We offer you complete control over every aspect of the publishing process and work with you to produce your book in the formats right for you: paperback, hardcover, electronic (e-book) and Print on Demand (POD).
Prejudice against independent authors is rooted in falsely labeled tradition. Going back in history (Chapbooks, Walden, Twain, and a list of hundreds) the famous and best were independent or self-publishers.
Why do we choose to package books for self-publishers rather
than go the traditional publishing route of buying mss. and offering royalties?
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Famous authors who self-published:
Walt Whitman - Leaves of Grass
Beatrix Potter - Tale of Peter Rabbit
Edgar Rice Burroughs - Tarzan and the Apes
Others who self-published some of their work:
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Washington Irving, William Blake
Mark Twain, T.S. Elliot, Lord Byron, Carl Sandburg, Zane Grey
Best-seller Modern authors who self-published:
James Redfield - The Celestine Prophecy (self-published 1st printing and sold it to New Age stores.)
Richard Paul Evans - The Christmas Box
John Grisham - A Time to Kill (sold books himself from the trunk of his car.)
From Self-published books to movies:
Legally Blonde, became a successful movie starring Reese Witherspoon
What others are saying about Advocate House:
We are very pleased with
the results and all the hard work you have done and are continuing to do. Thank
you so much for all of it.
"Advocate House gave me the best price I could have asked for publishing my book, I Remember the Yorktown. The book was well done. Everthing I asked to be in my book Patrika made sure was there. Delivery of the book was as promised. I couldn't have asked for anything better."
-Gene Domienik, Author: I Remember the Yorktown
As a full-time writer, I'm for "old
fashioned" self-publishing all the way. I recommend it for any
writer who wants to increase their opportunity to make money and
maintain creative control.
Self-publishing is also a good way for writers to learn about the
publishing business overall. And I see no degradation to any author
who chooses this route. In fact, writers who do all of the work
themselves and sell their books are very well respected.
Kudos to Ms. Vaughn for inspiring writers to see self-publishing as
a viable, lucrative alternative. She proves there is light in the
As a first time writer of a novel I had no idea of how to get my manuscript published or any concept of the ordeal that faces most first time writers. My association with Advocate House helped me immensely in understanding the process and options that were available to me. Advocate House made it "simple" in dealing with all the complicated issues with publishing. I would recommend Advocate House to any writer looking for order in the confusing publishing world.
-Stephen Beeler, Author: The Firestone Syndrome
Advocate House/A Cappela Publishing provided two novice writers with all the tools to publish their first book, Friday A Dog's Tale. Without the patience, understanding, cooperation expertise of Carol Tornatore, Hyun Hee Park and Patrika Vaughn our dream of publishing a children's book would not have been fulfilled. The Publishing World was a foreign language for us, but these two women used plain English to smooth out the potholes along the way. As former educators we were most pleased with the finished product and have received numerous compliments about the quality of our book especially the book design and illustrations. As we have placed numerous reorders of our book, we have been amazed with the turnaround time for reorders. This has made our sales most efficient. All of this was done long distance! What an operation!
-Eleanor Bartlett and Kathy Pautler, Authors: Friday, A Dog's Tale