ABOUT US

Our Mission

IMAGINE new possibilities. BELIEVE in giving back. INSPIRE the human spirit. 

Our Book Projects

We collaborate with authors and organizations on a variety of publishing projects from business and legal to lifestyle and self-help. In addition we publish the following book series:

  • Our coloring books include quotes, sayings, and proverbs as well as magical designs of animals, mandalas, geometrics, and more. There are more than 1,000 pages of unique designs for all ages to color.
  • Our puzzle books include 100 favorite crossword puzzles and 50 rewarding acrostic puzzles. Books are engaging and entertaining from puzzle master and Tribune Media syndicated columnist Charles Preston.
  • Our quote books each share 365 inspirational quotes on topics including gratitude, humor, wisdom, and more.

Our Story

Kathleen Welton is the Producer of aka Associates. 

During her career, she served as Director of Book Publishing for the American Bar Association, Director for H&R Block, VP & Publisher for IDG Books, VP & Publisher for Dearborn Trade, Senior Editor for Dow Jones-Irwin, Editor for Praeger Publishers, and Editor and Sales Representative for D. Van Nostrand.

An award-winning editor and publisher, her publishing programs have been recognized with awards including a Benjamin Franklin Award for Editorial Excellence for the non-computer …For Dummies series (IDG Books) and a Mom’s Choice Awards® Gold Recipient for Doodle Art Alley Books (aka Associates).

She is a graduate of Stanford University with a BA in English and is currently enrolled in the Sustainability Certificate program at UCLA Extension. 

We are a small business partner with the National Forest Foundation. In 2019, we planted 1,000 trees and plan to plant 1,000 more trees in 2020.

 

"The future belongs to those who believe

in the beauty of their dreams."

-- Eleanor Roosevelt