Publisher Spotlight: Joe Simon Autobiography

By on June 12th, 2013 in Publisher Spotlight

Former rhythm and blues singer and Grammy award winner Joe SimonIMG_5986 was in the PG office today, picking up his hot-off-press autobiography and signing some copies for PG employees.

The book is entitled Don’t Give Up, You Can Make it If You Try, You Can Win.  It’s the inspiring rags to riches saga of Joe Simon’s rise to soul stardom, only to eventually abandon the trappings of fame and fortune to devote his life to founding a ministry.

Simon scored his first national hit in 1965 with “Let’s Do It Over” for Vee-Jay Records.  Then he went on to perform hits such as “Teenager’s Prayer,” “Drowning in a Sea of Love,” and “Power of Love,” as well as the theme song from the movie, Cleopatra Jones. Other hits followed in the late 60’s.

After his incredible run of hits, Simon abandoned show business and established his own ministry in the southern suburbs of Chicago.

Author Joe Simon and Dale Lipp from PG
Author Joe Simon & Dale Lipp from PG

Spickum Publishing was the publisher for this 232 page hardcover book, and Dale Lipp, Project Manager at PG, shepherded it through the production process at PG.

Joe Simon was impressed with PG’s service.  He said, “I made phone calls and sent many emails to many, many book printers all across America, and ended up going back to Dale Lipp at Publishers’ Graphics, because Dale’s personality and the tone with which he represents PG is overwhelming!”

Overall, it’s a fascinating behind the scenes look at the music business as well as Joe Simon’s life.  And now Joe is well on his way to promoting and marketing his book!