ABOUT JACK’S HOUSE
Jack’s House Publishing, Inc. is New York Times bestselling author Marie Force’s publishing endeavor. Since 2010, Marie has been a leader in the self-publishing movement, particularly within the romance genre. She wants to put her expertise, knowledge and experience to work for authors who are struggling to be seen by readers in this increasingly competitive marketplace. Since 2012, Marie has owned and operated the Formatting Fairies to help authors prepare their books for self-publication. Her team has helped hundreds of authors get started on their publishing journey. Now she wants to put her team to work on helping the authors we acquire to rise above the sea of books currently on sale and connect with readers. When Marie gives workshops on topics ranging from Self-Publishing 101 to Preparing for Success, her message is consistent—success in this business is all about writing a great book—and then doing it over and over again. If you’ve written a great book that no one has read, we want to help you find your readers.
Why Jack’s House Publishing vs. a Traditional Publisher? If you sign with a traditional publisher, you’ll be one of hundreds—or even thousands—of other authors under contract. Our team will acquire a small number of authors to nurture their careers and grow their readership. We aren’t looking to be the next big thing. We are looking to provide individual care and mentorship to authors on the cusp of breaking out and take them to the next level. Of course there are never any guarantees that an author will succeed in this business, and we certainly don’t offer any guarantees. We do, however, promise to give each of our authors our very best effort for the two years they are under contract to us before setting them free to fly solo—or re-signing them for another book.
About the Name Jack’s House Publishing Marie’s first book, Treading Water, is about an architect named Jack, and her primary company is called HTJB, Inc., which stands for House That Jack Built. Her career began with Jack, so we thought it only fitting that we name our publishing arm for him.
MEET JACK’S TEAM
Marie Force, Chief Executive Officer, is the New York Times bestselling author of fifty contemporary romances—more than 30 of them indie published. Her self-published Gansett Island Series has sold nearly 3 million books since book 1, Maid for Love, debuted in 2011. She is also the author of the self-published Treading Water, Butler, Vermont and Quantum Series as well as the traditionally published Fatal and Green Mountain Series. Marie is the owner of the Ebook Formatting Fairies, which she founded in 2012 to help other authors publish their books. Find out more about Marie and her books at marieforce.com.
Julie Cupp, CMP, Chief Operating Officer, has been Marie’s executive assistant and COO since January 2013. Now in her fourth year of managing Marie’s business as well as the Formatting Fairies, Julie has become an expert and sought-after consultant on indie publishing. With a background as a certified meeting professional, Julie’s organization skills are second to none. Julie will be the point person who brings your book from acquisition to publication.
Lisa Cafferty, CPA, Chief Financial Officer, joined Marie’s team in November of 2013 after more than twenty years in the public accounting field. She oversees every aspect of Marie’s business from the budget to financial statements to payroll to keeping sales records for Marie’s books. Lisa will assist Jack’s House authors with royalty payments, limited tax advice and a variety of other services as needed.
Holly Sullivan, one of Marie’s assistants, handles a wide variety of tasks for Marie’s team, including shipping, merchandise management and formatting. Holly is an avid and critical romance reader who has the same eye for a great book that Marie does. Holly will oversee the submissions process and work with Marie to narrow the choices.
Isabel Sullivan, another of Marie’s assistants (and her niece) will handle ebook and print book formatting for our authors. Isabel has formatted hundreds of books for Marie and our Formatting Fairies clients over the last three years.