Company Profile


Handlebar is a team of people who know the publishing industry from the inside out. We include published authors, publishing executives, seasoned book marketers and publicists all working together for a common goal: To help authors and publishers advance their life-changing messages.

We craft customized marketing, publicity, and social media campaigns for clients including Zondervan, Thomas Nelson, Broadman & Holman, Abingdon, IVP, and Worthy Publishers, among others. We also create promotional tools and training programs specifically for authors.

Handlebar is part of C. Grant & Company, a leading Chicago-area marketing communications firm founded by Chris Grant, former head of marketing for Zondervan. Our Handlebar Central community helps steer the future of publishing by providing consumer research, blogger review programs and content, and information for professionals on upcoming book releases and news.