Our Company

Columbus Publishing Lab is a small, family-owned company built on the idea that self-publishers should be treated with honesty and offered excellent services at a fair price. We are a values-driven organization that believes professional self-publication is good for authors, small presses, and the book industry as a whole.

Our leadership has a history of producing exceptional materials. Emily Hitchcock, the CEO of Columbus Publishing Lab, has earned a reputation as a trustworthy industry expert. All of the Columbus Publishing Lab imprints are recognized in the literary community for outstanding quality, financial accountability, and integrity.

Columbus Publishing Lab was launched in 2014 by Brad Pauquette. Brad is the founder and president of the Ohio Writers’ Association, and has a history of successful work at all levels of the publishing industry, including with New York Times bestselling authors, professional athletes, and lots of first-time authors.

He built Columbus Publishing Lab to utilize his experience, and make profitable, professional publication available to more authors. Brad believes that if authors produce great work and are willing to invest time and money into their books, then anyone can be successful in publishing. He believes that if you treat people honestly and work hard at a fair price, the rest of the pieces will come together.

These are the values that founded this company, and we apply them to every project we produce.

When you publish with Columbus Publishing Lab, you gain access to our undisputed expertise and commitment to excellence within the industry, which is pervasive in every aspect of our company. We provide the best editing and design services available, at fair, affordable prices. We want your book to succeed. It doesn’t always happen—publishing is a competitive game and self-publishing can be difficult—but we’re on your team.  We look forward to working with you, and we look forward to seeing your book in print.