See what some of our authors have to say…
I am very impressed with Nicole, and very happy to have her as my author manager. Being somehow a novice writer and to some degree technologically challenged, I had no idea what to expect. Despite my anxiety, my experience with Nicole surpassed my expectations. She always answered all my questions in a timely fashion.
Despite my repeated changes (content and pictures) to the manuscript, constant updates, me being a stickler for details, she always handled my queries and updates with professionalism and efficiency. Patience is Nicole’s middle name: how many times was I afraid she might drop me for another author manager! She has been very, very patient with me during this process. She is impressive.
I highly recommend Nicole anytime to anyone – she’s a real asset! My experience with her and her team at Gatekeeper Press has been awe-inspiring.
My wife and I had an amazing experience with team at Gatekeeper Press. This is the first book that we published. We had initial call with Tony Chellini. He will give short, understandable answers to any question you have.
We were assigned Jamie Anderson as an author manager and things started snow balling. The speed was amazing. I really appreciate Jamie for going up and above in all tasks that we did and helped us along the way.
I highly recommend Gatekeeper Press.
As a first-time author, it was truly my good fortune to have Gatekeeper Press as the publisher of my book, Bartlett. I was doubly favored to have Jen Spampinato as my Author Manager. She was simply amazing in assisting me in the technical crafting of my story. Extremely professional from the very start and exceptionally kind and caring in her personal approach, there was never a need for concern knowing Ms. Spampinato was there to assist with each step.
In addition, kudos to Alexandra, Bartlett’s cover designer. Her concept was visually stunning, perfectly complementing the narrative within. Thank you Gatekeeper Press for a beautifully achieved final product!
My author manager, Kelly Santaguida, and the whole team at Gatekeeper Press exceeded my expectations. They made my first time publishing a book run so smoothly from start to finish, that I’ve already started to write my second book for them to publish.
My author manager, Angie and Rob were extremely helpful through the process of my first book, A Game as Old as Time! They were transparent and always available when I needed it. I look forward to working with them again on my second book and have already recommended them to a few friends.
Gatekeeper Press recently published my new book, The Monzelli Tales: True Stories of a Film Buff Gone Wild.
The service was excellent all the way throughout the process. Sarah was wonderful, always answering my emails in a thorough and rapid manner. Big thumbs up to Jason too. He went above and beyond to help.
The cover design exceeded my expectation. It turned out excellent.
I’ll certainly use them again.
Gatekeeper Press came highly recommended and surpassed my expectations. This is my first experience writing a book and I needed all the guidance and support I could get. Getekeeper assigns an author manager to each author right from the beginning. My author manager is Eden. She guided me through every step of the unfamiliar process. She is easily accessible and amazing at her job. Always there to guide, support and assist with all the different facets of getting a book published. Eden made a daunting job achievable, always wanting me to have the finished product be exactly what I imagined. I would never have my book out in the world without Eden and Gatekeeper Press.
I decided to use Gatekeeper Press to publish my fourth book and I am very pleased with the experience. The CEO, Rob Price was very helpful and always available for questions. My author manager, Sarah Duckworth, was outstanding with prompt responses to questions and very knowledgeable about the entire publication process. Finally, the editing, formatting and cover design of my book was excellent. In summary, Gatekeeper Press deserves top rating and I highly recommend them.
I am writing today to provide a VERY positive review of one of your employees. Jessica Bushore was always responsive, provided a framework to work in that was important to a new author, did a magnificent job on the book cover, and guided the process with momentum. Our experience was excellent and we have already referred your company to two other people who are looking to publish.
I am so thankful that I found Gatekeeper Press to publish my second book, Finance 102 For Kids. I am pleased with my experience working with them from start to finish. My author manager, Jennifer Clark, was very professional and easy to work with. She was always available to answer my question, and she addressed all of my concerns in a timely manner. Such a great organization to work with!
Gatekeeper Press staff were helpful, efficient, and helped my children’s book come to life! Very grateful to Tricia Bohanon in particular. Thank you!
I just finished my fictional novel/screenplay called The Last Phone Booth on the Left in Brooklyn–About an elderly Italian lady who goes to organized crime for help-and gets it.” If you like LAW & ORDER and if you liked the first 2 seasons of The Sapranos AND if you loved Godfather One & Godfather Two, you will LOVE my book! This could only have been able to be put out there thanks to the amazing final work and efforts of my case-manager–Yukiko Schlotter of GATEKEEPER PRESS. She not only did a fantastic job on every front, but had patience that was beyond the call of duty. I’ve been around a long time and I truly can say that I haven’t dealt with someone so professional AND competent the likes of Yukiko that I can remember. I was going through some very tough and emotional times and realized that I HAD to get my book out there and Yukiko Schlotter and GATEKEEPER PRESS were a God send!
Thank you, Gatekeeper Press! I wrote a highly technical book, The Maps That Change Florida’s History, with many endnotes, footnotes, and 35 pages of jpegs. You did an extraordinary job! Your editorial, layout, and design associates are excellent! The end product was superb. You stayed with me as numerous changes had to be made as the production of the book transitioned from the original manuscript to the final product. Your answer to my every request for help, or for a change, was “No problem, we are here for you.” I HIGHLY recommend Gatekeeper Press! Thank you!
Just published my first children’s book, The Midnight Zone, and I could not be happier with my experience! Between my author manager, Tricia, and the CEO, Rob, for helping me through every step of the process and always answering calls and emails!
I did a lot of research as to what company would be the best for publishing my book, and I was extremely pleased with the way Gatekeeper made everything so easy. Pricing was more than reasonable (my author discount allows me to purchase copies for family and friends to use as gifts at a decent price). Service was first rate: I received timely answers to my questions and was able to set my own pace once I had locked in my costs. I made the mistake of using another company one time in the past and had to deal with the disappointment of seeing all my print-on-demand sources disappear when it went out of business. Gatekeeper is, in my opinion, a highly reputable, professional, and responsible company that will get repeat business from me.
I want to give a special thanks to Eden Tuckman, my Author Manager, and everyone who helped me to bring my book to life. Gatekeeper Press is professional. They are amazing, and will guide you throughout the entire process. This will for sure not be the last time I work with them.
