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Casey Fenton

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Casey Fenton is a serial entrepreneur who founded and grew Couchsurfing.com to a community of more than 15 million members. Been featured in NYT, Forbes, CNN, USA Today, BBC, ...

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Casey is a pioneer and inspiration to founders of companies that thrive in the sharing economy, like Uber and AirBnB. Couchsurfing is the world's most trusted brand in social travel and peer-to-peer hospitality exchange with more than 15 million members.

He has a passion for building talented, diverse teams and bringing groundbreaking ideas to life. A serial entrepreneur, Casey has also been passionate about solutions that inspire people to explore, experiment and grow. Casey used his background in computer science to create the original Couchsurfing, which launched in 2003.

He served as executive director of Couchsurfing until 2012 and then founding chairman of the board. He has also worked in federal and state politics as the director of Internet strategy for the governor of Alaska's US Senate bid and as a legislative aide for the Alaska State House Minority Leader, 2002-2004.

In 2010, he was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship for contributing new ideas for improving human well-being. In 2013 he co-founded WonderApp, a give to get feedback viral loop that helps you see how others see you on life's most important questions. More recently he helped create Mast.ly, a bolt-on replacement for the antiquated stock option system. Founders save time and money by instantly deploying transparent sweat equity pools, worldwide. Team members automatically start thinking like entrepreneurs, building real value every step of the way.

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Ego Hacking

Ego Hacking aims to “reset” a lifetime of mental baggage surrounding how we feel about ourselves, what are capable of, and who we are. Uncover your true self today.

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What does it take to start a movement? How can an ordinary person build a life that creates meaningful ripple effects across the globe? Could one even influence his own and others ego?

Casey Fenton, founder of Couchsurfing, has spent the last 20 years pondering and answering these provoking questions. Casey’s efforts building Couchsurfing, which he grew to a tight-knit community of 20 million participants offering friendship and free accommodation, launched one of this century’s greatest living experiments. With it came a new era of human connection in an internet-based world.

Often called “the grandfather of the sharing economy,” Casey’s work on Couchsurfing fundamentally altered the way hundreds of millions of people build relationships across geography and culture. For the very first time, Casey managed to figure out a way to turn the internet from a place of suspicion and fear, to one where we now trust virtual strangers — as evidenced by our willingness to jump into an Uber or rent out our place on Airbnb.

Now, on the 20-year anniversary of Couchsurfing’s birth, Casey is revealing his latest social technology: “Ego Hacking, a neuroscience-based method that relies on a robust scientific body of knowledge, generates increased cooperation and collaboration at scale. Ego hacking involves using specific communication patterns to activate people’s most positive qualities, so they can cooperate effectively with others and build big things together.

This riveting book — part travelogue, part Silicon Valley success story, part pop-psychology bestseller —  charts Casey’s journey a from shy, small-town boy in Maine to emergent leader of a 20 million-person global movement. The story of Casey’s trials and tribulations engages the reader with both the monumental rise and crushing fall of Casey’s tenure at Couchsurfing. Through these vignettes, readers discover the scenarios through which Casey developed ego hacking’s game-changing communication tools.

Full of quotable insights and easy-to-remember frameworks, and having already been vetted by thousands through Casey’s keynote speeches and live focus groups across the world, Ego Hacking is poised to be the ultimate breakout personal development framework in the era of complexity and uncertainty.

Casey has already built one household name — “Couchsurfing” was added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 2008 — and his new viral movement promises to do the same with “Ego Hacking.” The book emphasizes simple tools that naturally inspire readers to share the framework with others, and lays out a process for starting an “Ego Hacking Group” in their community.  Ego Hacking demonstrates how meaningful ripple effects don't have to start in high leadership positions and with enormous resources; it is created subtly and intentionally by each and every one of us, and that power by itself is priceless.

Outline

Each chapter will open with stories from Casey's life experiences, which then segue into the central theme of the chapter. They close with broader lessons and concepts that can be applied to reader's lives directly.

