Publishing Company Celebrates Milestone

Feb 15th 2014

Sarasota-based independent publisher, The Peppertree Press, is pleased to announce a milestone in its history. As of this Spring, The Peppertree Press will have published over 1000 books.

Founded in 2006, The Peppertree Press was created to help authors navigate the ever-changing terrain of book publishing. Founder Julie Ann Bakker, an author herself, says that she knows first-hand how challenging it can be to get a book published: “Too often, authors are confounded when trying to navigate the complicated maze of publishing. My goal in creating The Peppertree Press was to provide a way for authors to get published easily, professionally, and successfully.”

Julie Ann Bakker, Publisher at The Peppertree Press, is assisted by Teri Lynn Franco, who serves as the company’s Editorial Director. The Peppertree Press also engages a large network of independent specialists including cover designers, editors, proofreaders, illustrators, and interior designers.

With an eclectic catalogue of titles by design—fiction, non-fiction, inspirational, religion, children’s books, poetry, photography, biography, autobiography, educational titles and cookbooks—Julie Ann says that her own literary tastes influenced her decision to cast a wide net when selecting titles for publication: “As an avid reader, my own tastes run the gamut from literary fiction to non-fiction to poetry and just about everything in between. When I founded The Peppertree Press, my goal was to give voice to good writers and deliberately set out to publish a wide range of titles. Our goal, which we have achieved, was to publish an extensive and eclectic catalogue of titles.”

Offering a comprehensive array of services for authors, The Peppertree Press assists in cover art design, editing, interior layout and design, book registration, distribution and marketing. With a growing international presence, The Peppertree Press has published a number of award-winning books, which have been recognized by such prestigious awards programs as the Readers’ Choice Awards, the Royal Palms Literary Awards, and the Mom’s Choice Awards.

The Peppertree Press is able to publish most works in a 8-10 week time period. While traditionally-published authors sometimes wait years to see a book project come to fruition, The Peppertree Press is able to act quickly and deliver a finished book to an author in a short period of time. In addition, the Peppertree Press is committed to providing personal service to all of its authors. That philosophy—providing professional publishing services with a personal touch—is a key component of the company’s mission.

The Peppertree Press is located at 715 N. Washington Blvd. Suite B in Sarasota, Florida 34236. To reach The Peppertree Press by phone, please call: 941-922-2662. 

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