The information presented here is designed to give you a better understanding of how Dreamstone Publishing, a collaborative, or custom, self-publishing company, works. Please read through the information below and contact us if you have any further questions, or if you are ready to start your publishing adventure!
So, before we talk too much about our services, lets explain what “collaborative self-publishing” otherwise known as “Custom publishing” means.
Traditional publishers have always selected a limited number of works to publish, based on their assessment of what might sell, and the style of works that they wanted associated with their imprint name. Because, traditionally, large quantities of books were printed before publishers knew if they would sell, there was a high up front cost to the publisher, and a high risk. So they selected a small number of works that they believed were a certainty to sell, paid those authors an advance, and then tiny royalties as the books sold. If you could not convince a traditional publisher to pick up your book, you were left with carrying all the upfront printing costs yourself – which could run to tens of thousands. But all that has changed !
Now that we live in a world of digital publishing, e-book readers, and on demand printing systems, there are a lot more options. At Dreamstone Publishing, we do not believe that we should be trying to judge what will sell, or whether you should be published – if you want to be published, it is our aim to make that happen for you. Custom Publishing is an approach where, rather than us paying out large amounts up front (then paying tiny royalties to you), and carrying printed stock on hand, we partner with large book selling channels, like Amazon, to make authors works available as both digital and paperback, without needing to carry stock on hand.
What that means for you, is that you can choose how much you want to put into being published, and buy that level of services from us – rather than having to find thousands and thousands of dollars to pay for a bulk lot of printed books, long before they sell. Our full service editing and publishing packages start from under $2000 ! In addition to the great benefit of a low up front cost, and YOU being the one who chooses whether you are published or not, you also get much more in royalties, per sale, than you would ever have done if published traditionally. On average, after all fees and costs, authors receive around 50% of the sale price of each digital book sold, and around 20% of each paperback sold !
So, if you are just starting to think about a book, and want support from the beginning, if you have a book half written and need help to get it finished and edited, or if you have a completed manuscript (fiction or non-fiction) and are ready to go, we can help. We aim to ensure that, when you work with us, you are aligning yourself with a publisher that shares your values. Our professional staff work with you to ensure that your book fulfills your vision, and aims, whilst meeting industry standards. Our experts will guide you step-by-step through the process from idea, to manuscript, to complete, published book.
Dreamstone Publishing makes self-publishing quick and easy. From your first consultation, through submitting your materials, working with us to achieve a final edit, approving the formatted interior and the cover design, to the moment when you see your book available for sale, we will support and guide you. Our flexible range of design choices and optional additional services offer a creative experience that is a perfect fit for authors in a wide variety of writing niches. We have a special focus on business people who want to bring their expert knowledge and experience into a book, to benefit both their own, and their business’s authority in their field. We make sure that you have the time to focus on being the subject matter expert on the topic of your book, whilst we deal with being the experts on how to edit, format and publish what you write – there is no need for you to learn how to do any of that – you can just focus on getting your book written.
We understand the importance of customer support, and will be standing by to lend a hand if you need help throughout the process.
We offer a number of Publishing Packages, based around just how much you want us to do for you, and what your aims are from being published. We have Bronze, Silver, and Gold packages, with great inclusions, but we also have many add-ons to develop your author or business profile further, and we are able to customize a package to suit your specific requirement. Services included in those packages range from just working with you to publish your book digitally on Amazon, all the way through to us creating your book /author website for you, and a host of other amazing inclusions, to make taking your book from idea to finished easy, and to help you be acknowledged as an authority and boost your book sales!
If you are not sure that you are ready yet, or if you are only part way through writing your book, we also have publication readiness review services to help you with the preparation and development of your book manuscript. If you are ready to go, then you will need, first up, to choose what type of publishing service and support you need at this stage. The entire publishing process is very straightforward – choose your package, send us your manuscript (or draft notes if you are at the early stages), tell us your requirements/instructions and we’ll work with you to get it done exactly the way you want it. We will also help you with the initial release marketing, and manage the ongoing interface with the sales channels – so that you can sit back and write your next book!
If you haven’t got going with your writing yet, then consider our three day writing intensive course – get your book written in just three days! – see more at http://www.zerotobook.com
If this sounds like what you want, then we would love to work with you!
The details of our packages and services can be found on the Products and Services page – Choose your package and get your book started today!