A self-publishing company who works for you
Self-publishing has taken a wild ride in the past couple of years. And all for the better. Traditional publishing companies are either going out of business or merging to the point where there are only five left. Therefore they have to turn down 99% of the manuscripts that land on their desk. Because of this, many folks are resorting to a self-publishing company to fulfill their publication needs.
The good news is that with growth and technological breakthroughs not only can we publish our own books, but we can make all the decisions — and change them on the spot if they don’t work, at little or no cost!
Those of us at My Word Publishing navigate you through the process, but more important, we guide you to the right people; the vendors who bring your book alive. Our goal is to have you publish the book that you want, and to have it be a joyful exciting experience, as opposed to a stressful one. Polly, our founder, says, “At My Word Publishing we want authors to birth the book of their vision, seamlessly, swiftly, and affordably.”
We’re your resource to make it happen!
You can write a business book, solidifying your role as an expert in your field. Or put together grandma’s family recipes to assure they’re safe for generations to come. We’ve worked with romantic comedies, horror stories, cook books, memoirs, workbooks, even the great American novel. You can create a book for use within your company, maybe to distribute only throughout your extended family, or for a mass audience with national distribution. You can print five books or 5,000, and we’ll show you how to keep it the most cost effective.
At My Word Publishing we can guide you from your book idea through publication and marketing, or you can cherry pick the services that you want. And whichever services you choose, you always make the final decisions, you keep the profits, and you keep all distribution and copyrights. In other words, at My Word it’s your book.
My Word Publishing was recently honored with the 2019 Denver Award for Best in Publishing!
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"My first book would not have reached its full potential without Shelly’s input. Her insight, masterful editing help, and encouragement throughout the process were priceless. I would highly recommend Shelly to anyone who has a children’s book idea and needs a strong leader to guide the way through the self publishing process."
"Thank you for all your team does to help writers fulfill their dreams and succeed, and for living and working with such integrity. It seems to be a rare quality in today's world.
I wanted to write a personal note to let you know how incredible Kirsten and Brianne have been. I had lost all excitement about my book from the hell I went through with Balboa. Kirsten has been an amazing publishing consultant! A true dream to work with. She brought back the excitement and made me believe in my project again. She brought it back to life, has helped me to turn out a quality product, and has celebrated every step with me. I am on bended knee with gratitude."
“Shelly Wilhelm's knowledge and sensibility of what makes a well-loved children's book is priceless! She was so supportive and patient in bringing my book to life. Shelly guided me through every aspect of process and did all the heavy lifting that was keeping me from publishing the book myself. I feel so lucky to have found her!”
“My Word Publishing is such a village! Who could ask for anything better.”
“As a first-time author, I needed someone to guide me through the entire process of writing and publishing a book. Shelly Wilhelm took my original draft, which was essentially just a pile of ideas, and turned it into the story I originally imagined. It wasn’t easy, and at times I felt like quitting, but Shelly was patient and also pushed me when I needed it. I highly recommend Shelly Wilhelm to anyone thinking about writing and or publishing a children’s book.”
“From initial manuscript to published paperback & e-book to book awards, Polly guided us every step of the way so everything ran smoothly. Thank you, Polly, for making a lifelong dream come true!”
“My Word Publishing created a stress-free, seamless process for me with excellent editors, cover designers, and layout designers. With all the nightmares I hear about in the publishing world I feel blessed to have found Polly and her team at My Word Publishing!”
"I’ve been around a lot of book people in both the traditional and independent publishing worlds. My Word Publishing has the professionalism, integrity, and guidance I was looking for."
“My Word Publishing kicked ASS at this... you handled the snags, communicated promptly & friendly every time, and you know your shit.”
"Working with Polly...smart, kind, reliable, 'on it', indispensable!
My book, Growing Home, made it into print because of her outstanding care and guidance."
"Thank you so much for everything you've done for me and my family in helping create my book."
"I could not have been more satisfied with the way they stayed on top of the project, explained to me each step and left me with absolutely no worry or hassle.
You can trust the people at My Word Publishing to listen and get the job done."
"I never worried about a thing. I knew I was well taken care of."
"Your team is AWESOME!!!!! Thank God I found you."
"My eternal gratitude for your advice, encouragement, and guidance
regarding book publishing when I was floundering by myself."
"Can’t thank you enough for all you’ve done to help make what I never imagined I could do into something so striking. Forever grateful."
“You have been this incredible rock and guide through this entire self-publishing process and made everything so easy. Words cannot express the gratitude I feel…”
"The team at My Word Publishing is outstanding! They are extremely knowledgeable, professional, and thorough in their attention to detail to help you through every step of the publishing process. They are committed to helping you publish a book you can be proud of, and they do it with a lot of love, support, compassion, and humor. I highly recommend My Word Publishing!"
“My Word Publishing took care of everything. Thankfully! Because I did not know what needed to be done, how to do, or did not want to do! And my book went on to take the First Place at the CIPA book awards. I’m forever grateful."
“My Word Publishing guided and directed me through the intimidating arena of self-publishing, and did it with ease and grace, leaving me feeling totally confident, and supported. I feel so blessed to have had this wonderful group of professionals by my side throughout this exciting journey.”
“Polly and her team held my hand through the entire system and looked after my best interest every step of the way. I tell all my colleagues and friends of this fabulous team.”
“What I liked best about working with My Word Publishing is I could feel their involvement. (Polly) was always available and very patient with a first timer, and I came out with a quality product.”
“I spent a year on my own trying to figure out all these details. Thank GOD I found Polly and her team. They were prompt, honest, and skilled. Please don’t waste your time elsewhere!”
"Working with Polly and her team was the best choice I could have made! I learned so much about the publishing process, while making all the final decisions, and she walked me through each important step. I wouldn't do it any differently."
“This team is professional, very talented and I came away from the experience knowing I had accomplished my dream. I also appreciate the post-publishing tools and workshops they offer.”
"One of the best things about working with Polly was that she didn't just tell me what I wanted to hear, but rather challenged me to fully re-think some of my ideas which was much needed as I moved through the process of becoming a published author. Additionally, the frequent follow-up after my book launch has also been appreciated. I always recommend Polly and her team to anyone I meet who tells me they are writing a book."
"I can't wait to use My Word Publishing for my second book! Professional, respectful service with attention to detail. I am incredibly grateful to this team for making it so easy and fun for me to complete the publishing process!"
"My phenomenal team at My Word took me from ‘I think (maybe) I can publish my children's picture book', to 'I DID!'"