Mike McCandless is veteran marketing executive, management consultant, and book publisher with experience in the tech, nonprofit, and higher education sectors.


The Touchwood Press provides publishing services—book editing, production management, and marketing—for independent authors and organizations:


  • Annie and Bill: A Story of Two Immigrants
  • Marcom: The Essentials of Effective Marketing Communication
  • Dad’s Recipe Box: Family Favorite Recipes, Home Cooking Tips, and News from the Food Front
  • 100 Things You Need to Know: A Guide for Today



We developed the Publish-It-Yourself Workshop in 2015 to help independent authors publish their first books themselves and take advantage of what the exploding self-publishing marketplace offers. You may simply need advice; or you may want editing, production management, or promotion.