Introduction: Question Everything 

Chapter One: What Is Wealth

Chapter Two: What Is Freedom

Chapter Three: What Is Learning

Chapter Four: What Is Love

Chapter Five: What Is Escape

Chapter Six: What Is Travel

Chapter Seven: What Is an MVP

Chapter Eight: What Is Execution 

Chapter Nine: What Is Growth

Chapter Ten: What Is Community 

Chapter Eleven: What Is Resiliency 

Chapter Twelve: What Is an Entrepreneur 

Conclusion: What Is the Future

Audience

Casey Fenton is backed by his numerous businesses and communities of entrepreneurs and travelers, including Couchsurfing.com, Mastly and Wonder. His ventures revolve around his vigorous lifestyle and attract the same breed of independent movers. These will be the main medium through which to obtain pre-orders.

  1. Core audience of young and aspiring entrepreneurs, particularly those who are feeling stuck, etc., trying to figure out what path to take in life.
  2. Secondary audience of existing Couchsurfing community (15 million registered users worldwide)

In his exciting publishing debut, Casey Fenton speaks to a diverse audience of fellow life-travelers, freaks and adventurers, and the next generation of social entrepreneurs. His audience is poised to build a new world, through the latest technologies and innovations, but is drawn, like the author, toward the road less taken. Like Casey, it's for everyone who has a curiosity about the world and wants to understand themselves better in relation to it.

In the next 20 years, the rise of remote workers will drastically affect the world, according to DNX Global. With job security at an all time low and starting a business via the internet is a low-barrier, more and more people are leaving their 9-5s – and their home countries – to explore the world from the laptop. 

  • 1 billion digital nomads are projected to populate the earth by 2035
  • 40% of the people will be married by 2035
  • 50% drop in price of international airline tickets since 1985, and 75% drop by 2035
  • 73% of young adults value “experiences” over material possessions.
  • 46% of the Millennial generation are interested in starting a business.

As these statistics show, young entrepreneurs and digital nomads are trying to find a different kind of life. They are marrying less and dating more, driving less and traveling more, buying less and renting more.

This is driven by a desire to experience more, explore more, and build a lifestyle of freedom - all of which takes unconventional thinking to accomplish. The educational systems of today cater to traditional companies of the past. And today's generations are not prepared for the shifting economy, which certainly allows for a more adventurous lifestyle but demands flexibility. This book is a necessity for those building our future. 

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Casey speaking about Ego Hacking:

Hacking The Ego with Casey Fenton of UpStock and CouchSurfing at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiKFojFtT_w

Casey Fenton. Ego Hack your way to a better you on Untangle Podcast at https://soundcloud.com/untangle/casey-fenton-stop-negative-self-talk-through-ego-hacking

How to Live 1,000 Lives | TEDx Bologna at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tjc5WYLu4mU

As founder of Couchsurfing.com, Casey is backed by the couch surfing community of 15 million+ subscribers and users (1 million+ monthly active users). This book is, in part, for this audience directly, and will be a medium to obtain preorders.

Larger orders and corporate sponsors will come from pre-existing relationships and new ventures. These will also act as distribution points for the book during preorders.

Speaking engagements will boost awareness and preorders for the book. Casey is often invited to speak about his story and share his message about building the life you want to live in, and will actively pursue an increasing number of these speaking opportunities, including keynotes.

Competition

  • Ego, Authority, Failure: Using Emotional Intelligence Like a Hostage Negotiator to Succeed as a Leader Paperback – February 22, 2019 by Derek Gaunt  (Author)
  • Ego Is the Enemy Hardcover – June 14, 2016 by Ryan Holiday  (Author)
  • No Ego: How Leaders Can Cut the Cost of Workplace Drama, End Entitlement, and Drive Big Results Hardcover – September 19, 2017 by Cy Wakeman  (Author)
  • Sh#t Your Ego Says: Strategies to Overthrow Your Ego and Become the Hero of Your Story Paperback – February 21, 2017 by James McCrae  (Author)m

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At Lifestyle Entrepreneurs Press our vision is to elevate global consciousness through individual empowerment!

Founded by international best-selling author Jesse Krieger, Lifestyle Entrepreneurs Press focuses on personal development, healthy lifestyles and entrepreneurship focused titles. Our process starts with your nearly-finished manuscript, which we turn into a beautiful publish-ready book and launch up the best-seller charts. But it doesn't stop there, our most valuable work is in helping you use your book as a business development tool so you can build a thriving book-based business and brand.

Our primary focus is on business and entrepreneurship, personal development and success psychology books, however we never rule out a driven, entrepreneurial author with another focus.

