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Helping first time authors birth future bestsellers

Who We Are

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Helping first time authors birth future bestsellers.


Real Issues Publishing is the publishing arm of Staci Sweet & Company. We are a faith-based publishing consulting and writing practice specializing in providing first-time, faith-filled authors the graphic, editorial and promotional assistance needed to self-publish their future bestseller.

Who We Aren't

We are not a publishing house which means we do not acquire, contract, or compensate authors nor do we bring titles to market. We walk you through the SELF-PUBLISHING process so that you retain all rights, royalties, and ownership under the Real Issues Publishing brand.

What We Provide

We provide customizable or all-inclusive editorial, publishing, graphic design, digital marketing design, book promotion and social media management packages.

Prayer Coverage

We bathe each client and project in prayer to ensure we catch the vision and direction of your project.

Bible Study & Research

Service includes scripture research to provide relatable references for your project and verse translation to ensure real-time reader application.

Editorial Assistance

Service includes copy and developmental editing, deep dive critiques, thought provoking questions that readers might ask, proofreading, and ghostwriting, if needed.

Publishing Assistance

Service includes ISBN submission, U.S. Copyright Registration, manuscript submission to self-publishers for softcover and hardcopy printing.

Graphic Design Services

Service includes cover and jacket design, interior book design and layout (eBook, softcover and/or hardcopy).


Digital Marketing Design Services

Service includes one page author and/or book webpage, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and/or Instagram profile and/or banner design.


Marketing Material Design Services

Service includes one page author and/or book webpage, postcard, brochure and/or flyer design.


Book Promotion Assistance

Service includes setup assistance with major book distributors, press release, book pitch to bookstores*, guest inquiries to media outlets*, collaboration requests*, and ad placements*. 




Social Media Management

Service includes Meta formerly Facebook, Instagram and Twitter author and/or page setup, social media campaign setup, 30-day social media management to ensure book visibility*.






Our Future Bestsellers

Felecia Hunter-Burnett

'My Life is a Song', Release Date: Sept, 2022

Dr. Cedric Buckley

'A Scientist's Approach to Honest Parenting'

Release Date: August, 2022


LaTrese Adkins, Ph.D.

'Jesus is Calling', Release Date: July, 2022