“Every Jewish leader has a story to tell,” said Michael Levin.
New York Times bestselling author and the ghostwriter behind more than 900 books, Michael Levin, has launched Jewish Leaders Books, the first imprint designed to share the important stories and messages of Jewish nonprofit and communal leaders.
“Every Jewish leader has a story to tell,” said Levin. “Throughout my career, I’ve had the distinct pleasure to help hundreds of authors usher their books from concept to print delivery. These books help to chronicle their personal stories of overcoming adversity in life or at work, concepts they want to share and sometimes just messages they want to express. By publishing their book, they ensure the continuity of that message for future colleagues, donors, or even future generations.”
Levin, who’s been in the industry for 30 years, has worked with high-profile authors from a wide range of backgrounds. They include Major League Baseball legend Dave Winfield, FBI agent Joaquin “Jack” Garcia, motivational author Zig Ziglar, and George Floyd’s aunt, Angela Harrison, among hundreds of others. During that time, he’s developed relationships with smaller and larger publishing houses, including Simon & Schuster, which can be leveraged for publishing and distribution.
Levin said that while calling the imprint Jewish Leaders Books, the service is designed for all Jews who want to share their “passion” and “message” with family, friends or a broader audience. It offers a variety of services from the writing and digital preparation of books through the printing and distribution of titles in leading bookstores and airport locations.
“While there are many ghostwriting companies out there, few truly understand and empathize with the Jewish experience. Our hope is to help serve the community of Jewish leaders, who’ve overcome their own form of adversity whether it was value propositions about religious practice, parents who lived through the horrors of the Holocaust, or other experiences only a fellow Jew can truly appreciate,” added Levin.
“I have learned over the years there are so many important stories that people have, but they really don’t know where to start when it comes to putting their thoughts in a narrative form,” he said. “This is where we hope to help.”