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Let Us Publish Your Book For You


You have dreamed of becoming a children’s book author, and you even have a great idea and manuscript for a book. But you have no idea where to start, and you just don’t have the time to vet, engage and follow through with editors, illustrators, formatters…. There’s a lot that goes into creating a quality, well put together children’s book. That’s where we come in. 

We do everything for you to get you published!

Why Leap Forward Publishing?


CEO, Deborah C. Mortimer, is not only a published author and editor, she’s also a 17-year licensed attorney, with contract experience. She stands on professionalism and making sure that the highest standards are met through out the entire publishing process. We understand that not only is a children’s book a way to educate, inspire and motivate millions of children worldwide, but it is an enduring legacy. We believe that publishing is a collaborative effort, and we want to make sure that your final book product reflects your vision and message.

It’s your book and it should feel like it. 

Our Mission

Leap Forward Publishing is dedicated to doing our part to change the landscape of children's literature. Therefore, we aim to work with authors who are aligned with our mission of diversity, inclusion  and representation and are interested in creating children's books that are reflective of the world we live in.

This is a submission based service, in which we believe in the message and vision in your work and we feel your manuscript is ready for production. Additional costs may be required for manuscripts that are fundamentally sound but require additional developmental editing.

Who Do We Work With?

Our services are ideal for serious authors and aspiring authors only. Our clients understand that publishing is a process and that the quick and cheap route will not yield a quality result. The services we provide are of the highest class and our pricing is appropriate for the delivered value. Deborah oversees every step, and would not produce a book that she wouldn't produce for herself.

Are you ready to become a published author?

Check out our "Do It For Me!" Package!


We not only want your book to be published,

we want it to be successful!

From manuscript to book launch,

we've got you covered. 

You give us your manuscript and we will make your dreams of becoming a children's book author a reality by working with you to produce a quality, published children's book you will be proud of. Your book will be fully published under your name and you keep 100% of the royalties Production time frame varies and depends on your individual project. 

Here's what's included:

- Manuscript review 

-Your manuscript will be fully edited by an industry professional.

-Guidance in choosing a professional illustrator and full illustration review. We work closely with the illustrator to make sure the art brings out the best in your story.

***Full price of package depends on your choice of illustrator whose prices range depending on page count, number and type of illustrations, as well as level of detail. 

- Book cover design

- Book Design & Formatting for upload to Amazon and Ingramsparks for worldwide distribution in Hardcover, Paperback and E-Book

-3 ISBN numbers (in your name) are included + Library of Congress Number Registration

-Copyright Registration of your book

- Complete Media Kit that includes:

         - Press Release

         - Author Bio Sheet

         - Book Sell Sheet

         - School/Library/Community Info Sheet


We also offer marketing guidance for your initial book launch, including:

-A book review by Leap Forward Publishing, published on our website and social platforms.

-An Instagram live interview to launch your book. 

-A list of reputable book reviewers, influencers, and podcasters whom you can reach out to for interviews.

-Guidance on setting up book signing events at Barnes and Noble and other bookstores 

-Guidance on creating a lesson plan guidebook or activities to emphasize your book’s message post reading.

-List of author groups and organizations to grow your author community!


But there is more! Periodic updates, phone calls and we're accessible via text to answer any quick question you may have! 


Want to complete your professional author image? Let us create an eye catching website, perfect for getting the word out, creating buzz and even taking pre-orders.

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