while honoring the original aesthetic. Galen’s patience is legendary: throughout the process, the many miles and hours between us were never an issue in getting the work done.”                    Kathleen Moles, editor

“Galen Garwood of Marrowstone Press was the designer of both my two books about Myanmar; I cannot recommend him highly enough.  
For my memoir, Two eggs and a Lemon, he not only did the typeset and layout but also produced some lovely outline sketches pared down from some of my photos to grace the start of each chapter.  He chose another photo as the cover which worked perfectly and used a dark green background which looked very smart. For a more challenging piece of work, I asked him to design my coffee-table photo book Portraits of Myanmar.  For this, he worked with me to choose the best photos and then made further adjustments on each one to ensure the best possible reproduction.  He proposed how the book should be structured, designed the whole graphic ‘look’ using different colors for different pages, which fonts, even helped with some of the short intro texts for each section. He also designed the cover and used the same dark green as my memoir which can become my signature color for any further works I might attempt.  He chose the best Bangkok printer to print the book and we proofed it together.  His work was considered and professional at all times from start to finish and I am immensely proud of this publication.”    Joanna MacLean, author of Two Eggs and a Lemon, and Portraits of Myanmar.



DON LINDER is an international award-winning fiction, film, and travel writer and editor. A native of NYC, Don has lived in Thailand for the past 20 years. As the former Programs Director for Poets & Writers, Literature Program Director for the North Carolina Arts Council, and Administrator of the Creative Writing Program at State University of New York-Binghamton, Don has worked with a wide variety of writers. His services include prose, script, academic, and poetry evaluations and a full range of editing services via Zoom sessions and email. Email for a full FAQ sheet.

Website Design

TIM DAVIES/Chiang Mai Webservices are experts in all aspects of ‘design and build’ websites. Although the team can develop fully custom-coded sites, our specialty is WordPress and in particular the Avada theme. We also offer our own fully managed hosting service using dedicated machines running the latest Litespeed and LS cache systems located in the US. We use Cloudflare CDN serving websites from a cloud of servers distributed all around the globe. We especially like to work closely with people empowering them to make the most of their opportunities on the WWW.


Send me a message at CONTACT

We’ll begin a dialogue. Include your name and email address and let me know about your project.

I’ll respond and, depending on your overall needs for getting your project airborne, I’ll send you details on pricing and schedules.