We met our very first client at a craft fair at a local church. This distinguished 87 year old gentleman kept coming back to our booth. Over and over again. I don’t even remember his lovely wife visiting our booth. Apparently she did, but not with the frequency her husband did.
His dream centered on the publishing of his written work. He had tried to self-publish on his own and to his dismay, he did not find success. It would seem that 40 Day Publishing would be his last hope at seeing the fulfillment of those dreams.
Peter has taught us that you never give up and it’s never too late to pursue those God given dreams planted deep within you. A few weeks ago, his fourth book, Free to Learn, Free to Teach, was released. His best work to date. It has been our honor to help this couple taste the first fruits of their labor.
Here is what Dr. Peter Pierro has to say about 40 Day Publishing:
“We are Senior Citizens who have retired from the world of education and would like to publish books that would be beneficial for parents and teachers.
In the past, we have had some rather unsuccessful experiences publishing our books - we have the boxes in our garage to prove it. Publishing our own books was very expensive. The printing costs were very high and in order to get a decent price per book, we had to buy a lot of copies. Then along came the marketing headaches.
We met Darlene Shortridge and Daniel Mawhinney at their 40 Day Publishing booth at a local church exhibition. They were giving a showing of Darlene’s books and we began to share our experiences in publishing. Very briefly and professionally, they shared their program that creates digitalized versions as well as paperback and hardbacks. We saw our publishing opportunities in a new and manageable light.
We had already completed one manuscript and had two others in the planning stages. We decided to associate with 40 Day Publishing in completing the production. So far, in working with Daniel and Darlene, we have successfully completed the publishing of four books. They have also established a web site for us at peterpierro.com and have made arrangements for us with Amazon. We found them to be totally professional and competent and as a result, we are now fulfilling our dreams of having our books printed and out in the public marketing world.
Above all we appreciate the personal interaction and relationship we have with Darlene and Daniel."
Dr. Peter & Bobbie Pierro
In December of 2013, 40 Day Publishing began a publishing relationship with an excellent writer, Cheryl Zelenka.
Cheryl came to us with a book of devotions published by a subsidy publisher and a Bible study ready to be published. We helped Cheryl self-publish her Bible study, Divine Interruptions: A Bible Study Through the Book of Job. She was so happy with the results, she decided to end her contract with her publisher and self-publish her devotional.
Cheryl's devotional, Facing Trials: Thoughts for Meditation, is available on Amazon for your Kindle. The many trials she endured gave her many opportunities to trust in her Lord. They will encourage you as well.
Cheryl’s life has taken many twists and turns. Her faith, while sorely tested, has held firm. She gives God all the glory for bringing her through a debilitating brain tumor and seeing her through to the purpose and plans he has for her life. We are excited to be a part of this woman’s growing ministry. For more information on Cheryl’s ministry, or to have her speak for your event, please visit her website, Facing Trials.
This is what Cheryl has to say about 40 Day Publishing:
“Thank goodness for 40 Day Publishing! As a new author, I understood very little of the book publishing process and went with a well-known self-publishing company. Unhappy with book sales, I decided to look for another way to get my second book in print. I believe it was a Divine appointment when 40 Day Publishing came my way.
Darlene Shortridge and Daniel Mawhinney have a passion to help other authors. Their wealth of knowledge (gained by personal book publishing experience) has been of great help to me. They have many great ideas on how to promote and advertise books in order to increase sales. Danny and Darlene are excellent consultants and the one-on-one assistance they offer is priceless.
If you want an honest, fair, hard-working team of experts to advise and publish your book, I highly recommend 40 Day Publishing. They will walk you through the process of publication every step of the way. Coach, mentor, consultant, friend are all a part of their approach to making your book a top seller.”
With A Thankful Heart,
Thank you, Cheryl, we appreciate you and your success is very important to us. We pray for you and count you as a friend.
Dan and Darlene