client testimonials - nonfiction book publishing“I used Authority Publishing for my third book, Fix Your Business, and I loved working with Stephanie and her team. We had an extremely tight deadline and they handled everything seamlessly. If you want to control the book content and leave the bookselling to someone else, they are a great option. From copy editing, layout, printing, shipping, ebook conversion and Amazon sales they took a lot of stress out of the process. I could not recommend Authority Publishing more highly.”
– Melinda F. Emerson, AKA “SmallBizLady,” Author of Fix Your Business: A 90-Day Plan to Get Back Your Life and Reduce Chaos in Your Business


“After a nation-wide search, in 2011 I hired Authority Publishing to publish my first book, The ABC Formula: Building Your Life’s Enduring Core Values. Stephanie Chandler’s depth of expertise is remarkable and her staff was responsive—and I’m not an easy client to please. She is a pleasure to work with.

I returned to publish my second book in 2018, Bullion Bend: Confederate Stage Coach Robbers, Murder Trials, and the California Supreme Court—Oh My! and they were able to turn my book around under an incredibly tight timeline. I give Authority Publishing my highest recommendation.
– Bill Cole, author of The ABC Formula and Bullion Bend


I’ve published two books with Authority Publishing, and I would happily go back for a third. They do an excellent job. Not only that, but they are extremely well versed in the various distribution channels and marketing tactics for nonfiction book authors, and were able to steer me in the right direction more than once. Emails and requests are addressed quickly and professionally. I’m grateful for Stephanie Chandler’s expertise and counsel. She’s a true professional.”
– Patrick Schwerdtfeger, author of Anarchy, Inc. and Keynote Mastery


“I’m thrilled that I found Stephanie Chandler and Authority Publishing to assist me in publishing my first book. Stephanie and her team did a spectacular job to make my book publishing experience a success. Not only does she have the expertise and knowledge to get your book to print, but Stephanie also has the connections and the information to help you get your book into the hands of your readers. I’m grateful to have found Stephanie for my book writing journey.”
– Lee Angela Holcomb, author of Lifestyle Lawyer: The Female Attorney’s Guide to Designing a Law Career You Love


“Stephanie, As I said early on, you are amazing. You have a terrific knowledge base on so many subjects. So many people told me that the hardest part of being an author was the marketing but I never fully appreciated it until now. You have saved me countless hours of research into the various processes and I know in the end these things will result in significant sales.”
– Dr. John W Hanes, author Winning with Style: Six Proven Strategies to Forge Powerful Relationships


“Authority Publishing published my first book, now on Amazon, and I will do my 2nd with them again. The team were all thorough, clear, efficient and patient with all of my questions. I love my book! I continue to refer Authority Publishing to many people so contact me if you want more insights.”
– Dana Manciagli, author of Cut the Crap, Get a Job, DanaManciagli.com


“Stephanie Chandler, owner of Authority Publishing, is an expert in her field. She is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to publishing and strategic marketing. She helped me navigate through the complexities of publishing a four book series. Stephanie and her staff are accessible and their advice is crucial to the success of the publishing experience, from editing, to layout and in creating an artistic cover.”
– Donna Hartley, International speaker and author of the Fire Up! Series


My calls with Stephanie far exceeded my expectations. Highly recommended if you are in the final stages of writing your first or second book. I’m amazed by her knowledge and the kindness to share it in such detailed and actionable ways. Stephanie is quickly turning into my trusted go-to source for anything book creation and promotion related.”
– Fabian Geyrhalter, author of How to Launch a Brand


“As a first time author, Authority Publishing helped guide me through the process of publishing a book. They made the process smooth and easy, and removed all the frustration that typically comes with publishing a book. My book has now become a great addition to marketing my business and booking speaking engagements.”
– Stanley Leong, author of The Six Principles of Successful Investors


“My book, Wrong Side Of The Tracks, was my first experience with publishing. It required a step-by-step learning process, even post-publishing, on how to effectively position the work properly. I have to say, Stephanie and her staff were extremely helpful in delivering all the services that we had required to set the stage for the book to receive our “Amazon Best Seller” status.

