Find Your Voice,
Share Your Wisdom,
Make a Difference

We Empower Transformational Leaders, Speakers, Coaches, and Consultants to Publish Books that Share their Wisdom, Inspire More People, and Make a Difference in the World.

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Empathy and Expertise Combined: Navigating the World as an Author-As-Publisher

Your business involves helping others, and you are at the forefront of making things happen for the greater good. You follow your passion, love what you do, and are ready to take your brand and your business to a new level.

As a business owner exploring how to publish a book, it's natural to have questions and concerns about the best publishing path for you. At Davis Creative Publishing, we understand your journey because we've walked it ourselves. Often described as a Ghost Publisher or Book Shepherd, we help you set up your own Independent Publishing Company. This allows you to access the professionalism of traditional publishing yet receive the higher royalties found with DIY. As your Ghost Publisher, we help you navigate the uncertain, confusing publishing industry, ultimately helping you make the best decisions for you and your book. 

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CREATE IT

Write, Edit, and
Design

Whether you are building your brand, transforming people and businesses, or leaving a legacy for your family, you want your completed book to be high-quality and professionally produced. Our experienced writers, editors, proofreaders, designers, and illustrators ensure your book gets the attention it deserves.

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PUBLISH IT 

Access Global
Distribution

Authors choose to work with us to avoid the low royalties and long turn-around times of traditional publishers. They equally rely upon us to help them avoid the pitfalls of self-publishing, teach them how to buy books at cost, and show them how to keep 100% of their royalties and copyright.

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PROMOTE IT 

Promote Your
Book's Message

"It's not about how well your book sells, but it IS all about how well your book sells YOU." Leave a memorable impression with a cohesive author brand platform, professional print collateral, and memorable digital assets. Our vetted professional partners will show you how or can do it for you!

Choose Davis Creative Publishing For Your Book Publishing Journey...

... and you align with a force that has left an indelible mark on the publishing landscape for over 20 years. With over 500 solo books, 30 anthologies, and a community of 1500+ authors, including 300+ Amazon Bestselling Authors, our legacy is defined by the countless lives we've changed.

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Elevate Your Publishing Journey: Look Professional, Get Noticed,
and Grow Your Influence

Maximize Your Earnings: Keep 100% of Your Profits

Follow our lead as we set you up as an independent publisher. Our strategic recommendations are tailored to benefit you as you reap the rewards of both traditional publishing and DIY. 

Retain Publisher’s Control: Preserve 100% of Your Copyright

Secure your artistic and intellectual ownership. You own all rights to your book and original source files. We secure your files in our archives, accessible to you at any time upon request.

Optimize Your Investment: Maximum Your Compensation

Minimize costs and maximize your financial return. Stay consistently engaged as you help us make decisions regarding your financial expenses and profits.

Global Reach, Local Impact: Access Libraries, Retailers, and Big-Box Stores

Expand your reach worldwide with the industry’s premier global distribution network. This ensures your book is available to libraries, retailers, and major outlets.

Be Seen as a Thought Leader: Elevate Your Brand and Influence

Position yourself as an industry influencer. Place your stake in the ground, establish your subject position, and expand your brand recognition.

Pitfall Prevention: Navigate Publishing Complexities with Ease

Avoid the common pitfalls of DIY and hybrid publishing; avoid the lower royalties and loss of creative control with traditional publishing. We illuminate the path to success and help you sidestep potential challenges.

Smart Book Buying: Cost-Effective Strategies for Buying and Selling

Learn to buy your books at cost and only buy the quantity you need. We provide insights on how to purchase wisely and sell strategically, ensuring a smart investment in your literary journey.

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"(Cathy) created the Anthology Series business model as means of promoting and supporting women business owners around the world. (Her) expertise allowed us to bring our book, "The Anatomy of Accomplishment" from concept to the bookshelf. (Her) leadership allows women everywhere an opportunity to participate in the empowering world of entrepreneurship."

— Erin Joy, Founder, CEO of Black Dress Circle®

"I was excited to be part of a team that guided me every step of the way from initial idea brainstorming to promoting the finished book. The training, networking, and support did wonders for my confidence and allowed me to use the experience to share with my professional network."

— Mary Nunaley Co-Founder, The Lavender Dragon Team, LLC

"I was honored to be included with many other women who seek to help women become empowered. Through the guidance of Cathy and her staff, I got feedback that was helpful and encouraging. The process was effortless with the help of the editorial team. I loved the process and enjoyed meeting many other great authors who shared their stories to help others. Most of all, I am now a #1 international Best-selling author! What could be better than that?”

