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Lana Shay

Midwestern born, nomadic citizen of the world, based in L.A. Exotic dancer, Tantrika, Life and Recovery Coach, Yoga instructor, Sensual Foodist, Medicine Woman, Plant medicine advocate and Co-Founder of PsychedelicTimes.com

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Erotic Hustle

Redefining Sin Through Sacred Sexuality

A rousing memoir of a girl who graces Gentlemen's clubs across America, opens the doors of the sex industry to rediscover an ancient erotic art.

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In this rousing memoir, Lana Baumgartner shares the secrets of her alias “Ava Genna,” who graces Gentlemen's clubs across America, and opens the doors of the sex industry, to explore this underground world from the angle of a Tantrika, or conscious sex worker:  Someone who offers genuine presence with the altruistic motives. She emerges from an arduous upbringing in hopes of bringing light into the darkness of the industry, and divulges all, for the very first time. 

From the heartland of America, in Madison, Wisconsin, the commence of this secretive venture spiraled into a movement. Through a decade of her time as an exotic dancer, webcam model, and online dominatrix, she connects with a subculture of like-minded conscious individuals moonlighting in the sex industry; from a self-proclaimed Shaminatrix, to pagan witches and clairvoyants. There is an ancient beauty to their work in the underground, perhaps the earliest and most human of the fine arts, and a form of worship some would say. Lana highlights her visions, and messages from psychedelic journeys and notes how these profoundly riveting experiences illuminate the path as a conscious dancer. 

In this journey through the dark nights, Lana honors the role of a sex worker, and their uncanny opportunity to elevate consciousness, through pure intention to praise, as they offer genuine presence and affection to those seeking connection. Aiming to forever shift the way the oldest profession is viewed; from a faux-pax dialogue to that of progressive evolution. She concludes with the resurgence of temple prostitution, and goddess temples, where the wounded warrior within heals, and reemerge rejuvenated.  

This memoir is for those open to a sui generis version of the sex industry, and a radical alternative to the repressed sexual nature of the Westernized society. The book is especially for those curious about a conscious energetic exchange with women who are fully sexually expressed, embodied, and liberated from the crumbling old paradigm. 

The time is now to reify the magnitude of a rapid evolution in the sex industry. We all crave true presence and intimacy. Conscious sex workers offer the this gift of service. The stories of "Ava Genna" will leave you with a sense of intrigue and optimism, should you find yourself at the door of a gentleman’s club.

Outline

1. Humble Beginnings:  Lana’s upbringing and what led her to becoming an exotic dancer, including the trials and tribulations of a broken American family.

2. Liberated Nomad: How leaving Wisconsin and ending up on the East Coast changed the game of stripping, and the story of meeting her now husband of over a decade.  

3. Sexploration: After the relationship with a high school sweetheart of seven years ended, Lana discovered how being sexually open and free led to meeting a soul mate.

4. Bittersweet: Dabbling in the world of sugaring, and playing with the idea of finding a sugar daddy, and coming up against the reality of genuine desires.

5. Florida Bordello: When Ava realizes that not all clubs are created equal, and geographical location changes everything. The introduction to a whole new kind of Gentleman’s club in Florida.  

6. Erotic Services: A brief moment playing with the potential of becoming an escort, and posting an ad on craigslist in desperation.

7. The Business of Stripping: When stripping became a full time profession in sales and Ava began working with a stripper coach. A new life partner who specializes in sales, teaches Ava to a whole new game.  

8. Stripper Mecca: Visiting Las Vegas to work, and learning a whole new hustle. Creating a unique new customer experience, and discovering a the conscious angle to sell time in the VIP.

9. The Unveiling: Beginning to practice tantra with paying customers at Gentlemen's Clubs. Coming to the realization that exotic dancers offer a form of therapy, and developing skills to serve clients in a whole new way.
 
10. Psychedelic Stripper: Lana’s first experience with Ayahuasca, and the messages that came through regarding the divine feminine. How psychoactive “medicines” shape her path as an exotic dancer.

11. Sacred Sex Worker Sundays: What a day in the life of conscious stripper/sex worker looks like. From the farmers market to the pole.

12. Strippers of Silicon Valley: Stories from the one and only fully nude strip club-in the heart of Silicon Valley, and the community of women who keep it running. From comedy to drama, and everything in between.

13. Sexual Healers: When Lana meets like-minded women bringing tantric practices into strip clubs. Recounting stories of women who found and embraced their feminine power through stripping.  

