About

Your most important decision in book publishing or business communications is partnering with the right professional. Let us tell you a little about our clients, our team, and our process. It’ll help you decide if we’re the right fit for you.

1. Collaborating with editor Tracey Timpanaro of 2T Communications 2.  At the book signing of Dr. Michael Attas

1. At the book signing of Dr. Michael Attas
2. Collaborating with editor Tracey Timpanaro of 2T Communications

What do we do?

We publish quality nonfiction books for self-published authors. We handle every detail, from ISBNs and copyright permissions to endorsements and book signings. And we offer every format, including hardcover, paperback, e-book, and audiobook.

We also provide internal and external business communications, from corporate articles and professional bios to academic papers and website copy.

Whether it’s book publishing or business communications, our promise is the same. We promise a smooth process, personal attention, and pride in your final product.

 

Whom do we serve?

We serve self-published nonfiction authors who value hands-on help and personal attention. We’ve worked with small business owners, international corporations, families, nonprofits, poets, memoirists, and retired professionals. Every client is a joy and privilege.

We also serve writers and editors. They finalize their clients’ content, and then we take the projects from there. We’re honored when other professionals trust us with their clients – we thank them with referral rewards.

And we provide business communications to professionals, small business owners, international corporations, nonprofits, and government agencies.

What kinds of books do we publish?

If it’s nonfiction, it’s the kind of book we publish. We’ve helped clients publish:

  • Memoir
  • Corporate history
  • Bible study
  • Business book
  • Essay collection
  • Newspaper column collection
  • Medical training program
  • Self-help
  • Research report and study
  • Poetry collection

 

What is our process?

Our process begins with an in-person or phone consultation. We ask a lot of questions about your goals and vision. We find out what you want and don’t want. Then we form your publishing plan. Depending on your needs, we customize a 6-step process.

  1. Materials development
  2. Digital and print graphic design
  3. On-demand/offset printing
  4. Global distribution
  5. Certified nonfiction book marketing strategy & plan
  6. Lifetime account support

When you’re ready, we guide you through each step of the process. Together, we celebrate milestones and fulfill your vision.

Curating poetry with client Pat Stone

Curating poetry with client Pat Stone

Author Bill Herrington at his book signing

Author Bill Herrington at his book signing

What is the cost?

We dedicate hundreds of hours to each author and book at a rate of $75 per hour. Publishing plans with all six steps typically cost around $20,000 to $25,000.

Some authors prefer to handle some or all steps themselves. Publishing or marketing consultations are $125 per hour.

Are we right for you?

We’re not right for every author and manuscript – and that’s okay. It’s important to find a publishing professional who is a good fit for you. There are three main indications that we’re the right fit.

1. You want to publish a nonfiction book. We only publish nonfiction books.

2. You want to self-publish your book. Self-published authors control every aspect of their books and keep 100% of earnings from sales.

3. You have the budget to partner with us. Our cost reflects the tremendous amount of time we dedicate to a smooth process and personal attention. We’re right for you if you prefer to spend money on a professional guide rather than spend time on a do-it-yourself approach.

If we’re not right for you, you still have many options. You can query a traditional publisher or work with another self-publishing professional. Or you can take your time and learn how to self-publish yourself, in which case we’re here for consultations. You can also consider a different format for your work, like an online platform.

Whether you partner with us or choose another path, we wish you all the best in your book publishing journey!

1. At a nonprofit fundraiser for author Dr. Alanna Bree 2. Accepting an award for Contraflow

1. At a nonprofit fundraiser for author Dr. Alanna Bree
2. Accepting an award for Contraflow

Let’s talk about your project.

Contact us for a free consultation.

Stellar Communications Houston
ella@stellarwriter.com
281-804-7089

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