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by Jay Reeves |

LMCS Makes Book Publishing Dreams Come True 

Lawyers are natural born storytellers – and if you have a good one to tell, there’s a new publishing house that wants to hear from you.

LMCS Press is a full-service publishing house specializing in helping lawyers and legal professionals turn their dreams into books.

Recent titles include From Welcome to Windhoek: A Judge’s Journey, a memoir by Campbell Law School Dean J. Rich Leonard, and Designing a Succession Plan for Your Law Practice, by Tom Lenfestey, founder of the Law Practice Exchange.

“Writing and publishing a book is a dream come true for some people,” says the LMCS Press website. “For others, it is a great career accomplishment. We would love to assist you reach this dream.”

Getting from idea to publication is a long journey. LMCS Press is unique in its understanding of the legal profession. It offers personalized assistance for each step of the journey:

EDITORIAL CONSULTATION. A strategic meeting with an LMCS Press Editor and Publisher at the outset will ensure that your writing experience is as rewarding as possible.

PLANNING THE BOOK. Having an experienced team in place even before you start writing will save time and money and enhance your writing experience.

EDITORIAL SERVICES. LMCS Press identifies your ideal reader and core concepts, prepares an editorial calendar, and makes sure the end product is professional and readable.

DESIGN SERVICES. Cover art shouldn’t be an after-thought; crafting the look and feel of your book is as important as the words on the page.

PUBLISHING SERVICES. Authors are often surprised at the fees involved in self-publishing. The LMCS team will assist in the many steps necessary from obtaining a domain name to use in later promotions to purchasing ISBN numbers – and you may well end up paying less than if you did it all yourself.

PROMOTIONAL STRATEGY. The LMCS Press team helps put your book in the hands of appreciative readers.

Learn more about LMCS Press here.


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LMCS Press: Editorial Services

  • Editorial consult with author and publishing team to refine book scope, concept, and length
  • Identify your Ideal Reader
  • Identify your Core Concepts
  • Develop a Title and Sub-title
  • Prepare a Working Outline
  • Prepare an Organizing Structure
  • Prepare an Editorial Calendar
  • Provide accountability to meet deadlines
  • Serve as book coach with on-call availability when problems arise of progress stalls
  • Professional proofreading and line editing
  • Professional copy-editing of final manuscript


LMCS Press: Design Services

  • Author and Design Team consult to create a design plan that will move your book into the hands of readers.
  • Create a Book Cover with a design matching the theme and content of the book using stock art, custom illustrations or custom photography.
  • Layout of chapters and pages including font and chapter design
  • Create appendix
  • Coordination of file uploads
  • Publishing Services
  • Publication checklist
  • Purchase ISBN package
  • Upload book to publishing platform
  • Conversion to e-Book
  • Purchase the domain name for the book promotion website
  • Create website to promote the book


LMCS Press: Promotional Services

  • Create a targeted communication plan to increase awareness and sales of the book
  • Create book pitch to market the book
  • Create social media campaign
  • Research book review opportunities
  • Research speaking opportunities, book readings or partnership opportunities


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About the Author

Jay Reeves

Jay Reeves practiced law in North Carolina and South Carolina. He was Legal Editor at Lawyers Weekly and Risk Manager at Lawyers Mutual. He is the author of The Most Powerful Attorney in the World, a collection of short stories from a law life well-lived, which as the seasons pass becomes less about law and liability and more about loss, love, longing, laughter and life's lasting luminescence.

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