Helping leaders present their passions

Gail Woodard and her team at Dudley Court Press do an impressive job of helping leaders present their passions and knowledge in well-conceived, professionally published books. Gail is an excellent guiding hand for people who need help in today’s complicated publishing environment. She knows what’s going on and she knows how to help people achieve their goals. Her clients rave about her and I’m happy to refer anyone I can.

Ruth McMullin, Former CEO, John Wiley & Sons and Harvard Business School Publishing Corp.

“Gail Woodard at Dudley Court Press has been my great partner in this venture. She was the voice of both compassion and reality. I am not a full time writer; but my ideas are full time and a book is one way to get them transferred to other people. I chose to work with Gail in no small part because she understood how my writing would fit into the overall picture of my work.”

Martha Johnson – Former Administrator, US Government Services Administration. Founder of ChapterNext, Executive Coaching. Author of On My Watch: Leadership, Innovation and Personal Resilience and co-author, Navigating an Organizational Crisis​​​

“Hey, Guys! Lee Albert here. I’m a licensed massage therapist and founder of Integrated Positional Therapy. A technique that quickly and easily brings your body back into balance and out of pain. In 2012 Gail Woodard, publisher at Dudley Court Press, asked me to write a book about my methods after she had a pretty cool healing experience with me. I didn’t know how to write and wasn’t even sure where to start. With Gail’s help I wrote Live Pain Free, which quickly became a top selling book at Kripalu Institute for Yoga and Health. My second book with Dudley Court Press, Yoga for Pain Relief, led to my work being featured in a PBS special. I trust Dudley Court Press. I know that they are looking out for my interests as an author. If you’re looking for a great publishing partner, I highly recommend them.”

“I’m David Kriegman, former Chief Operating Officer at SRA International and author of Zero To A Billion. Now I’m a consultant helping several government contracting firms. After I retired from SRA, I started working on a book to share the lessons that I had learned throughout my career. I started by just writing down stories that I always told employees. Things that worked, things that didn’t work. I really didn’t know what I was doing. So, I was grateful when a friend introduced me to Gail Woodard, publisher at Dudley Court Press. Gail and her team did a fantastic job of helping me structure my book and getting it published. Everyone comments how the structure makes it easy for them to read and learn from my experiences. In fact, my book is in the top 1% of all books on Amazon. I really trust Gail and Dudley Court Press. I know they’re looking out for my interests as an author. If you’re looking for a great publishing partner, I highly recommend them.”

“​My name is Joan Markwell, and I’m the author of Softening the Grief: What to say and do to comfort a bereaved mother. Dudley Court Press has been a great partner in this, my first publishing venture. I really wasn’t a writer. But with their help I’ve been able to become a successful author. They walked me through every step of the publishing process, taking care of all the details. They even helped with the marketing. It’s been a great partnership and I’m looking forward to working with them on my next book. I trust Dudley Court Press, and I know that they have my best interest at heart. And if you’re looking for a great publishing partnership, I highly recommend them.”

“Hi. My name is Jerry McLaughlin. I’m a retired training manager and a current author. When I published my first book I had the negative experience of getting plugged in with a company that was less than professional. I paid the price. When I started my second book, B-17 Flying Fortress Restoration, I talked with a friend from the publishing business. She recommended Dudley Court Press and its President Gail Woodard. Gail is excellent! She understands the publishing business, and she understands how to work with new authors. Give her a call. You won’t regret it.”

Jerry McLaughlinAuthor of B-17 Flying Fortress Restoration

Helpful and enlightening

You were very helpful and enlightening. I would like to stay in touch with you. I can use guidance.

Tom Hutton, business executive and
fiction writer

A fierce advocate for her clients

Gail is a fierce advocate for her clients. She draws out the best in them and insures that they speak with authenticity, clarity and confidence.

Tina Graf, freelance editor

“I discovered Dudley Court Press online and was impressed by the initial personal phone call with the team. Hybrid publishing was new to me, but it made sense, especially with the options offered in the A La Carte program, which were very clearly described.

I was able to choose the areas in which I needed the most help. The pace of the process appears to be carefully planned to keep the book moving while not overwhelming the author. I appreciated the background information about the staff members, which gave me a connection. And DCP’s project coordinator, Lora Arnold, has been simply amazing — professional, personable, reachable.

