Light Messages Publishing was founded in 1998 by a group of authors who believed that there had to be a better model than vanity or self-publishing for emerging authors.

Today, Light Messages is a traditonal full-service general trade publisher.  We are located in Durham, North Carolina. Our primary market is the United States but we also sell books in a number of other nations.  We prefer to print locally whenever possible, working with printers around the world to decrease delivery time and cost.  We offer short-run or high volume printed editions in numerous sizes as well as electronic books in all the standard formats.

We work closely with our authors to polish, publish, and sell their books whether written for a broad or select market. We look beyond the immediate profits of the latest "hot topic" to offer a platform for as many authors and subjects as possible.  Each author has a personal editor or consultant who provides close guidance through the editing and marketing process. 

While we obviously aim to sell as many of each title as possible, we do not believe that the value of a book lies solely in the sale of large quantities. Many books that will only sell a few hundred copies are worth publishing for what they contain and the value of that information for those who need it. We also find that many titles having limited initial sales will continue to sell year after year because of their specialized content.

Light Messages pays royalties on all net sales with no cost to the author for anything including production or promotion. We do not pay advances.

We are currently accepting submissions. We can't publish everything but we can and will be happy to review your work with the respect it deserves.


 Read what our authors have to say about working with us.

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