14. The Pinnacle: A man returns to find Ava, after six years, to express gratitude for changing his life. The initial meeting took place in Las Vegas, while he was enjoying a bachelor party on MDMA.

15. The Vision: The potential future of Goddess Temples or Temple Prostitution, and the idea of conscious strip clubs, and sex workers, serving as healers for those who visit.  

Audience

Over 14% of men in the US frequent strip clubs, according to a 2005 ABC news poll. Imagine how this number has increased! A much larger percentage of men, at some point in their lives, will step foot inside of a strip club, at some point in their adult lives. 

In terms of the sex industry: In California alone, there were over 7,000 arrests for prostitution in 2016, and nearly 40,000 in the U.S. as a whole, noted by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, "Arrest Data Analysis” Tool. Fifteen countries have legalized prostitution; many in effort to increase the safety of sex workers. Prostitution is one of the oldest professions known to humans, and it’s likely not going anywhere. The innate drive for sex and sexual pleasure is an integral piece of the divine order of all creation. Humans with a healthy libido and high sex drive naturally desire sex, which cannot be shamed, as it’s intrinsically inherent. Consensual, intentional sex is not a crime!

Humans often crave sexual pleasure as a means of connection. Men often frequent gentleman’s clubs, or seek erotic services in effort to fill a void within themselves or the life they've created. After reading this manuscript, one man boldly noted that “every man should visit a brothel.” I wholeheartedly believe that if he were introduced to an ancient goddess temple, this is the "brothel," that he'd be referring to. The summarization of his statement was that when a beautiful woman offers a man their full, undivided attention, affection and intimacy, that man will be rejuvenated. 

During my time as an exotic dancer, I'd have women and men verbally attested to a personal desire for a more conscious experience within the sex industry, each shift I worked! Countless former-and current sex workers have stated that they would gladly support an establishment where individuals come to receive a conscious energetic-sexual exchange, from a woman with integrity and positive intention. Because this ancient practice has never died, and never will, this book will appeal to all whom have had a profound or unforgettable experience in the sex industry, and all sex workers who desire a venue where they will be safe, respected, honored and supported in offering healing services.

Author

Lana Baumgartner completed her Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies at California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) in San Francisco, California; the very first University to pilot a certificate program for Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies, also known for it’s holistic approach to formal education: bringing concepts of spirituality, consciousness, and personal growth in balance with professional development, critical thinking and academic rigor. Since the late 1960’s, CIIS has upheld the standard of cutting-edge concepts and social good; a university focused on redefining the norm, acknowledging significance of relationships, and cultivating thought leaders. Armed with this powerful formal education, Lana answered the call to bring a paradigm shift to a supposed clandestine industry.

Lana’s upbringing was shaped by the divergent thinkers of her immediate family. An activist grandfather who Founded the American Cannabis Society. A modern day witch as a mother, who practiced Herbalism, and brought young Lana to seminars exposing the corrupt American Medical system, touting “no disease is incurable.” A 100% disabled Marine Viet Nam Veteran uncle and mentor, practicing Eastern spirituality and meditation for over 40 years, and maintaining unheard levels of health and wellness into his mid-seventies. Lana’s father is a four-time convicted felon, who drastically changed the course of his life through spiritual practices, and plant medicines after being incarcerated and absent for most of Lana’s youth. She followed the family trend and defied all odds, and set a standard for herself, to cultivate a daily practice of optimal health and holistic living, and travel the globe in effort to develop an altruistic worldview. She’s traveled to six continents, and spent a cumulative of seven years outside of the U.S. She is a trained dance instructor, yoga instructor, Reiki Practitioner, massage therapist, Kambo practitioner, certified Life and Recovery Coach, and has studied Tantra for the past eight years.

Writing has always been a passion of Lana’s. From early elementary school extracurriculars, to the high school newspaper and onto her own personal blog, “The Sensual Foodist;” where she writes about the role of nourishing food in the bedroom, and between lovers. This concept gained interest from individuals seeking support in intimate relationships, which developed into a co-authored book: Conscious Love: Enlightened Relationships and Soulful Sex 11 Love Experts Reveal Their Secrets, published in 2016. Lana’s articles as the Sensual Foodist can be found on GoodMenProject.com, Sakara.com, RealFoodsWitch.com, and various sites about holistic living. She’s a writer and the Co-Founder of PsychedelicTimes.com, PureKambo.com, and LanaShay.com. She’s appeared on reality T.V. for her contortionist-like abilities, performed as a contestant on American’s Got Talent, has graced billboards across America (covered in body paint), and is an internationally published model.

