We’re turning the page on book publishing. We offer a new and better deal to authors who are experts — those who’ve dedicated decades to a field or focus, always on a relentless quest for improving our world, deeply respected by peers, and whose insights and life experience AI software cannot possibly imagine.
Our 2024 expert author cohort includes a sleep-science entrepreneur, a glass-ceiling busting feminist pioneer, and a highly decorated US Army veteran and business leader.
We are a new co-publishing imprint reserved for proven experts willing to share publishing costs in a manner that is entrepreneurial and commercially sensible. Too many expert-authored stories today go untold. Big Tech algorithms decide what books sell and which authors we’re supposed to read. Big Tech is making money off the backs of creators and publishers.
We are on a mission to change that.
Our Expert Authors get:
Our unique co-publishing model offers incentives for meaningful win-win success and lasting impact.
We offer special services such as bespoke research and marketing for your book’s target audiences.
Use our established ecosystem to get your book in front of avid readers who care about expert insights.
Amplify your story for the communities you care about most, and for a general audience of book lovers.
At Sutherland House Experts, we embrace a co-publishing model where both the author and publisher invest in joint commercial success. Authors receive a generous profit share, much higher than royalties offered by traditional book publishers. If we hit certain milestones together, an author’s co-investment goes down. We seek expert writers who are entrepreneurial, who inspire others, and who love books.
With time, we seek to re-invest a portion of our profits to support expert authors who need financial assistance to work with us. We aim to secure sponsorships for our expert authors whose stories align with our mission but may not fit the criteria of large publishers or academic presses. By partnering with generous sponsors, we can provide an even greater platform for these important voices to be heard.
At Sutherland House Experts, we believe in the power of books, and want to amplify the voices of true experts.
We are people who like to surround ourselves with passionate, curious and creative minds.
We believe that life stories and insights crafted by entrepreneurially-minded experts can spark innovation,
self-reflection and debate.
Kenneth Whyte is co-founder of Sutherland House Experts, and President of Sutherland House Books, which he founded in 2017. He was editor-in-chief of Saturday Night Magazine, founding editor of The National Post, editor and publisher of Maclean’s, president of Rogers Publishing, and founding president of Next Issue Canada.
He is the author of many acclaimed international works, including The Sack of Detroit: General Motors and the End of American Enterprise and The Uncrowned King: The Sensational Rise of William Randolph Hearst.
Neil Seemanis co-founder and CEO of Sutherland House Experts, an Internet and social impact entrepreneur, author, educator, lawyer, philanthropist, and public health researcher. He is a Senior Fellow and Adjunct Professor in the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto, The Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences, Massey College, the Health Informatics, Visualization and Equity Lab, and the Investigative Journalism Bureau.
Neil is the co-author of several books on mental health, including XXL: Obesity and the Limits of Shame (University of Toronto Press). He is the author, most recently, of Accelerated Minds: Unlocking the Fascinating, Inspiring, and Often Destructive Impulses that Drive the Entrepreneurial Brain (Sutherland House).
Ken and Neil first worked together during the launch of The National Post, in 1998; Ken served as founding editor-in-chief and Neil was a founding member of the newspaper’s editorial board.
Sutherland House Experts enjoys an independent editorial advisory board to provide insights and advice to the CEO. Members of the SH Experts advisory board are interdisciplinarian polymaths, and include: mathematician and numbers theorist V. Kumar Murty, global health leader James (Jim) Lavery, machine learning expert Zahra Shakeri, policy scholar and bioethicist Eric M. Meslin, military historian Eric McGeer, and systems thinking pioneer Diane T. Finegood.
Sutherland House Experts and Sutherland House Books are affiliated yet separately incorporated entities.