Great books are read, loved, and shared.

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82 Stories


We bring our years of experience and creativity to our unique approach to marketing and book publishing.


Market Positioning

Traditional publishing or do it yourself? Let us help you determine your right path.


Publishing Services

We assemble publishing teams. Tell us more about your book!



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What our authors say

We are incredibly proud of all our satisfied customers and always make an effort to make you happy.

Joe Rand

I really liked working with Julie and felt confident in the team’s ability to get my book to print within a very tight deadline. They kept everything on track with transparent communication, good humor, and ruthless efficiency. I am planning my next book already.

Jessica Taylor

I was focusing my time and energy in all the wrong places and Julie’s approach to social media and time management skills helped me to get my online presence in order and build a following. She’s knowledgeable concerning every area of publishing and compassionate to the struggles of authors – exactly the kind of consultant a new author needs to jump start a career.

Laura Ranger

Julie’s knowledge base is wide. Her guidance and direction are invaluable. She was able to cut to the bottom of the mounds of things I do that waste my time, and give me a clear, decisive path [to book marketing] to pave.


We believe in the power of books to create community.

Founded by Julie Trelstad, a 30-year publishing veteran, we connect all the pieces of the publishing puzzle from audience and concept development to high-quality production to distribution and online sales. The publishing industry has changed radically over the past decade, and we are positioned to help authors succeed in this new environment.

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