Promotion

It’s been estimated that it takes anywhere from six to ten years to master something, or become an expert. When a skill has been sharpened for countless hours; 10,000 to be exact, this is the point in which mastery is achieved. I’ve been a top earner at the one and only fully nude strip club in the heart of Silicon Valley for two years and counting. This unique community niche of Silicon Valley enables me to engage with a finely targeted audience in this pinpointed geographical location. This will be my second published book. Conscious Love: Enlightened Relationships and Soulful Sex 11 Love Experts Reveal Their Secrets, an #1 Amazon international bestseller being the first, published in 2016.  

Over a decade of time spent in the sex industry has generated a modest, dedicated following who will engage with and preorder the book. The sizeable extended community of friends and fans who will support and promote the book account for a cumulative total of over 500,000.

As the PsychedelicTimes.com co-founder, Lana's book interview will be published as an article on this site with over 100k visitors monthly. 

Small numbers, passionate supporters: The book will be shared with the 86 clients that Lana has maintained a connection with over the past 1-10 years and 500 active, engaged connections on Ava Genna's social media account. 

Email
SensualFoodist.com + LanaShay.com: 2000
AvaGenna: 500 

Subscribers 
LanaShay.com 1000

Instagram
@The.Pure.Way + @AvaGenna + 3800
@PureKambo 162
@PsychedelicTimes.com + @JoeMatta 14,000

Mentions/Shares/Supporters
@_nicolelauren_  4,618
@LeahLynsyhairstylist 653 
@SavanaShanti 34,700
@Tantric.Alchemy 26,000
@BaptistePiriou 9,423
@SophiaRollando 3,428 
@JeanLucmusique 2,389
@yehitsnancy 667 
@chargiustianiani 5,774
@DomoMonster7 17,600

Facebook
Lana Baumgartner 4,974
Psychedelic Times 6843
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Twitter
@Lana_Shay_B: 2300
@TantrikAvaGenna 734

Competition

Stripped: Inside the Lives of Exotic Dancers: Similar stories as to how and why women get into stripping and sex work, yet differs with regard to the focus on bringing spirituality to the industry.

  • Publisher: NYU Press (May 1, 2006)
  • Book by Bernadette Barton

What kind of woman dances naked for money? Bernadette Barton takes us inside countless strip bars and clubs, from upscale to back road as well as those that specialize in lapdancing, table dancing, topless only, or peep shows, to reveal the startling lives of exotic dancers

Based on over five years of research and from visiting clubs around the country, particularly in San Francisco, Hawaii, and Kentucky, Stripped offers a rare portrait of not just how dancers get into the business but what it's like for those who choose to strip year after year. Through captivating interviews and first-hand observation, Barton recounts why these women began stripping, the initial excitement and financial rewards from the work, the dangers of the life—namely, drugs and prostitution—and, inevitably, the difficulties in staying in the business over time, especially for their sexuality and self-esteem.

Stripped provides fresh insight into the complex work and personal experiences of exotic dancers, one that goes beyond the “sex wars” debate to offer an important new understanding of sex work.


The Mystery of Woman: A book for men: This book describes much of the spiritual nature of sex, yet serves as a guide for relationships as opposed to conscious sex work.

  • Publisher: Soul Rocks Books (September 16, 2012)
  • Book by Gabriel Morris

The Mystery of Woman is a dynamic, groundbreaking and deeply thought-provoking book that compiles the perspectives of more than 30 different authors, men and women. It tackles everything under the sun when it comes to understanding women and navigating the tricky waters of relationships: from love to romance, dating, masculine and feminine energies, sexuality, spirituality, tantra, communication, emotions, the suppression of women, the power of the masculine and much more. The Mystery of Woman features writings from Gabriel Morris, author of Kundalini and the Art of Being; Alice Grist, author of The High-Heeled Guide to Enlightenment; prominent yoga figure Dashama Konah; an interview with Maya Yonika, main character in the movie Sex Magic: Manifesting Maya; and many other leading figures in the realms of relationships, spirituality and sexuality.

The Price: My Rise and Fall As Natalia, New York's #1 Escort: This book is a memoir, recounting a very detailed experience from the angle of an escort, with no mention of a potential paradigm shift in this industry.

