Authentic Endeavors Publishing, a hybrid publisher, came to life when founder Teresa Velardi decided to use her gifts to help others tell their stories in books. As an editor and author, she wanted to make it possible for others to benefit from the experience of seeing their words published in a book. First, it was short stories written by several authors compiled together. Then, it was individual authors who wanted to either fulfill a dream of writing a book or had a story that was so compelling that it just begged to be told.
Authentic Endeavors Publishing and its imprints are committed to honoring the heart and voice of each author we represent by presenting their work to the world in the best light possible. Authentic Endeavors Publishing publishes positive, transformative, informative, engaging, and life-changing written works created to impact and inspire the reader.
Book Endeavors is our Children’s Book Imprint. Stories with a purpose and a lesson are the heart of this imprint.
Wellness Book Endeavors publishes books that fall into the “Wellness” category. It combines physical, emotional, relational, spiritual, and financial wellness. Whether your wellness topic speaks to adults or children, there is a place for you here.
Kingdom Book Endeavors is our Christian publishing imprint.
Spirit Book Endeavors publishes books with a spiritual message but don’t necessarily fall into the Kingdom Book category.
The WeBe Books Publishing imprint is a collaborative effort with Kat Kanavos, an award-winning author and friend of Teresa’s. They have worked together on several other projects and decided to bring something new to the publishing world. Together, they are WeBe Books, aka Word Empowered Book Endeavors.
Some of Our Projects from Various Portfolios
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know what Imprint to submit my manuscript to?
Book Endeavors is our Children’s Book Publishing Company.
Wellness Book Endeavors is our publishing imprint specifically for books focusing on Wellness and Well-being.
What should I except when working with one of your imprints?
We work in a one-on-one partnership with our authors. This helps us to create a positive and financially lucrative outcome for their work. We provide the author with as much or as little guidance as they require or want. This guidance begins when a manuscript is accepted and continues throughout the publishing process, which includes coaching during publication and promotion during the “Book Launch.”
Do you accept unsolicited manuscripts?
We gladly accept unsolicited or unpublished authors, we embrace new talent and do not require that literary agents represent writers.
When will I hear from someone regarding my manuscript?
It can take 30-45 days to respond to submissions due to the high volume of manuscripts we receive.
How do I submit my manuscript?
Queries and submissions are accepted electronically and should include a cover letter with author’s name, contact information including a phone number, email address, website (if you have one), title of the proposed work, author background, publication history, a synopsis of the proposed work, and a sample chapter.
All documents are ONLY received electronically through a form submission.
Teresa Velardi worked with me as editor of my book, Rise Like a Phoenix: The 12 steps of Bankruptcy. Not only did Teresa make sure it read easily and had no typos or grammatical errors, but she asked hard questions about the content of the book. Teresa made sure it made sense and that I had considered other aspects of the subject. Her work improved my book, and made me a clearer thinker! I highly recommend Teresa Velardi as an editor.
I met Teresa several years ago at a women’s conference. She offered her services to assist people in writing a book. I was so intrigued with her skills and ability to relay one’s thoughts onto the page, which is one thing that drew me to her, and we have become great friends over the years. Teresa has edited and published several books, courses, and articles for me and recently completed 13 chapters for a course outline. My work with Teresa will continue for years to come. She is dedicated to giving you her best, and she completes each project on time. Everyone that I referred to her has sung her praises!
I’m glad I decided to work with Book Endeavors. I developed a great working relationship with Teresa, and her dedication to my book was evident in all aspects. I appreciate her attention to detail and creative approach to bringing my book alive. Thank you, Teresa.
I’m so happy that Teresa’s client referred me to her to publish my book. She helped my vision for ‘Empower Your Financial Future, A Woman’s Guide to Financial Freedom’ become a reality. She always made me feel like my project was a top priority even while busy with other clients and went out of her way to help me achieve my goals for the book. Teresa’s services exceeded my expectations, and I would highly recommend her without hesitation!
Teresa Velardi of Book Endeavors made my journey to authorship seamless and joyous! As hectic and overwhelming as it can be, I always felt a sense of encouragement and confidence from her after every meeting! Professionalism was without question; excellent! Her desire to truly know and understand me as a person and author made all the difference! I’m grateful to God for how we connected and I am excited about future projects to come with Book Endeavors!
Working with Teresa has been nothing short of amazing! I was lost before I met her, not knowing what next steps to take with my book. My Illustrator introduced me to Teresa, and the rest is history. She guided me through the whole process. She was very knowledgeable, supportive, and got things done swiftly. Outside of my professional relationship with Teresa, I feel we have developed a connection that feels more like family. She cares and will get the job done! We are on book number two, with another one coming after that. I am looking forward to more books soon, and I want Teresa right by my side. I wouldn’t have it any other way!
As a new author, I wasn’t really sure where to start. I knew I had my story, but what was next? Once I connected with Teresa, she helped bring everything to life. Not only is she amazing at what she does, but she’s also hands-on and teaches you as you go. There is a lot to learn in the publishing world, but with Teresa’s knowledge and guidance, you too can make your dream of being a published author your reality. Thank you, Teresa.