I would recommend Authority Publishing to anyone who is navigating the ins and outs of writing and ultimately launching a first book project.
– Ron McElroy, author, Wrong Side of the Tracks


I would highly recommend using Stephanie Chandler and Authority Publishing if you are considering self-publishing your book. In the scratch-and-claw, super-saturated world of self-publishing, I always got the feeling that Stephanie was putting me and the needs of my project above any thought of profit. From the get-go, before I was even a paying client, she took the time to give me valuable, clear, and helpful information about the process. And that didn’t slow down at all once I started utilizing her services; I must have asked a million and one questions and she always answered honestly and thoroughly with no agenda, and I never felt on my own as I navigated the overwhelming process of being a first-time author.

My project was creative nonfiction – a travel memoir – but I love that she always had an eye out for marketing, promoting, and monetizing my work and that foundation has proven to be invaluable. Still to this day I read all of her blogs and attend her online seminars on speaking, websites, blogging, social media, etc. She treated me like an intelligent human being and respected my artistic sensibilities and I appreciate the hell out her for that!

There are cheaper self-publishing services out there but the point is to get it right and ultimately produce a book that you are extremely proud of and will sell and lead you to bigger and better things, not flood the market with more cheap junk, and you will not find a better value nor have a better experience than with Authority. If you had any further questions about my experience with Authority Publishing or wanted a more in-depth reference feel free to contact me any time!”
-Norm Schriever, author of South of Normal and Pushups in the Prayer Room


“I was so excited when I completed the manuscript for my memoir. I had spent many hours toiling over the computer trying to find exactly the right words to tell my story. The next step—publishing. I asked around for information, advice and guidance and the overwhelming sentiment I got was that self-publishing was nothing short of a nightmare. I was told I would never get what I envisioned, I would pay way too much for it, and in the end, only be disappointed. This left me intimidated and scared to start the process. But when I found Stephanie Chandler online, I found none of the horror stories to be true with Authority Publishing. Stephanie talked to me personally several times to help me through the process and she and her staff were professional, accommodating and punctual. She gave me an outline and timeline that Authority Publishing stuck to every step of the way. There were no hidden costs and I knew exactly what was expected of every party involved and we not only stayed on schedule, we beat our proposed deadline by a good two weeks!

I loved working with Stephanie and my project manager, Amberly. Both listened to what I wanted and needed out of my project and the end result is just fabulous. I have received so many compliments that I couldn’t be happier! If you have a self-publishing project and are terrified of the process, don’t be. Contact Authority Publishing for and exceptional process and product.”
– Tricia Downing, author of Cycle of Hope: My Journey from Paralysis to Possibility


I happened to hear a presentation by Authority Publishing’s CEO, Stephanie Chandler, when I was ready to publish my first book, Right Now Is Perfect I met with her to determine if my book project would be a good fit for her company. I knew from her presentation that Stephanie was aware of the latest publishing options and I decided to trust my manuscript with her company.  That was one of the best decisions I could have made.

This was my first book and so I didn’t know all the things that would be involved.  Stephanie and her staff guided me through the many decisions I needed to make with honesty and professionalism.  I had a tight deadline to publish before Christmas and we managed it.  At every turn, I felt I was getting the best value for my money.  It was a pleasure working with the Authority Publishing team!”
– Carol Ryan, author of Right Now is Perfect: A Romance, An Adventure, The Unexpected Thereafter


“As a new author, it was wonderful to work with such a professional company as Authority Publishing. Amberly and Stephanie answered my questions and helped me along every step of the way. I am very pleased with the way the book turned out and would not hesitate to do it all over again.”
– Marie de Haan, author of Cancer is a Funny Thing


