Our mission at GM Books is to provide a secure and supportive environment for either first-time or experienced authors who wish to see their manuscripts come to fruition rapidly and without the traditional delays or worse, abandonment of a property by a major publisher.
By selecting GM Books you are assured of an association with a full service company in which you are a participant in the publishing process and in total control of the development of your manuscript through our professional guidance.
Founded in Los Angeles in 1984 by Anita and William Dorich, the company was formed to offer an alternative to hundreds of rejection letters, and the pitfalls of conventional publishing in which the author surrenders all creative and editing rights. Unlike the usual 10% royalty offered by major publishers, our authors receive more than 50% of the net proceeds from the sale of their book.
William Dorich brings to GM Books 25 years of printing experience and a background in commercial photography. As the author of 9 books, 6 on Balkan history, his own venture into Collaborative-publishing became the impetus for forming the company.
Anita Dorich, Research and Project Director for GM Books, received a BSW from San Francisco State University and has had postgraduate training at U.C. Berkeley and U.S.C., with a background in professional counseling in the motion picture industry. She joined GM Books in 1991. Her expertise is in assisting and guiding the creative personality. She has overseen editing and production on more than 50 titles.
Book and Cover Design
Text Editing and Specialized Story Content Editing
Small or Large Press Runs
Printing and book binding
Assistance in Finding a Reputable Literary Agent, Motion Picture and Television Script Agent and Publicist
Arranging for an ISBN and Library of Congress Numbers and Retail Bar Codes
Website Design for Promotion of Titles
GM was a pioneer in Collaborative-publishing in 1984 and the company continues to make new and innovative publishing advancements. In the 1990s GM Books was one of the first publishers to offer eBooks on CD Rom with a series of digital camera eBook such as the Nikon Coolpix, Nikon D70, Nikon D200, Nikon D40, Sony CyberShot, Canon 300D and the Canon 350XT, many of which became best selling eBooks. In 2008, GMBooks introduced the FIRST “Press & Play” Talking Bible, a storybook for preschool aged children.
Noteworthy book titles include: The 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games for Atlantic Richfield Company the major sponsor; The 1988 Calgary Winter Gamers for ABC Sports; The 1992 Barcelona Summer Games for Simon & Schuster; Understanding Money and Markets for The Wall Street Journal and Investing in the 90’s for Fortune Magazine, each of these titles sold over one million copies. Witness to War: Images of the Persian Gulf War was produced for the Los Angeles Times, it won a Pulitzer.
Current titles include the new Actions PhotoShop CS5 by best selling author Peter iNova; Media Cleansing: Dirty Reporting in its second edition by award-winning journalist, Peter Brock, And Into The Fire by Rodney Atkinson, JO by Nigel Wyndham by Viedelle Smith, Serbia: Faces & Places by Val Rajic and William Dorich, The Geek by Jonathan Latt, Nuclear Lies, Deceptions and Hypocrisies, by Mehdi Sarram, Stolen Glory by Mike Brewster and Taps Gallagher.
Two new books by GM Publisher William Dorich include, Defeat Foreclosure, a book written for homeowners facing foreclosure, providing them with methods to save their home, their credit and protect their rights. His newest book, The Nursing Home Crisis, guides people through the maze of placing a loved one in a nursing home and protecting them from elder and sexual abuse or financial exploitation.
We at GM Books are expert hand-holders for first-time authors and an alternative for experienced writers who have become disillusioned with the traditional publishing system. In contrast to major publishing houses that can take 12 months to bring a book to market, we can transform your manuscript into a book in approximately 8 weeks. Your association with GM Books becomes a harmonious relationship as opposed to an impersonal business transaction.