What is Speakeasy Publishing House?
SPH is a non-traditional publishing house for the non-traditional author. Here at SPH, we don’t sell books - we sell authors. Our clients are the entrepreneurs/business owners/badasses who understand the value writing a book can have for their business and their brand. Using the books we help create, our clients land bigger contracts, more speaking engagements, and open up new opportunities.
SPH works with you from ideation right through to your final manuscript - helping you create a marketing masterpiece with your experience and expertise...that people will actually want to read.
The daring. The different. The ones who go against the grain. That’s who we’re here for.
You want your voice to be heard, your message to be gospel, and your business to become all that is was meant to be. You want to tell your story. And we want to help you tell it.
SPH clients do things differently.
You’ve got the professional headshots. The website highlighting your experience and expertise. The LinkedIn Premium account. Maybe even some sweet business cards.
You’re ready to take on new challenges, new clients, and new levels of success.
How do you tell the world you’re ready?
You don’t. You show them.
80% of people want to write a book - but more than 98% of those who take on a writing project never finish. A published book commands respect - and rightfully so.
Content marketing (sharing ideas and expertise) is six times more effective than traditional marketing. Elevate that content from blogs to a published book.
Building a brand is tough - a robust central point of reference (like a book) shows people who you are and what you stand for.
Whether you’re working as a consultant, speaking at conferences, joining boards or building your brand, a book shows you know your stuff - and take it seriously.
“Scared? Good. Scared means change.”
ashlynn whalley | Founder
While working with start-ups and wearing many hats (from Project Manager to Marketing Director), our founder, Ashlynn, realized the founders and executive team at these companies weren’t able to do the one thing that set them apart: tell their story.
Blog posts, website about pages, LinkedIn bios and business cards: these were the only platforms they had, and none painted the entire picture. Pitches were centred around how great their business was - and rightly so. But very few people were able to fully appreciate the incredible journey these founders had been on - and the wealth of experience that served as the foundation of their business. Without that background, those same, brilliant founders struggled to establish authority and credibility.
How do you tell a story like that in a way that actually benefits the readers? You write a book.
You write a book that weaves your own journey into a sharing of your expertise - tell them who you are, while you tell them how to improve their own business.
Non-traditional publishing houses are nothing new - companies all over the world help people publish their fiction or non-fiction work everyday. But at SPH, we focus on helping the entrepreneurs, business owners, and badasses tell their story in a way that truly reflects their business and their brand.
We’re a non-traditional publishing house for the non-traditional author. You won’t find any sterilized copy or personality-deprived projects here (though you may find the occasional f-bomb). We want your readers (and future clients) to learn something from your work - and actually enjoy themselves along the way.
At the end of the day, people want to work with other people. Putting a face to your name, and a story to your business, allows your next client to see who you really are.
You’re here - so you’re either intrigued by what a book can do for you, or looking for a new way to get your name and brand out there. You have a dream for what your business can be - let us help you make it a reality.