  • Publisher: Phoenix Books, Inc.; N/A edition (October 1, 2008)
  • Book by Natalie McLennan

In this sexy, darkly funny, and surprisingly poignant memoir, famed New York call girl Natalie "Natalia" McLennan tells her full story for the first time. A cautionary tale about a bright, confident young woman who sells her future for easy money and glamour, The Price takes readers inside the world of the twenty-five-year-old girl New York magazine labeled "The $2,000-An-Hour Hooker."


The Las Vegas Madam: The Escorts, The Clients, The Truth: More focus on escorts and a secret society. My book is more personal, with a more spiritual undertone.

  • Publisher: Maktub Press and Publishing (December 10, 2015)
  • Book by Jami Rodman

Sin City EXPOSED! The Last Vegas Madam will make 50 Shades of Grey Blush Crimson!
The Las Vegas Madam: The Escorts, the Clients, the Truth takes you inside the life of a call girl as she spirals into a world of glamour and secrets and expose.
When a scandalous news story splashed across mainstream media about an elite escort agency in Las Vegas, people were shocked to learn there was a tiny mastermind behind the company a small town girl from Oregon named Jami Rodman went by the pseudonym Haley Heston.
Meet the secret society of high-end escorts and the men who hire them.
Discover the highly lucrative business of sex as Rodman reveals the hidden websites and layers of complex networking to satisfy man’s endless desire for sex.
Timed with the 2007 collapse, Vegas cultivated a new, unprecedented class of call girls ... ones with brains, beauty and savvy. Together with her agency, they cleaned up the soiled reputation of prostitution in Las Vegas.
Weathering competition from desperate, violent, and successful pimps and madams, hosting swanky parties, and serving clients in cities that spanned the globe, her agency ruled the oldest profession for several years until one of her star escorts, Olympian Suzy Favor Hamilton, canceled on a jealous and disgruntled client ... he wrote an email at 2 AM to the online Smoking Gun. Haley Heston, the Las Vegas Madam, was outed.
The Las Vegas Madam is a provocative memoir of one girls journey into prostitution and how quickly a fast-paced life built a wedge between her and the very thing she was seeking to begin with love, friendship and meaning. She replaces loneliness with companionship, both as a hired prostitute and recreationally.
In a desperate attempt to bond with others, to be liked, fit in, to escape an oppressive religion, and push the crushing void of emptiness aside, she tries to fill it with sex, drugs, relationships, money and power. As Jami, aka Haley Heston, rose from a popular call girl into a powerful madam, Rodman discovered most people she met in the sex industry were there for similar reasons: loneliness, isolation from the world around them, and to fill needs that weren’t met elsewhere. She realized she was traveling down a similar path as her clients, and decides to make changes - to make a difference for them.
Inside was a new stronger self who made friends with the old. There were opportunities to find meaning, and provide the same to those around her. It was when she brought those two people together that she learns to love again, have compassion for her clients and herself, and understand what brought her there to begin with.
The Las Vegas Madam is glittery, fast-paced and damn sexy. Mixing a quintessential cocktail of erotic pleasure, money and hot women, meet the secret society of high-end escorts and the men who hire them for companionship. You will never think of the city of Las Vegas, escorts and call girls as you have before you read this book. Yes, 50 Shades of Grey would turn 50 Shades of Crimson.


Inanna: A Strip Club Fairytale Very similar book. The author is a civil rights activist. She is a mother and has a very different family dynamic that is mentioned in the book. She uses a lot of metaphors and references to ethereal concepts and niche topics.

  • Publisher: AuthorHouse (March 4, 2014)
  • Book by Deonaa Faith

Hope loved being an entertainer or stripper as society would call her. She knew she was crazy, but she didn't care what people thought. She knew she was blessed to have complete independence and lots of money. Stripping had allowed her to achieve financial success, and besides, she was an amazing, world class entertainer. This was what she was born to do. Hope worked at one of the most prestigious and sophisticated strip clubs in Miami. Her heart was in Miami and her soul was in South Beach. South Beach is where she played. And where she lived an Organic Green lifestyle. Her study of Tantra, the Kama Sutra, and Yoga gives depth and meaning to her career. She studies sex, magic, and The Law of Attraction. She worships her Cherokee ancestors and the Goddess Inanna. Who happens to be the patroness of sexual pleasures. Hope wishes for the ultimate adventure into love and sexual pleasure. Her life has been complicated and she wishes to escape. Her prayers are answers when a gorgeous stranger from Trinidad enters her club world and her journey into sexual pleasures begins.

