PRODUCTION & MARKETING
CAROLYN PORTER and ALAN GADNEY each have over 35 years experience as book producers, publishers and marketers. They have designed, produced and marketed over 300 book projects.
Carolyn was Director of Production and Marketing for New Riders Publishing, a subsidiary of QUE and Macmillan Book Publishing, where she developed the first line of AutoCAD computer books for New Riders. She is known for her versatility in designing covers and pages for all types of books.
Alan has produced, marketed and promoted many genres of books, audios, videos and films. He has written and published 21 books, and written 11 screenplays. Alan was one of the founders of Publishers Marketing Association/PMA (now IBPA) in 1983.
Carolyn and Alan were Publishers of Festival Publications in Glendale, California
where their books won the “Outstanding Reference
Book of the Year” award from the prestigious American Library
Association. Carolyn's books have also won many other awards, including IBPA/Ben Franklin, Independent
Publisher/IPPY, Forward Magazine, National Best Book awards, and many other honors. Alan's films have won 48 international
“Carolyn Porter provides all the pre-press services from editing to typesetting to book and cover design. Her excellent “one-stop shop” saves time and money for authors and publishers while she makes them look good.
Alan Gadney is a champion book marketer. He is experienced, knowledgeable and, above all, tenacious. No one produces results like Gadney.”
~ Dan Poynter, Para Publishing
The Self-Publishing Manual
“Carolyn Porter brings a wealth of experience
and book development knowledge from her years at Que/Macmillan, and Alan
Gadney, who served on the founding PMA Board, brings years of guerilla marketing
expertise within the book industry.”
~ Jan Nathan, former Executive Director
PMA/IBPA, the Independent Book Publishers Association
WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING
“Carolyn was a pleasure to work with... I sent her a raw version of my book and she magically transformed it into a very readable best seller with a cover design that greatly exceeded my expectations. So far I've sold more than 2,000,000 copies.
“Many people have asked me how I published and promoted my book -- how did I find a distributor, send printing quotes to over 60 printers nationwide, and know how to market..? Well, I have a secret weapon, his name is Alan Gadney. He not only guided me through the complicated marketing process, but he hung in there until I succeeded. I owe much to Alan, and I highly recommend his service.”
~ Dr. Terry Rondberg, World Chiropractic Alliance
“One-On-One Book Production helped me give birth to a 2-volume, 960-page set of books that made me tops in my field. I’m grateful to Carolyn Porter for transforming jumbles of notes and charts into miraculous, orderly text, and to Alan Gadney for securing distribution and sharing his marketing savvy with me.”
~ Helen Berman, Berman Publishing
“In two years, Alan Gadney grew my company from a one-book publisher to an entire line of legal books that had a leading position in my distributor's booth at the BEA Convention, along with a wall-sized BEA entrance-banner seen daily by over 40,000 book buyers and sellers. Carolyn Porter's brilliant book designs and covers helped to insure that my books would sell. To date my company has expanded to include several books with major New York publishers (McGraw-Hill, Prentice Hall, Time-Life, Warner Books), extensive speaking engagements, and a radio show.”
~ Steven Mitchell Sack, Legal Strategies Publications
“I came to Alan Gadney not knowing what an ISBN was - and now I've sold over 150,000 copies of my first book! I have a terrific distributor and my books are featured in book stores nationally. Alan helped me navigate the waters of the publishing world, saving me time and money with his knowledge that you only gain with years of experience.”
~ Eric Drachman, Kidwick Books
“One-On-One has played an important role in making my book the success that it is. This is especially important for a first time author and publisher. Carolyn and Alan are knowledgeable and have important business contacts that really make a difference, and their work is always very thorough and professionally done.”
~ Suzi Castle, Health Cookbooks
“Your service was phenomenal! You kept me informed and did everything to ensure the success of my first book, well beyond what was required. As a result, during pre-publication, I was able to secure $25,000 in seminar dates. I now have produced four books through One-On-One.”
~ Myers Barnes, MBA Publications
“We would like to commend One-On-One for their quality and expertise in handling production and marketing for our book. They also arranged national distribution, placed ads and coordinated our printing. The book went through several printings and was acquired by a major publisher (Dutton/Penguin Putnam). Many thanks to Alan Gadney and Carolyn Porter for jobs well-done.”
~ Albert Taylor, Verity Press
ONE-ON-ONE BOOK PRODUCTION & MARKETING
7944 Capistrano Avenue, West Hills, CA 91304
Phone: (818) 340-6620 Fax: (818) 340-6770