Hybrid publisher

Mind & Body, Business & Money, Journalism, Society & Culture

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LifeTree Media logo LifeTree Media

LifeTree Media is an award-winning, values-driven, forward-thinking hybrid publishing company specializing in books and ebooks that help, heal and inspire. We believe that authors should have access to high-quality, elegant publishing services and full-scale in-store distribution without having to give up their publishing rights or control over the timing and execution of their book.

Many of our clients are first-time authors who know a great deal about how to help make the world a better place, but who need help translating that knowledge into a compelling book. That's where we come in. Wordsmiths, idea sculptors and enthusiastic cheerleaders for the human race, we make a difference in the world by helping authors to make their difference in the world.

Hybrid publisher

Mind & Body, Biography & Memoir, Business & Money, Health, Fitness & Dieting, History, Personal Growth & Self-Improvement, Politics & Social Sciences, Society & Culture

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Lulu Press, Inc. logo Lulu Press, Inc.

Since 2002, Lulu has enabled more than 1 million authors in more than 225 countries and territories to self-publish nearly 2 million publications. Our industry-leading tools, worldwide print network and global community help authors hone their craft and publish printed books and eBooks for FREE. Offering the largest Indie bookstore at Lulu.com and distribution services, you can sell in online bookstores around the world. With Lulu, authors are in control, forever owning the rights to their works, setting their own price and keeping 80 percent of their book profits and 90 percent of eBook profits.

Hybrid publisher

All categories

United States

Mascot Books logo Mascot Books

We are a full service book publishing company that works closely with independent authors in every phase of writing/editorial, book production, book marketing, and book distribution. Our roster includes bestselling authors who have previously traditionally published, first time authors, and authors at various levels in between.

What separates Mascot is our hands-on approach to publishing. We work closely with each author in all phases of the publishing process. Mascot authors benefit from our industry experience, connections, and our commitment to keep up with the latest trends in the ever-evolving world of publishing.

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Motivational Press logo Motivational Press

At Motivational Press, we believe in making a difference in the lives of others and contributing in any way that we can to help our clients get their message to the world. Motivational Press is the top publisher today in providing marketing and promotion support to our authors. Our authors get favorable rates for purchasing their own books and higher than standard royalties.

Hybrid publisher

Mind & Body, YA Fiction, Business & Money, Career & Success, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Journalism, Personal Growth & Self-Improvement, Politics & Social Sciences, Society & Culture, Sports & Outdoors, Travel

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Odyssey Books logo Odyssey Books

Odyssey Books is committed to publishing engaging and beautifully written books. Books that stretch the imagination, challenge pre-existing attitudes and beliefs, or take readers to far-flung climes. Books are always a journey. And as our name suggests, we invest in epic journeys, adventurous voyages and intellectual or spiritual quests. Readers are sure to find a book within our range of titles to challenge, inspire, and entertain.

Authors will discover that we at Odyssey Books understand the synergy that exists between an author and their works. We foster our relationship with authors through dedication and ongoing support. The creative journey can be as long and uncertain as it is exciting. We travel alongside all our authors, offering guidance and encouragement along the way. For Odyssey, each new release is a collaboration, and we value highly the thoughts, wishes, and dreams of our authors.

Odyssey titles are distributed in Australia and New Zealand by Novella Distribution, and worldwide via Ingram.

Hybrid publisher

Literary Fiction, Mind & Body, Mystery, Thriller, Horror & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy, YA Fiction, Biography & Memoir, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, History, Journalism, Society & Culture, Technology & the Future, Travel

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Prodigy Gold Books logo Prodigy Gold Books

The History
Prodigy Publishing Group was founded in 2009 and has been steadily publishing distinguishable trade paperback fiction since. Its flagship imprint Prodigy Gold Books is spearheading its journey with a fall 2017 line up that includes four novels by four authors sure to delight readers. Prodigy Gold Books is dedicated to publishing a variety of must-read books on a wide array of topics and genres.

The Mission
Our mission is to showcase established voices and to introduce emerging new ones—both fiction and nonfiction genres.

