Grow Your Book with
       Rootstock Publishing


You have worked hard on your manuscript and you may have submitted the book to one or more major or independent publishers. Some have already said no, and it's possible you have been waiting months for some to respond at all.  At this point, you may wonder if your book will ever get published. The truth is that only a tiny percentage of completed manuscripts ever get published through any kind of publishing company. 

Many authors who complete excellent book manuscripts are told by many publishers “what a fine book but….” or “we don’t serve the necessary market,” or “marketing such a book would be too costly,” or “another publisher might do much better with your manuscript.” And, of course, there's the ever uplifting “Thank you, but it’s not for us.”  

"Don’t try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. It’s the one and only thing you have to offer."
Barbara Kingsolver

Rootstock Publishing offers authors with well-written, compelling manuscripts a publishing partnership which empowers them to maintain control of their work, retain their copyright, earn the highest profits from their work, and still get the expertise needed to edit, design, print, and promote their books.


We are committed to publishing a small number of excellent book projects per year. We seek fiction and non-fiction manuscripts that possess a strongly developed voice, and we accept book proposals. (see our submit link in the top navigation).  To find out more, click on the What We Do button in the navigation and read about the different level of support services we provide and how the author partners with us.

Rootstock Publishing is a member of the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) and we support and adhere to the IBPA industry standards checklist.