Custom Book Publishing Services for Nonfiction Authors

  • Specializing in business, self-help, memoir, how-to, and other nonfiction books–Since 2008
  • High author royalty payments
  • Competitive wholesale book prices
  • Retain ALL of your ebook royalties
  • Fast turn-around, an average of 60 days for book production
  • Books released on your timeline, not ours
  • Marketing education to empower you for success
  • Experienced industry professionals who are based in the U.S.
  • Self-publishing and hybrid publishing assistance for serious authors

Our experienced team will ensure your book is professionally produced.

Custom Publishing - Nonfiction BooksPublishing a book can be a life-changing experience. After working so hard to develop your manuscript, your book should look like it was produced by a big New York publishing house. Unfortunately, too many self-published authors make the mistake of cutting corners and skipping over critical steps in the publishing process.

Your book deserves professional editing, eye-catching cover design, and the highest quality production services available.

In addition to our exceptional production and personalized service, we put books into distribution with online retailers including,, and Ingram, the world’s largest supplier of books to bookstores. This means that readers can walk into bookstores all over the world and order your book.

We do the heavy lifting so you can focus on what you do best.
(Good News: You don’t have to do it all yourself!)

Authority Publishing provides everything you need:

  • Award-winning book cover design
  • Interior layout/typesetting
  • Editing and proofreading
  • Indexing
  • Custom copy writing
  • ISBN and barcode assignment
  • Distribution to Amazon, and other online retailers
  • Distribution through Ingram, the world’s largest supplier of books to bookstores
  • Ebook formatting
  • Low minimum order quantities (50 Books)
  • Highest quality print-on-demand technology for fast delivery
  • Complimentary membership in the Nonfiction Authors Association
  • Complimentary entry in the Nonfiction Book Awards
  • Online training courses and educational resources
  • Marketing consulting available
  • Marketing materials development available including media sheets, business cards, postcards, press releases, social media headers and more

We are proud of the work we do. Contact any client we’ve EVER worked with and find out why our reputation is unmatched.

You’re NOT a commodity. You’re a valued client.

Authority Publishing is not an author factory. We are a custom publishing service provider (also known as a hybrid book publisher) and take pride in every title we produce. While some companies will gladly publish any book in exchange for your signature on a check, we are selective about the books we publish.

When your book is published with Authority Publishing, you can be confident that you are in good company. Your book will be published alongside other authors who take their work seriously and who have written compelling nonfiction books.

Our authors are valued clients, not commodities. You can and should expect to work with an experienced project manager who will answer your questions and assist you through the entire process of publishing your book. We aim to provide the highest level of service and make it easy for you to achieve your publishing goals.

We appreciate our happy clients.

client testimonials - nonfiction book publishing

“I was a first-time non-fiction author with a myriad of questions on how to self-publish my just completed nonfiction book. After reading Stephanie Chandler’s book The Nonfiction Publishing Plan, I contacted Stephanie. Instantly I had an experienced guide through the forest of questions and unknowns. She and her team at Authority Publishing are absolute experts. They will guide you on how to publish your book professionally and with focused attention to the hundreds of small details that are required. My book The Greatest Gambling Story Ever Told – A True Tale of Three Gamblers, The Kentucky Derby, and The Mexican Cartel is now a success! It’s been an Amazon #1 Best Seller in in SIX book sales categories AND sold over 10,000 copies in the first four months. I could never have succeeded without Stephanie’s guidance and the team at Authority Publishing.
– Mark Paul, The Greatest Gambling Story Ever Told,

“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

“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

The Three Chairs by Karyn GordonCongratulations to Dr. Karyn Gordon, author of The Three Chairs: How Great Leaders Drive Communication, Performance and Engagement.
Featured on the Wall Street Journal AND USA Today Bestsellers lists!

We can help you reach your goals.

Authority Publishing is a full-service firm run by experienced publishing industry professionals. This is not a DIY service where you upload files on a website and hope all goes well.

We don’t have a call center staffed by college students who lack publishing experience. Instead, you will work with a dedicated project manager with years of publishing experience who will be available to answer any questions you have along the way.

We would also love to offer you some personalized marketing advice and help you develop your plan for a successful book launch and beyond. The “big box” publishing firms can’t do this.

Key benefits that set us apart:

Service – We care about our clients so much that many ultimately become our personal friends. We will hold your hand through the entire process, offer expert advice on how to get the most professional results possible for your book, help you craft a personalized marketing plan, and deliver on our promises. Our mission is to exceed client expectations. And we can promise you this: We will always do whatever it takes to make it right.

Quality – You might be surprised to learn that many of our competitors outsource design and even editing to freelancers in countries outside the U.S. Our team is comprised of experienced publishing industry professionals who are well-compensated for their work and based here in the United States.

Marketing – You can have the best looking book around, but if nobody knows about it, all of your hard work can turn to dust on the bookshelf. Part of your publishing experience with us includes marketing consulting to help you build a plan to reach the right audience and sell more books.

Compensation – We have some of the most competitive author royalty rates and terms available from a hybrid book publisher. Our nominal fee is built in to the cost of your book and we do NOT take an additional percentage of your sales. We also set you up to distribute your own ebooks, which means you can keep 100% of your ebook revenues.

Congratulations to Mark Paul, author of The Greatest Gambling Story Ever Told: A True Tale of Three Gamblers, the Kentucky Derby, and the Mexican Cartel

Over 36,000 copies sold and counting!

We know you’re busy. Let us handle the details.

Stephanie Chandler - Nonfiction Book Marketing ConsultantWhen Authority Publishing founder and CEO Stephanie Chandler was ready to self-publish her first book, she was too busy to locate and hire contractors and manage all the details. And quite frankly, she didn’t want to oversee the details. She needed a one-stop shop where she could be assured her book would be professionally produced while she focused on running her business. To meet this challenge for busy professionals like herself, Authority Publishing was born in 2008.

If you’re too busy to manage the details, you’ve come to the right place. Our professional team will handle the heavy lifting so you can focus on what you do best. Book production typically take around 60 days from the time we receive your manuscript to the time you have a physical proof of your book in hand. This includes proofreading, cover design, typesetting, and ebook formatting.

Though we manage the many details and make suggestions along the way, it is ultimately your book and you maintain total control over the final product. You also retain all of your rights, so if Random House comes calling and offers you millions for the rights to publish your book, we will do a happy dance for you and send you on your way. (Believe it or not, not all custom publishers will do this, even if you’ve paid them for their services. Beware of signing long-term agreements.)

Ready to invest in your success?

Our all-inclusive publishing packages start at $8,997 and include proofreading, interior typesetting, cover design, printed copies of your book, and distribution to Amazon, and other online retailers.

We are committed to publishing high-quality books while assisting authors on a rewarding journey. Together we can change the world one reader at a time.

Send us an email to request a digital information packet that explains our services and pricing.

More happy clients.

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 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

Contact us to request a packet that details our services and pricing.