As a Senior citizen, and not really computer literate, this task could have been especially difficult. Instead working with my assigned Author Manager, Kelly, was made so easy. I felt my requirements were top priority with a personal touch. My next eBook will be published by them. What an excellent and enjoyable learning experience.t GKP.
In 2018, after devoting numerous hours searching Online for a reputable publisher, I decided the professional services offered by GKP were exactly what I needed. Four books later, and I’m still publishing my work through Gatekeeper Press. My newest book, titled Night Shivers, is scheduled for a February, 2022 release. The publishing industry has changed dramatically and will continue to evolve during the coming years. Most changes will continue to work against writers not represented by a literary agent. Author-friendly, GKP provides alternative publishing opportunities for writers unwilling or unable to submit their writing to the traditional publishing houses. At GKP, writers remain in complete control of their work. Courteous, efficient, and expedient, GKP author-managers assist writers in every possible way to ensure a quality end product. Writers will not be disappointed with the publishing team at GKP.
My experience with Gatekeeper Press was amazing from start to finish. My author manager, Jennifer, helped to make this process very easy. I am so pleased with the end product. My editor was awesome. I can’t wait to start the process for my next trip.
Gatekeeper Press rocks! It was a great experience working with this publisher. I never thought publishing a book would be such easy. If you are thinking of writing a book and scared of the hassle, please contact Gatekeeper. They will make your dream true!
I just received my first copies of 1777 – Danbury on Fire! I am fully pleased with the quality of production and the speed and responsive attitude of this publisher. My dedicated go-to person Sarah Spencer, funnelled my not-quite-right cover to several designers, looking for a fast fix. The issue was complete and my book went to the printer that day. Tracking told me exactly when it would arrive. I am reordering this morning.
I feel thrilled to have chosen Gatekeeper after having big issues with my previous choice! — with Valerie Muller Egger. The print book looks great after they identified a problem with the cover file I received from another company. Kudos!
As a new author, I was very lucky to come across Gatekeeper Press! I started off with Tony Chellini, Director of Sales & Business Development, and he was phenomenal to work with. When he handed me over to Jessica Bushore, Author Manager, my experience with her was just as good. She treated me like family and she really helped me in this process of book writing. Jessica not only walked me through each step, she also never made me feel rushed or pressured to meet some deadline.
I also have to give props to the art department! They did an amazing job with my book cover. I gave them a couple of ideas and they got it right the first time…no edits required!
I have nothing but good things to say about Gatekeeper Press and I have already recommended them to my friends who also are looking into writing novels.
I will be starting my next novel and will definitely go with Gatekeeper Press again!
I am a first time author and am so thankful I found Gatekeeper Press! From start to finish, Gatekeeper Press made the process of publishing my book very smooth. At each step my author manager, Jamie Anderson was quick to respond with any questions I had and guided me through the entire process. The emails Jamie sent me with next steps were well thought out and extremely helpful. I highly recommend Gatekeeper Press if you are looking for a high quality, professional company to help you become a published author!
I would sincerely like to thank Gatekeeper Press and all who worked on my book, Island Boy. Their motto is, “Where Authors Are Family.” This surely was what I experienced. Gatekeeper Press listened and responded to my every need, as well as questions that I had. A very special thank you goes to Angie Abella, my Author Manager. She always corresponded in a timely fashion, and was tremendously helpful. In the process of publishing Island Boy, Angie treated me with the care as if it was her personal publication.
Kudos to Angie and the staff of Gatekeeper Press!
I’m a lifelong writer but never published a book before. I thought it was the time in my life to produce some of my lifetime’s thoughts in looking back at some very important traditions of our Senior Generation. When I talked with Rob about this venture, I knew I had found the right company to do the job. I had a great response from my Author/Coach – Jen Spampinato – she was a great help in keeping me on the right path and we had a good friendship.
I think my book turned out to be a beautiful coffee table book, with some pages to be read again. I’m hoping many of our older generations will read my book before handing it on to future generations. Life can be beautiful.
I’ve had this dream to publish my book Fortitude for a long time. I knew there would be complex hurtles to cross – which kept me apprehensive on pursing my book publishing journey. That is until I did some homework and discovered Gatekeeper Press.
My initial introduction came via a phone consultation from Rob Price, Gatekeeper Press Founder. Yes, a personal call from the company founder – who does that nowadays? After understanding my goals, Rob drafted a proposed contract geared to exactly what I needed.
From there, Gatekeeper Press assigned my author manager, Jamie Anderson. Jamie was such a pleasure to work with. She guided me through the process every step of the way. As a retired U.S. Naval officer and engineer, I had a lot of questions digging deep into the details. Jamie was consistently prompt in responding to all my inquires and very gracious in putting up with my endless questions. I tend to be a perfectionist and never make a final decision without going through multiple iterations. Jamie was always patient and reassuring to me that the Gatekeeper Press team (editors, formatters, designers) will continue to make adjustments to the final product until I am completely satisfied. I believe this is what separates Gatekeeper Press from other publishers – a resolute focus on customer satisfaction.
And, by the way, the Gatekeeper Press tagline, “Where Authors are Family” is so true. Even though we never met in person, I truly felt like “family” as I worked with Jamie, my author manager.
So if you’re looking for a team to help you realize your dreams and publish your book, you need to look no further – Gatekeeper Press will get you across the finish line with their proven and effective process.
Although I’ve never been through a book publishing process before and have no ability to compare, I can say with confidence that the process Gatekeeper uses works perfectly. Each step is detailed and thorough. I was given unlimited opportunity to tweak and fine tune every element and task along the way. I couldn’t be happier with how I was treated and how I was given total control to assure each detail was accomplished to my satisfaction. That said, there is one aspect to my Gatekeeper experience that surpasses all my other praise.
Sarah Duckworth! She was a complete joy to work with! I hope you realize what a treasure you have in her as an author manager. Although she probably got weary of my detail-oriented perfectionism, she was always patient, positive, helpful, offered great input and advice, and made the process so enjoyable. I had no idea how task-oriented the publishing process was. Now, I can’t imagine attempting the process without a professional like Sarah to guide me. Every penny I spent with Gatekeeper was a wise investment due to the way Sarah handled the entire process. So thank you for assigning Sarah to my book project. She made it a wonderful experience!