Hybrid publisher

Children Fiction, Literary Fiction, Mind & Body, Mystery, Thriller, Horror & Suspense, Romantic Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, YA Fiction, Biography & Memoir, Business & Money, Career & Success, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Health, Fitness & Dieting, History, Journalism, Personal Growth & Self-Improvement, Politics & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Science, Society & Culture, Sports & Outdoors, Technology & the Future, Travel

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Short Stories Studio logo Short Stories Studio

Short Stories Studio started with the basic idea that every small moment of life is a story. Each of those stories is special in its own way.

We specialize in hand-made illustration, book design and book publishing with a focus on the human element.

The studio was founded in Mexico City back in 2015 out of a passion for drawing and telling stories. We wanted to immortalize our day-to-day experiences in a beautiful way to make them memorable for ourselves and our audience.

Since then we have illustrated, edited, designed and published books for a number of children's books authors as well as full-length books for non-fiction authors.

We are a small, independent studio with a full-time illustrator, designer and editor.

Our passion is working with new authors and authors with inspiring stories.

Hybrid publisher

Children Fiction, Literary Fiction, Mystery, Thriller, Horror & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy, YA Fiction, Biography & Memoir, Business & Money, Career & Success, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Journalism, Politics & Social Sciences, Society & Culture, Sports & Outdoors, Technology & the Future, Travel

Illinois, Mexico

typed logo typed

Publisher from Switzerland that offers publishing services in the german speaking markets.

Hybrid publisher

Children Fiction, Literary Fiction, Mind & Body, Mystery, Thriller, Horror & Suspense, Romantic Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, YA Fiction, Biography & Memoir, Business & Money, Career & Success, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Health, Fitness & Dieting, History, Journalism, Personal Growth & Self-Improvement, Politics & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Science, Society & Culture, Sports & Outdoors, Technology & the Future, Travel

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1106 Design, LLC logo 1106 Design, LLC

Dear Author,

Congratulations on writing your book!

Options abound in today's publishing world, and it can be difficult to tell the difference between traditional publishers, hybrid publishers, subsidy publishers, and self-publishing companies.

1106 Design offers independent publishing as it was initially intended, with you, the author, as the publisher. We don't publish your book, you do, and we'll show you how with our signature hand-holding at every step.

We offer publishing-house-quality manuscript editing, cover design, interior design and layout, proofreading, eBook formatting, author websites, and book marketing assistance, to help you produce a beautiful, market-ready book. Then we'll help you obtain printing and distribution in your name, with 100% of the proceeds from retailers paid directly to you.

Work with us, and you'll retain complete control of the creative process, your design files, and your revenue stream. Your book will be distributed worldwide in about three months.

A full-service package for books 50,000 words and is just $6,572. All we need from you is a completed manuscript. Services are customized to your exact needs.

You can find the prices for all our services here:

https://1106design.com/services/

Is it worth it? Click the links below to view our cover and interior design samples and customer reviews to decide for yourself:

http://1106design.com/samples/

http://1106design.com/customer-reviews/

If you would like a custom quote, please email your completed manuscript to md@1106design.com and let us know which services you need. Don't worry; we won’t share your manuscript with anyone else.

Questions? We'll be happy to talk to you!

At 1106 Design, we love helping authors create great books! We hope to hear from you soon.

Sincerely,
Michele DeFilippo
Owner

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Children Fiction, Literary Fiction, Mind & Body, Mystery, Thriller, Horror & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy, YA Fiction, Biography & Memoir, Business & Money, Career & Success, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Health, Fitness & Dieting, History, Journalism, Personal Growth & Self-Improvement, Politics & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Science, Society & Culture, Sports & Outdoors, Technology & the Future, Travel

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Atmosphere Press logo Atmosphere Press

Atmosphere Press is an independent full-service publisher for books in genres ranging from non-fiction to fiction to poetry to children's picturebooks, with a special emphasis on being an author-friendly approach to getting a book into the world. We're professional, honest, and kind.

Here’s what we stand for:

Honesty: because our mission is to be author-friendly, that means always giving honest advice about the ins and outs of the authorial life. We are dedicated to sticking by one of our founding precepts: “if I were the author, what would I want to know?”

Transparency: publishing is rife with dodgy behavior, from predatory vanity presses who promise the moon to traditional presses who make book changes without the author’s permission. We’re dedicated to letting you see the wizard behind the curtain, so you can rest easy that everything’s on the up and up.

Professionalism: with decades of combined years of writing, editing, designing, and publishing experience, our staff knows the ins and outs of the industry, and will be responsive and helpful. And of course, we will only publish books that truly contribute something wonderful to the world.

