Founded five years ago as a home for entrepreneurial authors, Radius Book Group has published dozens of successful nonfiction books across such categories as business, politics, law, sports, travel, science, education, memoir, and self-help. It is also a multi-platform, 360° degree company which offers distribution in audio, podcasting, and television.
Radius offers a personalized, comprehensive, and empowering publishing platform. Central to Radius’s approach is the understanding that no two book projects are alike, a point that is showcased in their newly relaunched website (www.radiusbookgroup.com) that highlights authors and their success stories.
Some authors come to Radius with a completed manuscript in-hand, while others are only at the very beginning stages of creation. Radius is prepared to take that journey with them by intently listening to their needs. “When authors contact Radius, they speak with people who care about them and their book. We walk authors through the process and lean on our extensive knowledge of the publishing industry to give the best advice to be successful,” says Mark Fretz, Editorial Director of Radius.
One author, cook, foodie, and travel writer Stephen Henderson was about to give up on publishing before he found Radius. “It was my good fortune to team up with Radius,” Henderson says, adding “it was a happy collaboration from preface to epilogue.” Henderson was able to use his own promotional knowledge to share his book, The 24-Hour Soup Kitchen: Soul-Stirring Lessons in Gastrophilanthropy, to inspire readers to embrace kindness.
Authors are in the driver’s seat with Radius as the helpful passenger providing direction to success. “Radius supported our vision from the beginning,” say twins Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson and Monique Lamoureux-Morando, Olympic hockey gold medalists, gender equity activists, and recent authors of Dare to Make History: Chasing a Dream and Fighting for Equity.
Radius goes beyond just the book. One example is Station Blackout: Inside the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster and Recovery by author Dr. Charles “Chuck” Casto. The story, which Dr. Casto says “I could not have finished without the help of Radius” is about his experience of leading a team of experts in responding to the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant meltdown, following a 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Radius additionally helped Dr. Casto produce and release his own podcast about crisis leadership.
Having a committed partner can make all the difference for aspiring authors. “We know your book has an audience and we will help you reach it,” Mark Fretz adds. Most importantly, “you do not need to sacrifice your goals. If you are ready to invest in yourself, you can catapult your book to its full potential.”
Once an author’s book is out in the world, the work has just begun. That’s why Radius offers ongoing promotional and marketing support for their clients. Radius partners with the Two Rivers sales team at Ingram, as well as other marketing and publicity agencies to ensure a book’s success in reaching readers, media outlets, and retailers.
Writers have not only valued Radius’s in-house knowledge and experience, but have benefitted from a network of industry partners such as Audible, Comcast, iHeart Media, and others who offer ever-expanding opportunities for authors. “We are flexible and nimble, acting quickly to take advantage of market conditions and are always on the cutting edge of the industry, to the benefit of our authors,” Fretz says.
One happy author who was involved in all that Radius could offer is Joe Theismann, football champion, NFL analyst, and motivational speaker. Before he came to Radius, he was concerned that a publisher would change his voice and misrepresent his brand. Not only did Radius honor Theismann's vision when publishing How to be a Champion Every Day: 6 Timeless Keys to Success, but they also secured distribution partners to deliver his books to his hundred-plus annual speaking engagements.
For authors who are similarly eager to publish their work without creative compromise and are considering Radius Book Group, the proof is in the publications.