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He paused and looked at me before continuing to confess. “I’ve actually never had sex. I’m really a virgin.” I never take anyone seriously-at least not at first when I hear this word in the club. “You’re not a virgin!” I gave him a playful glance and put my face in my hand while I laughed. His facial expression had not changed. I stopped laughing and thought to myself, now here’s an opportunity. I love these scenarios. The guy who comes into the strip club, totally inexperienced and expects to get his training from a stripper. He had no clue what he was in for.

I felt him out and realized that he needed me to take it slow as I began questioning him. “Are you in a relationship? Do you have a girlfriend? Have you ever had a blowjob? Hand job? Are you gay?” I gave him this long list of questions-which of course, was eating into our half hour rapidly and I knew I had him for another session as soon as he had confessed. He told me that he gets so close. He’s with a woman, they’re intimate, they make it to the bedroom, and he shuts down. He gets stuck in his head. He wonders if he’s going to do it right, if she’s going to like it, if he’s going to cum too soon. He’s divulging everything to me within 20 minutes of our 30 minute VIP session. I’m so intrigued. How can I blow his mind?

I can feel his heart pounding, and I tell him to close his eyes. He’s apprehensive and can only keep them closed for a moment before opening them and looking at me suspiciously. I tell him to “just trust me” and close his eyes as I straddle him. I put my hands on his shoulders and squeeze hard while I tell him to take a deep breath this time. His deep breath is pathetic.

As I lean in close and press my chest against him, I whisper in his ear, “close your eyes and breathe.” He’s more relaxed now and I begin instructing him to breathe deeper, and slower. His heart rate slows down in about sixty seconds and I take the instruction a step further, “now breathe with me. We’ll breathe in…and exhale at the same time.” He’s getting into a rhythm with me. I keep my lips close enough to his ear to stimulate him, but far enough to keep his focus on the breathing.

After about four long, slow minutes, I pull back as he opens his eyes and locks his gaze on me. I exclaim, “You’ve passed Tantra 101. You can breathe!” He’s dumbfounded. Nothing sexual happened (to his knowledge) but he’s feeling completely connected and has fallen under my spell. I ask him again, “so why haven’t you had sex?” He recites the long list of fears to me again and I offer my solution, “have you ever heard of a Tantrika?”
We continue on and I educate him on the potential of working with a woman who can offer sexual healing. I promise to email him a contact for a woman in Toronto who can work with him to overcome his performance anxiety in bed. For the last five minutes of our time together, I finally remove my bra, slowly, while I sit on his lap facing away from him. I let my hands slide down his thighs, and use pressure as I move my hands down his shins and squeeze his ankles as I straighten my legs to bend over completely in front of him. I come up with a hair flip, and arms over my bare breasts. I know our lap dance is going to be short, so I turn up the volume quick-so he stays for another half hour. I’m straddling him again, and this time I let my lips brush against his ear while I rock my hips back and forth against him. Just before he feels the urge to lift his hands to touch me, I slide away and reveal my chest and showcase what’s left of my scantily clad attire-just in time for the bouncer to appear. He leans in and startles my client, “your time is just about up. Would you like to stay longer with Ava?”

I answer for him, and giggle, “yes of course. He’s going to stay forever!” He responds with yes, and I clarify, “we’ll do another half hour.” He reaches into his pocket and hands me another $200 before we begin level two of the sexual healing.
My morale won’t let me bid him farewell until he speaks the magic words, “I never expected this to happen, here.” Another potential client for years to come.

*originally published on Medium.com

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Marketing to the Book Trade through Distribution Channels
Direct Marketing to over 1200 Independent Bookstores in the USA
Category/Imprint-Specific Marketing Activities
Publicity to Key Targeted Media (Cision Publicity Platform to over 3 million in media)
Assistance with Book Signing Events, Author Central, Goodreads, Author Blogs, etc.
Monthly Sunbury Press Authors Newsletter
Author Training or Collaboration Seminars
Foreign Rights / Translation Opportunities
Movie / Television / Other Media Opportunities
Wholesale Book Purchases (no minimum requirement)

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Pennsylvania

Publish Your Purpose Press logo Publish Your Purpose Press

Publish Your Purpose Press is a publisher of non-fiction books. Our authors write their stories to build their author platform, speaker career, and businesses.

What makes us unique in the publishing world is our holistic team approach, which cares for you the author, as we collaborate to publish your book. Our team will help you establish clarity right from the start.

