Why Do We Publish Books

Why Do We Publish Books

Why Do We Publish Books

Posted on 08/26/2015 Evan Swensen

Many people don’t know that we got into book publishing by accident. I was a successful publisher of Alaska Outdoors magazine, and I’d hosted a fun radio talk show and produced a television show on the same topic.

Then, in 1990, my wife brought my attention to a dear friend of hers who’d written a book, a memoir of her homesteading years in the Mat-Su Valley near Anchorage. Mrs. Elverda Lincoln didn’t know any company in Alaska that published books, and figured that publishing magazines was pretty close to book publishing, wasn’t it? So there we were.

We never thought we’d become a book publishing company. We just worked on doing the best we could do for Elverda, and her first book, Udder Confusion, which we published in 1992. (She went on to do a second book with us, Alaska Animal Antics.)

 Elverda’s happiness with her books spread by word of mouth. We did more books, many different kinds of books, and got better with each book, learning as we went. And now, more than 20 years later, we share in the success and happiness of our many authors, more than 200 worldwide.

To assist you in understanding how to work with Publication Consultants, we have put together a free book for you: Bringing Your Book to Market; A Writer’s Guide to Becoming a Published Author. I think you’ll like what you’ll learn from this. Just sign up for it on our website, and we’ll send you the download right away.

I’m a writer as well as a publisher, and was once in the sad position of unwittingly signing away my rights to a book I’d worked hard to complete. Publication Consultants and I do our best to treat each author in the manner in which we, as writers, wish to be treated.

If you have any questions after reading Bringing Your Book to Market, just send me an e-mail, or give us a phone call.

And as you move from being a writer to becoming a published author, keep in touch. We can help.

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