Do you have a story but not enough time to turn it into a book?
Publishing House Press can help!
We aim to make book publishing accessible to those with messages to share and limited time to share them by providing access to best-selling authors who can do the lifting.
WHAT A BOOK AND MEDIA ATTENTION CAN DO FOR YOU
In 1999, I was an unemployed dog walker. Yes, you could argue that walking a dog was technically employment but when you’re paid $10 a day to clean up after a dog, it’s hard to convince anyone that you’re actually a writer (especially when you’re a cat person).
Then I bottomed out after a struggle with addiction, got sober and began to go after what I wanted without my biggest enemy (me) blocking the way.
By 2005, I was appearing regularly on CNN, Fox News, VH1, MTV, CBS, NBC and CNN—on shows like Hannity and Colmes, Showbiz Tonight, the CBS Morning Show and The Talk — talking about the very thing that had caused my initial ambitions to get so thwarted: addiction. I began speaking at colleges across the country on the topic. I also started landing lucrative spokesperson jobs and being quoted in publications like Men’s Health and Glamour. I began writing for, among other publications, The New York Times, Vanity Fair, Self, The LA Times, Playboy, Redbook, Cosmo, Women’s Health, People, Variety, Details, Buzzfeed, The Daily Beast and The Huffington Post. I got a job answering sex, dating and relationship questions twice a week for three years, began producing a storytelling show and watched as mountains of press piled up.
I’m not saying any of this to brag. I’m saying this because the main thing that changed between 1999 and 2005, aside from my finding recovery from addiction, is that I wrote a book about it. That book wasn’t a major bestseller, didn’t get reviewed in many mainstream publications and was never made into a movie (though it was optioned and a script was written, that script was put into turnaround, which is Hollywood speak for it will never see the light of day) (related: if you want the movie rights, they’re available).
My point is this: my book was what they call a mid-list book*, an average performer, a non Million Little Pieces or Eat Pray Love. And still it transformed my career from part time dog walker to (and trust me, I cringe a little writing these words) media personality. This meant that when I created a website in 2012, I was able to sell it to investors nine months later—not because the traffic was stupendous but because, as the investor told me, “You’re worth a lot even if your site’s not worth much. We’re paying to get you.”
I’m certainly not the only one who’s watched her career transform simply because she published a book and benefitted from the media attention that followed. Tony Hsieh went from the guy who started Zappos to business guru after the publication of Delivering Happiness. Sheryl Sandberg transitioned from Zuck’s #2 to leader of a worldwide movement for women with the release of her first book. James Altucher transformed from investor advisor to media personality with his mega bestselling Choose Yourself. Wellness expert JJ Virgin went from earning $2 to $6 million the year after her first book came out. Just how many examples of this are there? Enough for me to have written a story about the topic for Entreprenuer.
The reason success follows a book release is fairly simple. “If people read my books, they’ll buy my products,” Virgin told me. “We have a relationship. They just took you into their bedroom or bathroom. They feel like they know you.”
So my question to you is this: why shouldn’t you be one they know?
*Best-seller-dom came later, on my fifth book. Better late than never!
-Anna David, Founder, Publishing House Press
Publishing House Press (PHP) is a book production company that provides clients with consultants, writers and editors to see their book from initial idea through finished manuscript within a few months. We also help authors build their profiles by profiling them in The Huffington Post and other outlets, booking them on podcasts and having them featured on various blogs. Its principles have worked in the top tier of book publishing—with editors from the big five publishing houses as well as top agents at William Morris Endeavor.
Founder and Editor Anna David is the New York Times-bestselling author of two novels and four non-fiction books about addiction, recovery and relationships. She’s been published in The New York Times, Time, The LA Times, Vanity Fair, Playboy, Vice and Women’s Health, among many others, written about in numerous publications including Forbes, Martha Stewart Living, Entrepreneur, Allure and Women’s Health and has appeared repeatedly on The Today Show, Hannity, Attack of the Show, Dr. Drew, Red Eye, The Talk and numerous other programs on Fox News, NBC, CBS, MTV, VH1 and E.
Writer Kristen McGuiness has over 15 years of experience in book publishing. She has ghostwritten and co-authored numerous books in the genres of self-help, business, psychology, memoir, recovery, and dating, including her own bestselling memoir 51/50: The Magical Adventures of a Single Life. Kristen has worked in book editorial at St. Martin’s Press, Simon & Schuster, and with Judith Regan at Harper Collins, and also in film development on such films as Blood Diamond and Rumor Has It. She received her bachelor’s degree in Government from Hamilton College and a Master of Arts in International Relations from the American University of Paris.
THAT BOOK IS YOURS!
Clients receive sole credit on their book and have final approval over the manuscript. Clients also retain 100% net royalties and rights to the files and work and are thus free to sell the movie and TV rights without any obligation to PHP.
Make book publishing accessible
PHP’s goal is to make book publishing accessible to those who don’t have the time to work with a typical ghost writer or the patience to go the traditional route (that is, pay a writer upwards of $10,000 to write a book proposal and possibly wait years for it to sell). We combine the information gleaned from traditional publishing with the benefits,and flexibility of independent publishing. We also aim to help build the names of new authors.
Cut down on time
Our secondary goal is to allow clients to continue doing what gave them the exerience and knowledge to have material for a book. In other words, we work diligently to cut down on the time the client needs to devote to the project; our goal is to complete interviews with the client within 15-20 hours and to do it at the client’s convenience, whether that means on the golf course, over Skype or in a more traditional business setting.
Traditional publishing is broken: most successful people don’t have the time to write, most writers don’t know how to publish, and those that do publish are not supported enough through the process or rewarded adequately for their efforts.