Kindness: as an author-friendly press, we take the word “friendly” seriously. A good publisher shouldn’t be just a business partner, but should be full of people you’d want to invite to dinner. Whether it be making a good joke or allaying your worries about being an author, kindness is our hallmark.

Making Your Book Awesome: we really can’t settle for anything less. We want our authors and their readers to be blown away when they first hold that book in their hands. It needs to look good inside and out, and feel good to the touch. And, of course, the words need to be top-notch, and our editors are devoted to making that the case.

Service publisher

Children Fiction, Literary Fiction, Mind & Body, Mystery, Thriller, Horror & Suspense, Romantic Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, YA Fiction, Biography & Memoir, Business & Money, Career & Success, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Health, Fitness & Dieting, History, Journalism, Personal Growth & Self-Improvement, Politics & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Science, Society & Culture, Sports & Outdoors, Technology & the Future, Travel

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Authors Unite logo Authors Unite

Become a successful author, impact millions of people with your book, and dent the universe.

Check out our latest book launch here > https://authorsunite.net/bezos-letters

Learn how we work with our authors here > https://authorsunite.net/packages

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Mind & Body, Biography & Memoir, Business & Money, Career & Success, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Personal Growth & Self-Improvement, Politics & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Science, Society & Culture, Sports & Outdoors, Technology & the Future, Travel

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Bookmobile logo Bookmobile

Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Bookmobile provides book printing, graphic design, and other resources to support book publishers in an ever-changing environment. Superior quality, excellent customer service, flexibility, and timely turnarounds have attracted nearly 1,000 satisfied clients to Bookmobile, including trade houses, university presses, independent publishers, museums, galleries, artists, and more.

Service publisher

Children Fiction, Literary Fiction, Mind & Body, Mystery, Thriller, Horror & Suspense, Romantic Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, YA Fiction, Biography & Memoir, Business & Money, Career & Success, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Health, Fitness & Dieting, History, Journalism, Personal Growth & Self-Improvement, Politics & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Science, Society & Culture, Sports & Outdoors, Technology & the Future, Travel

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Colborne Communications logo Colborne Communications

Colborne Communications is a professional editing and publishing services company based in Toronto. Since 1977, we have been providing editing, writing, proofreading, indexing, and research services to a variety of individual, corporate, and government clients, including all of Canada's major publishers.

Service publisher

Children Fiction, Literary Fiction, Mystery, Thriller, Horror & Suspense, Romantic Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, YA Fiction, Biography & Memoir, Business & Money, Career & Success, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, History, Journalism, Personal Growth & Self-Improvement, Politics & Social Sciences, Science, Society & Culture, Sports & Outdoors, Technology & the Future, Travel

Canada

Crescendo Publishing logo Crescendo Publishing

Crescendo Publishing is a boutique-style, concierge VIP publishing company assisting entrepreneur authors with writing, publishing, and promoting their books for the purposes of lead-generation and achieving global platform growth, then monetizing it for even more income opportunities.

In addition, we also support authors of novels, memoirs, fantasy and other fiction genres in the production and promotion of their books, too.

Check out some of our latest best-selling AuthorPreneurs at
http://CrescendoPublishing.com/new-authors/.

Service publisher

Literary Fiction, Mystery, Thriller, Horror & Suspense, Mind & Body, Romantic Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, YA Fiction, Biography & Memoir, Business & Money, Career & Success, Health, Fitness & Dieting, History, Journalism, Personal Growth & Self-Improvement, Politics & Social Sciences, Society & Culture, Travel

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Gladiator Publishing Company logo Gladiator Publishing Company

Gladiator Publishing Co. has held a reputation in the Literary Industry for nearly 100 Years as a Writer-Loyal company. Nearly 100-years later, Gladiator Publishing Company still maintains that strong characteristic. We place our Authors publications first and foremost. You may hear many other "Publishing entities" state that they are "the first" to do this or the "originator/pioneer" of that. If everyone is using the same marketing, promotional, and advertising pipelines what makes them so original?

As the proud recipients of six-awards in 2018 for our innovative marketing techniques, media outreach, extremely low budget compared to the Global Industry Standard (72-83% cheaper), and an Author-inclusive style, it is no wonder we are the #1 Requested Publishing Service on the East Coast. We are staffed with industry-specific professionals that are dedicated to market and brand development.

