Westview Publishing Co., Inc.

 

The Westview newspaper was sold in 2010 to the Memphis Daily News.
WestviewPublishing.com is now ideasintobooks.net. Go to ideasintobooks.net. This new site is an author subsidy, print-on-demand publishing company focused on its authors.
 We know that every book and author is different, and that the process of publishing YOUR book is primarily about YOU.  We want to help you create the book you envision. Our commitment is to getting your book Published by Westview.

The content below is from the site’s 2003-2007 archived content.

Your Book Can Be A Success!
Thousands of authors have self-published successful books. In fact, the digital revolution has made it easy to turn your word processing file into a professional, bookstore quality book.

One technology that makes this possible is "print on demand". The digital file of your book is stored electronically and books are printed individually to fill customer orders. There is no longer a need to inventory thousands of books in order for you to get a reasonable per copy book price.

Who Can Benefit 
From Our Publishing Plans?
Unpublished Authors
The struggle to get your work accepted by a traditional publishing house can be overwhelming. Authors can experience seemingly endless submissions to editors whose reasons for rejection may have nothing to do with the quality of work. Traditional self-publishing can offer a solution, but requires buying and storing hundreds or even thousands of copies of your book. However, self-publishing with Westview's print-on-demand services allows you to maintain your editorial integrity without having to invest in an inventory of pre-printed books.
Authors With New Works
If you've already discovered the benefits of being self-published and have a new work, we can help you with high-quality publishing services. We also have one of the best author book purchase plans in the business.
Genealogists and Family Historians
For a limited edition work, traditional small print runs can still be far too costly to permit publication of a genealogical work that would otherwise be a family heirloom. With our services, you can limit the copies printed to just enough to give to the individuals or libraries that would directly benefit from the publication. The digital file of your book is kept in electronic storage, so additional copies are always available, even if needed one at a time.
Authors Wanting to Reprint Existing Works
You may have run out of copies of your work and need to reprint, but would prefer not to have to inventory thousands of copies just to get a reasonable cost per copy. With our print-on-demand services, there's no need to let your cherished work slide into the past.
Organizations Publishing Books as a Fundraising Event
Thousands of organizations fund their activities by self-publishing cookbooks and local history books. The most prohibitive factor in running this type of fundraising event is the possibility that all the profits will be tied up in unsold copies. We eliminate this problem completely by using high-quality, print-on-demand services to manufacture only the copies needed to fill orders. Every single book the organization sells creates value.
Supplemental Educational or Motivational Materials
Many consultants and educators sell books at seminars as an added value item. The typical seminar is rarely long enough to do more than outline concepts. Self-publishing a book detailing your ideas can further improve the participants experience and increase the author's net proceeds. With Westview Publishing, you can have just enough books printed for the current seminar, avoiding the need to inventory thousands of books.
Authors Whose Books Are Out-of-Print
Resurrecting a once popular title can feel as impossible as raising the Titanic. We can make that process smooth, easy and cost-effective.
Authors of Children’s Books
Color printing of low page count books can be very expensive in quantities under 1,000. With our new print-on-demand options, it is possible to print only a few hundred copies at a very reasonable cost per copy.
Authors Needing Pre-release Copies
It is sometimes necessary for an author to develop a pre-release edition of their book for use in marketing and for review solicitation. With no minimum order size, print-on-demand is the perfect solution.

The bottom line? If you are an author and are writing a book, we can help you with publishing and selling your creative accomplishment. Call us at (615) 646-6131 for more information.

 

Author Testimonials

Author Testimonials

“I would like to take this opportunity to express my profound gratitude and appreciation to the Westview team of professionals for their expert and personal assistance provided from the moment of contact to final printing and sale of my book CODE RED. Westview’s assistance and communication was constant during the entire process and most reassuring to know they took a vested interest in the success of my book CODE RED. I actually developed a close friendship with those Westview staff assisting in the publication process.
I would strongly recommend anyone interested in publishing utilize Westview, My experiences were nothing but positive from beginning to end. Thank you Westview."


Patrick Bryan McFadden
Author of CODE RED: Diary of a Nation Scorned


"Westview's talents for bringing together a dream exceeded all expectations! Insightful, honest, competent, and professional...absolutely the best!"


William Beck
Author of H.A.A.R.P.'s Fury


"Westview Publishing was an answer to a 20-year hope. In 1984, a publisher needed to be found for my daughter's legacy. Finally in August 2004 I put my hand on Westview News, one of Nashville's community newspapers. I'd never seen it. That very issue announced that Westview was adding book publishing that anyone could afford.

From my first call, there was a warm and personal response. An editor was excited about my manuscript, gave helpful critique, spent hours to make sure I'd be happy with the results. We waded through tons of pictures which he scanned and cropped; then designed the cover in the most perfect way to accent my book.
Westview didn't stop with the book's publication. They did the work of registering it with the Library of Congress, sent review copies for advertisement, set up wonderful book signing events, and gave me beautiful postcards and bookmarks with the cover picture.
I am honored to recommend Westview Publishing to every author who wants their books in print without spending a mint. You will receive great service."


Phyllis Jean Flowers
Author of A Blur of Mass Motion


”Thank you for helping make a dream come true.”


