Book Publishing to Fit Your Mission

Our book publishing mission is to serve each individual or organization by offering them a choice of services to fit their objectives. Each project and person is unique and deserves to be treated fairly and communicated with honestly, even if it means sending them elsewhere for services. While we strive to be efficient, we will never adopt a factory model to crank out books in mass. We will not hide costs and information, or violate our ethics to grow our business. We will recommend choices based on the value to the client/author, not our potential profit.

Our Affirmation
We desire to do only that which is good and constructive, life-giving and life-expressing. We all exist in limitless possibilities and infinite Good is right where we are. We support self-expression and new opportunities for abundant life and love and happiness. This we expect and this we accept.

Pen & Publish, Inc. serves a variety of markets using a collaborative-hybrid model.

Imprints include:
Transformation Media Books (Body/Mind/Spirit)
Open Books Press (Nonfiction & fiction for all ages, including use in education)
Pen & Publish Education Press (Books by, on and/or for education)

Pen & Publish (Collections written by students/schools and other organizations)

Nonprofits – Book publishing to further your mission
How We Work; Local to National Projects
Creating your own Imprint

Schools – Whole or partial school book projects (K – University)
How We Work
Creating your own Imprint

Stories in Stone

by The Students and Staff of
Stinesville Elementary School, Indiana, USA
Nadia Nencioni Elementary, Florence, Italy

Free e-book download

Stories in Stone is a compilation of thoughts, ideas, sketches, poems, stories, drawings, photographs, and paintings by students and staff of Stinesville Elementary and Nadia Nencioni Elementary. Both schools share a Quarry-town heritage and inspiration!

Student work has been collected all year, beginning with the Personal Identity Project which invited students to reflect upon who they are—their unique beliefs, interests, traits, and symbolism.

Enjoy the book and e-mail us with your comments.

Bloomington Then & Now

Bloomington Indiana Lovers

Get your copy today while supplies last!

Rita the Boot-Neck Girl

Gracie and Elena Desserich
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Rita the Boot-Neck Girl is a heartening tale of tolerance and friendship as crafted from the imaginations of two young sisters, Elena and Gracie Desserich, and captured by their father, Keith Desserich. Featuring inspired characters such as Rita the Boot-Neck Girl, Charlie Chicken Legs, Frita Four-Eyes, Eddie Elephant Ears and Pennelope Pig Nose, these friends soon learn that they’re not really so different after all and certainly not alone. Brought to life by the playful illustrations of Joshua Thompson, this tale promises to not only be a favorite bedtime story, but also one that we can all learn from.

Both under the age of 6 when originally told, Elena and Gracie Desserich shared a strong bond of friendship until Elena’s passing from cancer at the age of 6. Her story inspired her parents to write “Notes Left Behind,” a personal account detailing the lessons on love and living she left with them during her struggle. Within months, it achieved international acclaim, becoming a New York Times Bestseller and today is translated into over 20 languages worldwide. A portion of author proceeds from each book benefits cancer research through The Cure Starts Now Foundation.

Buy direct from The Cure Starts Now or from your favorite bookseller.

Livin' on the Edge

The Edge High School Students, compiled by Dee Burt
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Livin' on the Edge cover

Livin’ on the Edge is an anthology to celebrate the lives, trials, tribulations, and unique road to graduation of The Edge Alternative High School Students in Ellettsville, Indiana.

Packed with photographs and 40 teen stories, it offers readers a chance to delve into the bold and sensitive lives of youth. Teacher and volunteer comments are included.

Livin’ on the Edge is available through the school at (812) 876-7925 for $18 or $20 including shipping from Pen & Publish.

The Write Time

366 Exercises To Fulfill Your Daily Writing Life
Robert Yehling
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The Write Time - Cover

After ten years of development, The Write Time: 366 Exercises to Fulfill Your Writing Life is complete! These incisive, story-driven exercises offer working writers—professional, academic and aspiring alike—a chance to polish their specialties while experimenting with new expressions. Other features:

• Motivational quotes after every exercise
• Author birthdays
• Space to jot notes or self-prompts
• More than 120 featured websites for writers
• Western, Celtic and Native American sun signs

Free eBook with 20 writing exercises from The Write Time!

Read more at Word Journeys.

1-2 copies @ $16 each
S&H @ $3 per order (in continental USA) regardless of quantity
Group pricing:
3-9 @ $14
10-24 @ $11
25-49 @ $10
50+ @ $9
For group purchases, email

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