It is both an honor and a privilege to be the featured Business of the Month at Alternatives Federal Credit Union. Alternatives (AFCU) is a regional Community Development Financial Institution. This isn’t your ordinary credit union. Member-owned, locally controlled and self-supporting, AFCU works to meet the financial needs of the members of the community. They believe that by controlling the flow of funds within a small community, the community can build itself to suit its own needs and be more self-reliant. Serving small business is promoting smart community development. Small businesses, especially start-ups, are engines of local economic development. They play a major role in job creation in New York, creating 80% of all new jobs. It is a privilege to be a member of this credit union and an honor to be recognized.

The Business CENTS program at AFCU provided direction and guidance in the formation of Swenson Book Development LLC. Their workshops and programs continue to provide valuable resources to the growth of the business. And its clients.

In fact, I highly recommend an upcoming workshop at AFCU to local writers. It’s a 7 part series facilitated by Matteo Wyllamz (@mouselink) starting March 22nd. Internet Marketing is the best introduction for an author to the secrets of building an audience platform online. Especially valuable is his Do-It-Yourself and On-A-Budget perspective.

The success of any new small business depends on results. For Swenson Book Development LLC the proof is in our clients’ publications. Next month Cathryn Prince has a new book, Death in the Baltic: World War II Sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff, released by Palgrave-Macmillan. In the past two years, our clients’ books make their own kind of spine poetry. Honored to work with these clients and privileged to bring good books to life.

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Other Publications by author-clients of Swenson Book Development LLC

Saadia Zahidi
Nation Books, January 2018

Larry Scheckel
Tumblehome Learning, December 2017

Ann Marie Ackermann
Kent State University Press, September 2016

Linda J. Spielman
Countryman Press, July 2017

Carolyn Porter
Skyhorse Publishing, June 2017

Laurel Guy
Schiffer Publications, December 2016

Ira Rabois
Rowman & Littlefield, November 2016