The Publishing Pro began in 2002 when Kenneth Guentert, and his wife Carole, purchased a book production company in Colorado Springs. The original company focused on providing editorial and production services to large textbook companies. The new owners were more interested in helping authors self-publish their books, which at the time was only a small portion of the business. Today it is the main focus of The Publishing Pro.

Kenneth Guentert has spent his entire career in journalism and publishing. Before The Publishing Pro, he spent eighteen years with an independent publisher, serving at various times as production manager, marketing director, and editor-in-chief.