The bond formed between FriesenPress’ published authors and their production team is a powerful one. Our Author Experience feature gives our authors a platform to tell the story behind the publication of their story, in their own words.
L.K. Elliott first contacted FriesenPress in August 2014:
From the first phone call I received from FriesenPress, I knew I was about to embark on an amazing adventure, and I knew I wouldn’t be going it alone. I had written my first book, Confessions of an Ex Hot Mess, and I was ready to release it to the world. But I had one problem: how would I get it published?
Publishing independently meant that I got to maintain creative control over my project from start to finish, but I knew I couldn’t do it on my own. That’s where the search began for a middle ground in which I could be creative, but also be professionally guided to create the best possible version of my book.
From day one, I got the impression that FriesenPress was much more like a family than a business, and that feeling was validated every step of the way. I felt completely supported during the entire process, and my best interests were always the top priority of my amazing team.
For all the time and effort that I invested in writing the book, it only made sense to invest in the final product as well. And I can honestly say I couldn’t have picked a better route take on this journey. The process was seamless and timely, the product exceeded my wildest expectations, and my Account Manager truly made my journey memorable.
Mariam was more than I ever could have dreamt of in an Account Manager and I’m so grateful I got to share this experience with her. She was knowledgeable and approachable, and I lost count of the phone calls we spent giggling with one another in excitement for how this book turned out. There are very few people in this world that can match my enthusiasm, but she did through every email and phone call. Her energy is what kept me going, and she gave the most terrific advice that helped me make all the right decisions for this book. I felt like she was my cheerleader, pushing me through and making the process enjoyable and fun.
After receiving such service, I didn’t think things could get any better, and that is when I received my stunning cover, created by the design team. I burst into tears the moment I first saw it. I felt as though they had taken the very essence of the book, and of myself, and created a masterpiece that I am incredibly proud of.
I am so pleased with my decision to publish with FriesenPress, and would highly recommend them to anyone who wants to publish their book. I honestly can’t say enough good things about my experience. If you have a gift to share with the world, you’ve got to get it out there, and with FriesenPress, the guess work is taken out of it and it becomes as stress-free as possible. I will definitely be a return customer when it is time to publish my second book.
- L.K. Elliott, Author of Confessions of an Ex Hot Mess