A prior post introduced the authors in the upcoming book. Today, I'd like to introduce the publishers.
But first, a brief background. The editors - Drew McLelland and Gavin Heaton - of Age of Conversation are not professionally-trained publishers, but are bloggers like many of us. Regardless, the Age of Conversation 2 (AOC-2) was a beautiful book, in both paperback and hardcover. Two authors from the AOC-2, Gretel Going & Kate Fleming, started a publishing company called Channel V Books and offered to help publish Age of Conversation 3 (AOC-3).
So, an agreement was reached and Gretel/Kate assumed most publishing duties for AOC-3. According to Drew McClelland, these duties included:
"... in-house management of the entire publishing and marketing processes from start to finish (often working with the author from the beginning to shape the manuscript for his/her audience and create their platforms), and their seamless connection to major online retail distribution channels such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Finally, they handle all royalty and online distribution/fulfillment, which allows authors to focus on personal goals and business objectives, rather than on the business of their book."
AOC-3 Editor Drew McLelland described the benefits of working with Channel V Books:
"They work with business thought leaders who need to publish books in order to promote themselves and their businesses, solidify their credibility and attract new opportunities—but don’t have the time (or desire) to learn and manage the intricacies of the publishing business in the process. Channel V Books bridges the gap between self-publishing and traditional publishing by offering the best of both worlds: the highest production quality, distribution channels, visibility, creative flexibility, ease and, most importantly, profitability."
Thanks Gretel and Channel V Books!