— Derlene Hirtz, You Empowered Services

"Working with you was one of the best decisions I made around getting my book published. Immediately after publishing my book, (you) invited me to join an anthology filled with other amazing authors and I was thrilled to be part of the amazing “Bright Spots” book. Not being a natural author, (you) made the entire process easy and understandable. I think I have become addicted to writing based on my experience with (you)!"

— Connie Whitman, Whitman & Associates, LLC

"Anthology books are a true form of Collaboration. You and other authors write your stories, promote your book which gives you exposure to all the other author’s contacts as well as yours. It is a true win-win-win situation for everyone – the readers, the writers, and the publisher."

— Joanne Weiland, Chief Collaborations Officer, LinktoEXPERT

"Doing (an) anthology with Davis Creative was overall a great experience. I at first hesitated to sign up thinking it was going to be a huge time commitment. I was glad Cathy made the process very easy and it didn't take as long as I thought it would. If you have a story you want to tell (you know you do!), I would highly recommend Davis Creative to help you tell it."

— Lisa Bianco, Power is Within Coaching

"I loved contributing to the Bright Spots anthology, mostly because it is such an uplifting and inspirational book and helped make the world a better place during a particularly dark time. But also, it enabled me to become a "best-selling" author and promote my books to a worldwide audience."

— Robert U. Montgomery, RUM Publishing

"Davis Creative Publishing Partners has been true to its word. When I signed on as an author, they detailed the specific types of support I would receive, and those were present in abundance. But they also said, that long after my book was published, they would be there to support me whenever I needed help. You do not disappoint. I am so very grateful!"

Beth Plunkett, Author, Lessons That Endure: Reflections of a High School Principal
Retired Principal, Parkway West High School, Ballwin, Missouri (St. Louis County)

“I awoke this morning into this beautiful new reality of being a #1 International Bestselling Author. Holy heck. That’s pretty damn amazing. Seriously, I am blown away by your kindness, support, generosity, and belief in me and my story.

As I experience the simple and profound joy of holding my book in hand, I imagine it being safely held in yours. That, to me, is why story is sacred. It brings us together in our strengths and weaknesses; in our triumphs and tragedies.

When one of us owns and expresses our truth, we are all scaffolded out of the depths of fear towards infinite opportunity and love.

Love wins. It always does. And I’m not just saying that. I feel it deeply in my being and hold each of you in my heart as we boldly go forth and build our lives together. Let’s go out there and get messy, make mistakes, as well as breakthroughs.
I stand with each of you in this process and it is an honor.

Thank you, friends. For handing me my dream.
For holding my story as sacred. Deep bow of gratitude.”

Julia Harriett,  #1 Amazon Bestselling Author, “Under Construction

This is now my fourth time publishing with Davis Creative, one book I wrote, Dear Ryan, and three anthologies. Everyone
who is a part of the process is SO EASY to work with, so positive, so encouraging - all the good adjectives apply.

Theresa Jeevanjee,  Ph.D., Author

Davis Creative helped me go from an unpublished author to a published author almost overnight. They made it so easy. Thanks to their support, my book was perfect. They were delightful to work with.

I also wrote a chapter in Living My tRuth. It was an amazing opportunity. This anthology gave me the opportunity to write my “Me Too” story – it’s a story I’ve waited for 40 years to tell. Without Davis creative I may never have had the chance to tell this story. But the very best part of writing my story was the chance to meet so many amazing, fascinating women. I’m so very glad I took part in a Davis Creative anthology.

Carin Fahr Shulusky, Author

“My heartfelt thanks go to Davis Creative for taking my words and images and then creating a book that went way beyond my expectations. I now have a memoir that is professional, beautiful, and just plain fun. And I am very pleased to pass along that the rave reviews have been pouring in. Thank you Cathy, Jack, Julie, and Missy for making my dream for a memoir come true!”

Barbara A. Singer, Author "So Tell Me"

“Working with Davis Creative was undoubtedly one of the best parts of writing and publishing my first book. Their insight, guidance, professionalism, and support vastly exceeded my expectations. I was thrilled with the quality and variety of the design options given to me.  I greatly appreciated their extensive knowledge and experience in this industry. They patiently led me through what can be a daunting and complicated process. The personal attention, timeliness, clarity, and outstanding customer service on top of the fantastic creativity and innovation make Davis Creative the best, in my book.”

