Our Services

We empower people to publish more profitably by providing book production, training, consulting, and software development services.

Book Production

We specialize in complex publications, XML-based, and database-backed publishing, and we integrate print and digital into a single process.


Our training workshops and seminars empower people to improve their own publishing business.


Publishers who want to improve their own processes and systems hire us to help them formulate and then implement a customized plan.

About Us

The mission of Black Earth Group is to empower people to publish more profitably.

Black Earth Group was founded in 2014 to help more people to publish more profitably. We provide software and services that help authors and publishers to increase  efficiency, excellence, and effectiveness in publishing.

Our founder, Sean Harrison, worked for Tyndale House Publishers for 18 years. There he developed many tools, techniques, and systems that enabled his employer to achieve much higher levels of efficiency, excellence, and effectiveness. As Sean talked with people at other publishers and gave training workshops at industry conferences, he found that a lot of people would benefit from kinds of improvements he had helped his employer to implement. He launched Black Earth Group to help provide these empowering benefits to more people.


“Sean Harrison was EXACTLY the partner we needed to pull off a very complex conversion of the Jesus-Centered Bible. It’s rare that you find a company that not only stands by their work but delivers it on time and on budget.” —Craig Cable, Director of Publishing, Group

Craig Cable

“We started working with Sean last year and have been incredibly impressed with his professionalism, knowledge, work ethic, attitude, and delivered products. He’s been a pleasure to work with and we look forward to more projects with him.” —Neil Levin, Partner and Technology Director, Powers Media

Neil Levin

“Sean listened well to what we needed at Gilead Publishing and kept working with me until we developed an efficient system for producing and archiving our ebooks. I knew that when I handed off a file to him, he would do his part with great attention to detail and usually beat the deadline. I also turned to Sean to fix existing ebook files. Nothing daunted him.” —Afton Rorvik, Production Manager, Gilead Publishing

Afton Rorvik

“Sean Harrison and Black Earth Group were invaluable in the technical aspects of creating the Africa Study Bible. They brought the needed expertise and excellence in the areas where we did not have needed skills on our staff. In all dealings, Sean was professional and served with a ministry heart that understood our values and mission.” —Matthew Elliott, Director, Oasis International

Matthew Elliott

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