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Welcome to Battle Flag Books

Battle Flag Books is a military imprint of Köehler Books, and is dedicated to serving active, inactive and retired United States military armed forces authors, along with their family members and military-affiliated writers. We serve those who have served our country.

We accept submissions from agents and authors in most genres, including military-based mysteries and thrillers. One of our specialties is historical fiction based on military events, battles, or combat heroes. We also publish works of nonfiction about military service, memoirs, and books aimed at helping military veterans and their families.

Go here to submit your work.

We offer traditional, co-publishing, and self-publishing options. Scroll down for details.

Here is a video to honor the men and women of our Armed Forces who have given their all for the sake of our country. It was written and produced by author Tom Reilly. Thanks Tom.

Meet your publisher and executive editor.

John Köehler and Joe Coccaro talk about their passion—helping other authors achieve their dreams.

 

We publish two ways.

With Koehler Books as your trusted partner, we can help you…

  • make your story the best it can be.
  • enhance your book’s saleability.
  • take advantage of coaching and learning opportunities.
  • access world-class distribution and publishing services.

What our authors have to say…

Michael Simone

"Writing a book reminds me of jumping off a cliff and desperately trying to build wings on the way down. Köehler Books is a wing-building machine with finely tuned skills.”

Michael Simone
Author of Altitude, Sr. Pastor of Spring Branch Community Church

2016-10-28T20:04:15+00:00

Michael Simone
Author of Altitude, Sr. Pastor of Spring Branch Community Church

"Writing a book reminds me of jumping off a cliff and desperately trying to build wings on the way down. Köehler Books is a wing-building machine with finely tuned skills.”

Betsy Ashton

“Koehler Books has a reputation of developing talented debut writers into solid mid-list authors. Writers fortunate enough to sign with Koehler Books experience a true partnership between between writer and editors, and writer and publisher.”

Betsy Ashton
President, Virginia Writers Club and author of Mad Max: Unintended Consequences and Uncharted Territory

2016-12-12T20:24:42+00:00

Betsy Ashton
President, Virginia Writers Club and author of Mad Max: Unintended Consequences and Uncharted Territory

“Koehler Books has a reputation of developing talented debut writers into solid mid-list authors. Writers fortunate enough to sign with Koehler Books experience a true partnership between between writer and editors, and writer and publisher.”

Angela Correll

“My experience with Koehler Publishing has been very positive. As a first time author, I was new to the entire publishing experience and the one-on-one attention from John and Joe helped build my confidence and helped me understand the business. ”

Angela Correll
Author of Grounded and Guarded

2016-12-13T16:26:42+00:00

Angela Correll
Author of Grounded and Guarded

“My experience with Koehler Publishing has been very positive. As a first time author, I was new to the entire publishing experience and the one-on-one attention from John and Joe helped build my confidence and helped me understand the business. ”

William Hazelgrove

"I had three books with Bantam which is part of Random House. I can honestly say that my best experience in my publishing career has been with Koehler Books. They are responsive, innovative, supportive. They actually listen to their authors. Koehler is simply a very good publisher.”

William Hazelgrove
Author of The Pitcher, Pitcher 2, Jack Pine and Real Santa

2016-12-13T19:07:10+00:00

William Hazelgrove
Author of The Pitcher, Pitcher 2, Jack Pine and Real Santa

"I had three books with Bantam which is part of Random House. I can honestly say that my best experience in my publishing career has been with Koehler Books. They are responsive, innovative, supportive. They actually listen to their authors. Koehler is simply a very good publisher.”

Dr. Charles Parker

“How does an author choose a publisher in today’s remarkably changing market? From nationally prominent authors to just-starters they don’t discriminate on their concerns for your success. Finish your work, and submit it.”

Dr. Charles Parker
Author of NEW ADHD Medication Rules

2016-12-13T19:20:19+00:00

Dr. Charles Parker
Author of NEW ADHD Medication Rules

“How does an author choose a publisher in today’s remarkably changing market? From nationally prominent authors to just-starters they don’t discriminate on their concerns for your success. Finish your work, and submit it.”

Heather Weidner

“I have been a part of four books with Koehler books, and I am quite pleased with the experience. My favorite part is the unveiling of the covers. The team works so hard to capture the essence of the work, and it shows in their unique designs.”

Heather Weidner
Author of Secret Lives and Private Eyes, A Delanie Fitzgerald Mystery

2016-12-22T21:33:20+00:00

Heather Weidner
Author of Secret Lives and Private Eyes, A Delanie Fitzgerald Mystery

“I have been a part of four books with Koehler books, and I am quite pleased with the experience. My favorite part is the unveiling of the covers. The team works so hard to capture the essence of the work, and it shows in their unique designs.”