I was a self-admitted skeptic. Very close to simply self-publishing myself and now so grateful I didn’t. You have a superstar with Angie! She is nothing shy of amazing. Very responsive and customer focused. I may have become a bit nit-picky on the last steps for the cover, yet she was constantly patient. To me, it needed to be perfect as the book was written as a tribute to my late son we lost abruptly. It’s my legacy, and at some level I think Angie was sensitive to that. You need to see her as one of your top staff members.
From first contact to two published books, they have been attentive to my needs and very speedy in their response times…I would give five of five stars from my experience and intend to publish my next book with Gatekeeper.
Special thanks to Tricia B. for being very informative and responsive throughout this amazing process of publishing my first children’s book ‘Ring Tail Raffi: Mindfulness in Madagascar.’ I am so impressed with the quality of the books and feel so happy I made the choice to go with Gatekeeper Press!
I had the great pleasure of choosing Gatekeeper Press for my first self publishing experience. It was such an easy process and my author manager made me feel confident throughout. Thanks to the help of Jen Spampinato my book is finished and ready to launch! She went above and beyond professionalism. Anything in terms of editing or format and how the book itself looked, she took into her hands as if it was her own baby being birthed into creation. I now consider her a friend and somebody I would love to work with in the future. Thank you to Gatekeeper Press and to Jen for what you do!! I’d recommend this company to anyone looking to self publish.
I made a wise choice in choosing Gatekeeper Press to guide me through publishing my first novel- Laela and the Moonline. I appreciate the outstanding support that my author manager-Yukiko Schlotter provided me. I highly recommend working with her and this team. The process is complex at times, but she guides you every step of the way.
My memoir, I’ll Raise You Ten, was published by Gatekeeper Press. It’s doing very well on Amazon… undoubtedly this would not have been a reality without gatekeeper and my Author Manager, Tricia. It’s a lot of editing, back n forth emails, but all worth it especially for your first book. My novel dropped 1 month ago and is still on the bestseller list in 3 categories. As a new unknown Author, I could not ask for more. Thank you Gatekeeper, and thank you for all your patience with my 63 year old non-technical mind!
I would like to say thank you to Rob Price and the Gatekeeper Press staff for making my dream of being a published author come true! If you have decided to self publish your book and are looking for assistance I would highly recommend Gatekeeper Press! They will navigate you through each step of the process and have a variety of options available depending on your needs.
Now that you have written your book, calling Gatekeeper Press is the next step. No matter how experienced you are at writing, everyone needs at least an edit and/or proofread. Then there’s the book cover. I gave them two ideas for the cover of my book and they combined them into one. The cover they designed was better than I had imagined it would be! I love it! Also, keep in mind that there are details involved in the physicality of creating the actual book cover to cover and having it distributed! As an author you are not expected to know how to create the book and have it distributed! You can choose between hard cover, paperback, and e-book. They even have a link for an audio book, although I didn’t chose that option. The options are all available and Gatekeeper Press will follow through with your wishes. After you have hired the experienced and qualified staff at Gatekeeper press they will guide you every step of the way from start to finish and you will keep all rights to your book!! I would definitely use them again. Thank you Gatekeeper Press!
Readers are now walking into the pages of my mind thanks to Gatekeeper Press! A dream come true, they can make your dreams come true too! My book, SOULMATES, is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and others!
Gatekeeper did a phenomenal job publishing my book, Triple Jeopardy, the quality of their services, from start to completion, is outstanding. Their competent professionals addressed all my concerns and produced a book I’m extremely proud of. With Gatekeeper, you’re treated like family!!!!
I cannot thank Gatekeeper Press enough for the care they provided to me and my work. Every author knows that he/she puts their soul on paper and Gatekeeper Press cared for my soul. Thank you; thank you; thank you.
In today’s world it is hard to find a company that cares more their client and that client’s success and experience than their own bottom line. Gatekeeper Press is that exception. They repeatedly went the second mile with their service and care to me in the publication of my book, On the Path to Love and Wholeness. Sarah Duckworth, my Author Manager was a joy to work with on the project. The President, Rob Price, is an advocate for all authors and is always ready to lend his support. Kudos to this value oriented company!!
I can’t say enough good words to share my experience with Gatekeeper Press! We were about to go to press when I contracted Covid 19. My case was not just severe but critically severe. I was on a vent for 3 months and in the hospital for 99 days. The people at Gatekeeper’s Press worked with my husband to finish up the publishing process as my husband knew how much this writing project meant to me. When it was ready to be published a close friend called directly to Gatekeeper Press to order 10 copies which they promptly shipped to her and one of the copies were at my bedside when I came out of the medically induced coma. The nurses raved about the book and several ordered copies. My friend who had directly ordered from Gatekeeper Press said she had never had such nice people to work with and they expressed to her their concern for my well-being. Thank you to everyone at Gatekeeper Press (especially Nicole)! You are all wonderful people and do great work! My book continues to get great reviews on Amazon!
I had an excellent experience with Gatekeepers Press. The experience surpassed my expectations. I am a naturally anxious person and quite technologically challenged. However, once I committed to the project, my fears and anxiety subsided. My author manager answered all of my questions regardless of how minute. She was extremely responsive to inquiries. Not to mention, the illustrator captured my vision perfectly. My project has exceeded my expectations because the product was very high quality. I would recommend Gatekeepers Press anyone seeking to self publish a book.
I wanted to reach out and let you know that Jessica Bushore is an outstanding person at Gatekeeper.
Jessica was extremely important in the success of my book Deep Hell. She took it upon herself to make things great.
Moreover, she personally and deeply absorbed my science fiction story and offered suggestions that not only corrected inconsistencies but also enhanced the entire book.
The design work Jessica oversaw turned out an amazing cover, in addition to acting on my preferences where the interior was exactly as imagined.
I hope Jessica Bushore is able to manage my next book with Gatekeeper. Please extend my sincere thanks to her.
Thank you for your fantastic company and to let you know that Jessica is a shining star who aims to help authors achieve the best that they can be.
I wholeheartedly recommend self-publishing and doing it with Gatekeeper Press. I published my first novel, The Mermaid Mahjong Circle — A Fairy Tale for Women (https://amzn.to/3pF4kEX) with Gatekeeper in May of 2020. My Author Manager, Nicole, was incredibly competent, confidence-inspiring, and patient. The process went exactly as promised and as scheduled, and I am so happy with the final product. Gatekeeper’s Author Questionnaire is such a valuable tool – so be as detailed as you can when filling it out. It really made a difference in my book turning out to exceed my expectations. I can’t say enough good things about Nicole and my entire Gatekeeper experience.
