Welcome to Wheatmark

Wheatmark, Inc., was founded in 1999 by Sam Henrie.

Sam’s goal was to provide independent authors with a viable alternative to the traditional publishing route. His solution: combine digital printing technologies and Internet-based distribution channels with the talents and expertise of experienced publishing professionals, thus providing a trade-quality publishing experience to independent authors at a fraction of the time, effort, and money they’d spend doing it entirely on their own.

Today we also help clients with building their author platforms online, pitching their projects to agents, and setting up their own publishing companies, if they prefer to take that route.

To date we’ve published more than 1,700 titles and we’re proud to say that the majority of our business comes from referrals and satisfied Wheatmark clients who return to publish their second or third (and sometimes more) books with us!

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Who Is Wheatmark?

We’re a team of book-publishing professionals dedicated to helping authors compete more effectively in today’s marketplace.

Meet Our Team

Sam Henrie
Sam HenriePresident and Founder
Prior to founding Wheatmark in 1999, Sam worked in a variety of management roles in the personal computer networking industry in Tucson and Amsterdam. A past president of the Arizona Book Publishing Association, Sam is a frequent speaker and writer on the subjects of book marketing, book publicity, and independent publishing.
Atilla Vekony
Atilla VekonyVice President
Atilla has been with Wheatmark since 2000, working with authors and providing them with guidance about publishing and marketing. He holds two master’s degrees—one in history (late medieval and Reformation) and the other in information resources and library science—both from the University of Arizona. In his spare time he enjoys reading biographies, history, and books on business, as well as spending time with his beautiful wife and five kids.
Grael Norton
Grael NortonDirector of Marketing
Director of Marketing. The author of The Author’s Guide to Choosing a Publishing Service, Grael has helped thousands of authors prepare their projects for market and launch effective book marketing programs. Prior to joining Wheatmark in 2007, he worked as an editorial assistant for Fodor’s Travel Guides, a division of Random House, and self-pubbed a series of e-book titles, all B.K. (Before Kindle!) Also the author of one produced and four unproduced screenplays, Grael holds a BA in French and Romance philology from Columbia University in New York. He and his wife Nona recently welcomed their first child, Conrad.
Lori Conser
Lori ConserSenior Project Manager
Lori has helped publish hundreds of titles since joining Wheatmark in 2004. Prior to then she worked as an editor, reporter, layout designer, and photographer for a newspaper in Northern California. Lori holds a BA in information and communication studies with an emphasis in journalism, as well as a double minor in creative writing and political science from California State University, Chico. Lori enjoys playing tennis, riding her bike, and spending time with her parents and her three adult children. She has one grandchild.
Mindy Burnett
Mindy BurnettProject Manager & Client Support
The newest addition to the Wheatmark team, Mindy works with our Simple Marketing System clients and manages our bookstore. She enjoys the creative development process of building client websites, and takes great pleasure in teaching authors how to effectively market themselves through social media. A Southern California girl at heart, Mindy grew up in Orange County and holds a BA from Azusa Pacific University and an MA in Communication Studies from Cal State Fullerton. On her days off you will most likely find her enjoying time with her husband, Erik, and their new little boy, Jameson.

Our Clients

Wheatmark clients come from every walk of life and every corner of the globe, and publish on a wide variety of subjects. Among our authors you’ll find business leaders, politicians, educators, athletes, lawyers, medical professionals, scientists, artists, homemakers, journalists, students, retirees, and of course, writers. Our clients publish in categories as diverse as: business, health, self-help, history, how-to, memoir, inspirational, fiction, and many more.

Customer Satisfaction

At Wheatmark the lines of communication between author and publisher are always open. We’re committed to providing the highest level of customer service in our industry, so we return all messages within 24 hours.

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