Full Editing Services (substantive, copy, formatting, proofreading, story flow, line) are INCLUDED in the price. No hidden fees, no extra cost for something that Publishing Services should be more than happy to provide to benefit the manuscripts success. The industry has turned toward greed and away from literature. It's sick and inappropriate, it's ok to agree, they know it too.

Maintain 100% of your royalties in all formats.
Maintain 100% of your Copyrights, Intellectual Property, and Creative Control.

You be the Author and we'll be the Publisher.

Happy Writings!!

Service publisher

All categories

United States

Happy Self Publishing logo Happy Self Publishing

We have helped 250+ authors to get their books self-published, hit the #1 position in the Amazon bestseller charts and also establish their author website & brand to grow their business. And the best thing is, we do all this without taking away your rights and royalties. Our publishing packages start at $699! Let's schedule a call to discuss the next steps in your book project: www.happyselfpublishing.com/scheduler

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Children Fiction, Literary Fiction, Mind & Body, Mystery, Thriller, Horror & Suspense, Romantic Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, YA Fiction, Biography & Memoir, Business & Money, Career & Success, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Health, Fitness & Dieting, History, Journalism, Personal Growth & Self-Improvement, Politics & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Science, Society & Culture, Sports & Outdoors, Technology & the Future, Travel

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JETLAUNCH logo JETLAUNCH

Every author deserves a professional book design. We design your print interior, ebook, and cover. (We also help you publish on Amazon and everywhere else.) Your book is designed in one month or less. You retain all rights and royalties.

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Worldwide

Project Bestseller logo Project Bestseller

Bestsellers are great. Long-term sellers are even better. We'll help you do both.

Project Bestseller is about creating bestsellers. More importantly, it’s about building author platforms and long-term success. We’re building books that sell well over time, generate income for their authors, and create a lasting impact for their readers.

How? The surface answer to this question is:
- crafting each book for maximum appeal to readers
- editing, design, and production with quality to match or exceed traditional publishers
- building an author platform to build loyalty and reach
- optimizing marketing elements such as keywords, categories, and sales copy
- leveraging promotion and advertising to generate sales at a profit

A deeper answer is: with strategy, curiosity, and intense passion.

Why? We believe good books should sell. If you're like most of our clients, you have a big vision for your book. It represents you. It says something about who you are. Now you’re ready for it to start touching lives.

You can probably think of half a dozen books that have become part of the grain of your life, because they gave you exactly what you needed at the time—whether it was a feeling, an experience, a different perspective, or just the information you needed to unlock your next possibility.

Now it's your turn. We can help you impact your readers with your book. It's what we do.

We've been helping authors finish and publish their books since 2012. Services include: ghostwriting, editing, cover design, book design, formatting, publishing guidance, launch planning, marketing.

Service publisher

Mind & Body, Biography & Memoir, Business & Money, Career & Success, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Personal Growth & Self-Improvement, Religion & Spirituality, Society & Culture, Travel

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Publish Monster logo Publish Monster

Get your ebooks into the biggest stores and keep the 100% of your royalties. Amazon, Apple iBooks, Google Play, Kobo, Nook by Barnes & Noble and more.

Service publisher

Children Fiction, Literary Fiction, Mind & Body, Mystery, Thriller, Horror & Suspense, Romantic Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, YA Fiction, Biography & Memoir, Business & Money, Career & Success, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Health, Fitness & Dieting, History, Journalism, Personal Growth & Self-Improvement, Politics & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Science, Society & Culture, Sports & Outdoors, Technology & the Future, Travel

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Xlibris logo Xlibris

At Xlibris, we provide authors with a supported self-publishing solution from our comprehensive range of publishing packages and associated services. Publish and distribute your book to a global audience in classic black & white, dazzling full-color, paperback, hardback, or custom leather bound formats, plus all digital formats.

Service publisher

Children Fiction, Literary Fiction, Mind & Body, Mystery, Thriller, Horror & Suspense, Romantic Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, YA Fiction, Biography & Memoir, Business & Money, Career & Success, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Health, Fitness & Dieting, History, Journalism, Personal Growth & Self-Improvement, Politics & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Science, Society & Culture, Sports & Outdoors, Technology & the Future, Travel

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