Gatekeeper Press was incredibly helpful in publishing my first children’s book Lily’s Grooves. Author Manager Eden Tuckman made the entire process easy, efficient and transparent. Eden’s knowledge and communication facilitated the publishing process and assured me that my book would be presented in the most professional way possible. I would definitely recommend Gatekeeper Press for any publishing, editing or distribution needs. Lily’s Grooves is now available through all major online booksellers but be sure to check your local bookseller too.
That day, I wanted to say “bravo” a thousand times, although I worried about wearing out the keys on my iPad if I did that. I received the first copy of my book from Amazon a month to the day after I had talked to Gatekeeper’s sales director, Tony Chellini. His answers were crisp and convincing and he offered to cut the book production in half if I paid a little extra. I thought that he might be gilding the lily, but was dumbfounded when I received a mock-up of an excellent front cover within 48 hours. Everything went smoothly, thanks to my Author Manager, Angie Abella, who handled all my questions and suggestions with professionalism, enthusiasm, efficiency, and good humour – despite my being a stickler for detail. The whole experience was extraordinary and I can’t imagine feeling happier about the quality of the product. Thanks to the whole team!
All I can say is they explained what they would do and what the costs were, and that’s exactly what they did. There were no curve balls, no hidden fees, no surprises. My contact person, Kelly Santaguida, always got back to me in a timely manner with answers to my questions. Very smooth operation – no headaches at all.
As a self-published author there are so many options to choose from, but you never know which ones are true! With Gatekeeper Press and their transperency both in pricing, delivery, and expectation, I would be so upset if I published through any other publisher. From my call with the President himself, to the relationship with my Author Manager, Gatekeeper Press is truly a second family for me! I published my Book Brick by Brick: Reshape Your Thinking back in March, 2021, and they have handled each step with such reassurance, confidence, and ever were willing to help me when I ran into issues during the development of my cover design! If you’re thinking about self-publishing, look no further than Gatekeeper Press! As their motto suggest, their authors are truly treated like a member of their family!
Rob and his team have been wonderful partners as we worked together to publish my latest book, The Wolcott Circus. Very thorough follow up, attention to detail as they took a personal interest in the book. We worked with Jennifer Clark, our author manager, who was terrific from day one. Highly recommend them.
I decided to write books and I am about to retire. My wife checked out Gatekeeper Press and suggested that I make the call. I have never been more impressed with how my author manager, Tricia, helped me to understand the process. I also found the cost to be very affordable. My book, Narratives, is on track to be published soon and I am truly happy! I will be staying with Gatekeeper Press to publish all my books! Highly recommended for novices like me!
Publishing my memoir with Gatekeeper Press has been an awesome experience. Being a novice author I had no idea what to expect to get my book published . My ghost writer, Vivien Cooper, suggested I contact Gatekeeper. That was a fabulous suggestion! First I spoke with Tony who explained the process to me in detail. I thought it would be so complicated but much to my surprise Tony made it sound so simple. Sarah Duckworth, who was assigned as my Author Manager, made the process uncomplicated and easy to walk beside. Sarah was there whenever I had questions and/or just needed help in making a decision. She is a pleasure to work with…the product itself is beautiful and I am proud to say I had my memoir published by Gatekeeper Press. Thanks to everyone at Gatekeeper Press for for publishing my book to hit the market in such a big way….Warm regards, Arlene
Gatekeeper is the third, and most recent self-publisher I’ve worked with. Although I wrote and illustrated Forever Feathers – A Lyrical Story, they created an artful and professional-looking children’s story book. In addition, communication was great. With their guidance and foresight, (especially Kelly’s), the book is getting 5 star reviews on Amazon. I hope to work with them on my next upcoming novel!
It has been a pleasure to work with Rob Price and his professional team. They are excellent in their job and provided me with the best attention possible. They worked on my book with care. They are creative and they know how to interpret the goals of the client.
Gatekeeper Press was essential to my start in independent publishing. I was hesitant at first because Gatekeeper’s services seemed “too good to be true,” but the investment gave me the freedom to focus on writing and sharing my work rather than hours formatting and managing my manuscripts on a variety of sales channels. I have a deep respect for the Gatekeeper team’s business acumen and willingness to accept feedback while trying to be as accommodating as possible. From invaluable connections to market insights, partnering with Gatekeeper Press offered an essential foundation for my success as an author during my first years.
I was about as green as they come when it came to knowing anything about book publishing. Several months into working on my first novel, I began to do some research about self-publishing. The information and advice was vast and daunting that I almost allowed myself to be pressured into a contract with a self-publishing company whose link was popping up everywhere. It didn’t feel right and I went with my gut. After hiring a consultant to help me sift through my overload of information, I came away well-armed with a wealth of knowledge on how to avoid being eaten by one of the self-publishing sharks like the one that almost had me. I saw a positive story in the consultant’s newsletter about a hybrid publisher, Gatekeeper Press, who was making news.
I took Gatekeeper Press up on their offer of a free consultation but not before I had a well thought-out script of questions that would surely eliminate them if they resembled anything like the one I had dealt with previously. And they didn’t. From my first conversation with Author manager, Rob Price of Gatekeeper Press, I felt I had found a company that would shoot straight. Looking back, I call it ‘divine intervention’. I never felt pressured into signing a contract and every aspect of the process that previously made me wary had been addressed to my satisfaction. A bond of mutual respect laid the foundation for the excellent working relationship we developed.
Rob Price has always been prompt with phone calls and emails – always courteous and patiently answering my plethora of questions. I required a lot of hand-holding. I asked a lot of questions and made a lot of requests. Rob accommodated those needs and honored my requests when feasible and possible. He was helpful beyond my expectations from beginning to end. But this is not the end. I am currently working on my second novel, Sarah, another crime thriller and sequel to my first book titled Sarai, in the Sarah Somer Series. By choice and with pride, it will again bear the publisher’s imprint as Gatekeeper Press.
