Meet the Founders
- Author and journalist Steve Jackson, whose first idea for a book became a New York Times bestseller. That's when he understood that being an author made sense for him. He has since written 35+ books.
- Michael Cordova, president of 21st Century Technologies, Inc., where he has designed custom database software systems for the largest and most innovative companies in the world and grown client customer sales by 8-fold with his marketing and advertising insight and processes.
A Couple of College Buddies From Colorado State University
WildBlue Press was formed out of the conversations between Steve and Michael. They were a couple of college buddies who recognized that the publishing world was changing—traditional publishers were making it tough on "working class" authors (i.e., those not named King or Rowling) and rising above the "white noise" of the self-publishing world was an immense obstacle for authors suddenly expected to "do it all" themselves in addition to writing.
Founded in 2014, we are an independent, mid-sized book publisher dedicated to delivering stories of the highest quality and creativity. Our titles span a range of genres, including fiction and nonfiction, and we publish in hardback, paperback, eBook, and audiobook formats. We strive to create a unique and engaging experience for readers and authors and invite you to engage with us!
Our Professional Publishing Affiliations
WildBlue Press is a member of the following book publishing associations:
Visit our Submissions page if you are an author interested in having WildBlue Press publish your book.
If you are an agent, please contact us regarding titles for submission or film rights.
WildBlue Stands Out From The Crowd
We are a cutting-edge 21st-century publishing company empowering authors to shape their careers. WildBlue Press is our answer to the challenges of publishing. We are an A-Z indie publishing company formed by a consortium of bestselling and award-winning authors with "rising stars" providing widely acclaimed stories as well. Instead of waiting on the whims of traditional publishing companies, our authors decide what they want to publish and when; then, we take it from there.
We guide authors through every stage of the publishing process, from acquisitions and editing to book covers, formatting, distribution, marketing, sales, and accounting.
The sincerest form of flattery ... some of our competitors have changed their business model to imitate us, but there is only one WildBlue Press.
We don't just publish established bestselling authors. WildBlue Press is committed to cultivating new and aspiring as well as bestselling, award-winning, experienced, and well-regarded authors above the white noise of the self-publishing world.
We submit first-time manuscripts to our market-testing focus groups and publishing team before we decide to take them on. Once accepted, we treat all of our authors the same. This includes continual promotions of their work and cultivating a growing audience using state-of-the-art tools that find the one-in-a-million influencer and online properties that can propel each book to the targeted readers who will love it.
With the drawing power of our many established authors in your genre, the result is that our promotional abilities are amplified with a greatly increased presence on the web among targeted readers through cross-pollinating fanbases, as well as search engine optimization (SEO) and other online marketing and advertising techniques and social media avenues. Our large and continually growing list of radio interviewers, podcasters, bloggers, and major newspaper, radio, and television journalists provide exposure that isn't normally available to independent authors. We update, re-release, and market our members' backlist books for which they have regained publishing rights. Our books do not go out of print, nor are they left to exist in some sort of limbo where they are never heard from again, but instead, we continue to promote and find new readers in the future.
We offer the very best in original and previously published "classic" works of fiction and non-fiction. Many of our WildBlue Press Classics are in eBook format for the first time, and most have been updated with new material and author commentary. The result is that our readers can be assured of the literary excellence they seek when spending their hard-earned money.