What Our Clients Are Saying

A worthy publisher

Esther Wallace, author of "The Savage War"

Instead of pushing their own vision on their authors and clients, Emerald Lake Books cares about the author’s wishes. They give personal attention that has not been seen in the publishing world since the mid ’90s, and see to it that the result is high quality, satisfying to the author, and still makes it into online retailers like Barnes and Noble. Although self-publishing is not for everyone, if there is a reason to do so, Emerald Lake Books is the place to go.

Esther Wallace

Thumbs up!

Tara worked as editor on my book, OPENING YOUR PRESENCE. She was extremely conscientious and professional–her dedication to an excellent product is admirable. I’ve since interacted with Tara on several occasions and I always find her to be engaged and focused.

Greta Muller

Personalized treatment for a professional product.

John Suscovich, author of "Stress-Free Chicken Tractor Plans"

ELB worked hard to not only make sure my book looked and sounded professional, but they also met my publishing timeline and have been great to work with since the release of my book.

John Suscovich


Susanna Liller

Emerald Lake Books is a professional, high-class operation. They have shepherded me seamlessly through the publishing process and now continue to guide me through the complications and challenges of marketing my book. It’s not an exaggeration for me to say, I couldn’t have done it without them. I sing their praises to everyone.

Susanna Liller

Great Publishing Team at Emerald Lake Books

Dennis C. Miller, author of "A Guide to Recruiting Your Next CEO"

Tara and her publishing team are true professionals in every way. Her knowledge, passion and dedication are readily apparent from the beginning. I am truly blessed to have published my new book with Emerald Lake Books and recommend to all fellow authors to do the same.

Dennis C. Miller

A full service book and business support system

Cheryl Marks Young, author

Amazing and Supportive insight for anyone writing, rewriting or reinventing their book and their business. You and your Team are some of the most resourceful people in the industry, looking out for the entire business of your customers and not just the one time book opportunity. You address issues and concerns for your clients in a proactive way which is quite powerful and why I also keep referring people to you.

Cheryl Marks Young

Iceberg deep level knowledge and integrity

Patty Lennon

Tara is the smartest person I’ve ever met in the industry, I refer people to her because she knows what is going on and she can think strategically about how to get a book and brand out into the world. Her knowledge runs Iceberg deep.

Patty Lennon

Thank you, Tara and Mark!

Bruce Ballister

I’m so glad I met Tara at the 2019 Florida Authors and Publishers Assn conference. Her presentation was clear evidence of her abilities, knowledge, contacts, and concern as an author’s representative. With thousands of new books vying for attention each year she provided the edge that got my new book “Welcome to the Zipper Club” noticed on Amazon. I thought I had a winning idea for my book cover. Mark took that idea and created an outstanding attention-grabbing cover. Thank YOU, Tara and Mark!

Bruce Ballister

Excellent Editing!!

A.J. Park - author photo

Emerald Lake Books has done an outstanding job helping me prepare my book for publication. I have been extremely impressed with their editing process. They were very thorough, and the manuscript improved a lot with their help. They have been very helpful and easy to work with, and I feel that they have a genuine love for great literature. I hope to work with them again on another project very soon! They have also done a great job with handling the details of the book release, and with follow-up and promotion.

A.J. Park
A.J. Park Writing

An excellent local publisher.

I would highly recommend Emerald Lake publishers. They were very professional in updating and re-launching my book.

Marc Youngquist

Broad and deep understanding of publishing and superb attention to detail.

Lionel Binnie

Emerald Lake Books did excellent work for me in publishing my first book. They are highly experienced in the the process of writing and publishing and bring a broad and deep understanding to this complex and personal process. From planning the goals of writing, to editing, cover and interior layout and launching and marketing the book, attention to all details and personal attention and responsiveness were outstanding. You are in very good hands with Emerald Lake Books.

Lionel Binnie

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