We two sisters collaborated on our first self-published book, and when we were looking for a publisher, Gatekeeper Press popped up. We immediately resonated with the name as it has something to do with our book, ‘Ghost of a Shadow.’ We were also attracted to the 100% Royalties and Rights, as well as the aptly-priced packages for different book formats. We arranged to have a conference call with Rob Price, who was to become our Author Manager. He answered every single one of our questions, and we had many. He is the most courteous, kind, and helpful person one could hope to meet at our stage of the publishing process. This whole experience has been a learning curve for us, and we are so happy that we decided to sign with Rob and Gatekeeper Press as there has been absolute continuity in support and flexibility, quick responses to our many inquiries, and whenever a roadblock comes up, he immediately goes over and above to get the necessary changes effected in a timely manner. We can’t recommend Gatekeeper Press enough. It is a collaboration and a two-way street to be sure, but we couldn’t ask for a better partner in publishing than Rob Price. In other words, things happen, but Gatekeeper Press is on the ball, highly responsive, and generous in communications and action.
There I was – first time author, based in Austria/Europe with the goal to publish my first graphic novel (a business graphic novel, cross genre it had to be) internationally – as ebook and in print. You might be able to empathize with my state of agony and dispair :).
Then – after yet another desperate round of research I got in touch with Joshua Tallent who then pointed me to gatekeeper press. The website looked like too good to be true. Guess, what? It is as good as they claim to be (rare in today’s market, isn’t it).
Throughout the whole process Rob Price has been always prompt with his always helpful replies – and I really have to use ‘always’ because it’s simply true. And his patience! I wonder where he takes it from, it seems never ending. As seem his working hours. I live and work about 6 hours ahead of Robs and yet, he always answered my emails almost immediately. I hope now that my book has launchend successfully – internationally (how cool is that!) – I hope he does get some more sleep :) Thank you Rob! Without you my book and its success just simply wouldn’t have happend (no exaggeration).
I was drowning in a sea of snake oil salesman and liars when I first reached out to Rob Price. From our first phone call I knew this was guy was the real deal. I think we talked on the phone and emailed for six months before I gave Gatekeeper a a dime. When that day happened it was for some line editing help. There was no hard sale for more services. Rob made it clear what services to authors they offered and simply told me when and if I was ready they were there to help me. The more I interacted with the people at Gatekeeper the more grateful I was I’d stumbled upon these guys.
When my first book was finished I knew I needed marketing help. Rob didn’t offer that service but he introduced me to my mentor, Shari Stanch. If it wasn’t for Rob and Shari, I am quite sure I’d have given up on this whole “author thing…”
I can’t tell you how many times, even last week, I had an emergency, like needing a high resolution image for some marketing material, and within in an hour Rob came through for me. Rob has answered emails at midnight on a Saturday and while waiting to board a plane. You don’t get that kind of service any more.
Gatekeeper is not about the money, they are about helping authors.
I don’t know where this writing career will take me, but I know Gatekeeper press and Rob and his crew, Kelly, Wendy and Vanessa and others who have helped me, but I’ve never met, will be part of the process.
Seriously, dude, I can’t thank you enough.
I found Gatekeeper Press after reading an article about the start-up of their company. I’d planned to go with a different company, but after just a few brief interactions with that other self-publisher, alarm bells were going off. When I read that article, I decided to contact them.
I was immediately impressed by their professional manner and genuine interest in helping me with my project step-by-step, something that never faltered through the entire process.
I was assigned my own personal author-manager for contact, and even though my author manager changed half-way through, it was a seamless transition. Every question I asked was answered in a timely manner. If I drove my author managers crazy with fifteen emails in a single day, they never complained. Gatekeeper Press states their authors are family and that’s exactly how it feels. Helpful, friendly, and professional every step of the way.
I can highly recommend their cover art artists. The finished cover exceeded my expectations.
When I finally held the finished book in my hands, I was beyond delighted. The quality of the book is excellent. After the horror stories I’d read on line about other companies using cheap paper and poor binding, I was so relieved to receive a top quality product from Gatekeeper Press. I highly recommend them to anyone looking to self-publish a book. They go above and beyond, and I feel blessed to have found them.
I have the Paperback in my hand, yay!!! With much gratitude I write to express my thanks to you and your team for the joyous journey that publishing has been, and hope will continue to unfold in the future. This was my first ever experience to birth a book that I conceived as personal journal entries, and with your publishing service it’s now a reality, a dream come true!
While I know this truth, I had to live the reality of why it’s necessary to have the ‘margins of error’ in managing the Project Timeline, Book Formatting, Distributions Channels, etc. Most of all, I have to say your level of leadership in a Customer Centric way left me challenged to work on my patience despite my eagerness to realize the publication. Thank you for embodying the true spirit of your company’s slogan: Where Authors Are Family–I feel it because I experienced it. I feel I probably made the most requests to edit this and that yet you explained where explaining was needed, but still embraced my requests and quirkiness in my need to achieve excellence.
Thank you for your excellence in service, I look forward to doing more business with you!
On the recommendation of an acquaintance, I investigated Gatekeeper Press and others to format and publish my second book. I based my decision on the content of their website and a personal interview with an author/manager. In the end, I believe I got the best of two worlds at Gatekeeper…a highly streamlined and efficient process along with a knowledgeable individual who would prove readily available when I had questions and didn’t want to deal with “system solutions”. Their price was fair and reasonable for the stress free services they delivered. Gatekeeper worked fast and accurately. The time to layout and format my book took half as long as I expected. They helped me fine-tune the metadata to reach my desired audience. Recognizing that my target reader probably wore reading glasses, they set the font at a size that my customers would find appealing and painless to see. I was also attracted to their high payout on royalties and that they conveniently aggregate and account for them to simplify my life. Lastly, I liked Gatekeeper Press’ flexibility. I wrote both of my books under the banner of Corabella Press, a hybrid of my two grandchildren’s names. They were willing to let me us that name in lieu of theirs. In the end, I went with their name because I felt they deserved the recognition and I was proud to be associated with the name Gatekeeper Press. I think they are game-changer in their industry and worthy of future business.
Working with Gatekeeper Press and my author manager has been remarkable. Their fast follow-up on my questions, delivery on each step as they promised and patiently answering questions that some might find annoying, knocked my socks off! What’s more, their quality design of my cover and interior along with professional editing were performed with outstanding quality. The test of any business relationship is ultimately “referral to others” and on that note I’ve already recommended Gatekeeper to another author. And YES, I’ll be back with more of my own projects for Gatekeeper to help with.
