exceptional BOOK EDITING, DESIGN, MARKETING & promotion


MISSION POINT PRESS offers aspiring and veteran authors a combined 66 years of experience in writing, designing, and publishing the written word. We are an affiliation of talented professionals who have worked on every kind of book you can imagine—from two New York Times best-sellers about war to a series of gorgeous cookbooks to a superbly written, self-published cancer memoir that has garnered dozens of rave, five-star Amazon reviews.


For authors seeking a traditional route to publishing, we offer in-depth query service to agencies.


MISSION POINT PRESS also employs award-winning, traditionally published authors for those who need coaching or ghost-writing.


MISSION POINT PRESS is a hybrid publisher, meaning that we publish our own books under the Mission Point Press imprint, as well as the authors who work with us. Self-publishing can be lonely and overwhelming, but with Mission Point Press, you're part of an honest and experienced team and your book will be a part of our catalog of best-sellers.

best-selling books from mission point press


The Complete Tour, Sport and Country Living Guide
to Traverse City, Traverse City Area and Leelanau County


By Heather Shaw, Jodee Taylor, Tom Carr and many others

250 pages of Super fun things
to do and see in the Grand Traverse Area








The most valuable and illuminating account yet of the Flint water crisis, now in book form.

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e-book now available here

Fifty years after anger and frustration over police-community relations boiled over into a rebellion in Detroit, there are lots of people asking what we’ve learned, how we’ve changed.


...There are so many ways that the factors that led to the uprising are still with us. There are so many reminders, both physical and metaphorical.


If there is good news, 50 years after the 1967 uprising, it is probably that we are all much more honest about the ways in which the problems of then still haunt us now. There’s nowhere near as much gloss or self-kidding as we used to indulge.


This book, a collection of the coverage by the Detroit

Journalism Cooperative during 2016, is a testament to that.  — From the Foreword by Pulitzer Prize-winning, Detroit native Stephen Henderson


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the glossy version is back!
get it in local stores like Horizon in TC and Cottage Books in Glen Arbor.

"Story telling at its fully imagined best.” — Ben Hamper, bestselling author of Rivethead

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see the tour schedule

one man's journey inside

the traverse city state hospital.

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custom publishing from mission point press



No matter what your book—fiction or nonfiction, whimsical or serious—our mission is to help you achieve literary excellence and publishing success.


Mission Point Press is now distributing to Michigan bookstores and libraries.

For more information, contact Doug Weaver.


MISSION POINT PRESS can help you with your book project, from evaluating your book idea to the very critical challenges of marketing and publicity. We can design a custom website, show you the ins and outs of marketing your book on Amazon, set up a blog, alert you with monthly marketing reminders, and write press releases for targeted publications—all with affordable packages.


We bring to our work a Midwestern honesty—we state right upfront how much

we charge and exactly what you’ll get. And then we deliver on time

and to your high expectations.


Please take your time perusing our website for samples of our work and compare

our prices and quality to others. Pay careful attention to the very nice things our past customers say about us.


We hope you’ll choose MISSION POINT PRESS!

Doug Weaver, Anne Stanton and Heather Shaw live near Mission Point Lighthouse on Lake Michigan's Grand Traverse Bay — inspiration for the name of our company.


We work every day in a region of unbelievable beauty where so many artists and writers have also chosen to live. We believe that by sharing stories, reading and reflecting,

we enlarge our own lives and those of others.


Books transform lives and have for centuries. We live and breathe the beauty of the written word, and believe it carries equal power in a Kindle or in a beautiful,

four-color printed book.



Mission Point Press

is the exclusive licensee of the Chandler Lake Books imprint.


Mission Point Press may recommend to authors that they publish their book as a Chandler Lake Books project, depending on a book's subject matter and audience.

You can learn much more about Chandler Lake Books at www.chandlerlakebooks.com.

Mission Point Press    •     2554 Chandler Road    •    Traverse City, Michigan   •   49696                     TEL. 231-421-9513