Our goal is publishing books connecting people with ideas that make our lives richer, more fulfilling, happier.
Founded by a successful author, Armin Lear focuses on partnership with authors. Our editorial and design standards are high, and we strive to give personal attention to each author and agent we partner with.
Genres of interest span the entire range of non-fiction.
We have a special interest in books containing practical advice on improving the quality of life. This includes books about business, career development, current events, health, literacy, lifestyle, and more.
Biographies, history, memoirs--important, true narratives--also populate our list.
We have also ventured into the arena of controversial discussions about the quality of democracy in the United States and in the countries of our allies and will be issuing more titles with provocative content in the coming weeks and months.
We are excited to have launched fiction as well, and find ourselves drawn to intrigue, in both contemporary thrillers and fantasy. Regardless of genre, though, novels with characters who are alive on the page and plots that wake us up invariably attract our attention.
Another area of interest is human sexuality. We are publishing titles with substantial value in intimate relationships.
People in publishing! Readers, authors, agents, colleagues, marketing professionals--anyone who cares about the quality and availability of books.
An important part of our community is also organizations such as The Authors Guild, Independent Book Publishers Association, and (yes) The Explorers Club, to which some of our authors belong.
Our community is international and multi-lingual. We have had a strong presence at the Frankfurt Book Fair for two years in a row, and will be back again in 2023 in the International Hall. We also worked closely with the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) to have book signings and title visibility at the American Library Association conference in 2022--and aim to be back in upcoming years.
We now have a robust four-year record of publishing! We have a traditional publishing model, giving a small advance when it makes sense, but most of our authors don't want that.
Instead, most of our authors choose a profit-sharing model of publishing with us to increase their royalty percentage and control over rights. Even if that is the preferred route to success, Armin Lear will only publish works that have met our standards for quality and gone through our editorial process, which is as demanding as any in the business.
Not unlike very large publishers, we want to see well-written manuscripts that stand the test of time. At the same time, we realize that some subject matter experts have tremendous ideas, but a limited ability to express them. In a case like that, we will help an author find the right editor or co-author to prepare the manuscript for publication.
We welcome authors who are on their way up, with strong endorsements from colleagues and the foundation of a good platform. This sets us apart from many other publishers who require that you come to them already "famous." We respect your efforts if you're on your way to millions of social media followers, but don't have them quite yet.