Work with an Expert to Publish your Book

Forefront Books is a unique publishing company that caters to the most successful men and women in their respective fields — the thought leaders, the visionaries, the pioneers, the business owners and the entrepreneurs who have a compelling story to tell — and delivers a world-class end result from a team who has helped create more than 60 New York Times bestsellers, including six number one bestsellers.

Work with an Expert to Publish your Book

Forefront Books is a unique publishing company that caters to the most successful men and women in their respective fields — the thought leaders, the visionaries, the pioneers, the business owners and the entrepreneurs who have a compelling story to tell — and delivers a world-class end result from a team who has helped create more than 60 New York Times bestsellers, including six number one bestsellers.

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Featured Titles

Joan Lunden

Why Did I Come Into This Room?

Trudy Cathy White

A Quiet Strength

Tony March

Paying It Backward

David Vanderpool, MD

Live
Beyond

Peggy Rowe

About Your Father

Joan Lunden

Why Did I Come Into This Room?

Trudy Cathy White

A Quiet Strength

Tony March

Paying It Backward

David Vanderpool, MD

Live
Beyond

Joan Lunden

Why Did I Come Into This Room?

Trudy Cathy White

A Quiet Strength

Tony March

Paying It Backward

David Vanderpool, MD

Live
Beyond

Peggy Rowe

About Your Father

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Testimonials

Peggy Rowe

Peggy Rowe

NY Times Best Selling Author, Wife, Mother to Three Sons Including Celebrity Mike Rowe

"When I wrote my first book at the age of 80, three publishing houses offered to publish it. Jonathan Merkh of Forefront Books visited my home. He had read my book, loved it, and laid out his plan for launching and marketing. He gave me an honest assessment of the advantages and disadvantages of going with a small house as compared to a large one. Jonathan was the perfect choice for my first book."

Joan Lunden

Joan Lunden

Award-winning journalist, bestselling author, and motivational speaker.

Jonathan has been a continued source of knowledge and has made the entire publication process feel simple and exciting. His advice on marketing, and his instincts have been logical and sound, and as a result, my newest book became a bestseller within hours of release.

Phil Robertson

Phil Robertson

NY Times Best Selling Author, Founder of Duck Commander, Patriarch of Duck Dynasty Robertson Family

"Old Merkh helped turned my life story into a No. 1 hit on the New York Times bestseller list. I knew the first time I met that cat that he knew the publishing world and how to build best sellers. I would highly recommend him."

Dave Ramsey

Dave Ramsey

NY Times Bestselling Author, Host of Nationally Syndicated Radio Show "The Dave Ramsey Show"

"Jonathan Merkh has been a friend for a long time both professionally and personally. Our last project together, Entreleadership: 20 Years of Practical Business Wisdom from the Trenches, debuted #1 on the New York Times bestseller list. We love his passion for helping the industry understand marketplace disrupters like Ramsey Press!"

Dr. Charles F. Stanley

Dr. Charles F. Stanley

Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church Atlanta, Founder and President of In Touch Ministries, New York Times Bestselling author

"I have known and worked with Jonathan Merkh for more than two decades. He is a man who not only knows his business, but who always proves to be a fine and trustworthy advocate for those he represents. If you are considering working with Jonathan Merkh, know you will be blessed by his excellent work ethic and his undeniable skills as a publisher."

William Paul Young

William Paul Young

New York Times bestselling author of THE SHACK which sold over 20 million copies.

"Jonathan Merkh is a trusted champion whose relational integrity and publishing industry acumen has been powerfully helpful to me as a writer and published author."

Joan Lunden

Joan Lunden

Award-winning journalist, bestselling author, and motivational speaker.

Jonathan has been a continued source of knowledge and has made the entire publication process feel simple and exciting. His advice on marketing, and his instincts have been logical and sound, and as a result, my newest book became a bestseller within hours of release.

Phil Robertson

Phil Robertson

NY Times Best Selling Author, Founder of Duck Commander, Patriarch of Duck Dynasty Robertson Family

"Old Merkh helped turned my life story into a No. 1 hit on the New York Times bestseller list. I knew the first time I met that cat that he knew the publishing world and how to build best sellers. I would highly recommend him."

Dave Ramsey

Dave Ramsey

NY Times Bestselling Author, Host of Nationally Syndicated Radio Show "The Dave Ramsey Show"

"Jonathan Merkh has been a friend for a long time both professionally and personally. Our last project together, Entreleadership: 20 Years of Practical Business Wisdom from the Trenches, debuted #1 on the New York Times bestseller list. We love his passion for helping the industry understand marketplace disrupters like Ramsey Press!"

Dr. Charles F. Stanley

Dr. Charles F. Stanley

Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church Atlanta, Founder and President of In Touch Ministries, New York Times Bestselling author

"I have known and worked with Jonathan Merkh for more than two decades. He is a man who not only knows his business, but who always proves to be a fine and trustworthy advocate for those he represents. If you are considering working with Jonathan Merkh, know you will be blessed by his excellent work ethic and his undeniable skills as a publisher."

William Paul Young

William Paul Young

New York Times bestselling author of THE SHACK which sold over 20 million copies.

"Jonathan Merkh is a trusted champion whose relational integrity and publishing industry acumen has been powerfully helpful to me as a writer and published author."

About Forefront Books

Publishing

The world of publishing is changing rapidly. As the retail environment transforms and disappears, independent bookstores and bookstore chains are closing at an alarming rate. Forefront Books is a full service, concierge publishing company that majors in
solutions.

Jonathan Merkh

President & Publisher​ Jonathan Merkh has been in book publishing for more than twenty-five years. His career encompasses marketing, sales, distribution, agenting, and ministry through work at Thomas Nelson Publishers, Guideposts, the William Morris Agency, and Simon & Schuster.

Consulting

The publishing world is changing daily. While it’s far more difficult today to get a traditional publishing deal, the “traditional” route is no longer the only choice. Whatever the need, in an industry in flux, Forefront helps individuals, companies, and organizations find the best path of action.

Jonathan Merkh

President & Publisher​ Jonathan Merkh has been in book publishing for more than twenty-five years. His career encompasses marketing, sales, distribution, agenting, and ministry through work at Thomas Nelson Publishers, Guideposts, the William Morris Agency, and Simon & Schuster.

Publishing

The world of publishing is changing rapidly. As the retail environment transforms and disappears, independent bookstores and bookstore chains are closing at an alarming rate. Forefront Books is a full service, concierge publishing company that majors in
solutions.

Consulting

The publishing world is changing daily. While it’s far more difficult today to get a traditional publishing deal, the “traditional” route is no longer the only choice. Whatever the need, in an industry in flux, Forefront helps individuals, companies, and organizations find the best path of action.

Jonathan Merkh

President & Publisher​ Jonathan Merkh has been in book publishing for more than twenty-five years. His career encompasses marketing, sales, distribution, agenting, and ministry through work at Thomas Nelson Publishers, Guideposts, the William Morris Agency, and Simon & Schuster.

Publishing

The world of publishing is changing rapidly. As the retail environment transforms and disappears, independent bookstores and bookstore chains are closing at an alarming rate. Forefront Books is a full service, concierge publishing company that majors in
solutions.

Consulting

The publishing world is changing daily. While it’s far more difficult today to get a traditional publishing deal, the “traditional” route is no longer the only choice. Whatever the need, in an industry in flux, Forefront helps individuals, companies, and organizations find the best path of action.