The decision of which publisher to work with is probably the most important one an author will make. This became immediately clear once I began working with Addicus Books. They have been true partners and have remained by my side the entire journey. Most importantly, they believed in me and my work and did not hesitate to push me to make it better. I write about the importance of relationships in my book and working with Addicus Books has been a special one.
Three Things Matter Most—Linking Time, Relationships, and Money
It was a great pleasure working with Rod Colvin and Addicus Books. From the beginning, it was clear that Rod wanted what was best for not only my book, but for me as an author. Rod spent hours with me, discussing my ideas, valuing my input, and seeking to understand my point of view. Along the way, he followed through on everything that he had promised and helped shape my book into excellence. In addition to expertise, Rod understands how to develop and sustain a quality working relationship. He demonstrates this through his willingness to be flexible, patient, and available. I would recommend Addicus Books to any first time or seasoned author. Well done and thank you Rod Colvin and Addicus Books!
Timothy Wulff, M.S.W.
The Addiction Battle—Three Tools to End It Now
I have worked with other publishers and can confidently say that Rod Colvin is a class act who delivers an excellent product. There are no surprises and the people at Addicus Books were readily available to answer questions. Our practice is proud of the high quality of our book, and it serves as an excellent educational tool for patients. Additionally, it seems that the book helps instill extra confidence in our patients regarding the quality of care they can expect from us. Rod Colvin and Addicus Books stepped up to the plate for us.
Jonathan Davidorf, M.D.
LASIK—A Guide to Laser Vision Correction
I have thoroughly enjoyed my experience with Addicus Books and Rod Colvin, whom I found to be the consummate editor in shaping the text of my book. He helped me transition from writing for other medical professionals to writing for a lay audience. His advice and guidance were immeasurable. Without his assistance, my book would have remained only an idea. It is with much gratitude that I thank Rod Colvin and the staff at Addicus Books for helping my book see the light of day.
Adam S. Mednick, M.D.
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus— from Diagnosis to Treatment
I had always wanted to write a book; however, it seemed a daunting task, and I never had the time. In working with Addicus Books the experience was actually pleasurable and required a very reasonable time commitment. I was able to lend my professional expertise, and Addicus did the hard work while I continued to maintain a busy medical practice. At every step of the way I found their staff to be skilled, responsive, and approachable. They obviously know what they’re doing. So, if you’re ever considering becoming an author, I wholeheartedly recommend an association with Addicus Books.
Steven P. Seidel, M.D.
Your Complete Guide to Breast Augmentation
Addicus Books absolutely was a pleasure to work with. The staff met all of the deadlines that had been laid out and produced a product of which all of us involved could be proud. One of the most important points is that the Addicus people involved in the book listened to those of us in the dental profession, creating a book that really is reflective of our input.
Already we’ve had a tremendous amount of benefit by having this book. A major corporation purchased 2,500 copies to give away at an international conference. A nationally syndicated radio show generated numerous calls and e-mails, and we were able to create a relationship with a leading supplier of consumer dental products.
Thomas J. Balshi, D.D.S.
A Patient’s Guide to Dental Implants
It was a pleasure working with the staff at Addicus Books. Their goal from beginning to end was to produce the highest quality product. They definitely delivered. I was very pleased with our book.
Joseph F. Capella, M.D. F.A.C.S.
Body Contouring Surgery after Weight Loss
Working with Addicus Books was a wonderful experience. My editor, Susan Adams, offered excellent suggestions and made the book more readable and consumer friendly. The book design and cover far exceeded my expectations. Rod Colvin, the publisher, was very creative, supportive, and stayed involved throughout the entire process. My book turned out great!
Susan P. Warhus, M.D.
Countdown to Baby—Answers to the 100 Most Asked Questions about Pregnancy & Childbirth
I was very pleased with my experience with Addicus Books. The project was handled professionally, and I’m very pleased with the book they produced. I would not hesitate to pursue future book projects with them. I would be happy to speak with anyone thinking about developing a book project with Addicus Books.
