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About F-flat Books

We believe authors should be paid fairly for their work.
We believe we are better together.
We believe in supporting the wider music community.

Our Story
Our Team
Our Ethos

Our Story

In the fall of 2018, Sarah had an idea. She was working on writing her second book and was trying to find a publisher that would be a good fit. But, Sarah became frustrated with the academic publishing model (where publishers get the majority of profits), and was equally frustrated with the lack of electronic materials for music educators. After speaking at a conference and receiving multiple requests for her materials electronically, she had an idea. What if she could self-publish her work as an eBook and create a community for other authors to do the same?

When Sarah shared her idea with David, he said, “I can build that. And, more importantly, we probably should build that.” After getting some others on board (and channeling our inner music nerds for a catchy title), F-flat books was born.

We have developed this site to serve as a space to benefit teachers, thinkers, performers, writers, researchers, and students of music. Are you an author and interested in publishing with F-flat books? We’d love to hear from you! Email [email protected].

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Our Team

Sarah Gulish

Sarah Sings

Sarah Gulish
Co-Founder, CEO

Sarah is one half of the sibling duo behind F-flat books. Combining skills as a published author and multi-tasking mom, she is the mastermind behind the company. Her experience includes over a decade of public school teaching, work as a researcher/published author, recording and touring rock musician. She is passionate about music teaching and learning and finding ways to challenge norms in music education to create more equitable and inclusive spaces. When she’s not working on F-flat, you can find her jamming with her drummer husband, or chasing three kids around and convincing them that “mom’s music is cool.”

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David Allen

David Allen
Co-Founder, COO

After dropping out of College to focus on video production and graphic design, David decided to become a strength coach. And, after deciding to no longer be a strength coach, He went back to college. This resulted in a Masters degree in mathematics. Now, David works as a web developer, writer, and graphic artist. He’s also an art photographer, which doesn’t feel very pertinent here.

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Rachel Woolworth

rachel and sarah

Rachel Woolworth
Office Manager

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Rosie Wilson

rosie

Rosie Wilson
Executive Assistant

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Danielle Larrick

danielle

Danielle Larrick
Master of Social Content

Our Ethos

Authors deserve fair pay for their books. Traditional publishers pay less than 10% royalties… even for eBooks—books that have no distribution overhead. It is possible to pay authors fairly for their work. F-flat is proof of that.

We believe that music-making is an essential part of humanity. Supporting music educators in a variety of teaching approaches, musical styles, and philosophies will make our field of music education stronger.  Music isn’t only for those pursuing careers in music. It is for everyone. And it can (and does) enrich the lives of anyone regardless of level or music style.

We are committed to providing an inclusive space in music publishing. We seek to honor all voices, regardless of age, gender, race, geographic location, or background.

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