Welcome to Shadow Canyon Graphics:


By visiting this website, you have found yourself with one of the most experienced, knowledgeable entities in the publishing business. Shadow Canyon Graphics was founded in 1978—meaning, we have been in business for more than twenty-five years. Owner and principal editor/designer Dianne Nelson well remembers the days of galley proofs, paste-ups, waxers, drawing boards, Mayline rules, and red windows of Zip-a-Tone for photo placement. Now we work on Macs and can size our photos in Photoshop and Quark XPress—a major transition from the way “things used to be.”

This is merely to illustrate the fact that when you choose Shadow Canyon Graphics, you are choosing to work with someone who understands all facets of the publishing business, and who knows how the business has transitioned through the years. And even though we focus our work on editorial and production, Nelson's years as a copublisher of Cordillera Press also give her an edge when it comes to understanding what it takes to sell books in a competitive market.

Throughout the years, we have worked with both publishers and self-publishers to produce high-quality, marketable books. We have designed, edited, and produced more than 450 titles in the past twenty-five years. We bring to you the very best in quality and service. Welcome to your new world—the world of book publishing. We wish to bring not only professionalism and experience to your project, but a smile and a commitment to excellence.