“Authority Publishing brought a whole new level to my book marketing. I received very specific direction on how to build my online platform and I have increased online sales nationally and opened up the international market for my book. I’m excited to continue to implement the valuable ideas I received and see my sales increase. I’m determined to get my book out there to serve others and Authority Publishing is the springboard I needed!”
– Kelli Wilson, author of The Clutter Breakthrough: Your Five-Step Solution to Freedom from Clutter Forever


“Thanks to you and your team for helping me get my first cookbook published. I initially was looking at online publishing outfits but quickly realized (when they didn’t call me back) that I probably wasn’t going to get the level of service that I needed. Also, while the pricing seemed less expensive online, I realized that adding on everything that I was looking for would have increased the costs quickly.  If I had gone with an online company, it would have been a more “do-it-yourself” process, adding frustration, and time (my time- I don’t have a lot of free time and publication time). I also wasn’t comfortable sending money into an online “black hole” without personal contact.

My experience with Authority Publishing was very positive. Everything was handled professionally and promptly keeping the publication on deadline. The layout and cover are beautiful and I was impressed by how intuitive your team was at interpreting my desires. I am very impressed and hope to work with you and your team again in the near future.”
– Peggie King, author of Fit Food for Foodies


“After working on writing a book for fourteen years, doing potentially excessive research, and becoming overwhelmed at the publishing options available on the internet, I attended the San Francisco Writers Conference, where Authority Publishing owner Stephanie Chandler was a speaker. Not only was she a speaker and panelist, she knew the correct people—the conference organizers, the keynote speakers, and the agents…seemingly everybody. Not only did she know them, but many of them referred attendees to Stephanie and her work. She literally wrote the book on internet marketing for authors…

Two months later I was holding “my book”, Earn It: Empower Yourself for Love, in my hands—actually I was holding 1,200 of them! Despite all of the research I had done, Authority Publishing made the book much better. Twelve people (including an English instructor with a master’s degree in English) had edited my book but A.P. editor, Amberly Finarelli, corrected the consistent errors I had made throughout the book. Having been a professional salesman for over twenty years, I had developed what I thought was an effective logo for the book cover, yet Authority Publishing created a logo and book cover that better defined the book’s contents and better represented its message. The team at Authority Publishing worked like a finely tuned machine to maximize this book’s potential. I could have had the book published elsewhere, but it wouldn’t be as well prepared for the world without the help of Authority Publishing. What a powerful team!”
– Bob Quinlan, author of Earn It: Empower Yourself for Love


“Working with Stephanie was a fantastic experience. As a first time author, she gave me the confidence knowing that I was in good hands. She knows her space, the business of books and the tricks of trade that will help any new comer make the best out of this challenging environment.  The fact that she also knows a lot about sales and salesmanship, was tremendously useful in her teaching me how to sell my book across multiple fronts, leveraging my own website, the newer social media outlets, speaking engagements as well as traditional methods.  What can I say, giver her a call and go finish your book!”
– Paul D’Souza, author of The Market Has Changed, Have You? Sales Strategies that Work


“I first met Stephanie Chandler in May 2007 when she made a suggestion to me that I wrote a book about my professional craft as a business broker. In simple but eloquent terms, Stephanie explained the process, left me a copy of her book – From Entrepreneur to Infopreneur and her willingness to help any way she could.  From that one idea I have grown to four books but none of this would have been possible without Stephanie’s suggestion, proven knowledge and process to make it happen and being readily available to fill my knowledge gaps.   I‘ve thrown many questions at Stephanie over the years and not only does she have the answer but always the best way to do it.  If you want to add a new dimension to your business and do it in the shortest time possible, Stephanie will initially stimulate and challenge you but partner with you to make it happen; all with the highest standard.  I would recommend Stephanie and her processes to anyone planning on writing their own book and wants to get it done as quickly and at the highest standard possible.”
– Andrew Rogerson, author of Successfully Sell Your Business, Successfully Buy Your Franchise, Successfully Buy Your Business, and Successfully Start Your Business