At The Publishing World, we work one-on-one with authors to help write and publish their books.
Whether a first-time or experienced author, we specialize in memoir, nonfiction business, politics, and entertainment, as well as literary and crime/thriller fiction.
Our work is customized for clients at every stage
of successful publishing:
Pursuing a traditional publishing deal? We can help you prepare the best possible version of your manuscript when pitching to agents and publishers. We research the best agents and publishers for you, and help write a professional query letter tailored to you and your book.
For self-published authors, we offer full-service packages, or we can help with one or more of the main steps of professional publishing: developmental and copy editing, book design, printing, ebooks, audiobooks, and distribution. We also love to help with author platform: author websites, social media, reviews, media outreach, publicity, and events.
Learn the industry knowledge and skills when and where you need them so your self-published book will meet or exceed the quality of the big publishers.
Design & Production
Marketing & Publicity
Assess the potential for publication based on the quality of writing and market positioning. We work with authors of fiction and nonfiction.
For fiction, focus is on all major elements (plot, character, dialogue, etc.) and any special techniques in the genre. For nonfiction, including memoir, we evaluate structure and logic of the main themes and argument, as well as the narrative, necessary research, and more.
Collaborative Editing & Ghostwriting
Long-term, one-on-one work with an experienced writer and editor to plan book concept and focus, with the right measure of market strategy; writing and editing of several drafts with a final manuscript prepared for publication.
Copy Editing & Proofreading
Style, grammar, syntax, spelling, punctuation, tense, and a lot more. Routinely use Chicago Manual of Style, and we know several other popular and academic styles.
Website Design & Development
Our authors have sold thousands of books at major and independent stores, physical and online.
They are lawyers, musicians, athletes, doctors, farmers, teachers, YA novelists, and more. Their books are about racism, religion, football, education, fitness, physics, bees, music, and murder (mostly in the fiction).
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As the owner of The Publishing World, I have dedicated twenty-five years of my career to making and selling books. For much of that time, I also worked as a professor of writing and literature.
I work hard for authors using my experience as an editor and publisher, which includes all aspects of book production and promotion. My clients also appreciate that I can teach them about the publishing industry, when and where they want.
Where an author's book calls for it, I maintain a team of top-notch editors, marketing experts, and print and web designers who I can assign to the project.
- Bryan Tomasovich
Rebecca Pillsbury, Duende Press
Rebecca Pillsbury is an award-winning writer and ghostwriter specializing in nonfiction personal development books and memoir. She has been recognized for her ethical approach to writing celebrity memoir, using vulnerability to exhibit strength and humor to remind readers not to take life (and fame) so seriously.
Rebecca is passionate about helping entrepreneurs and inspirational entertainers reach new heights in their careers, so their audience grows, and more lives are transformed.
When not reading, writing, and editing, she enjoys lindy hop and blues dancing, hiking and kayaking in the incredible Pacific Northwest, and listening to live music.
Lindsay Gatz, von Rocko Design
Lindsay Gatz has been creating book designs with The Publishing World since 2014. She believes that design is the intersection where art informs, and transforms experience—be that experience 2D or 3D, visual or tangible. Having studied graphic design in Germany, home to the birth of typography, she is deeply connected to the fundamental thought processes that go into modern graphic design.
While maintaining her own design aesthetic, Lindsay is able to approach each project and client differently, offering a unique design solution that always delivers. Her scope of skills cover traditional print design, brand strategy & identity, digital design, and website development.
For hundreds of years, writers and their publishers have formed life-long relationships around the books they made together.
We understand the value of that at The Publishing World. We create long-lasting relationships with our clients, and we equip them with the real knowledge they need to achieve success within the publishing industry.
“Bryan's editing expertise has been invaluable to the success of my Emerald City Thriller series. Thanks in a large part to his developmental editing, my books have received fantastic reviews. Bryan's help with my book descriptions have helped drive sales, and my books have reached bestseller status on both Amazon and USA Today. I can't recommend his editing services enough!”
—Audrey J. Cole, author of Viable Hostage, the latest in the Emerald City Thriller series
“It's hard to sum up Bryan’s value to my memoir in just a sentence or two. From specific editing suggestions to broad expert analysis about the narrative themes, Bryan's input is helping me improve my project beyond my imagination. And that's just the writing part. His coaching about how to get published is indispensable. I'd be lost without his guidance. ”
—Michael McCormack, author of Born Fanatic: My Life in the Grip of the NFL
“Thank you to Bryan for all your effort and energy in creating my first book. It turned out great. It's been a pleasure to work with you.”
—Peter Shmock, two-time Olympian and All-American NCAA track and field athlete, creator of the Life Athlete brand
“Using Bryan's services has made the difference between my books going relatively unnoticed and my becoming a notable author with both an online and real world presence usually reserved for writers represented by traditional publishing houses. The opportunities for publicity and promotion I've received using The Publishing World have put me on the map.”
—Leslie Calderoni, author of the Tempest Trinity trilogy (YA fiction)
“As author of a memoir, I have worked with Bryan for nearly three years. I have found him to be consistently excellent in his wide-ranging skills in editing the book. Bryan has taken my story in its raw form and transformed it to be organized, sequential, factual, and compelling. He is keen on pointing out what readers will notice or want to hear more about in the story.”
—Stephen J. O’Connor, A Time for Purpose: A Survivor’s Path to Trial, Truth & Justice
“I cannot overstate the importance of Bryan’s contribution to the publication of my book. He provided input on the development of the issues covered, guidance on the organization of the book, and line editing of the final manuscript. The result is a book I can take pride in. Bryan was easy to work with and provided encouragement throughout the process. His knowledge of the book industry was instrumental in my finding a publisher.”
—John Lovchik, Racism: Reality Built on a Myth, anti-racism activist and trainer with the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond.
Set up a free half-hour phone consultation to help you decide what you need next to publish, and how we can help.
In the form below, give us a sense of what your book is about, your goals for it, and the services you are interested in. From there, we'll plan a call that fits your schedule.
We're based in Seattle, and we can work one-on-one locally, or internationally by the communication channels you prefer.