FULL RANGE OF PRINT OR EBOOK SERVICES, INCLUDING COPY AND CONTENT EDITING, FORMATTING, COVER DESIGN, AND INTERFACE WITH WHOLESALERS.
We desire an author-friendly business relationship in hopes of helping writers meet their dreams. Print-ready PDF or digital Ebook files can be created for the writer to submit to self-publishing companies such as Ingramspark or Kindle Direct Publishing, or if desired, we can interface with the wholesaler and submit your file for you. Though these services are paid by the author, you will find a hassle-free and timely environment to meet your expectations. You retain all rights to publication.
Note, however, Ardent Writer Press does NOT provide publicist, marketing or book promotion services.
“it was a pleasure to work with the Ardent Writer. Steve Gierhart is an experienced publisher with a skillful editing staff who navigated Anne Aletha from manuscript to published novel with expertise and attentive support. Thank you Ardent Writer!” ~ Camille Wright, Author of Anne Aletha
“Steve Gierhart and The Ardent Writer Press are a class act. They know publishing and understand the creative process, from conception, writing, and editing to packaging, public relations, and continuing support. A writer is in good hands with Steve and his firm: knowledgeable, responsive, and collaborative. Working with them, you are ensured a quality product.” ~ Charles Farley, Author of Hotel Monte Sano, with Cathey Carney, Publisher of Old Huntsville Magazine
“Steve Gierhart and Ardent Writer published both of my memoirs. In Divine Aphasia I gave them this tribute ‘To Publisher Steve Gierhart, who gives his heart to his work, I extend appreciation for his care in bringing this book to life.’ Indeed, Steve cares about the process AND the product and works diligently to make a beautiful book.” ~ Nancy Owen Nelson, Author of Searching for Nannie B and Divine Aphasia
THE STAFF OF THE ARDENT WRITER PRESS
Dale “Steve” Gierhart, Ardent Writer Press, Publisher and Editor, is a retired business director for the United States Army. Based in Huntsville, Alabama on Redstone Arsental, his career lasted from 1975 to 2010 in which he managed contracts, finances/accounting, and cost estimating for serveral defense systems. Steve hails from Shawnee, Oklahoma, but most of his adult life has been spendt in the beautiful hills of North Alabama where he lives with his wife, Bonny, who raises Tennessee Walking Horses. Between them, Steve and Bonny have 5 children and 9 grandchildren.
His name is Doyle Duke and he is a long time editor at Ardent Writer. A former photographer and a writer who has published several books and his memoir, Duke lives with his wife, Fay, in Union Grove, Alabama. Fay and Doyle have 2 children and 4 grandchildren.
His name is Dan Posey and he is an assistant editor at Ardent Writer. He is a twenty-two year veteran of the U.S. Air Force. His Air Force career included a tour with the Thunderbirds and four years in foreign military sales where he was responsible for developing and documenting an automated data processing system for collecting data from the European countries building and flying the F-16 Fighting Falcon. Like Steve, Dan has had a love for books and writing since he learned to read. His post-Air Force career was as an Oracle DBA, software developer, and technical writer. He and his wife, Doris, live in Huntsville, Alabama.
SIT BACK AND RELAX WITH THAT CUP OF JAVA.
Tailor the services to your personal needs! Your manuscript is the start of your journey to see your book online!
NO UPFRONT COMMITMENTS
Talk with us first. Discuss where you are at and what you need, so that you understand what is available and how you support that process before your decision is made.
PAY ONLY FOR THE SERVICES SELECTED
Pay the bill with a 25% deposit, the balance upon delivery. And remember, you retain all rights to publication with any self-publishing firm such as Kindle Direct Publishing or Ingramspark!
OUR FEATURED SERVICES
Ardent Writer can provide start to finish publishing services for the authors who don’t want to be troubled with the work to move their manuscript through editing, proof-reading, formatting, cover design and submission to wholesalers. We can provide these services on either print or ebook versions! Nonetheless, if the author desires to do some of the work themselves, such as full editing, they can tailor the selected services to their needs.
Using Indesign publishing software, we can prepare a print-ready interior and cover for your use in self-publishing your book that will sparkle and have a professional look. Your input to the look of the interior will be taken before formatting starts.
If you need your book put into a ready-to-use eBook file, simply send your manuscript to AWP where our experienced staff can polish the document into the right format for use with self-publishing companies such as Kindle Direct Publishing or Ingramspark. We will include an epub or other eBook format as requested that will contain an embedded table of contents, allowing for easy search by any buyer. AWP can include images too!
Ardent Writer will work with you to advance a cover to your specifications. With a telephone discussion the author can propose elements for his personal treasure and even submit photos he has chosen for background images for his book. Pricing is dependent upon the complexity of the proposed cover design by the author.
Ardent Writer can submit your book to the wholesaler for you. We will fill out all forms, upload files, create metadata to enhance SEO, and talk to the wholesaler if necessary over any issues with publishing your book. Pricing is dependent on the range of support an author requires for his manuscript after a discussion with AWP.