Eliezer Tristan Publishing officially became incorporated on August 1st, 2018. Despite existing for less than a year, the company has already made great strides in the world of publishing. There’s a reason for this; Eliezer Tristan Publishing is more than just a publishing house. Their backstory and mental health advocacy have played a roll in the success of this company.
How Eliezer Tristan Publishing started
CEO Sarah Fader founded Eliezer Tristan Publishing after the tragic loss of an unborn baby. Sarah was going to call her son Eliezer, after the renowned author and survivor Eli Weisel. After losing her Eliezer, she named the company in his honor. The name Tristan is in honor of Editor in Chief Sarah Comerford’s late mother, who had a fondness for the name. Comerford and Fader work together at their mental health nonprofit organization, Stigma Fighters, which features real stories of mental illness.
When Eliezer Tristan Publishing launched, Sarah Fader had published eleven books of her own. Fader worked as a professional writer for over a decade when ETP started. As a writer and journalist, she knows the world of book publishing through and through. Sarah had humble beginnings. She worked as an Editorial Assistant for Harper Collins during her Junior year at NYU. As the founder of the 501c3 non-profit Stigma Fighters, founded in 2014, Sarah had the business acumen to start a for-profit company. In her experience as a writer, she saw many deficits in the traditional publishing process and knew that they had to be fixed. Who could be a better fit to do just that?
What Eliezer Tristan Publishing means to authors
“I went with ETP because they believe in me and my voice. They have a personal touch that isn’t present in more traditional publishing houses, and they truly believe in the power of the author’s words, not just numbers. The attention to detail and personal feedback I’m receiving working with ETP is remarkable.” – author and mental health advocate, Colleen Werner.
This is a common theme among writers who work with Eliezer Tristan Publishing. Shared values such as personal touch, the value of words over the writer’s platform, attention to detail, and paying careful attention to an authors needs and wants, are what make the company what it is. Some authors, like Kitt O’Malley, have even pulled their previous work from the shelf to have the company publish it. Kitt says “I pulled my self-published book from the market to have Eliezer Tristan publish it. I need their help with everything from book title and cover design to editing,
proofing, formatting, and marketing.”
“I decided to go with ETP for my publishing needs because they are very personable and welcoming. I feel lucky to have found a publisher that genuinely cares about their clients!” – author and mental health advocate Lexie Manion.
What Eliezer Tristan Publishing means to workers
One of the things that Sarah Fader set out to do during the creation of Eliezer Tristan Publishing team is to create jobs. As many of the books at Eliezer Tristan Publishing surround topics such as mental and physical disabilities, marginalized communities, and stories of survival and resilience, Sarah found it essential to give her employees a fair, accommodating work environment where everyone has a voice. “Being a member of the LGBTQIA+ community that lives with mental and physical health conditions, I feel safe here,” says Deputy Editor and Project Manager, Sparklle Rainne.
Creating a caring and welcoming environment that is strictly anti-discrimination is an important company value at Eliezer Tristan Publishing. Eliezer Tristan Publishing wants everyone to know that they are heard and seen. Wendy Garfinkle, who works closely with Eliezer Tristan Publishing on many of their projects, says “Collaborating with ETP as a freelance editor and formatter gives me the opportunity to do what I love on a regular basis: help authors polish and birth their books. The ETP team is welcoming to all, without prejudice for our disparate experiences, beliefs, and values. It is a safe, close-knit community of writing and publishing creatives. And it is beautiful.” Taylor Jones, an author, and an editorial assistant, adds “it’s not a company; it’s a troupe of people banding together to help get people’s voices out there and break the stigma.”
Where to find us
Whether you are a reader searching for a new book to pick up or an author looking to submit a query, Eliezer Tristan Publishing is here for you. Please visit Eliezer Publishing to learn more about the publishing company that is changing lives.