About Us

Family Psychological Press entered the market at the dawn of the digital printing revolution. Historically, publishing required an extensive process of proposal, review, rejection and resubmission. Even when a manuscript was published, by 2011, authors were receiving little if any advance and a fraction of the cover price of the book. Today, everyone has access to high quality publishing on demand, small runs, and eBook production with very low up front investment. This allows anyone a voice. Family Psychological Press can solve three pressing problems of independent publication for mental health professionals.

Marketing. A keen, unpublished author realizes that getting a book into print is difficult, even with today's technologies, but still only a fourth of the battle. The rest lies in marketing to the right audience. Without large publishing houses, how can a book find its way to the consumer in a sea of other titles? How can the author profit from the work? For most new authors the answer is exactly the same, whether they self-publish or sell to a legacy press--they will do the work themselves. Gone are the days of big advances, big marketing budgets, and big promotional tours. Today, marketing means online marketing, Facebook, blogs, websites and Twitter. We've been there and we've been successful. If the work is well written, meets a market demand, and is well researched and fact-based, we know how to get it done.

The Problem of Quality. With all this new "freedom of the press" comes an increased responsibility for professionals to turn out their best work. Good, independent publishing requires the author to seek peer review before going to press, just as would a large publisher. Family Psychological Press can help you think through the process of review and professional endorsement. We can also provide line-editing at affordable rates to be sure your work clearly conveys the ideas you want it to.

The Problem of Cost. Historically independent publication was equivilant to self publication, and that meant a big outlay of cash just to get a book printed, boxed and sent to the author's home, where he or she had to undertake the entire marketing scheme via pack and mail. This worked for a few very lucky authors who were extrordinary at marketing seminars at which their books could sell on the back table. For everyone else, this reasulted in a garage full of books. Today, print-on-demand technology produces a book that is nearly indistinguisable from one produced by a large press, and much better in quality than many small presses. This means that one can produce books with little cash outlay. We've learned (and continue to learn) the ins and outs of this rapidly changing field. Working with our contractors, we can set up an affordable menu of services tailored to what you need.

Our Goals

To facilitate the publication of intelligent psychologically-sound fiction and non-fiction books about family interaction and dynamics, written in everyday language by professionals in the fields of psychology, social work, family therapy, and psychiatry.

To assist authors in the marketing and sale of their books via online media at an affordable cost.