About Launch Pad
Launch Pad is a boutique publishing company that writes and publishes books designed to get entrepreneurs and thought leaders wherever they want to go, whether that's appearing on TV shows, speaking on stages, attracting more business or leaving a legacy.
You've wanted to write a book for a long time—possibly your whole life. Maybe you've started, maybe you're still in the thinking-about-it stage. But it's a big decision and you want to pick the right collaborator to get you from being part of the 81% of people who want to write a book to the 3% that DO. It's a big investment—emotionally and financially.
You know you need help with it but you want the right people to help you.
Here’s the thing: we’re not the right people for everybody.
Our services are pricey. We’re sticklers who obsess over every comma. We’re going to ask you to dig deep so we can extract everything we need to in order to create the best book we can.
But if we are right for you, we can pinky promise that you’re going to feel the way these folks have.
Look, we know you’ve lived a life and a half.
And we know it’s all been for a reason: to share what you’ve been through with others. If you build your business from there, that’s frosting (but delicious, calorie-free frosting you’re going to love).
About 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 don’t care if you’re talking to us from the car, the lake house or the plane (actually, it may be kind of hard to hear you from the plane but we’re a-okay with the lake house so long as one day, once you’re a celebrated author, we wrangle an invite).
All we care about is that you’re focused so 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 been published by them.
(Translation: we’re writing snobs. Trust us, that’s a good thing. You just don’t want to be inside our brains when we’re reading crappy books.)
About What Makes Us Different
It's pretty simple, actually.
We're not a factory that releases hundreds of books a year. In fact, we work with only a fraction of the people who contact us so that we can keep the quality of our work at the highest level.
If there was a way to take on more business and still keep clients this happy, we would but we don’t need to be Jennifer Aniston; Tilda Swinton suits us just fine. (Google her if you need to; she’s cool).
We don't have a generic formula we follow for each book, since each one is individually crafted out of your unique story and in your unique voice.
For us, this is an intimate process. We're extracting some of your most personal stories from you—and we're honored to do so. We want you to feel safe and taken care of—like you can reach out to us at any time. And we won't rest until you're thrilled with the final product. We are a "say yes" company; whatever you want, we want to give it to you.
(Unless it’s illegal; we draw the line there. Though we have been known to jaywalk.)
While we have established roots in both publishing and Hollywood (and several of our books have been optioned as movies), we're not here to try to impress you with our connections. We're here to impress you with how much we care about your project and how committed we are to working as hard as we can until you're thrilled with the result. You're the star; we're just here to make the world aware of that. (Aniston OR Swinton. Who are we to judge?)