Some book reviewers have called Silver Lake Publishing
a "libertarian press." We think of our publications
as more practical than political. Silver Lake Publishing's mission—to
give readers tools for making smart, aggressive decisions
about risk, security and financial matters—has been the
same since we started.
Much of what's published elsewhere about business and money
pushes agendas, either explicitly or implicitly. Personal finance
books and newsletters are often written by people promoting
mutual funds or other investment vehicles. Management books
are written by people who want to sell you their tapes or consulting
services. Books and articles on security sometimes encourage
Not here. We think the information economy makes smart people
starved for informed, independent analysis.
Silver Lake publishes four to seven new titles
a year (and several more new editions of older publications)
by authors from across the business and political spectrums
on topics related to popular economics, health care, regulatory
affairs, risk theory, insurance and security. Our best-selling
books include: Identity Theft; The
Under 40 Financial Planning Guide; Practical
Privacy ; Scams and Swindles; and
True Odds: How Risk Affects Your Everyday Life.
Among our most popular technical publications are The
Merritt Risk Management Manual and the newly-released
Merritt Affordable Care Act Manual.
Publisher James Walsh has been an editor and
manager at Silver Lake and its corporate predecessor, Merritt
Publishing, since 1992. Before joining Merritt, Walsh was a
senior editor at California Business magazine, where
he received various journalism awards—including the Western
Publications Association’s “Maggie” award
and the American Association of Business Publishing’s
award for editorial excellence.
A cum laude graduate of Amherst College, Walsh lives
in Aberdeen, Washington, with his wife and five children.