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We Help Authors Empower Others

Rutledge Hill is an assisted self-publishing company specializing in books with an uplifting message.

By providing quality editing, design and distribution services, as well as a dedicated support team, we help authors self-publish professional books and reach their goals. As a division of HarperCollins Focus, Rutledge Hill publishes books that enlighten and empower readers to transform their hearts and minds, connecting through story, advice, mentorship, leadership and community.

A Division of HarperCollins Focus

HarperCollins Focus opened its doors in 2018 to focus on publishing general-market books that inform, educate, motivate and inspire readers to lead lives of significance and purpose. Rutledge Hill joins the collection of publishing imprints under HarperCollins Focus, including HarperCollins Horizon, HarperCollins Leadership, AMACOM, and Blink.

Editorial Standards

At Rutledge Hill, we're committed to producing quality books with a positive message. Our editorial standards guide what we publish, including books that embrace optimism, patriotism, family-values, leadership, mentorship, hard work and inspiration through both fiction and non-fiction genres. We will decline works that conflict with our standards and values.

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History of Rutledge Hill

The name Rutledge Hill comes from a region in Nashville, Tennessee, where Rutledge Hill Press was first founded in 1983. Originally a traditional publisher, Rutledge Hill Press produced general-interest books on a variety of topics, including the bestselling Life’s Little Instruction Book. Thomas Nelson acquired Rutledge Hill Press in 2000 and published numerous bestsellers, including I Hope You Dance. In 2019, the Rutledge Hill name was reborn as the only self-publishing division of HarperCollins Focus.

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