About Us

Rick Benzel and Susan Shankin launched Over and Above Creative in 2013. Since then, we have become an award-winning publishing company that has edited, ghosted, designed, and/or published more than 100 books in a variety of genres: non-fiction, professional, fiction, and poetry.

We have four publishing imprints to serve your needs:

  • Over and Above Creative - non-fiction when you want to print offset and use our book distributor

  • New Insights Press -- non-fiction when you want to publish fast on KDP/Amazon

  • Precocity Press -- non-fiction and fiction when you want the best design and quick publishing on KDP/Amazon

  • Inspiration Pointe Press - fiction and poetry

We work closely with our clients to publish high-quality books that win awards and enhance the author's reputation. With a focus on excellence, we create books that stand out in the marketplace.

Let us help you bring your book idea to life. We offer a full range of editorial, design, publishing, and marketing services, including ghostwriting, editing, copyediting, cover and interior book design, publishing, printing, and book marketing support.

Contact Us:
Rick Benzel - rickbenzel@msn.com
Susan Shankin - sunnedae@gmail.com

Be sure to check out our book on how to get your book published. Available on Amazon.

Crossing the Swamp book by John Shen
Crossing the Swamp book by John Shen
1st Place Winner - Best Business Book
Next Generation Indie Book Awards 2024

Gold Medal Winner - 1st Place Business Books
Foreword Indies Book Awards 2024
Examples of Recent Awards Our Books Have Won
1st Place Winner - Small Press Books
Eric Hoffer Book Awards 2024