Welcome to 3+1 Publishing

3+1 Publishing creates books with meaning and substance, wit and wonder. 3+1 books resonate with little readers long after pages are still and lights are out.

"This book is so funny and useful at the same time and the premise is fantastic. The quality of the hardcover is amazing and we couldn’t stop laughing with every turn of a page!"

Welcome Authors + Illustrators

We are a Phoenix, Arizona publisher managing the the book production process. Beginning by matching authors' concepts with the best illustrators for the job, we start you in the right direction and help manage the sketching, rough draft and initial layout. We make the process seamless for you the author and help you realize your dream of holding your finished book in your hand for the rest of the world to enjoy.

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  • Globally-Minded

    We search the world over for authors and illustrators with up-and-coming talent. With the relative ease of communicating worldwide, we can tap into voices from every culture and walk of life. They bring to the table fresh perspectives, ideas… and help us see the world through a different lens.

  • Client Focused

    We believe that relationships are at the center of every project. We take pride in learning about our authors, their goals and motivations. Good communication makes the project more enjoyable on both ends and ultimately leads to a more successful outcome. For our clients, we want to be their first choice of publisher… and their last.

  • Committed to Future Readers

    Who is your audience? The spectrum of "Children's Book" is an ocean as deep as it is wide. Through every part of the publishing process, we keep our eyes on your intended young readers and how best to engage them through your storytelling.

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  • Whoa. Just made it into Forbes.

    That article on Next Avenue got picked up by a tiny little ol' financial bulletin.And it's under the "Retirement" section 😂. 𝐈𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐦𝐢𝐬𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐬𝐭 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞 𝐢𝐭'𝐬 𝐚 𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭 𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐥𝐞 𝐰𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐧 𝐛𝐲 𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐲 𝐰𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐩𝐮𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐯𝐞𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐧 Shelly Talsma Everson You can read it here:

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  • Layout, Design and Editing

    Layout, Design and Editing

    Our designers and editors will help you get your book ready for print. Our designers will type set and lay out cover art and our editors meticulously optimize your grammar and sentence structure. In addition, our editors are trained help you "up your word game" for a winning edge in the competitive world of children's books.

  • Printing and Binding

    Printing and Binding

    Experience in the print process and industry is paramount to having a beautifully finished product… or just an "OK" product. At Three Plus One, we shoot for greatness. We help you decide which printing process will best fit your needs and we walk your book though the press from start to finish.

  • Project Management

    Project Management

    Part of the challenge of "doing it yourself" is trying to connect the gears of ALL the moving parts. Let us handle it for you. Our experienced project managers can help lead you through the process with attention to detail and constant communication along the way.

  • Finding Your Match

    Finding Your Match

    A great illustrator may be perfect for one project, but not ideal for another. We can help you evaluate styles and successfully match your story to the right illustrator. With questions like, "What are you goals?" and "What is your budget," we help you narrow down the field and find the artist that's right for you.

  • Misha Parker

    Misha Parker is a wife, mother, teacher, and writer. She and her husband are the permanent parents of four kids ages 9 to 17. Though she is, first and foremost, an educator of small people, Misha’s career trajectory has also included several years of freelance publicity writing.

  • Chris Brown

    Chris Brown creates memorable customer experiences, regardless of industry or medium. A double Emmy award winner in television advertising, Chris received his Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcasting from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

  • David Lin

    David is a dad to four kids, a lover of all things science and has a sharp eye for grammar. The man really can do it all! (Please call his wife and tell her that). David is a lifelong learner, a great sounding board for ideas and keeps everyone on track when there are cute squirrels sitting outside the window.

Publish Your Book with Us Today

"We help you realize your dream of holding your book in your hands and sharing your gift with the rest of the world."