What’s your big idea?

Helping authors, publishers, and organizations turn big ideas

into really good books for more than 25 years.

Let’s build some books.

Karen Watts/Books specializes in developing non-fiction books and content in categories including business, personal and professional development, memoir, parenting, health, lifestyle, and humor. KW/B creates individual book concepts, series concepts, comprehensive publishing programs, and web content for authors, publishers, companies, and other organizations.

Well known in the publishing industry as a uniquely creative force and resourceful problem solver, KW/B develops book concepts for maximum results, including establishing thought leadership, achieving long-term marketing objectives, and creating a distinctive brand message. KW/B can take your book from concept to sales proposal to final manuscript, and then through all stages of production, from design, layout, and proofreading, to preparation of printer’s files.

“Karen Watts was a pitch-perfect collaborator on several of my activity books for kids and on our pride and joy, The Poets’ Corner. Her intelligence, imagination, and enthusiasm are boundless.” 

John Lithgow, award-winning actor and 
New York Times best-selling author


Conceptual Development

Every good book starts with a strong concept. This isn’t just the elevator pitch for your book idea…it’s a critical tool for articulating your objectives for your book and why your book will matter to readers. KW/B helps you develop, test, and refine your book concept.


Working with a writer or editor may be the best way to make your book dream a reality. Your “ghosty” should be an experienced collaborator, an excellent listener, and an active advocate for the book. KW/B delivers an exceptional collaboration experience.


A book that is visually appealing and accessible is a gift to readers. KW/B facilitates decisions about layout and design, and tends to the critical details of proofreading and preparing final files for the printer.