As an author who has had more than one bad experience in the publishing industry, I was very skeptical about the services being offered by Gatekeeper Press. In fact, in my first exchange of emails with Rob Price, the president, I told him it was very unlikely a consultation would lead to an agreement. Well, now I am very pleased that I was directed to Gatekeeper Press and pleased with the product. I wish to credit their professionalism, attention to detail, willingness to provide extra support, amazing response times, appeal of the cover design and the quality of production. I recommend authors engage in a phone consultation, ask questions and decide from there.
Gatekeeper’s incredible team, from management to design, guided me through every phase of book development in a field I knew absolutely nothing about; cover design, copyrighting, editing, acknowledgement page, about the author page, dedication page, and the synopsis for the back cover. Once the editing phase and other responsibilities were completed, Gatekeeper stitched it all together by formatting the novel and downloading it to all their eBooks partner sites. In addition, Gatekeeper’s print- on-demand package delivered a professional book with a dynamic, eye-catching cover that has been flying off the shelves. All of these services, I might add, were performed at extremely affordable and reasonable prices. Gatekeeper helped me achieve my dream, and I am eternally grateful to everyone in the company who contributed to the development of my book. Gatekeeper has earned my admiration and highest recommendation.
My experience with you & Gatekeeper Press has been exceptional. I look forward to working with you in the future on more projects. I could not be more pleased with your quick responses to my questions. It is refreshing to know there is a publishing Company out there who really cares about the author, & conducts itself in such a professional manner.
One day I woke up and said I wanted to write a novel. My friends, and family first looked at me like I was crazy, but was supportive. I had no clue as to what I was doing. After a couple years I finally finished it. Then the hard part started. I had no clue about publishing either. I researched traditional publishing and decided no on that, and then started researching Indie publishing. I found Gatekeeper Press. I was lost, but Rob Price and his team at Gatekeeper Press have been the best. They virtually took me by the hand, and walked me thru step by step. Gatekeeper Press is awesome. Thank you for taking care of me always!!
I had a great experience with Gatekeeper Press. The process was easy. I came to gatekeeper primarily because I wanted a one-stop shop to publish both print and electronic versions, as well as to publish to both Amazon and iBooks. Plus, I wanted better royalties than I was getting elsewhere. The interior formatting turned out amazing, too.
As a budding novelist before the publication of the debut work, I had to pass through the ordeal of foreboding as and when I sighted the terms and conditions (proffered by publishing companies), which were as strange, legal and confronting as their Marketing/Sales staff appeared. I passed many days in caverns worrying like a neurotic giving discreetly slip to a few publishers before I entered the doorsteps of Gatekeeper Press who by its natural, unassuming, and open-minded approach allayed instantly all my sense of foreboding, and opened the door for inking the publication contract. Rob Price handled the work process very professionally with a human heart addressing and clarifying issues almost on real time like a friend or a brother or a guide, including the editing work which his two editors having hands-on experience and high caliber handled passionately in tandem. I believe Gatekeeper Press is undoubtedly the best choice for authors, especially for those who have no referral support. My best wishes for its steady and robust growth to reach the pinnacle in the near future and realization of its mission!
I have been extremely happy with my association with Gatekeeper Press. From first contact to two published books, they have been attentive to my needs and very speedy in their response times, They have been helpful with marketing strategies and have always been extremely professional. I would give five of five stars from my experience and intend to publish my next book with Gatekeeper.
Gatekeeper Press has provided me with excellent service. When they first contacted me, I was wary, as I think everyone should be when doing business with the publishing industry. But, Gatekeeper Press is not hiding a secret agenda. They are simply a company devoted to bringing quality reading material to people and being fair to their authors. The expenses I have incurred in my interaction with Gatekeeper have been reasonable, I get timely help, they did a fabulous job on my book cover, and I have been fairly compensated. It has been a great place in which to get started as an author.
Gatekeeper Press was recommended to me by the editor who worked with me on my book and I was not sure what to expect. From the first conversation with the Gatekeeper author manager through final design, the experience was nothing short of excellent. The services provided were very affordable and that made going with Gatekeeper a much better option than trying to learn everything required to self-publish my book. I am very satisfied with how my book turned out and highly recommend Gatekeeper Press for anyone who is wanting to have their work published.
I can’t tell you how much I appreciate the speed with which you and your staff respond and react to all these edits and production conversations. I was singing your praises to another author (I think she called you) and she said how valuable that was to her, given how unresponsive and slow and unwilling her publisher was. It’s really been an amazing experience thus far. Thank you!
I have published books in the past with several small independent houses. My experience with them has not been … salutary. I was most pleased (and relieved) to find Gatekeeper Press. From initial contact through publication and sales, it has been pleasant, responsive, and successful. They did what they promised, when they promised, and promptly fixed the few errors that occurred (mostly mine, not theirs.) My first e-book in a seven-book series, “Our Allies Have Become Our Enemies” (check it out on Amazon), was an Amazon Bestseller for the first month after launch. A large part of that was Gatekeeper. I can recommend them strongly and without reservation.
After I had finally completed my manuscript I immediately ran into a rather troubling problem when trying to pitch my idea to more traditional publishers. They were not open to, or even willing to listen to the idea of a musical-style novel. Undaunted by this I dove into researching various self-publishing companies. If you are reading this then you probably had a similar issue as I did and are equally overwhelmed by the numerous companies out there. I quickly realized, as I’m sure you have, that there are a large amount of shady players in this game. Some began hounding me from the moment I submitted my copyright, others tried to trap me into a contract the instant I contacted them and still others bizarrely seemed almost completely uninterested in my business. When I looked into Gatekeeper Press it seemed like the old cliché of “too good to be true.” Their prices were beyond competitive and every exchange was friendly, informative and with the head of the company no less. Maybe best of all they seemed genuinely excited to partner with me without ever pressuring me to rush into something I wasn’t comfortable with. In the end I decided to go with them and I couldn’t be more thrilled that I did. Their system allows for a lot of flexibility in the sense that you can do just about anything on your own, or purchase their numerous professional services, from covers, to editing and everything in between. At every stage they couldn’t have been easier to work with, as they clearly communicated every step in the process and answered every question I had promptly and honestly. I’d love to say that they finished everything on time, but truth be told I’m even happier to say they were early on delivering on every step of the process (sometimes weeks ahead of schedule) and didn’t proceed with the next step until I was completely satisfied. In the end I couldn’t have been prouder of the finished project as they took my dream and helped make it a reality which for a long time seemed impossible. I wouldn’t hesitate to work with them again and neither should you!
