Unique, hand-held publishing

Andrea operates three publishing imprints specializing in boutique, white-glove service for your book project. Andrea coordinates all work with you and her team of editors, designers, illustrators, and proofreaders. She personally supervises all aspects of the project.


Submission Guidelines

All submissions should be neatly typed in Bookman Old Style12 point font (no bold) and double-spaced with pages numbered consecutively. Margins should be at least one inch on all sides. Text should be justified flush left only. On the first page of the submission, please include your name, address, telephone number, email address, and an approximate total word count for the entire manuscript (if completed). We would like to have at least a working title and a drafted table of contents. We would also appreciate a brief author bio and a summary of any market research you may have done.

Upon submission of your proposal or manuscript, our team will do a Read Review to determine if we are interested in pursuing publication possibilities. If we are not, we will contact you via email. If we are, we will contact you to schedule a phone consultation about your vision for the book and to answer questions about the next step. This process is usually completed within two to three weeks. We look forward to our conversation about your dream of publishing the manuscript.


Creative Services

Andrea works closely with her team of highly qualified & experienced freelance writers / editors / illustrators / graphic designers so that you will have the benefit of a whole team of professionals working for you. The range of services available depends on the author’s needs: 

Custom Coaching – We teach you how to write your manuscript.

Ghostwriting – We write (or rewrite) your manuscript for you. 

Developmental Writing – We help you write (or rewrite) your manuscript.

Developmental Editing – We provide detailed analysis and specific direction for you to write (or rewrite) your manuscript.

Content Editing – We help you with structure, organization, continuity and flow of thought.

Line or Copy Editing – We correct issues with word choice, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

Professional Polish – We combine Developmental Writing and Editing, along with Content and Line editing so that the manuscript is ready for author final review and final proofing.




Thoughtful and credible.

“No book comes to life without the kind of thoughtful and expert editorial input and creative graphic design that TerraCotta Publishing provides.  From manuscripts to finished products, my books received the support and skillful attention to detail that only a credible publisher can offer.  I’ll place my next manuscript with TerraCotta Publishing and rest easy, knowing that every step of the process will be handled with the same professional expertise.”

Diann Logan, author of The Navel Diaries Series

Gifted and helpful!

“Andrea Sims, editor and publisher at Third Chapter Press, is a gifted person and helped me to press on through the many trials I faced while trying to get my words on paper. Thank you for your patience and your friendship.”

Diana Ball Cooksey, author of the
Shut Up and Talk! Series

Passionate and relevant.

“I want to thank Dr. Andrea Sims, whose lifelong love and prayers for China made her and the team at Third Chapter Press the obvious choice as publisher.”

Dr. Kevin Evans, Founder, Cultivate Leadership and author of the Discipleship Journey Series


Published Works


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Contact Andrea about your publishing journey. With three unique publishings imprints and a team of editors, designers and project managers standing by, your manuscript is in good hands.