Former Wall Street Journal columnist, ghost writer and publisher of topical, provocative nonfiction; genres include business, investment, memoir, biography, narrative nonfiction, true crime, self-help, and motivational. I work on projects from concept through editorial development, branding, publishing, and marketing of books by and for thought leaders, professionals, entrepreneurs, experts, and executives with fresh ideas, contrarian points of view, or inspiring narratives. My areas of expertise include: Wall Street, business ethics, white collar crime, book publishing, writing, and China-history and culture. http://fosterwinans.brandyourself.com/
We Create Effective Media Relations Programs To Amplify Your Message And Accelerate Your Success
An effective media relations program is a platform to present your message to the world.
Winans Kuenstler Publishing provides media relations programs designed to extend the reach of your message, the power of your influence, and to project your brand to select audiences.
COMBINING DECADES OF EXPERIENCE in national media, ghostwriting and editing, publishing, advertising, branding, and marketing, author and ghost writer Foster Winans; editor and book publicist Raquel Pidal; and branding expert Walt Kuenstler provide a premium, seamless, turnkey solution—from concept to bookshelf—for committed entrepreneurs, thought leaders, professionals, and anyone seeking to tap into the prestige of authorship. We help you create a professional platform that uses your book to establish or enhance your credibility, define your vision, and find or expand your audience.
We publish our nonfiction books under our Platform Press imprint. By creating and coordinating related websites, media relations, and other marketing efforts, we use the power of your book to drive your business, enhance your reputation, establish your legacy, and build your brand. Our team works on your project every step of the way, from concept and writing to distribution and promotion, turning your great idea into a great book while you tend to your business.
People turn to Winans Kuenstler Publishing to create:
EVERY BOOK PROJECT IS UNIQUE. Some begin with an idea, some with an existing body of material, some with a fully-rendered manuscript that needs to be edited, reorganized, or rewritten. Some require extensive research, and some require light fact-checking and professional editing. The variables are endless, so budgets are prepared after initial consultations.
Our most successful authors are those who embrace the idea that a book can be much more than just a book, and who value having on their side a creative and marketing team with a reputation for consistently turning great ideas into great books that change people's lives. More than just being your publisher, we are your professional partner, going beyond your book to help you build your personal brand. We love what we do.
The process begins with a phone session to determine whether we will be able to meet and exceed your expectations. Questions include: What's the condition of any existing material? What are the author's purposes for having a book? Are there time constraints, design issues, and so on? Our goal is to produce a work we can take as much pride in as the author. Your success is our success.
We invite your inquiries and if we are unable to meet your needs, we will do our best to suggest alternatives.
Our publishing services are comprehensive and include:
Our comprehensive ghostwriting and publishing services typically start around $65,000, and costs vary dependent upon a number of factors, such as the amount of research required for the manuscript, the complexity of the subject matter, the timeline, and the particular services the author needs. Services are payable in installments based on the various components of the project.
If you're interested in a particular service instead of the full publishing package, please send us an inquiry describing your needs. We are able to take on a limited number of smaller projects each year.
Please contact us for a no-obligation free consultation whatever your needs may be.
A book should be a key component of your overall business or professional growth strategy. That’s at the core of our publishing model. The right book represents the sum of your experience, talent, and value to customers. The right book attracts new customers, extends the reach of your business, and opens new personal and professional horizons for you as an author. And the right book becomes a platform for public speaking engagements, for magazine articles, for virtually limitless online exposure and networking opportunities.
Winans Kuenstler Publishing provides a premium, client-focused publishing model to grow your business. From initial concept to marketing the finished book, we guide you through the complex process of positioning your message, creating a first-quality manuscript, designing an eye-catching cover and interior, and putting the finished product to work to achieve your goals. All of the work is integrated into a larger communications strategy incorporating a dedicated website for your book, a public relations and article placement program, and outreach on social media and other channels as appropriate.
By Ji Chaozhu
Ji Chaozhu's acclaimed first-person account of his life as the English interpreter for Mao Zedong and Prime Minister Zhou Enlai was ghostwritten by Foster Winans. Sent to America with his brothers when he was a child, Chaozhu learned fluent English and eventually went on to enroll at Harvard University. He dropped out in 1950 to return to China and take part in the Communist Revolution. His story provides a fascinating, eye-witness account of the early days of the People's Republic, from the struggles of day-to-day living to the excitement of being involved in Kissinger's and Nixon's visits.
"Foster took my somewhat disorganized and Chinese-specific manuscript and helped rework it into a compelling narrative that would appeal to a non-Chinese audience. After a hundred or so hours of interviews, two months of research in China, and extensive historical readings, Foster succeeded in bringing the story to life...and finding an enthusiastic publisher."
FOSTER WINANS is President and Chief Creative Officer of WINANS KUENSTLER PUBLISHING, a veteran book editor, book writer, book publisher, and ghostwriter who is the author, ghostwriter, or editor of more than forty books including nonfiction works on investment and finance, marketing, inspirational/motivational, memoir/autobiography, personal growth/self-help, plus nine novels. He is represented to the trade by Al Zuckerman, founder of Writers House, and his most recent ghostwriting project, "The Man on Mao's Right," published by Random House in July 2008, is a memoir ghostwritten for a retired Chinese diplomat who was Mao Zedong’s English interpreter. He has also written books published by HarperCollins, William Morrow, St. Martin's Press, Simon & Schuster, McGraw Hill, and Entrepreneur Press. BrandYourself profile.