About Craig

Craig A. Hart is the stay-at-home father of twin boys, a writer, publisher, and marketing manager. He served as editor-in-chief for The Rusty Nail literary magazine, manager for Sweatshoppe Media, and director for Northern Illinois Radio Information Service–an outreach that brought daily news and information to the visually impaired. He is currently publisher and editor-in-chief of Northern Lake Publishing, and marketing manager for Novel Publicity.

My ideal client is someone excited about their books and eager to tell the world about them. Readers are ready and waiting for your book, and I can’t wait to help make those introductions. Believe it or not, marketing can be as much fun as writing, so let’s get started!

“Craig has repeatedly found ways to spread the word of my brand, repeatedly delivering new followers to my various online portals and increasing sales of my books. I am completely satisfied with the work he’s done, and look forward to continued partnership.”
S.J. Varengo, the author of The Beauty of Bucharest


“Craig has invested years in fine-tuning his approach to marketing. His ability to build an audience and spread the word makes an author's job so much easier!”
Erik Therme, the author of Mortom

Craig Hart
Marketing Manager

Genre Focus

Mysteries, Thrillers, Horror


  • Social Media Marketing
  • List Building
  • Graphic Design
  • Review Team Management
  • Blurb and Manuscript Critique
  • Ads and Promotion


  • Independent Author, 2000-Present
  • Editor-in-Chief of The Rusty Nail literary magazine, 2012-2013
  • Publisher for Sweatshoppe Publications, 2013-2015
  • Independent Publishing Consultant, 2013-2018
  • Publisher for Northern Lake Publishing, 2018-Present
  • Marketing Manager for Novel Publicity, 2018-Present