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Telling Your Story

This year, I wrote a book.  It is in editing, and will be seeing wide release come early 2018.  And while walking this manuscript from my head to people’s bookshelves, there was much I learned along the way.  I put my foot into the publishing world, and found the water cold and slimy.  So I began looking around at the many options available for unknowns to get their stories into the world.

What I found was discouraging.  I either had to sell my rights as creator, or pay someone stupid amounts of money to make me a less than professional work.  There was also the path of self-publishing, but to walk that path you must be businessman, graphic designer, marketer, and writer.  That is a lot for the average person working a 9-5 gig.

So I found a way forward.  I built a team of creatives who had mad skills and publishing experience.  And we are bringing my book into the world.  And it is beautiful.  It can stand next to any book in Barnes & Noble and exchange blows.  When I looked at this process I had built to bring my book into the world, I realized it could help others.  It could bring more stories into the world.  It could help other people share their message.  And the thing grew from a project into a dream into a company.

Today, I announce the opening of Hidden Hollows Publishing.  It is a full-on publishing house that brings your words into print.  If you have a story to tell or a message to share, you now know someone who can help bring your dream into reality.  If you know someone who has been talking about writing a book for years, send our info their way.

You can go to hiddenhollows.net to check out who we are and what we do.  Maybe 2018 is the year you get published.  And maybe we can help.

-Ernesto Alaniz