E. Keith "JB" Howick, Jr. used his background in technical writing and marketing to help his family found WindRiver Publishing in 2003 to publish wholesome family-oriented books and educational non-fiction. Since that time, WindRiver Publishing has created an imprint, Trumpet Media, to sell to the growing Christian market, another, Silverton House Publishing, to sell to the general trade market, and purchased Mapletree Publishing, which sells to the growing homeschooling and child development markets. Howick has reviewed thousands of manuscripts and spent hundreds of hours helping authors understand how to prepare their manuscripts for publishers and agents.
Publishers and agents around the world are waiting to be blown away by the next great manuscript but are frustrated by the average new author's lack of preparedness; too many manuscripts lack marketing insight, organization, or an understanding of the book industry. Bring publishers a great book with all the background information we need to make a good business decision and you've got a deal.