THE PUBLISHING WORLD

Professional editing, writing,
and publishing advising
 

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SERVICES

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:
TRADITIONAL 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.

 

INDEPENDENT PUBLISHING

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.

 
Editorial Services
Design & Production
Marketing & Publicity
  • Manuscript Evaluation

Assess the potential for publication based on the quality  of writing and market positioning. We work with authors of fiction and nonfiction.

  • Developmental Editing

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.

  • Cover Design

  • Interior Layout

  • Printing

  • Ebook Production

  • Audiobooks

  • Metadata

  • Distribution

  • Website Design & Development

  • Author Websites

  • Social Media

  • Reviews

  • Publicity

  • Events

  • Agent Research

  • Query Letters

  • Book Proposals

FEATURED BOOKS

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, eloping, music, and murder.

Select any cover for more details on the book and our involvement.

Elope Your Life: A Guide to Living Authentically and Unapologetically, Starting With "I DO”

Elope Your Life: A Guide to Living Authentically and Unapologetically, Starting With "I DO”

by Sam Starns Project management of author's brand-building book, including book design, print and ebook distribution, and publicity coordination.

Fatal Deception: Book 5 of the Emerald City Thriller series

Fatal Deception: Book 5 of the Emerald City Thriller series

by Audrey J. Cole Developmental and copy editing on a series of crime/thriller novels, The Emerald City series.

An Authentic Human's Guide to Finding Meaningful Work

An Authentic Human's Guide to Finding Meaningful Work

by Deborah Mourey Publishing and distribution management. Marketing advising for the book industry.

Racism: Reality Built on a Myth

Racism: Reality Built on a Myth

by John Lovchik Developmental and copy editing, followed by assisting the author to find his publisher, Wipf and Stock.

Born Fanatic

Born Fanatic

by Michael McCormack Full-service self-publishing, including developmental and line editing over two years, book design, author platform including website and social media planning, market testing, publicity, media, sales and marketing, distribution, and events.

The Way of the Life Athlete

The Way of the Life Athlete

by Peter Shmock Author platform for this two-time Olympic athlete and creator of the Life Athlete brand, including website, logo, and social media (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube). Production and distribution management. Media outreach.

A Time for Purpose

A Time for Purpose

by Stephen J. O'Connor Full-service self-publishing, including developmental and line edit for two years, book design (hardcover and paperback), author platform, media, conferences and other events, sales and marketing, distribution.

The Singing Earth

The Singing Earth

by Barrett Martin Text design and book production management. Publicity, media, and marketing planning for the author, a Seattle musician and professor, whose bands include Screaming Trees, Mad Season, Tuatara, and Walking Papers.

Song Of Increase

Song Of Increase

by Jacqueline Freeman Publishing advisor on first, self-published edition. After, agent research and query that resulted in a small bidding war, with the second edition published by Sounds True Press.

A Catholic Childhood

A Catholic Childhood

by Donna Eisel Full-service self-publishing, including editing and book design (small case laminate hardcover); the book is meant for the author's family, and serves as a lead-up to her memoir, a much larger project for which I'm working as her editor.

Thinking Differently: How to Thrive Using Your Nonlinear Creative Thinking

Thinking Differently: How to Thrive Using Your Nonlinear Creative Thinking

by Jan Thomas Publishing project management, design concept, author platform and marketing advising for author's career capstone book.

Green Girl

Green Girl

by Kate Zambreno Literary novel first published by Emergency Press in 2012, and later sold to Harper Perennial. Worked as editor and managed design, author platform, media, publicity, sales, and events. Negotiated sale of book to Harper.

Devangelical

Devangelical

by Erika Rae Memoir about growing up Evangelical, published by Emergency Press in 2012. Worked as editor and managed design, author platform, media, publicity, sales, and events.

Stupid Children

Stupid Children

by Lenore Zion Literary/Upmarket Commercial Fiction novel published by Emergency Press in 2013. Worked as editor and managed design, author platform, media, publicity, sales, and events.

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ABOUT

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

 

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FEATURED WRITER

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.

More about Rebecca at Duende Press.

FEATURED DESIGNER

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.

See more of Lindsay's print and website design!

 

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TESTIMONIALS

For hundreds of years, writers and their publishers have formed life-long relationships around the books they have made together.

We understand the value of that at The Publishing World.  We create long-lasting connections with our clients, and 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 Fatal Deception, the latest in the Emerald City Thriller series

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“Bryan knows the ins and outs of publishing and without him, I certainly would have been at the mercy of the publishing machine and made many errors just because I didn't have that inside info. He took my visuals-intensive book and not only made a gorgeous print format, but successfully transferred it into ebook format as well (no small feat)! He was instrumental in coordinating all the moving parts of publishing a book (editing, cover design, publicity, ebook format, etc.). If you're publishing your own book, you'd serve yourself well if you hired Bryan as your publishing manager.”

—Sam Starns, adventure elopement photographer and author of Elope Your Life: A Guide to Living Authentically and Unapologetically, Starting with “I Do”

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“I have been working with Bryan for over two years—throughout the publishing of three volumes of a memoir. I had a few concerns when initially approaching publishing, but they were quickly allayed by Bryan’s knowledge and experience in the industry. He’s still with me, and I am starting Volume 4 now. His assistance and guidance has made my work easier. I am clearly quite satisfied.”

 

—Ronan Short, Short’s Stories Volume 1-3

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“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

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“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

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“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

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CONTACT

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.

 206-331-7477 

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Racism: Reality Built on a Myth

by John Lovchik Developmental and copy editing, followed by assisting the author to find his publisher, Wipf and Stock.

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