Kickstand Books provides personal, concierge services through the entire publishing process for executives and thought leaders like you. From start to finish, we walk you through each step.


We believe you have important ideas to share. We also know your time is valuable. You focus on the big ideas. Leave the details to us. Our team will turn your initial manuscript into the high quality book you have in mind.

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We’ve listed the overarching pieces of our concierge services below. We will walk you through every step, so no need to print or save this list to your files. Packages start at $15,000. If you would like more information about the process of taking your manuscript to published book, please contact us.

bulletManuscript review

bulletEditorial development

bulletEditorial copyediting

bulletEditorial proofing

bulletManuscript prep

bulletCover design

bulletBack cover copy

bulletInterior design


bulletDigital preparation

bulletISBN numbers

bulletFinal packaged product: all files ready to be uploaded to the printer of your choice.

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If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it. –Toni Morrison


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About Kickstand

The team at Kickstand Books is committed to providing executives and thought leaders with an unparalleled quality publishing experience. Kickstand is a function of Handlebar, the publishing division of C. Grant & Company, a leading Chicago-area integrated marketing firm.