New Friends Publishing, LLC

The Friendly Publisher

About us

In 2011, Layne Walker finished writing his first novel, Escaping Yellowstone. Having numerous other fiction ideas, he sent Yellowstone to many publishers, hoping to get a publishing contract. The longer he waited for responses, the more disillusioned he became with traditional publishing. Meanwhile, he looked into self-publishing his own books. Interested in the opportunities offered by CreateSpace, he took the plunge into self-publishing and published his short story collection, Gold Balls of Fur. Enjoying the process, along with his business partner, Anne Cote, a former book editor, published Escaping Yellowstone in March, 2012.

Not long afterwards, two members of his writer’s group had finished their books and asked Layne to publish their books for them. Seeing a need for an inexpensive, friendly publisher, he decided to start New Friends Publishing in April, 2012.

As of September, 2018, New Friends has published 39 books for other authors, including five overseas: three in Ireland and two in Peru. Layne enjoys helping people learn the process of writing good books and seeing them get their books on the market.    

New Friends Publishing is located in a beautiful desert town located on a lake: Lake Havasu City, Arizona, home of the London Bridge. Layne would love to talk to you about publishing your book. Click on Contact Us to send him an email today!

Or you can call New Friends Publishing at 928-846-5242 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. MST

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