Jill Farmer, Coach/Speaker/Author

“I want to thank you and Jack again, as you made my book publishing process easy to deal with. I really enjoyed working with you and want to continue our working relationship.”  

Melissa Nickelson, Personal Life Coach, Author

“The most important factor in self-publishing my book was having the right people to guide me. Cathy and Jack fit the bill perfectly. They possess the knowledge and skills not only to design a professional cover and make the manuscript print-ready, but also to explain any aspects of the publishing procedure that I did not understand.”

Laura Froemling, Author

Cathy is professional, articulate, and knowledgeable, with clear vision and practical understanding of how to bring your book from inception to production. She provides a steady voice of experience to guide authors through the publishing process and set them up for success.

Yonason Golson, Keynote and TEDx speaker, Podcast host, Executive coach, Hitchhiking

Cathy is professional, articulate, and knowledgeable, with clear vision and practical understanding of how to bring your book from inception to production. She provides a steady voice of experience to guide authors through the publishing process and set them up for success.

Yonason Golson, Keynote and TEDx speaker, Podcast host, Executive coach, Hitchhiking

“If you want to write an amazing best seller book, I highly recommend Davis Creative Publishing Partners. They have all the tools, talent, and professional team resources to help — starting with writing coaches who help you write in a way that is engaging to the reader. They helped me from start-to-finish with my book, ‘From Outhouse to Penthouse’ which became a #1 Amazon International Bestseller! You can agonize on how to get started and take years to write, or simply hire them to help you with all of the 100’s of things you would need to learn in order to write and bring your book to life. There are not enough words to describe how pleased and grateful I am.”

Tessa Greenspan, Author, Business Coach

“If you want to write an amazing best seller book, I highly recommend Davis Creative Publishing Partners. They have all the tools, talent, and professional team resources to help — starting with writing coaches who help you write in a way that is engaging to the reader. They helped me from start-to-finish with my book, ‘From Outhouse to Penthouse’ which became a #1 Amazon International Bestseller! You can agonize on how to get started and take years to write, or simply hire them to help you with all of the 100’s of things you would need to learn in order to write and bring your book to life. There are not enough words to describe how pleased and grateful I am.”

Tessa Greenspan, Author, Business Coach

"With much love, and thanks for all your help!"

Martha Beck, 

“Davis Creative is an integral part of the entire self-publishing process, and their knowledge, creativity and professionalism proved an invaluable asset to the final published book. I felt like they really cared about my book. I now use them for all my branding needs.”

Jayne Gardner, Ph. D., Founder, Divine Intelligence Institute, Author

“Davis Creative is an integral part of the entire self-publishing process, and their knowledge, creativity and professionalism proved an invaluable asset to the final published book. I felt like they really cared about my book. I now use them for all my branding needs.”

Jayne Gardner, Ph. D., Founder, Divine Intelligence Institute, Author

“Cathy and Jack helped me publish my first novel, "Trusting All I Want." Cathy guided me through the process, which included selecting a cover, designing the inside and outside of the book, getting it published in paperback, hardcover, and e-book formats, and taking care of numerous details along the way. She is a professional with an incredible amount of experience in the field, and I felt well taken care of in working with Davis Creative. I've recommended her several times since my book was published in January 2019. It's a one-stop shop with reasonable and predictable pricing, and plenty of hand-holding as needed. I highly recommend them!”

Tim Sansone, Attorney, Author

“If we had heard about Davis Creative sooner, perhaps it wouldn’t have taken us as long to get our book out. They guided us through the confusing process of self-publishing and created an attractive design for our book and website. They were very easy to work with, diligently kept us moving forward and returned calls and emails promptly. Thank you, Cathy and Jack!"

Allison Hawk Collinger, AHC Consulting, with Carla Freiman Feuer, Authors

“Working with Cathy was truly a pleasure. Cathy’s experience, expertise and especially patience eased the overwhelming process of designing both the interior and cover of our book, especially since she had to contend with working with six authors. Cathy is a true professional, inventive with ideas but also takes great care when it comes to details.  Davis Creative is a true expert in book design and other graphic creations.”

Barbara Parsons,  Gina McAndrew, Lee Knapp, Nicolle Carfagnini, Lauri Mitchell and Susan Cullen, Authors, ”SIX FIGURES: Mixing Friendship & Business…Like a Good Martini”

It is so easy to recommend people who truly care about making a difference and sharing their skill over and above making the dollar. Good business partners are based on solid relationships. I feel that although I am a growing small business that Cathy and her team have always made me feel valued and important. It is my pleasure to endorse and recommend her to anyone. My referrals are in good hands with Davis Creative.

