About

Launch Pad is a boutique company that writes and publishes books designed to get you wherever you want to go, whether that's appearing on TV shows, speaking on stages, attracting more business or leaving a legacy for your children.

WHAT IS THE PROCESS?

Through a series of in-person sessions, online meetings or calls spaced out according to your schedule, we research, write, edit and launch a full-length book entirely in your voice and with your byline. We can take you from book idea to bestselling author within six months.

We pride ourselves on creating the highest quality books on the market and obsess over every word and image because we know there’s no point in leaving a legacy if it’s not the best. Our books are indistinguishable from the biggest publishing companies in the world—something we know because we’ve either worked for or been published by them.

We also offer ongoing consulting  to make sure that you experience all the rewards of being a published author and work with a variety of brand managers, publicists, podcast bookers, course creators and experts who can help you maximize your investment.

It’s this one-two punch that has transformed our clients’ lives—and businesses.

AT THE HELM...

Launch Pad is run by Anna David, the New York Times and #1 Amazon bestselling author of eight books. She’s been published in The New York Times, Time, The LA Times, Vanity Fair, Playboy, Vice, Cosmo, People, Marie Claire, Redbook, Esquire, Self, Women’s Health, The Huffington Post, Buzzfeed and Salon among many others, written about in numerous publications, including Forbes, Martha Stewart Living, Entrepreneur, Allure and Women’s Health and has appeared repeatedly on Good Morning America, The Today Show, Hannity, Attack of the Show, Dr. Drew, Red Eye, The Talk, The CBS Morning Show, The Insider and numerous other programs on Fox News, NBC, CBS, MTV, VH1 and E. 

She speaks at universities across the country, has shared the stage with Tony Robbins and has been a featured speaker at three different TedX events. 

TEAM

Swan Huntley

Swan Huntley is the author of The Goddesses (2017) and We Could Be Beautiful (2016).

She earned her MFA at Columbia University and has received fellowships from The MacDowell Colony, The Ragdale Foundation and The Corporation at Yaddo, where she was the 2019 recipient of The LeSage-Fullilove Residency.

Her books have been reviewed in The New York Times and written about in People, O, Redbook, Elle and more and her work has appeared on SalonThe Rumpus and Autostraddle, among others. She lives in Los Angeles. 

Ryan Aliapoulios

Ryan Aliapoulios is a freelance writer and editor with more than 10 years of experience.

He has written for print publications including Michigan Movie Magazine as well as digital outlets including After Party Magazine, Shareably and Meaww. He has also worked with Cobalt Films to write, produce and edit mini-documentaries covering unique human interest stories from around the world. 

He has a Bachelor’s degree in Screen Arts and Cultures with a focus on screenwriting from the University of Michigan and currently lives in Los Angeles.

Becky Sasso

Becky Sasso is a professional editor with more than a decade of experience in publishing, nonprofits and higher education. 

She began her career as a professional writer and editor working for the world headquarters the international nonprofit Narcotics Anonymous, Inc. She has written, co-authored and edited numerous books, informational pamphlets and marketing materials.

She has a Master of Arts with a dual concentration in Digital Communication and Public Relations from Johns Hopkins University. 

Here's what we tell people...ask yourself: How much business are you losing by not having have a book? How much have you spent on marketing? How much are you leaving on the table every single day by not owning your spot as the proven leader in your field? Once you have that answer, then...

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