My experience with Gatekeeper Press was very enjoyable and professional. Rob Price was very helpful with any questions that I needed answered and was very timely whether by phone or email. Venturing out into the publishing world for the first time can be confusing, expensive and exhausting but working with Gatekeeper Press made things a lot easier, clear and attainable. As a new writer, I was very unsure about purchasing the editing package but I found the additional support to be very helpful without taking away from my unique writing style and I really appreciated the kind and encouraging comments that the editor made along with remarks concerning proposed changes. It was a smooth transition and not as painful as I thought it would be. A little kindness goes a long way.
Rob Price and the folks at Gatekeeper Press were wonderful to work with. Rob answered questions, was accessible and was incredibly helpful from beginning to end. As a first time author, the publishing process seemed to loom ahead like a huge uncharted territory. Rob helped me navigate this process easily. The finished product emerged polished and professional. I’m thrilled with the results and will return to Gatekeeper Press with my next book!
I translated my book to English and looked for a publisher in the U.S. Shortly I found Gatekeeper Press. The process was easy, quick and definitely stand the budget then the others options. Gatekeeper Press help me to publish my book both hardcopy and electronic versions, as well in Amazon and many iBooks online stores. My experience with Gatekeeper Press is great, the interaction was very good and professional, patient and kind. Looking forward to work with Gatekeeper Press again soon.
I’ve had a very positive experience with Gatekeeper Press. We just launched our graphic novel which presents a different kind of challenge then an all text press. Rob Price worked very diligently to make sure all came out right and we are very happy with the results. I can confidently recommend Gatekeeper Press to anyone who wishes to independently publish their works.
This was my first book to publish and needless to say I was at a loss as far as the publishing aspect. Thank you so much Rob Price for being so patient and walking me through the publishing process. I could not have done it without you. I have already referred two individuals to Gatekeepers Press for their manuscripts to be reviewed.
I am in the process of writing my next book and I will return to Gatekeepers Press for the publishing. Believe me, I had checked too many publishing companies to remember and by far Rob’s company offered great packages with good prices. They cover the whole spectrum of publishing. A special thanks to Tony Cellini who answered my questions no matter how silly they sounded. I can’t say enough good things about the qualified staff. All of you will hear from me again soon!
I came to Gatekeeper after a horrible experience with another publisher who basically ripped off many of their authors and walked away from us. I was leery of all publishers, but Gatekeeper Press kept their promises and published my first book in August of this past year, and three months later, published my second book. We’re happy with the entire process and the interactions with Gatekeeper, especially Rob Price who went the “extra mile”.
A few weeks after Jesus Still Reigns was published, I began hearing from relatives that I had not heard from in a long time, with positive comments and congratulations on getting my first book published. They were all quite surprised, interested. At a family birthday celebration, they were passing the book around and reading some of the poems. Thus, publishing my first book opened doors of communication that had been shut and gave them a reason to reach out to me. Some are waiting anxiously for the third book!
I’ve just published my first book, and Rob Price, the company’s president, was my contact. Rob could not have been more accommodating and easy to work with, and the final product is as professional a job as I’ve ever seen from any publisher. I would not hesitate to heartily recommend Gatekeeper to all and sundry!
I have worked with other publishers on previous books. All were very frustrating experiences. Then I discovered Gatekeeper Press. Somehow, I found myself speaking on my landline phone with Mr. Tony Chellini. He answered each of my questions fully. That conversation was just like talking with an old friend. And, interestingly, he never tried to sell me anything….which was a refreshing surprise. Actually, his ‘no sale pitch’ sold me on them. I have had more than a dozen interactions[phone and email] with Sarah Spencer . She has always been readily available and helpful. GATEKEEPER PRESS is the ‘real deal’. Specifically, the cost was the lowest of more than a dozen other publishers that I contacted. The process was very streamlined. I could hardly believe my eyes when I opened my box of books. The Brooklyn Bred cover[I chose to have no jacket which are unnecessary and get shabby looking very quickly] was great. The 48 color photographs were outstandingly reproduced(and a few were 50 years old…actually two of me were taken in 1940 and 1942!). I simply do not know how Gatekeeper Press can do all that for the extremely low price that I paid. [Even after publication they were great. When my books were delivered….the box was entirely empty!! There were large messages on the box: “condition received”. I emailed Sarah Spencer with the bad news. She immediately wrote back: “WOW, that’s nuts! I’ll figure out what to do and get back to you.” And the next day, she arranged for me to receive another box of 20 books.] . A truly excellent publisher(and that’s an understatement).
I found Gatekeeper Press after having a not-so-great experience with another company. I wanted a company who would distribute my book through multiple online retailers. Rob Price was extremely efficient. We made several revisions, which went very smoothly, and he was able to seamlessly get my book listed for sale online in a timely fashion. All questions were answered amazingly fast. I’m very pleased with this company’s customer service, and I will definitely come here first when my next book is ready to be published. Highly recommend!
I had a great experience working with Gatekeeper Press. I was given solid, professional advice every step of the way, from proofreading to cover design to editing and tips for marketing the book. I worked mostly with Sarah, who was very patient and helpful. I went into the process with some strong ideas about the cover design, but as I went through the process with Gatekeeper staff — who worked with my many suggestions as best they could — and I wound up with a cover largely designed by their cover designer, which was far better than anything I’d imagined. My point is they were patient and took the time to work with my suggestions, so overall it was a good creative process that led to an excellent result. Also, as things progressed, I realized that in several of the stories (there are nine short stories in the book) there were some inconsistencies, overuse of some phrases — basically additional edits that needed to be made, fairly far into the process. Again, this was no problem, we went back and forth on the edits and everything worked out well. I never felt rushed to finish up any part of the process and move on, or that anyone I worked with was trying to get me to pay more money to Gatekeeper along the way. Everyone simply listened to what I wanted, gave me their input, and made the changes/edits I requested — and then assembled what I think are excellent, high quality paperback and electronic versions of the book. In sum I was very satisfied, and when I finish my current writing project I will no doubt call the great people at Gatekeeper press in hopes of working with them again.
