“A successful title resonates with a reader’s emotional experience”
Why did you become a book publisher? In my book, 'Now You Want Me, Now You Don't! Fear of Intimacy: Ten ways to recognize it and ten ways to manage it in your relationship,' I wanted to debunk the myth that men are only interested in sex and that women only want to talk about feelings. In addition I set out to show that couples therapy isn't the only or necessary way for a relationship to improve. One member of the couple can work in therapy by understanding the similarities between their needs and fears, taking the lead in smoothing out the knots that keep them apart. This book shows how the person in therapy can become aware of the fear of intimacy that gets in the way of emotional connection. By showing how one member of a couple can learn to recognize the fears of emotional closeness in psychotherapy and discover ways of conquering them, I aim to reach millions of people who cannot afford therapy or don't want to go through the process.
What do you like best about publishing? It's a wonderful opportunity to showcase my work as a psychotherapist, bringing understanding and empathy to clients who have little experience of it. I also wanted to illuminate the process of therapy that goes deep into the roots of relationship insecurities so that they can be addressed on a more lasting basis. Telling stories of hope about my long suffering clients that inspire others with relationship problems to work for their dreams is a privilege.
What do you publish? Non-fiction self-help stories
What is the most effective form of marketing for your press? Dedicated website with videos, excerpts and audios of interviews about the book. Book reviews
How do you define a successful title? A successful title resonates with a readers emotional experience
Tell us about one of your titles about which you are especially proud. In Now You Want Me, Now You Don’t, Dr. Jeanette Raymond stands conventional wisdom on its head by showing that men often long for emotional intimacy more than women, and that many women use sex to connect, rather than emotional closeness. Readers are given a ringside seat in the therapist’s office as Rick and Christy seek couples counseling with Dr. Raymond. After four years of marriage, one son, and continued efforts to get close to his wife, 30-year-old Rick is heartbroken at being shut out and kept out emotionally, no matter how hard he tries to connect. But when Christy storms out after two sessions, Rick decides to stick it out, motivated by Dr. Raymond’s certainty that he will discover the reasons for his wife’s coldness and recover the intimacy they’ve lost in their relationship. As the sessions progress, Dr. Raymond helps Rick understand his desperation for emotional intimacy and why Christy constantly rebuffs him. The couple’s history and their life stories before they me
What has been your biggest challenge in achieving success? Book promotion and marketing being a self-published author
What advice do you have for newcomers to book publishing? I am new to self-publishing so I need as much advice as others!
How will you and your company be positioned in five years? Hopefully I may have another title out.
When you're not fully immersed in publishing, what do you do for fun? Work as a psychotherapist, blog, garden, do crosswords, and listen to the radio
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