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About Us

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 1985 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 up to 60% 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 and fine art color reproduction. As the author of 5 books on Balkan history, his own venture into self-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 40 titles and is currently writing her own book.

Our Services Include:

  • Book and Cover Design
  • Book Packaging
  • Text Editing and Specialized Story Content Editing
  • Color Separations and Pre-Press
  • Small or Large Press Runs
  • Printing in Hong Kong (Save up to 20% over U.S. production)
  • Custom Book Binding
  • Internet Marketing
  • Mailing and Fulfillment
  • 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
  • Preparation of Professional Press Releases and Mailing Lists

GM was a pioneer in selfpublishing in 1985 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 D80, Nikon D200, Nikon D40, Sony CyberShot, Canon 20D, Canon 300D and the Canon 350XT, many of which became best selling eBooks. In 2008, GMBooks introduced the FIRST “Press & Play” Talking Bible Storybook for preschool aged children.

Noteworthy book titles include: The 1984 Summer Games for Atlantic Richfield Company the major sponsor of the Olympics in Los Angeles; The 1988 Calgary Gamers for ABC Sports; 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 Lights…Digital Camera…Actions and the Nikon D300 by best selling author, Peter iNova; Media Cleansing: Dirty Reporting by Peter Brock, Love is Love, But, Business is Business by Merle Horwitz; String of Pearls: A Mother’s Wisdom by Marie True Evans, former Ms. Maryland and book quotations from Barbara Bush, Nancy Reagan, Phyllis Diller, Patty Duke and Meryl Streep and, Hypno-Yoga by Ellen Heuer.

Two new books by William Dorich include, Defeat Foreclosure, a book written for homeowners facing foreclosure, providing them with methods to save your house, your credit and protect your 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 abuse, 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 18 months to bring a book to market, we can transform your manuscript into a book in approximately 12 weeks. Your association with GM Books becomes a harmonious relationship as opposed to an impersonal business transaction.

 

 
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