James Babcock

I can help you self-publish your work inexpensively.

Previously unpublished writers often discover that finding an agent or getting through the door of a hardcover publishing company is next to impossible. An alternative way of having the pleasure of seeing your book made available to readers is to self-publish it online as a paperback and ebook. Self-publishing sales can create a track record of success while producing attractive royalties.

For as little as $200 or $300 we can offer your book to an international audience on Amazon, Kindle, Apple, and other online booksellers. Our services include formatting, cover design, basic proofing, and marketing tips. For additional fees, we can also do typing and editing, but with care and a little elbow-grease you can avoid those additional costs.

You retain all rights to your book, you control the process, you set your book’s price, and after it is published you will be able to track sales and royalties on your own computer.

You can see samples of our work at www.booksbyjamesbabcock.com.

We’re right here in Hampton Roads. So let’s sit down over coffee or a coke, discuss your project, and work up a Publishing Plan.

Please contact me by sending an email to: jim.babcock@cox.net.

I look forward to meeting you.

Jim Babcock


  • Oil: The Secret War--2040 A.D.--A jounalist’s adventure in Central Asia

  • The Root Of All Evil--Murder mysteries and financial shenanigans

  • Feathers, The Novel----an illustrated, comedic ornithological melodrama

  • The Farmer Takes A Wife--Humor, slightly blue, 38 Short Stories

  • VexiKid Kits™
  • My Own Flag

  • Fun with Maps and Flags

  • Maps and Flags of the United States of America

  • America's Maps

  • Available directly from the author


  • Retired Chairman and CEO of First Virginia Bank - Hampton Roads

  • Degrees from Princeton University and Wharton School of Finance

  • Active duty in Navy as a supply and disbursing officer afloat

  • Formerly Chairman and CEO of Financia NV, Antwerp, Belgium

  • Formerly Vice President of Citibank, New York

  • Married Margaret Edmonds of Virginia Beach, 1962

  • Resident of Virginia Beach since 1977

  • Community Service

  • Formerly: Chairman, Future of Hampton Roads

  • Formerly: Rector, Old Dominion University

  • Formerly: Chairman, Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce

  • Formerly: Chairman, Forward Hampton Roads

  • Formerly: Chairman, Plan 2007 and Regional Identity Task Force

  • Formerly: President, Virginia Symphony

  • Formerly: Treasurer, Virginia Opera

  • Formerly: Board Member, Hampton Roads Partnership

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