Richard J. Smith

“I have published twice with Koehler Books and am more than pleased with what I have learned about publishing and with the quality of both books. In addition, I found my "adventure" with John, Joe and their team to be a pleasant experience throughout the entire process.”

Richard J.  Smith, PhD
Author of Life After Eighty and Once Upon a Christmas

2016-12-22T21:38:41+00:00

Richard J.  Smith, PhD
Author of Life After Eighty and Once Upon a Christmas

“I have published twice with Koehler Books and am more than pleased with what I have learned about publishing and with the quality of both books. In addition, I found my "adventure" with John, Joe and their team to be a pleasant experience throughout the entire process.”

Bud Ramey

"The most important decision you will make as an author is to select a publisher with integrity. Köehler offers authors a unique opportunity to partner with a gifted group of professionals who stress their shared core beliefs with pride and conviction."

Bud Ramey
Author of five non-fiction books

2016-12-23T14:11:26+00:00

Bud Ramey
Author of five non-fiction books

"The most important decision you will make as an author is to select a publisher with integrity. Köehler offers authors a unique opportunity to partner with a gifted group of professionals who stress their shared core beliefs with pride and conviction."

Christopher Bowron

Koehler Books helped me to create a book that made it to No. 1 on Amazon. I'd like to think that I'm a good writer, but without a doubt, I'd not have reached my potential without their guidance and expertise. I'm proud that I'm a Koehler author.

Christopher Bowron
Author of Devil in the Grass

2016-12-23T14:14:40+00:00

Christopher Bowron
Author of Devil in the Grass

Koehler Books helped me to create a book that made it to No. 1 on Amazon. I'd like to think that I'm a good writer, but without a doubt, I'd not have reached my potential without their guidance and expertise. I'm proud that I'm a Koehler author.

Cheryl & Micah Chavers

We are so excited with our book cover, cover design and the layout. Thank you and the entire Koehler team for your hard work, it is clearly evidenced in the outcome of the book thus far and we love it!! We can't thank you all enough, what a delight this entire process has been, THANK YOU!!


Cheryl & Micah Chavers

2017-10-23T14:12:16+00:00

Cheryl & Micah Chavers

We are so excited with our book cover, cover design and the layout. Thank you and the entire Koehler team for your hard work, it is clearly evidenced in the outcome of the book thus far and we love it!! We can't thank you all enough, what a delight this entire process has been, THANK YOU!!

Greg Fields

John Koehler had the courage to publish Arc of the Comet despite its length and the pretensions of its author. His care for and nurturing of writers should be the standard for every publisher. I’m immensely grateful for his faith and encouragement.  Joe Coccaro and Elizabeth Marshall McClure buffed and polished a manuscript heavy on words and sometimes lacking precision. They’ve sharpened the finished product in ways I never could.  I’m fortunate to be in a partnership with a publisher who is thoroughly professional, completely accessible, and, in the end, as much a friend as a colleague.


Greg Fields
Author of Arc of the Comet

2018-01-02T20:04:07+00:00

Greg Fields
Author of Arc of the Comet

John Koehler had the courage to publish Arc of the Comet despite its length and the pretensions of its author. His care for and nurturing of writers should be the standard for every publisher. I’m immensely grateful for his faith and encouragement.  Joe Coccaro and Elizabeth Marshall McClure buffed and polished a manuscript heavy on words and sometimes lacking precision. They’ve sharpened the finished product in ways I never could.  I’m fortunate to be in a partnership with a publisher who is thoroughly professional, completely accessible, and, in the end, as much a friend as a colleague.

Rani St. Pucchi

My experience with Koehler Books has been everything a writer ever dreams and hopes for in a publishing company. From the very first book to my most recent third book I have been in awe of how they were able to translate my ideas into form. The design team created the book covers exactly as I wanted them. All my books are works of art! It has been such a privilege to have John Koehler as my publisher. I highly recommend this publishing house to any author.


Rani St. Pucchi
Author of Your Body, Your Style, The Soulmate Checklist, and YOUR BRIDAL STYLE

2018-01-23T17:01:41+00:00

Rani St. Pucchi
Author of Your Body, Your Style, The Soulmate Checklist, and YOUR BRIDAL STYLE

My experience with Koehler Books has been everything a writer ever dreams and hopes for in a publishing company. From the very first book to my most recent third book I have been in awe of how they were able to translate my ideas into form. The design team created the book covers exactly as I wanted them. All my books are works of art! It has been such a privilege to have John Koehler as my publisher. I highly recommend this publishing house to any author.

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