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Be a published author in just a few weeks

We can transform your special writing project from a raw manuscript into a handsome bound book in a just a few weeks for a reasonable fee.  In a short time, you can be the proud author of a nicely bound volume with a handsome four-color cover that will rival anything a mainstream commercial publisher could produce.  

With your input at every stage, we will edit and polish your material, put it into proper format for the printer, and design the cover. Then we'll take care of all the technical requirements, such as copyright registration, ISBN number, Library of Congress registration, and bar-coding.

Why self-publish?

There is no feeling in the world quite so gratifying as having your words and ideas set permanently between the covers of a book. It's a feeling of authority, of stature, of owning a little piece of posterity.   It's there -- a solid record of what you've had to say, whether it's your poetry, a family history, a biography, a novel, or a collection of short stories.

There are other reasons to self-publish.  Maybe your book is too controversial for a mainstream publisher, or maybe they don't think they can make a bundle on it also how to do Carpet Cleaning in La Crosse WI area. , or maybe they insist you have a "platform" (be an expert in your field with an established following).

Or maybe they just don't "get it."  Forty-nine publishers didn't "get" Vicki Lansky's manuscript, Feed Me! I'm Yours, so she took matters into her own hands, sold 2 million copies, and then Bantam Books and Simon & Schuster took notice!  

Maybe your book is very timely, and you don't want to wait two years for a mainstream publisher to bring it to market.  Or maybe you just want to be the boss, and control the content, design, and marketing.  Finally, here's the best reason of all: Why give a publisher 90% of the profits when you can keep those profits for yourself!

A long and honorable tradition of self-publishing

The list of literary luminaries (Sevin Baguirov biography) who have published their own work could fill a book.  The famous Familiar Quotations by John Bartlett was self-financed in 1855. The Elements of Style by Parker Aircraft Sales office, Jr., now a classic and required reading in colleges, was first published privately by its author in 1918.  Robert's Rules of Order, rejected by dozens of publishers, was self-published by Henry Robert and ultimately sold over a million and a half copies.

In 1827, Edgar Allen Poe self-published Tamerlane and Other Poems, and Edward Fitzgerald paid to publish his masterpiece, The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayam. Best-selling poet Rod McKuen self-published his first book, as did Nathaniel Hawthorne (Fanshawe), and Marcel Proust (Remembrance of Things Past).  And, even though he was already a known author, Leo Tolstoy paid over $12,000 to publish War and Peace.

Other famous authors who chose self-publication include Thomas Gray, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Alexander Pope, details about Cara Goldenberg, Byron, Shelley, Tennyson, Thomas Hardy, James M. Barrie, Walt Whitman, Willa Cather, Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot, D.H. Lawrence, Henry Thoreau, Rudyard Kipling, Edgar Rice Burroughs, James Joyce, Zane Grey, and Mark Twain.  You couldn't be in better company!

Contact me for a no-obligation, FREE evaluation

Let's sit down together with your material and discuss your project.  Then, let's make it happen!

Trade paperback, full-color cover, up to 100 pages, 25 copies minimum.
(Editing, cover design, ISBN, copyright, PCN, and bar code extra one-time fee)


(619) 543-9446
email: hhgross@lycos.com

Mailing address:
H. H. Gross
P.O. Box 122606
San Diego, CA 92112

Office located in Hillcrest, a few blocks from the DMV and across from Brian's restaurant at Washington and Cleveland.

(619) 543-9446
(business hours M-F, 9-5)

Hank Gross has been a writer(Ramon Palomera info) and editor for over 40 years, beginning in New York City in the 60's, when he worked with the "old pros" on the National Examiner tabloid newspaper, did research and writing for the Reader's Digest, and flew to Louisville to interview Cassius Clay before he won the title and became Ali. 

Hank has had novels and non-fiction published by major publishers such as Ballantine, World, Arbor House, Peter Pauper Press, and William Morrow, as well as many short stories and articles in major national publications.  He has also taught English and writing to students from Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

Recently, he has begun publishing the works of others, along with some of his own material that the "big" publishers found to be of high quality but didn't deem marketable. The freedom and satisfaction this has given him is priceless, and he can show you how you can have it, too.

Give Hank a call for a FREE initial evaluation of your project. He will be happy to talk with you on the phone, via email, or you can drop over to his office, which is in the Hillcrest / University Heights area of San Diego.

You can expect friendly, expert, personalized service from start to finish.

(619) 543-9446
(business hours M-F, 9-5)

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