About Us

Waterbury Publications produces and packages books for publishers, authors, personalities, and corporate brands. Our hallmarks are our laser-focus on understanding and capturing brand essence, our commitment to craftsmanship, and our devotion to relationship management. We specialize in content development in the food category and design and production across many categories.

Content Development

Our editors and designers work with talented writers, stylists, recipe developers, photographers, and illustrators from throughout the country and can handle every stage of the content-creation process.

Design and Production

We can design, proofread, and put your book through the paces of production including color correction, retouching, proofing, and even printing. Through the whole process, we consult with you to be sure we’re on track to create exactly the product you see in your mind’s eye—and that we are speaking clearly to your target audience.


We’ll take your project through every step—or selected steps—with as little or as much involvement from you as you’d like.

Waterbury Publications Studio


Ken Carlson Creative Director Waterbury Publications

Ken Carlson

Creative Director Ken Carlson is an award-winning graphic designer and photographer who brings more than 25 years of experience to branding and publishing—in the realm of both books and magazines. Ken began his career as a consumer package designer in Chicago. He later worked for Meredith Corporation in Des Moines, Iowa, where, for more than 15 years, he combined his knowledge of packaging and brand identity with publication design as an art director in Meredith’s book group. Ken has been the co-owner and Creative Director of Waterbury Publications since 2008.


Lisa Kingsley Editorial Director Waterbury Publications

Lisa Kingsley

Lisa Kingsley is Editorial Director of Waterbury Publications. Lisa has more than 25 years of experience in publishing as both a writer and manager of entire cookbook projects and series. She is the former food editor of Country Home magazine and was the project manager of five cookbooks for Food Network. Lisa has worked with Chef Rocco DiSpirito on a series of cookbooks. Her writing on food—as well as profiles of chefs such as Jacques Pépin, Lidia Bastianich, Tyler Florence, and Ina Garten—has appeared in several national magazines. Lisa has been the co-owner and Editorial Director of Waterbury Publications since 2008.


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