The AuthorHouse Self Publishing Experience:
Case Studies

More than 40,000 authors have taken advantage of AuthorHouse’s self publishing services to get their work into print. Here are a few in-depth reviews of five authors who want to share their self-publishing stories with you. They all wrote and published for different reasons, but all of them chose AuthorHousefor one---they wanted ultimate control over the art, editorial and publishing process. Learn how you can join them andself publish your own book.

Jonathan Singer

Passionate parent pens book to support a cause.

With the release of The Special Needs Parent Handbook, author Jonathan Singer and his family launched a worldwide campaign to get the book into as many libraries as possible so that families without the money to purchase a copy could still have access to it. Through the help of volunteer "ambassadors," the book is being translated into multiple languages and making its way around the country and beyond.


Bruce Kimmel

With ten books published, author shows no sign of stopping.

Bruce Kimmel’s career in show business over the last 40 years has had several incarnations. Writer, actor, Grammy-nominated record producer are a few of the feathers in his cap. He published his first novel, Benjamin Kritzer, in 2001. Ten years and 10 books later, he is now gearing up to complete his 11th book. Find out about his writing process and why he’s never strayed from self publishing.

My Life in the Slow Lane

Joseph M. Cammarata

Nation’s tragedy reflected in the story of two brothers who responded to 9/11

In the years since losing his brother Michael, a NYC firefighter, in the Sept. 11 World Trade Center attacks, former NYPD officer Joseph M. Cammarata has dedicated himself to making his brother’s spirit live on. Cammarata said writing Face of Courage: Rise from the Rubble was not only a way to honor his brother, but also a way to help himself heal emotionally.

Face of Courage: Rise from the Rubble

Len Saunders

Previously published author chooses self publishing for his motivational children’s books

An elementary school physical education teacher, Len Saunders has long been a leader in the fight against childhood obesity. In addition to his work as a spokesperson for the American Heart Association, Saunders has written three books as part of his quest to help children live healthier lives now to ensure healthier futures.

Spunky the Monkey

Harold Robbins

America's bestselling fiction author comes back to print.

In his heyday, Harold Robbins was known as the writer who brought the sexy blockbuster paperback to the mainstream. Robbins’ widow Jann recently chose AuthorHouse to bring 12 of her late husband’s classic novels back to print.

The Adventurers

Meg Walsh

Children’s author stays in control of personal story with self-publishing

Though she was battling a severe bout of systemic lupus, Meg Walsh was inspired to write a children's book to help her boys and other children who have parents with illnesses or disabilities. She came to self publishing because she knew she wanted to have creative control over her work, she wanted the book to be published quickly and she wanted to stay within a tight budget. Read more »

Mama, Won't You Play With Me?

Alyssa Foley

Busy mother finds the time to write and self publish her Christmas story

Alyssa Foley had always dreamed of writing and publishing a book. Writing had been a hobby for her for as long as she could remember, but she never took any steps to get her work published. When A Secret Half Past Noon: A Christmas Story emerged from her mind, she knew the time to self publish had come. After reading it to her five-year-old daughter and friends and receiving a favorable response, she knew this book was the one she had to see in print. Read more »

Alyssa Foley

C.S. Marks

Fantasy fiction writer meets self-publishing challenge, maintains control of her work, and succeeds

When biology and equine science professor Christine Marks decided to publish her first book, Elfhunter, she had modest goals. Knowing exactly what she wanted for her book and having heard horror stories from friends who tried the traditional publishing route, she knew that independent publishing was right for her. Read more »

Elf Hunter by C.S. Marks

Rosemary Chaulk

Author writes a chilling tale with a deeper meaning

Rosemary Chaulk has always felt connected with the environment. Working outside as a land surveyor for many years kept her love of the Earth alive, but oftentimes made her feel helpless and disappointed in humanity.

"At times in my career, I was sickened and even despondent about the massive pollution I saw," Chaulk said. Read more »

Rosemary Chaulk

Julie Cicero

Widowself publishes abook for others experiencing a tragic loss

When her husband went on a snowmobile trip in 2001, Julie Cicero never imagined that it would change her life forever. An accident caused him to never return from his trip. Cicero was left alone with her two children, then ages seven and four. Read more »

Waking Up Alone by Julie Cicero

Other Interesting AuthorHouse Authors:

Ronnie Carroll

All That I Am

“I have greater pride in myself, knowing that I’m among the relatively few who are actively pursuing their dream—and attaining it.”

Michael J. Ganas

The Girl Who Rode Dolphins

“Writing is a purely creative endeavor, plain and simple. If you truly believe in your work but fail to spark the interest of a literary agent or publisher, then by all means self-publish.”

Daniel O'Leary

Blackwatch Tactical Force Five

“Never have I had the pleasure of anything running so smoothly from start to finish. Each step along the way, each person from AuthorHouse was extremely professional, courteous, and never allowed me to be overwhelmed. Throughout the entire process, I was involved in every decision.”

Nick Chandler & Jeannette Billings

Determined to Change

“I believe that much of our success is attributable to not just our great story, but the knowledge that the AuthorHouse staff gave us in how to market our book. We highly recommend AuthorHouse to anyone who is passionate about his or her story or book. AuthorHouse will provide you the services and resources necessary to make your dream a reality.”

Mike Haszto

Pieces of the Heart, Pieces of the Heart II, and Radio Free Mickey

"I'm in a happy place personally. Being able to realize my dream and working with the visions to continue my dream has been a huge success. I've developed contacts in the industry that I never knew existed, and have moved forward with recognition and awards for my poetry. The ride continues so the effects of my success through AuthorHouse will continue to grow."

Terri Kirby Erickson

Thread Count

“Without AuthorHouse and the success I found by publishing with them, I wouldn’t have had the confidence to move forward with my poetry writing career.”