Take two dedicated readers.

Make one an English major with a serious knack for spotting solid writing. Make the other a former magazine / book editor with years of hands-on publishing and writing experience.

Add a desire to be a forward-thinking independent publisher working hard to give our authors the best chance of success in an increasingly crowded marketplace.

The result is the team that founded Cresting Wave Publishing.



As founders, our task is very hands-on: cherish & develop each writer on an individual basis. Entertain and educate readers as if they are family. Focus on quality and stand behind every word of every book we publish.




And a team takes their jobs very seriously. And themselves not a whit.

Opening for Xmas 2019, just in time for Covid, our simple mission was and still is, produce quality books we are proud to put our name on.

So what is our policy about working with writers? CWP’s award-winning policy is to cast our net as widely as possible in search of great books.

At a time when publishers and literary agents are closing their doors even to authors with a proven track record, we continue to accept unsolicited work from both new and established writers.

To help them with the sometimes daunting and nerve-wracking task of sending their cherished work to a publisher, we endeavor to make our submission process as friendly, personal, and efficient as possible.

We’ve evolved fast: from one book to over 50 printed and eBooks in four years. But we’ve never lost our commitment to quality and hands-on involvement in every aspect of your book.

Once a writer is accepted as one of Cresting Wave’s authors, they can expect a very high level of care in turning their manuscript into a book that is beautiful both inside and out.

With our international team of editors, typesetters, designers, market consultants, and proofreaders, an author can be confident that we have the expertise to bring out and enhance their book’s true potential, whatever its size and complexity – whether a slim volume of poetry, a glossy cookery book, a masterful work of non-fiction, or a book of elegant photographs.

We’re growing rapidly and reaching to embrace the whole planet.


In addition to paperback and hardback, we publish in a variety of eBook formats. This makes it possible for an author’s work to be read on the Amazon Kindle, the Apple iPad and many other devices. In future, plans call for adding audiobooks.

Our ever-expanding Marketing Department has established an enviable mastery of both traditional and modern forms of publicity, ranging from tried and tested routes – press releases, on-line ads, reviews and interviews – to social media and blogging. At the same time, we are constantly developing new promotional ideas, including a printed and electronic catalog twice per year.

Our books have achieved accolades from Amazon (including multiple #1 Bestsellers), Literary Titan, Kirkus Reviews, Midwest Book Reviews, Readers’ Favorites, and elsewhere.

In 2024 plans call for a huge increase in our sales footprint as we join forces with regional and international book representatives and firms. This will ensure that a reader’s experience of finding, ordering, and receiving a Cresting Wave Publishing book anywhere in the world will be better than ever.

In search of both new authors and new markets, we are expanding our outreach program to literary agents across the U.S., Canada, and Western Europe in 2024. Also in 2024 we expect to have our books represented at the Frankfurt Book Fairs and Book Expo America.

Our main headquarters can be found in Spokane, Washington.

We hope you enjoy our books as much as we do.



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