Meet the Inksplasher

Meet the Inksplasher

Karlene Browning (aka Inksplasher)

Karlene Browning loves books! She loves reading them, talking about them, and making them shine. In fact, she is so enamored with books that she has requested her headstone simply read, “The woman who loved books.”

Karlene has over 25 years experience in the publishing industry. She has owned a niche publishing company, acted as acquisitions editor for other publishers, worked for and with multiple printers and book presses, and even worked the sales side as assistant manager of a bookstore.

She currently specializes in freelance author services: helping authors and small publishers. Focusing on books and book-related marketing and promotional products, she has a long list of satisfied customers, whose projects include everything from books, magazines and websites, to business cards and complex order forms.

Services include:

  • Manuscript Editing: everything from general feedback, to line/copy edits, to proofreading press copies.
  • Book Creation: professional typesetting, interior and cover design, e-book creation in a variety of formats, and promotional materials (for print and online use).
  • Website Design: set-up and theme customization for self-hosted WordPress websites, designed specifically to meet the needs of an author, plus coordinated social media profiles.
  • Online Training: instruction for authors who want to do it themselves—websites, social media, marketing and more.


What Happy Customers are saying about Karlene:

For years I have designed my own promotional materials, and it’s shown. I decided to hire someone and am so grateful that I made the right choice the first time around. Karlene is wonderful to work with and very good at what she does to boot. Add that to her amazing prices and I’d be a fool to go anywhere else.

~Josi S. Kilpack, Author

In over 20 years of working with Karlene Browning, I have never known anything from her except the highest standards of performance as an editor and typesetter. While her skills in producing a book are top-notch, her personality and innate creativity are just as stellar. Her patience combined with her dedication to a project makes her the perfect person to manage and bring any kind of a printing project together for you. Over the years she has designed and typeset catalogs, postcards, flyers, booklets and full-length books for us and she is totally responsible for the excellent public “face” of Hearthaven Publishing.

~Colleen C. Harrison, Hearthaven Publishing

Inksplasher is a dba of Rosehaven Publishing & Distribution, Inc. and previously operated under the name LibrisPro.