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Welcome to Changing Lives Press

Changing Lives Press is a publishing house led by Francesca Minerva with a mission to publish a broad spectrum of titles focused on subjects that will inspire, inform, help, entertain and provide information on subjects that will enrich your life. Out titles focused on books that impact lives.


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Francesca Minerva Is CEO and founder of both Changing Lives Press and FAL Enterprises, a Talent and Literary Agency that also distributes books for major publishing houses to specialty retailers. Francesca worked as Executive Director of Special Sales for Rodale Trade Books for roughly four years, there she managed sales of books and DVDs into specialty retailers, wholesalers, distributors, and organizations, including business-to-business corporate and premium sales. Francesca was part of The McGraw-Hill Companies where she served as Senior Account Executive and Sales Manager for catalog/associations for on-line bulk and premium sales from 2000 to 2006. Prior to that Francesca served as the division's rights coordinator for Asia, Central/Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa licensing rights to all the McGraw-Hill trade, Medical and Higher Education books. Francesca is well versed in rights/ licensing, and experienced at cultivating customers and creating sales opportunities in a variety of businesses.

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Review Copies

Books are available for review by recognized publications, websites, blogs or broadcasters. Please submit review copy requests to If you are a freelancer, please submit a recently published sample of your work in a recognized publication along with your review copy request.

Licensing & Foreign Rights

For foreign / translation rights, merchandising rights, or to adapt a book for film, television, or dramatic performance - please contact


Excerpt Requests

If you would like to excerpt material from one of our titles in a magazine, newspaper, or on a website email Please be sure to include a precise description of material you would like to use (example: "Naked Calories," page 79), when, where you would like to use them and a brief description of your publication or website.

​Manuscript Submissions

If you would like to submit a proposal and sample chapters as a PDF or Word document please email You may also send a hard copy to:


Changing Lives Press

Editorial Department

PO Box 140189

Jamaica, NY 11414

Please provide a self-addressed stamped envelope or email address for a response. Also, please provide postage if you wish for your manuscript to be returned; otherwise it will be recycled.

Please be aware that all materials (mauscripts, galleys, books, etc.) submitted to Changing Lives Press for considerations will not be returned.

Changing Lives Press

A broad spectrum publisher whose purpose is to inspire, inform, help, entertain and enrich lives.

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