There are lots of little ways to get your name into Amazon, and plenty of companies to package your own idea. But what if you

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There are lots of little ways to get your name into Amazon, and plenty of companies to package your own idea. But what if you want to make an inexpensive pop-up book about Audrey Hepburn and sell it to Random House? That's where Becker & Mayer comes in. "We create book projects," says Cindy Donatello, Becker & Mayer's office coordinator. "Most of them are interactive in some format; they're pullout. We come up with an idea, generally we sell it to a publisher, and we coordinate the writing, production, and design of the book." Among the best-known works of the 25-year-old business—which has no peer in town—are titles like Birdsongs, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, and Sinatra Treasures. You might not be a wordsmith, but if you're OK with the idea of having people use your life's work as an oversize martini coaster for the rest of eternity, there is still indeed hope to be an author.—Karla Starr 11120 N.E. 33rd Place, Ste. 101, Bellevue, 425-827-7120, www.beckermayer.com.

 
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