Elizabeth Lyons founded Finn-Phyllis Press in 2004 after hearing “No thanks” one too many times from the traditional publishing world. Certain that she had written a book that could help even just one new parent of twins, she wondered, “How hard can this publishing thing be?” (Famous last words)
She had one non-negotiable when it came to getting her book into the world: It would be indistinguishable in quality from any New York Times bestseller.
Through trials, missteps, and full-on disasters, she worked her way, one step and one book at a time (because she didn’t stop after she’d written her first book) to exactly what she envisioned: a small, service-based press with a passion for truly partnering with its authors to bring impactful books to life so that they can make a difference in the lives of others—one reader at a time.
Her reason for deciding to work with other authors was simple: Help others tell their story in a powerfully vulnerable way, publish it so that it can sit next to any New York Times bestseller in terms of quality, and support her clients as they continue to reach the readers desperate to hear what they (and they alone) have to say.