WoodheadPublishing.com was founded in 2018 by Walter and Laurie Woodhead, two Bay Area natives with over 30 years of combined experience as writers and editors.
We both fell in love with writing at early ages. Writing spurred our creativity, allowed us to understand the world around us, but most importantly, it allowed us to tell our story. Telling your story is what the writing process is all about.
Publishing was a natural career path for us, as it allowed us to help people from all areas and all backgrounds tell their own personal stories (Plus, it’s where we met!). From novels to fan fiction, personal memoirs to corporate newsletters, church bulletins to school textbooks, we have done it all, and no matter the subject or perspective, there is always a story to tell.
Over our 30 years, the most fulfilling jobs have always been working with first-time independent or self-published authors. Getting your first book published should be an experience that you never forget–and not because it was a nightmare to do!
That is why we founded WoodheadPublishing.com. We both know first-hand how difficult writing and publishing a book can be. We’ve worked with countless authors and have heard plenty of horror stories. As any writer will tell you, sitting down and writing a book is no easy task! Well, neither is publishing one. But, while publishing a book is a long process, it doesn’t always have to be a difficult one, and there are roadblocks that you can easily avoid if you know what you’re doing.
Our goal here is to help guide first-time authors through the writing and self-publication process, be it physical publishing or digital publishing. Advice on topics, content, editing, marketing, networking, and anything else that you might encounter during the long-and-winding road of writing and publishing your first book. Things like pitching your book, creating an author blogging profile, developing a social media platform, writing summaries, and tons more!
And don’t feel left out if you aren’t interested in publishing a book, either. Ever since the advent of the Internet, there are countless ways that writers can attract readers to their work that don’t require physical books. A huge number of successful authors have published books only after they have run successful blogs–flipping the traditional book publishing route on its head.
Whatever your specific situation, we are here to help you, as a writer, develop your voice and find the perfect audience for your story.
So, don’t be a stranger! We have a lot of great resources on the site. Feel free to explore!