I’d recommend the A La Carte Program to writers who already have a quality manuscript, but who don’t want to waste a year or more looking for suitable publishers and to writers who have enough confidence in their books to make a financial investment and want to be a part of the publishing process.”

Liz Newall, author of You Don’t Have To Tell Everything You Know.

Thank-you for affirming me and my gut desire to write a book. I feel blessed to be able to work with you. Thank-you for being you, for being available to coach me and give me your decades of wisdom!”

— Dr. Bonnie Lyon, author of the international best-seller, Through the Tunnel: Unlock the pain of your past and find the courage to grow up, not just old.

Very Professional

Please extend my appreciation to Gail for the very professional effort by Dudley Court Press [re: B-17 Flying Fortress Restoration.] It is a winner!

—E. G. “Buck” Shuler, Jr., Lt. General, USAF, Retired, Former Commander
Eighth Air Force.

“The first time I published a book, I didn’t know what I was doing and picked a publisher that I found advertised in a magazine. The second time, I did some homework and I selected Dudley Court Press. What a difference! Gail Woodard is a very experienced publisher and worked with me personally, making recommendations and good suggestions. Her editor and book designer were superb. Gail actually cared about my book, which was not the case with my previous publisher. It was great working with Dudley Court Press and I highly recommend them. I also feel that I made a good friend as part of the process.”

“Gail Woodard is a gem to work with. Her enthusiasm, knowledge and follow-through have inspired me to complete four books that had sat unfinished for many years and to re-release a book previously published in Singapore. Gail’s awareness of costs is evident as estimates have come remarkably close to eventual billings. Gail’s ability to draw together talented resources from around the world is impressive, and has made our four-year publishing journey together a great deal of fun.”

Frederick Fisher, author of Sinocide, Serendipity, Three Lives of Eve, Betrayal of Innocence: Samantha’s Story and Confucius Jade.

“My experience with Gail has been positive. She is an experienced, skilled publisher, and a meticulous editor. She also has efficient and gifted staffers. We didn’t agree on everything, but she was willing to listen and adjust. I tried to do likewise. I really like the book we have produced.”

Ted Berland, B.S., A.M, FAMWA – Author of The Diabetic Wine Lover’s Guide and more than 20 other books, hundreds of articles in magazines, newspapers and medical journals, and three plays.​​​

“​I have no doubt in my mind how much praise you deserve for helping us with the look of this book. Sam is absolutely delighted. Absolutely. He can’t put it down. I feel the same way. What a treat you’ve given us.”

Donna and Sam Wright – Author of The Way It Was

You must be psychic!

Our consultation led me in a direction I had not previously thought about. You must by psychic to have drilled down so quickly to identify my true interests, writing abilities and best course of action for me to be published. Anyone who needs assistance in their writing must … MUST … take the time to speak with you. Thanks for all the wonderful advice. I have pages of notes that will help me apply your advice in the coming months. Mil gracias, señora.

— Ricardo Small, writer

Guidance has been invaluable!

Gail not only shaped my book and made my message clear and concise, she also gave me a super subtitle that nailed the topic. I highly recommend her coaching services to busy executives who want to get their book done. Gail will make it easy…well, easier, and you’ll be pleased with the result. I never would have been able to complete my book in the time I have without her assistance. Her guidance has been invaluable.

— Greg O’Donnell, Partner, BF&D

A huge thank you!

I wanted to say a huge thank you for your valuable insights and impressively professional take on my current situation. After our extensive talk I feel completely empowered and prepared for my next steps to reach my goals, including authoring a book. …. You are an amazing (life) coach and have an incredible ability to apply your experience and knowledge to a field which is not exactly your “neck of the woods” I know, and even in a different country. Yet you made it as relevant and applicable as I could have ever hoped for. …I have already adopted your suggestions and have been rewarded – I have partnered with a highly reputable colleague to co-author the book and start training/workshops together. … Thank you again. I will keep in touch as I progress as I may need a dose of your wisdom somewhere on my journey. THANK YOU GAIL.

Susan Gregersen, DVM, MBA, MRCVS Managing Director, Vets2Home – Peaceful Pet Goodbyes (U.K.)