Author and Book Launch Services

Launching into the marketplace… presenting yourself and your product… requires professional support. Our experts have more than 30 years experience launching authors and creating great books.

You decide what you need from our services detailed below, and we will tailor a plan and price.

Call 1.540.454.4495 (between 8am-8pm EST) or email

Be fully prepared for your book signing events

Presenting… You.

Present your work and yourself with power and flair

You have a seedfire of power, a message inside you… and now, so does your book. Speaking from that passion is what attracts people to you and your product. But too often that fire gets buried in unclear thinking and verbiage.

Publishers and audiences need to know your book’s interest-factor in 90 seconds or less. We help you develop sharply-focused, pithy statements about you and your book. You need these for pitches, web pages, promotional interviews, and public speaking engagements.

We help to present you … focused, confident, winsome.

Book Design and Development

Even if your goal is to land with a commercial publisher, let us design and develop your book. Why?

A great design is the best marketing tool your book will ever have. And as an author, your sharp-looking product will tell potential publishers and your audience that you’re a pro with an important message.

And today, publishers will contract professionally designed books from authors, because it cuts their time-to-market and recoups their investment faster. That also allows them to offer you a better contract.

Or if you’re self publishing you need a professional looking book… and a low-cost price.

With our services you:

  • cut the delay in getting your product to market from years to weeks;
  • retain control of the design and pricing of your product;
  • start generating income more quickly;
  • gain publisher interest faster.
page layouts from the book My Dancing Day

Our award-winning designers know how give your book irresistible appeal inside and out. Our book printers create the finished package — or we can help with print-on-demand or e-book delivery.

We also help you write strong sales copy for cover and help price your book to make your investment money pay off quickly.

I highly recommend Ascent's cover and page design services. Potential buyers immediately pick it up, and reviewers love the look. –Nancy Hannan
cover and inside pages of Jonathan Bardzik: Simple Summer

logo- Publishers WeeklyThe process of self-publishing couldn’t be easier … Ascent provides full-spectrum support and guidance. The team’s depth of knowledge is great and very helpful. They design covers, format the internal layout, and develop e-readers … create web pages and assist with marketing … The quality, responsiveness, and professionalism of the Ascent team are well worth it.

— Author Interview, Publishers Weekly


Website Design

A visually strong web presence is essential. Publishers all but require it, and your audience needs it to stay in touch with you, your speaking engagements and interviews, your thoughts and writings, and current projects.

Our designers can create websites that range from elegantly simple one-page presentations, to multi-page designs. Then we can train you to manage it, or manage it for you on a monthly basis.

video: Interview with Travis Wood Parker

Ascent creates video interviews for your website and our YouTube channel. View a sample interview with Travis Wood Parker, former President and CEO of TASC, Inc., whose beekeeping experience informed his brilliant and insightful new book for leaders, Wisdom from a Beehive.


Marketing and Promotion Plans

The On Air Sign is IlluminatedWe create strategies for the initial launch of your book, and extended plans for keeping your product in the buying public’s eye.

We help you create media kits that land radio, television, newspaper and magazine interviews; and public speaking engagements.

For your public appearances, we can custom design 2 1/2' x 6 1/2' free standing banners directing attention to you and your book. (See sample at right)

With our assistance, clients have achieved the following top honors:
2012 Winner / Spirituality London Book Festival
Indie Excellence Book Awards FinalistInternational Book Awards Winner -

Honorable Mentions at:
  • The Southern California Book Festival
  • The New England Book Festival
  • The Paris International Book Festival
  • The DIY Book Festival
And reviews in such important publications as:

Publisher's Weekly Select

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Get started. Call 1.540.454.4495 (between 8am-8pm EST)
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