It’s been a pleasure working with Gatekeeper Press. They have always been helpful and professional throughout the entire process, willing to answer any questions that I have had. I look forward to working with them again.
Rob Price, Founder of Gatekeeper Press, recently completed publishing my book, Top Students, Top Parents. I was totally unaware of the difficulty formatting and editing my book would entail. Compared with the average library novels that merely consist of a pages of simple, indented paragraphs and a chapter heading here and there, it must have been his greatest nightmare. My book is an educational book that can be used as a textbook. It is not only filled with numerous indented paragraphs, titles and subtitles, but it also contains hundreds of bullets, different indentations, spaces, italics, quotations, columns of words and different margins. I’m certain he was sorry he took on my project, once he started; however, he stuck with it and produced a book that fills me with pride. His staff created covers that were so appealing that I couldn’t decide which one I liked best. He worked patiently and respectfully with me, one on one, and more than fulfilled his promise of complete satisfaction. I give his work an A++. I found Rob Price to be an honest and decent man. He is one of a few in the publishing world who is completely trustworthy and backs up his guarantee. If not already, I predict his company will soon be number One.
“Tips” was my first little project that took me a couple of years to put together. Not knowing where to start, I went online and contacted several self-publishing companies in the United States, Canada and The United Kingdom. They all seemed to be looking for a profit and could not care less about my guidebook, mostly because of my accent. (I wasn’t born in the US – I came here when I was in my early 30’s). They tried to sound nice but I could tell there was a hesitation every time I had a question. You can detect an unfriendly phone partner the second you talk to one. Since I had to ask a lot of questions, they all started to turn less and less approachable.
And then I found Tony Chellini, who made him feel comfortable from the very beginning. He was the one who went into the smallest details about self-publishing and led me to the right people. Next, I got in touch with Sarah Spencer, who overwhelmed with her patience, kindness, and professionalism. We worked together exchanging emails and phone conversations for months but finally my idea turned into a book. My heartfelt thanks also go to Rob Price, who knew how to add a special touch to the whole project.
I am very happy to have found Gatekeeper Press.
I just wanted to let you know that I really have enjoyed working with your people. It has been a pleasure and truly great experience. I look forward to working with them on the next book (which is almost ready) and other future books. I also have a friend that has a manuscript ready to be published and I have given your company a five star recommendation. Thank you for starting this publishing service. I could not have done this without Gatekeeper. You are in my opinion, the best. When you stated, “Where authors are family” on your logo, you were spot on. I have never felt more at home. Thank you for welcoming me into the family.
Gatekeeper Press allowed for one of my ideas to become a reality. Last July, I wrote Bloom Where You’re Planted. Initially the story was just going to be for my mom, but after reading my draft to different people I knew the story needed to be published. I had absolutely no idea where to begin with publishing. I researched and talked with several different publishing companies, but Gatekeeper Press was the one I felt the most comfortable with. My author manager, Sarah, was great to work with. The majority of our correspondence was over email, but I was also able to talk with her over the phone if needed. Another reason I enjoyed working with Gatekeeper Press was because they allowed me to bring in my own illustrator. From editing, to formatting, and finally publishing, I am really happy I chose to be a part of the Gatekeeper Press family. Bloom Where You’re Planted, went live on March 20th, 2019 (the first day of spring)! Thank you Gatekeeper Press!
I was fortunate enough to meet Rob Price at Killer Nashville. After using a different self-publishing company for my first four novels, it was time for a change, and Gatekeeper provided the quality and responsiveness I had not found in my prior publisher. I am now publishing my second book— “Mob Rules”— with Gatekeeper, and the repeat experience has shown that the first was no fluke. These guys deal in quality production and quality service. I can’t recommend them enough.
Gatekeeper Press has been outstanding in publishing my book. This company is of the highest standards. Everything about the process was easy and professional. Communication was great. Many stars and thanks go to all concerned!
Gatekeeper Press are total professionals. I am a new author and knew little or nothing about publishing. My author-manager guided me through the process step-by-step. She responded to my emails in a timely fashion and brought all concerns to resolution. The work itself has been high quality from cover art to print layout. I am so impressed with Gatekeeper, I intend to use them again on my next endeavor. The whole idea of writing a book started out as a hobby for me in my retirement. Now, I have a passion to turn my imagination into published works. Thank you, Gatekeeper Press.
If I were to describe Gatekeeper Press in one word, it would be patient. I found Gatekeeper Press via Google search. I chose Gatekeeper Press after looking at a few other sites; Gatekeeper Press’s website was user friendly and straight forward. I lucked out being assigned Kelly for the coordination; she responded within minutes to all my emails, but very patient when it took me days to respond to her emails. The whole coordination was done through email and Dropbox. I am still in disbelief on how easy this process was and that I have a published book! Gatekeeper Press published, did the edits, prepared the spine, and the front and back cover. I RECOMMEND GATEKEEPER PRESS TO ALL!
I used a service to get the reputation for the best self-publishing company and came to these folks. Within three weeks, they had my book published. The royalties are better than anywhere else that I looked and the help was great. My author helper was Sarah Spencer. I can’t say enough good things about her. She was so very helpful. I recommend this company having had experiences with four other publishers. Except for Macmillan where I had an agent secure the contract, this was the best experience I’ve had. Cordially, Dr. Diane Holloway Cheney
I just had the wonderful experience of working with Gatekeeper Press. They worked with me from start to finish w/ an Author-manager–Nicole Dudley. They are incredibly fair and are for the author—including they take NO cut from sales–unlike many in the self-publishing industry. My first experience was terrible with a company whom I would never go back to. Gatekeeper Press is a company I would HIGHLY recommend! And they will be publishing my next book when it is ready.
I decided to write books as I am about to retire. My wife checked out Gatekeeper Press and suggested that I make the call. I have never been more impressed with how my author manager Tricia helped me to understand the process. I also found the cost to be very affordable. My book Narratives is on track to be published soon and I am truly happy! I will be staying with Gatekeeper Press to process all my books! Highly recommended for novices like me!
I was and still am new to publishing. I was just ten when I published Selkie, and didn’t know a thing to publishing. Thankfully, my author manager was extremely helpful and gave me suggestions with formatting. Gatekeeper Press is amazing, and I look forward to publish my future books with them later in life.
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