Motion Publishing represents a viable third option for authors who understand that book quality and speed are imperative. Motion can take your book from idea to market. The end result: A high-quality book about which you can be extremely proud–and you keep 100 percent of all future royalties.
Most authors despise their publishers. Ours don't.
As a publishing consultant, Phil Simon is a breath of fresh air. He helped me better define my next book and broke the logjam.
Publishing a book is no easy task. Just like anything else in life, your book will only get one shot with consumers. In many cases, this will happen before they ever pick it up and read a page. Your book must compel people to not only pick it up, but to also want to read more than the first and last paragraph. Motion offers you the ability to accomplish all of these goals.
I was impressed with the high level of guidance and expertise that the Motion team offers. I recommend Motion Publishing to anyone who wants to publish more than just an average book.
The Internet provides powerful capabilities to help people achieve their goals. Phil Simon understands how technology enables creative endeavors like books. Simon gives great advice based upon his considerable experience. His infusion of reality and no-holds-barred pragmatism will help you succeed.
It’s tough to pin down what Motion has to offer through check boxes. Motion operates under a unique model for authors by putting the power in their hands while guiding them at the same time. Motion maximizes the quality of authors' books, offering opportunities that other publishers cannot. Motion has done this for me and my new book, Mindshare.
I would recommend Motion for any company or author looking for an edge in our hyper-connected era.
Motion Publishing was instrumental in helping us get our latest book published. From content organization to layout and editing to proofing, Motion was with us every step of the way. They even handled our last-minute requests with professionalism and a can-do attitude.
When publishing a book, you need a publishing company with the expertise to produce a quality product, on time, and on budget. Motion Publishing definitely fits the bill. We definitely plan to use them again in the future – for the sequel to our first book or for a new title.
MotionPub published our first MIKE2.0 book in 2013. We didn’t really realize how much more work needs to be done to get a book published even after you have written all of the content.
The Motion team took excellent care of all the editing and proofreading, creating the cover art and dozens of diagrams, publishing, and distribution via print and e-book channels. Equally important, everyone provided advice and project management throughout the process. This was very reassuring.
The team was easy to work with, very collaborative, and well organized. I highly recommend MotionPub to anyone who is thinking about publishing a book without the hassle of a large publishing house.
During his publishing seminar, Phil Simon provided a soup-to-nuts overview of the writing and publishing process. Having attended the seminar, I am poised to make the most advantageous decisions for my book's success. I walked into the seminar confident of the direction my book writing and publishing would take because I didn’t know what I didn’t know. I exited awakened to the ins and outs of the industry and armed with a strategy that will increase my chances of hitting my projected sales on my first book.
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Phil Simon is the founder and president of Motion Publishing. While not running Motion, he writes, speaks, and assists people and organizations on how to navigate the rapidly changing worlds of business, data, and technology. He is the author of six management books and a contributor to many high-profile media outlets.
Luke Fletcher is a professional freelance graphic designer with more than a decade of related experience. He has designed the covers for dozens of books, including the Motion titles The New Small, Mindshare, and The Age of the Platform. While not designing covers, you may find him watching Breaking Bad or The Big Lebowski.
Johnna VanHoose Dinse has been writing indexes for a little more than 20 years. She has created indexes for consumer trade books such as the For Dummies series and Complete Idiot’s Guides, as well as those for academic and healthcare presses. Her philosophy of indexing: “I create a roadmap for the reader to use to navigate the information presented in all the ways they might need to use it.”
Juanita Dix is a veteran designer in the graphic and publishing field. She treats each project as a challenge and endeavors to make it the best she can.
Karen Davis is an experienced and highly skilled editor. She has worked on more than 500 books over the course of her career. Her attention to detail and ability to distill a story are second to none.