Throughout the entire publishing process, our team of experienced professionals is with you each step of the way. From our hands-on editorial process to our success coaches to our marketing strategists, we’re right beside you, helping you stay focused on your mission and vision of impacting your community—one reader at a time.

Hybrid publisher

Business, Memoirs, Professional, Self-Help

Worldwide

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. Learn more about what we do at Atmosphere’s website, atmospherepress.com.

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Authors Unite logo Authors Unite

We've now worked with 250+ authors.

Learn more about what we do and see some testimonials here: http://authorsunite.net/packages

We look forward to working with you.

Tyler & The Authors Unite Team

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Business, Health, Lifestyle, Memoirs, Mind & Body, Politics, Professional, Religious, Science, Self-Help, Sports, Technology, Travel

Worldwide

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.

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Business, Children's, Cookbooks, Fantasy, Health, History, Journalism, Lifestyle, Literary Fiction, Memoirs, Mind & Body, Mystery, Politics, Professional, Religious, Romance, Sci-Fi, Science, Self-Help, Sports, Technology, Thriller, Travel, Young Adult

Worldwide

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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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

Business, Health, Lifestyle, Memoirs, Mind & Body, Professional, Religious, Self-Help, Travel

Worldwide

ShieldCrest Publishing logo ShieldCrest Publishing

ShieldCrest are book publishers based in the UK who fill that vital gap for talented authors where mainstream publishers are unwilling to give them that chance. We strive for excellence and invest in our authors and are listed in FreeIndex as the number one independent publisher in the UK for price quality and service rated author satisfaction. We publish books of all genres including; fiction, historical, biographies and children's books.

ShieldCrest publishing continues to grow rapidly with satisfied authors throughout the UK and overseas. Our range of products includes paperbacks, hardbacks and digitised e-books in all formats used globally in the myriad of e-readers.

In addition to the above, ShieldCrest provides a complete range of services including book design and layout, illustrations, proof reading and editing. For marketing we offer author web page, press releases, social media marketing packages and many other support services to help both first time and experienced authors get their books into the market quickly and maximise on the opportunities available.

These services enable us to guide our authors through the process as we transform their manuscript into a professional book, which can take its place with pride next to any famous author's book of the same genre.

The staff at ShieldCrest have many years experience in the book industry and this wealth of experience is put at the disposal of our authors.

Our clients include established authors such as Diane Marshall who has been acclaimed as the best writing talent to come from Scotland for years by The Scotsman newspaper, and Prof Donald Longmore OBE, who performed the first heart transplant in the UK and has sold thousands of medical books used by students throughout the world. We also recently released "Martin Foran-The Forgotten Man" by J.R. Stephenson, which features fraud within the police, abuse within the prison service and injustices in the courts and has been featured in the press and on TV.

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Business, Children's, Cookbooks, Fantasy, Health, History, Journalism, Lifestyle, Literary Fiction, Memoirs, Mind & Body, Mystery, Politics, Professional, Religious, Romance, Sci-Fi, Science, Sports, Technology, Thriller, Travel, Young Adult

Worldwide


  • Update #1 - GOAL REACHED!! Feb. 21, 2019

    Thank you SO much for your support. The campaign is now complete and we hit the goal of 500+ preorders. 



    "Erotic Hustle sold 624 pre-orders ...


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  • Destin Gerek
    on Jan. 16, 2019, 8:05 a.m.

    Looks like a fascinating read. Congratulations on becoming an author

    • Lana Shay
      on Jan. 16, 2019, 9:16 a.m.

      Thank you so much Destin! Congrats on your book as well <3

  • Uyen Ly
    on Jan. 17, 2019, 1:46 a.m.

    So excited to read and receive your words and wisdom! :)

  • Ryan Allis
    on Jan. 17, 2019, 6:11 a.m.

    Sending you so much love!

    • Lana Shay
      on Jan. 17, 2019, 7:43 a.m.

      Much love to you and thank you SO MUCH for the support <3

  • Julia Vishnepolsky
    on Jan. 17, 2019, 11:34 p.m.

    I love you and am sooooo proud of you. Thank you for your courageous and potent being. You e been a blessing in my
    Life!

  • Anonymous
    on Jan. 29, 2019, 3:01 a.m.

    Good Luck

  • Anonymous
    on Feb. 5, 2019, 6:38 p.m.

    OMG I have such a similar experience and intention in the industry, looking forward to hearing more!