Testimonials

  • "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
    Peggy Rowe NY Times Best Selling Author, Wife, Mother to Three Sons Including Celebrity Mike Rowe
  • “When I originally considered Forefront Books, the whole idea of a fee up front was a hurdle. I wasn’t sure about it and whether it was worth it financially.  Let me tell you, it was worth it.  The difference this book made was amazing. I not only recouped the fee in a few months, I was able to gain more speaking clients then I ever imagined. Jonathan and his team were there all along the way and continue to be here for me over a year after the book’s release.

    Excited to work on another book with Forefront.”

    Scott Augenbaum
    Scott Augenbaum Retired FBI Special Agent, Cyber Crime Division
  • "Jonathan and his team were a pleasure to work with and made important contributions to my book."

    Joseph Lieberman
    Joseph Lieberman Former US Senator
  • "Jonathan Merkh is one of the best in the business. I was fortunate enough when my work came across his desk and he decided to back my writing career. But his value didn't stop there. In the first few months after my novel was published, I was able to break into the ranks of Amazon's all-time authors."

    John Heubusch
    John Heubusch Executive Director, Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation Institute
  • “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
    DeVon Franklin New York Times Best-Selling Author, Hollywood Producer
  • "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
    William Paul Young New York Times bestselling author of THE SHACK which sold over 20 million copies.
  • "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
    Joan Lunden Award-winning journalist, bestselling author, and motivational speaker
  • "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
    Dr. Charles F. Stanley Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church Atlanta Founder and President of In Touch Ministries
  • "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."

    Phil Robertson
    Phil Robertson NY Times Best Selling Author, Founder of Duck Commander Patriarch of Duck Dynasty Robertson Family
  • "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
    Dave Ramsey NY Times Bestselling Author Host of Nationally Syndicated Radio Show “The Dave Ramsey Show”