The Innovative Executive

After interviewing 9 book publishers, I finally found Forefront Books with world class expertise and a team who treats me like family. Jonathan Merkh's team was able to clearly articulate my vision in creative design, provide valuable editorial feedback and produce an amazing finished product that aligned perfectly to a customized timeline. The transparency they provided around their services made this experience so much better than any other - I can't recommend them enough if you're looking at superior book publishing services with amazing network connections.

Bella Rushi

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.

Joan Lunden

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 continue to work with Jonathan and lean on his industry knowledge as the publishing business shifts dramatically in the digital age.

Dave Ramsey

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. Innovative, supportive, and reassuring, he accompanied me on each media interview and shared my joy when we became a NYT, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today best-seller. I chose Jonathan Merkh and Forefront Books to publish my second book—naturally.

Peggy Rowe

Jonathan took an intimidating and complicated process and made it as smooth and simple as possible. He balanced enthusiastic support with shooting straight and challenging me when appropriate. He was so patient, so helpful and so kind. I could not imagine publishing a book with anyone else.

Michael Brody-Waite

Author of: Great Leaders Live Like Drug Addicts

Old Merkh helped turn 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.

Phil Robertson

Merkh is the guru of nurturing literary talent. He saw who I could be as an author even before I did. Authors and their futures are in good hands with him and Forefront Books.

DeVon Franklin

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.

Dr. Charles F. Stanley

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.

William Paul Young

Jonathan is one of the leading lights and visionaries in the industry and he is changing the way that publishing gets done for authors, retailers, and publishing houses. I respect and admire him beyond description – and I’m proud and honored to be a Forefront author.

Scott McKain