Wisdom House Books
"Never judge a book by its cover, judge the publisher."
~ Ted Ruybal ~
We are a Publishing BoutiqueTM, offering all the advantages of alternative publishing while still maintaining a standard of the highest quality production and design. We make publishing your manuscript easy and affordable. Our mission is to produce quality books that make a positive difference in the world. Whether you have an inspiring personal story, a spiritual message, a key to better health and well-being, or a new method for financial success, we will personally and professionally guide you and your book through the publishing process with care and integrity.
We provide all the services of a major publisher, but you retain 100% of the royalties and 100% of the selling profits. There are no "Publishing Packages" or "Levels" here; we simply offer a list of services that you may select from based on what you feel works best for you, your goals, and your budget.
Our authors are valuable to us, and we let you know it through our friendly and supportive involvement in the success of your book. We will represent the best of you so that you can represent the best of us. Contact us for an appointment, our consultation is free!
Ted Ruybal, Owner / Designer
Ted Ruybal has been in advertising ten years and in publishing as a creative book designer and consultant for the last ten years. He has personally worked with authors and small publishers using his creative skills and knowledge to help others independently publish their books. With Wisdom House Books, Ted can now offer the services that all writers seek and personal guidance that few publishers can provide.
Clara Jackson, Owner / Public Relations
Clara Jackson received her BFA, Communications, Theatre, at Fordham University in New York City, NY and her MA, Arts Copyright Law at New York University, New York City, NY. She has been a curator, producer, and artist agent for over 20 years. Currently co-owner of Wisdom House Books as the Public Relations Director.
Will Walton received a BA in English at Valdosta State University, in Valdosta, GA, and an MFA in Poetry at North Carolina State University, in Raleigh, NC. He continues to live in the Triangle and write poetry, publishing his poems in literary magazines, when he can. Currently, he is Senior Editor at Wisdom House Books.
Megan graduated from Appalachian State University with her B.A. in English with concentrations in both creative writing and professional writing. She attended the Columbia Publishing Course and worked in the NYC publishing industry before deciding to return to North Carolina and pursue her graduate degree. Currently, Megan is working on her M.F.A. in Creative Writing Poetry at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her passions lie not only in verse, but also in children’s, middle-grade, and young adult literature of every genre.
Lindi Kistler is a Graphic Designer with a background in Fine Art and Art History. Her work is guided by a belief in using creative solutions to craft authentic designs that inform and persuade. Great design begins with a great story, at Wisdom House Books Lindi delights in working with authors to create compelling cover designs and elegant interior layouts to achieve expert results.
Anne Marie Glen received her B.A. from Elon University with a major in Creative Writing and a minor in Psychology. Anne Marie is editing 24/7 as she goes through life and loves being able to channel this into her work. She has worked as an editorial and publishing assistant in both North Carolina and England and most recently spent two years as a content coordinator for a software development website. Her passions are creative writing and working with rescue animals, and outside of work, she can be found eating sushi, playing video games, and hanging out with any and all animals she can find.
Lauren Summers is a graduate from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a B.A. in English and minor in German. During her time in undergrad, she worked as an editor on her university's newspaper. She currently resides in Greensboro, North Carolina where she writes poetry, fiction, and non-fiction, and publishes her work in literary magazines and anthologies. Her writing often deals with themes of love, loss, self-reflection, and hope. She plans to one day pursue her MFA in Creative Writing. She currently works in PR/Marketing and in Editorial at Wisdom House Books.
Lindsay Carr is a Publicist at Wisdom House Books. She has her Bachelor's of the Arts in Psychology and Business and has worked in public relations, communications, development, and large and small scale event planning in the non-profit sector for four years. Being a self-described jack of all trades, she is also a designer, artist, and florist. When she is not helping authors promote their books she loves to read, run, and snuggle her three cats and little beagle, Mr. Buttons. Her and her partner live and breathe the Bull City with all of their furry children.
Sarah received a BA in English and Women & Gender Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She plans to begin an M.A. program in Women & Gender Studies at Loyola University Chicago in the spring. Sarah is most passionate about 20th century women’s literature that teaches us about the lives of women. When she isn’t editing, Sarah enjoys practicing and teaching yoga, reading, and spending time outdoors with her dog.