Mitchel Krieger, M.D.
Bariatric Plastic Surgery
I never realized what a terrific experience writing a book could be. Intellectually, it was very rewarding in that I had to quantify, organize, analyze, and think critically about what I do every day. The work was also enjoyable. Seeing the project grow and evolve into a cogent entity was satisfying and fun. Rod Colvin, of Addicus Books, and Laura W., the writer, made the process easy and efficient. Once we were underway, I was not at all intimidated but actually enthusiastic and looked forward to the work. I was sorry to see it come to a close and am plan to work with Addicus Books on another book.
William Truswell, M.D.
Your Complete Guide to Facial Rejuvenation
Addicus Books played a crucial role in the success of my book, The ABCs of Gold Investing: How to Protect and Build Your Wealth with Gold. Through concept, design, implementation, editing, final product, marketing, and sales, Addicus added the professional polish necessary to position this book for success and make it what many consider the best primer in the field of gold investing.
Beyond the traditional functions of a publisher, Rod Colvin also offered very good and valuable advice about the content for my second edition; how to keep the book an effective tool for communicating my message; and how to remain true to my mission of educating first-time gold investors. This book has played a key role in the success of my business. It, in fact, has been the flagship of our marketing efforts.
The ABCs of Gold Investing
As my publisher, Addicus Books surpassed all my expectations. I have much gratitude for Rod Colvin and his keen awareness of the whole publishing process and his attention to detail. Rod has been my mentor and my guiding light.
My Italian Kitchen
I just received the first copy of my book last week. I am quite pleased with the publication, and it is being well received here by the entire L.S.U. faculty in the office. It has been a pleasure working alongside your enterprise.
Clayton Boyd, M.D.
Overcoming Urinary Incontinence
My primary objective was to create an important patient education resource. Addicus Books was an invaluable resource for making that happen. They produced an outstanding book. The book’s design, inside and out, is stunning. Jack Kusler of Addicus Books provided outstanding illustrations, which further contributed to the quality of the book.
Rod Colvin is an experienced publisher, capable of quickly understanding the topic at hand and providing critical guidance in synthesizing a high-quality, consumer-friendly book. It has been most gratifying to have a vision turn into reality with a book that we can all be very proud of.
Jeffrey L. Sebastian, M.D.
Body Contouring Surgery after Weight Loss
Rod Colvin has always been very responsive and reliable. Our book, published by Addicus Books, became a small-press best seller and some of the credit goes to Addicus Books who made certain the appropriate book reviewers read the book; Addicus also arranged for the book’s national and distribution. Patients have responded enthusiastically to the book and it has enhanced patient referrals.
Ernest Kornmehl, M.D.
LASIK—A Guide to Laser Vision Correction
The staff at Addicus Books are true professionals. The book they produced is a quality product that fills an important need for prostate cancer patients. Working with Addicus was both easy and enjoyable. Because of their efforts, the book project was an unobtrusive part of my schedule and I would do it again in a heartbeat.
Arthur Centeno, M.D.
Prostate Cancer—A Patient’s Guide to Treatment
The book looks very good and is certainly a job well done. I would like to thank you, Addicus Books, for all your efforts on behalf of this project and your professionalism throughout the process. It was a pleasure working with you.
Jerrold Zeitels, M.D.
A Woman’s Guide to Cosmetic Breast Surgery
Addicus Books has published three of my books. I am impressed by Rod Colvin. He is a kind man and a talented publisher. The books he publishes are excellent products.
David L. Cram, M.D.
Understanding Parkinson’s Disease
I highly recommend Addicus Books. They have published three of my books. I am impressed by the efforts of all those involved at Addicus Books. Publisher Rod Colvin has an uncompromising focus and drive for perfection. Jack Kusler is a talented artist and designer.
Paul Ruggieri, M.D.
Colon & Rectal Cancer