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.

Training

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

Consulting

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.

Endorsements

“Sean did an outstanding job of helping us adapt our existing processes for improved ebook production with minimal disruption. His own publishing experience enabled him to hear and effectively address the concerns expressed by our editors in response to technical changes.” —Greg Bailey, Director of Editorial, Book Division, Crossway (@EditorGreg)

Greg Bailey

I’ve had the privilege of working closely with Sean on complex Bible projects. I have greatly appreciated his thorough knowledge of the material, his ability to enthusiastically and effectively manage a complex process, and his willingness to roll up his sleeves and apply his expertise in the details. —Dan Farrell,
Art Director, Tyndale House Publishers

Dan Farrell

“I’m a fly on a wall in a big mtg with @saharrison. Getting giddy. He knows the production process backward and forward, asks all good Qs.” —David Eyk, Web Developer, Crossway (@eykd)

David Eyk

“I always said we needed one of you at every publisher. Now maybe they can all just hire you.” —Steven Cummings, Olive Tree Software (@covenantfather)

Steven Cummings

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