Lisa Shuler Director of Operations, Trainer, Executive Leadership Coach at The Values Conversation 

“Cathy Davis is an amazingly creative talent. She is insightful and thoroughly understands marketing. She can create the ‘look’ you want and express your message even when you’re stuck describing it yourself. Cathy is easy going, patient, reliable and inspiring to work with. When I was indecisive and wavering on one point or another she always offered just the right solution. I highly recommend Davis Creative for top quality creative design and cutting edge marketing advice at reasonable rates.”

Samantha Shields,  Feng Shui Consultant

“It was a great experience working with Davis Creative Publishing Partners to publish my book “Loving Failure, Getting Control of Your Business Health.” They set me up as in Independent Publisher, helped me organize my copy, edited, proofread . . . and even designed my book cover and interiors. They made the process so easy, I’m now looking forward to writing my second book. Having my book as a marketing tool gives my business more credibility and helps me stand out in my field. I highly recommend Davis Creative Publishing Partners to anyone who is wanting to write a book.”

Debi Corrie,  CEO and Founder, Acumaxum

“I have worked with Cathy and Jack for almost a decade on various projects. I appreciate their timeliness and talent at putting my ideas onto paper in a way that really pops! They are so easy to work with, and their turn-around time and personal service cannot be beat. I was especially grateful, when we had to alter a finished ad at the last minute, they were very gracious and quickly produced the perfect ad for us. You can count on Davis Creative to respond to your needs.”

Deb Lavender,  Des Peres Physical Therapy

“Cathy understands how to get underneath what sits on the surface and really understand the landscape of a business (in our case, taking care of kids in need) and the story it needs to tell. She then distills it down to the most essential, salient components and creates messaging and creative that is powerful and enduring.”

Kathryn Feldt, Chief Operating Officer, Marygrove Children’s Center

Three Steps to Success: Your Journey

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Schedule a Discovery Call

Kickstart your publishing journey by scheduling a call with Cathy. Discuss your aspirations, and let us tailor a plan that aligns with your unique goals.

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Identify Your Goals

Clarify your objectives and pave the way for success. Together, we'll outline a roadmap to achieve your publishing goals, ensuring every step serves your ultimate vision.

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Meet Your Team

Solidify your commitment when you review and sign your customized contract. Meet your team and set the stage for a successful, collaborative publishing partnership.

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Navigate Your Publishing Path:
Steer Clear of Pitfalls 

AVOID fly-by-night, less-than-reputable publishers who . . .

  • Claim royalties first and only send you a percentage.
  • Assert ownership of your work and demand a buyback.
  • Push unnecessary purchases and hidden fees.
  • Limit distribution to their website or Amazon, ignoring other platforms.
  • Dictate the look and feel of your book, disregarding your brand.
  • Sell what benefits them, not you, hidden in the fine print.
  • Force bulk purchases with unnecessary mark-ups.

Choosing Davis Creative Publishing means embarking on a publishing journey where guarantees are not just promises; they're unwavering commitments to your success. Experience the professional difference – where your publishing dreams become a guaranteed reality.

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Rely Upon Solid
Expertise for Your
Publishing Journey 

Choose Experience, Creativity, Professionalism

In a world full of self-proclaimed book publishers, opt for over 20 years of publishing experience at Davis Creative Publishing — where our professional team guides you through the process, answers all your questions, and eliminates your concerns.

In an industry where experience and know-how matter, trust the professionals at Davis Creative Publishing to guide your journey to success. Our team is dedicated to providing practical, solutions for your unique vision. Make a choice that's straightforward and reliable and prepare for publishing success.

Introducing Our Inspiring Author Podcast Network

Welcome to a haven for our authors to shine—your very own podcast platform. Elevate your influence, share your stories, and connect with your audience. It's time to amplify your voice

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Connect and Transform: Your Journey Begins Here

We believe in more than just publishing books; we're dedicated to helping you transform lives and make a positive impact on the world. Ready to embark on your journey to transformational influence? It all starts with a conversation.

Schedule a call with Cathy today and unlock the door to a world where your ideas take flight. Fill out the form below, and let's explore how Davis Creative Publishing can be the catalyst for your success. Your transformational journey awaits — start by taking the first step.

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