Una Marie Alderman
Author of INTEGRITY: A Military Perspective


"My wife and I had worked on my book for almost two years and were about ready to have it published. We had gotten several estimates from a variety of publishers around the country . We found them to be a little slow about answering our mail and their prices seemed to be a little out of our range with our retirement income. We had lots of questions that could not be immediately answered because of the slow pace of communication in the mail system.
Our daughter, an avid Westview Newspaper reader, brought us a copy that had an ad for their newly established publishing company. We contacted immediately and they referred us to … Mr. Hugh Daniel who was very encouraging . We could hardly believe that we had found a local, hands on publisher that would be available to promptly answer all our questions . He quoted us a price better then any that we had heard of from other publishers.
We signed a contract and Mr. Daniel went to work on our book. He designed a very attractive book cover that had appeal to all our family and friends. He then went to work teaching us how to promote the book . It was published right on time as promised, at a price we could afford. They have continued to aggressively promote the book and sales have been better then we expected. I would recommend the Westview Publishers to anyone who is looking for a first class book at an affordable price."


Jack Stone
Author of Pastor Jack's Real Life and Conflicts


"Westview Publishing Co. published my book in the fall of 2003 at the request of Sid Millson, my son-in-law. There was a book signing at Bellevue Mall which was so well done and such a nice experience for me. Westview Publishing Co (Hugh Daniel, Editor ) was so kind and helpful to both Sid and me, the author, in the publishing and marketing of my book. It has been such a pleasant experience working with them. I would highly recommend Westview Publishing Co. for anyone interested in having a book published."


Lois Everly
Author of Two Furnished Rooms and a Little Back Porch


"I was very pleased and satisfied to have my book, Nashville Nostalgia, published by Westview Publishing, Inc. in Nashville. I found the company to be quite efficient. Ther personnel worked with me tending to small details, taking pains in formulating a nice book cover, placing pictures artistically, allowing me to proof read the copy, and producing what I feel is a very nice product."


E.D. Thompson
Author of Nashville Nostalgia


"When I was searching for a publisher for a genealogy, I spoke with many national publishing companies. The minimum order with one of those companies was fifty books. Most genealogies are self-published with the author paying all the costs. The average estimate that I received was $2000, a big investment for a first time author with a limited projected audience.
Westview Publishing was a great solution. Not only did they help with formatting and text preparation; they also advertised and provided a means to distribute the book. All this was accomplished very quickly and at about a third of the cost compared to the other companies.
What made the service even more enticing was the print on demand ability. No more having a stack of books in my office that I had to mail out with each order. The orders were placed through Westview Publishing's online service and shipped as they were printed. Not only was I satisfied; the customer got their book within a week or two. I’m so satisfied that I’m currently working on a second edition and a new genealogy to be published at Westview Publishing."


Merry Anne Pierson
Author of The Descendants of Lawrence Pearson


"The book looks terrific! Thanks to you and Westview Publishing for bringing it to life."


Maurice R. Fliess
Author of Love Letters

"When I was searching for a publisher for a genealogy, I spoke with many national publishing companies. The minimum order with one of those companies was fifty books. Most genealogies are self-published with the author paying all the costs. The average estimate that I received was $2000, a big investment for a first time author with a limited projected audience.
Westview Publishing was a great solution. Not only did they help with formatting and text preparation; they also advertised and provided a means to distribute the book. All this was accomplished very quickly and at about a third of the cost compared to the other companies.
What made the service even more enticing was the print on demand ability. No more having a stack of books in my office that I had to mail out with each order. The orders were placed through Westview Publishing's online service and shipped as they were printed. Not only was I satisfied; the customer got their book within a week or two. I’m so satisfied that I’m currently working on a second edition and a new genealogy to be published at Westview Publishing."

Merry Anne Pierson
Author of The Descendants of Lawrence Pearson

 

How to Contact Us

 

Westview Publishing, Inc.

8120 Sawyer Brown Road, Suite 107
P.O. Box 210183
Nashville, TN 37221
Phone: (615) 646-6131
Fax: (615) 662-0946

* Please note that all of the titles available through Westview Publishing Co., Inc. are listed on our website. If you are searching for a textbook for which you would like to request a desk copy, you may need to contact a publisher with a similar name (for example: Westview Press in Boulder, Colorado).

Paula Underwood Winters, Publisher
Hugh Daniel, General Manager, Book Division/Author Representative
Bob Allen, Author Representative
Kathryn Darden, Author Representative
Joyce Jackson, Author Representative/Editor
David Pollitt, Author Representative
Stephanie Poplar, Author Representative
Eric T. Wright, Author Representative/Editor

 

Our History

Westview Publishing Co., Inc. was founded in 1978 by Doug Underwood. We publish newspapers and books, and our home office is in Nashville, Tennessee.

Our family-owned, independent newspaper is in its twenty-eighth year of providing readers with breaking local news stories, intriguing feature articles, entertainment news, current event reports, educational news and community calendars. Well-known for its loyal readership, our newspaper distribution covers west Nashville, Dickson, Cheatham and Williamson Counties in central middle Tennessee.

In 2003, we started our Book Publishing Division, partly in response to requests from local authors, partly as a result of our interest in expanding services to the extensive artistic community in Bellevue, Tennessee. Since that time, we've published authors throughout the United States and several foreign countries. We work with authors self-publishing fiction, autobiography, memoirs, genealogical history, cookbooks, local history, textbooks, and motivational books.

 

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