Free Publishing Consulting

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Are you looking to start a publishing company, but have no idea where to start or a whole lot of questions?

I will gladly donate (free of charge) consulting time to anybody who is looking to start a publishing company dedicated to telling the story of marginalized/under represented communities. If you’re thinking about it or already on the way, I’m ready to help out. You can send an email to benATbenjaminleroy.com

My relevant experience:

  • Founder and Publisher of Bleak House Books (2000-2009). Started the company and then sold it to a larger publisher (Big Earth Publishing) in 2005 where I continued to serve as the publisher.
  • Founder and Publisher of Tyrus Books (2009-2017). I left Bleak House Books after a disagreement with ownership. They wanted to transition to an ebook only model and I love paper books. Sold Tyrus Books to F+W Media in the spring of 2011 and continued in my role as publisher. F+W Media sold Tyrus Books to Simon & Schuster in late 2016 where I continued as publisher until Simon & Schuster folded Tyrus Books into their Gallery imprint, effectively closing Tyrus.
  • Executive Director of the Independent Publishers Caucus (2018-2019). I worked with the Independent Publishers Caucus to help identify challenges and solutions for independent publishing houses in today‚Äôs market.

About the author

Ben

Ben LeRoy is spirit trapped in the 21st century on Earth. Someday he will be somewhere else. Until then, he's glad to know you're out there, too. And later elsewhere he will be glad to know you're out there, too.

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Ben

Ben LeRoy is spirit trapped in the 21st century on Earth. Someday he will be somewhere else. Until then, he's glad to know you're out there, too. And later elsewhere he will be glad to know you're out there, too.