Serving Authors with a New Publishing Paradigm


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Orchestra Builder
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Bringing of each manuscript to a book is a thrilling adventure with the author.

About Us

Kirk House Publishers is a privately-owned, independent publisher. The Kirk House imprint was established in 1994 by Leonard Flachman and Karen Walhof, who had worked for a combined 46 years for a major publisher. They brought their long experience and commitment to quality to their new company.

Kirk House has nearly 200 titles in print in three imprints: Kirk House Publishers, Quill House Publishers, and Lutheran University Press. The catalog is quite eclectic, including titles in a number of genre. An increasing number of titles are now available as ebooks.

Books published under the Kirk House imprints are available through the three company websites (,, from, the Barnes & Noble online catalog, and are listed in the international edition of Books in Print. Many other genre specific website catalogs carry the Kirk House books. Through a national wholesaler the chain and independent bookstores have easy ordering access to the books.

Both Flachman and Walhof enjoy working with authors to facilitate the publishing of their manuscripts.

Our paradigm, with two imprints (Kirk House and Quill House. See below),
provides a number of options by which to get your book published.
Kirk House Publishers:
      Royalty Publishing  |  Co-Publishing

Quill House Publishers:
      Subsidy Publishing  |  Self-Publishing Assistance  |  Printing Services

Attn: Leonard Flachman, Publisher
PO Box 390759
Minneapolis, MN 55439
Toll Free: 1-888-696-1828

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I am especially indebted to the publisher who was particulary wise in his editorial and publishing decisons.
Lloyd Svendsbye

  To the publisher goes a word of thanks for his wise and patient counsel in producing this book.
Rodney Juell

  Your editorial director did the final editing with superb precision, insight, and care.

  The publisher ingeniously guided the rather complex project, which has multiple writers, to its ultimate fulfillment.
James Hofrenning