If you are or want to become an Independent Author, I am so glad you’ve made it here!
Write On Press has been a boutique publisher specializing in helping Indie-Authors like yourself since 2012. Originally, we offered publishing consultations, publishing services and direction for authors in a very personal way. Instead of hosting an automated publishing platform, Write On Press had a small crew of writing and publishing professionals dedicating to walking authors through the publishing process and giving them the ability to publish on their own.
Over the years, the publishing game has really evolved. As a result, the automated platforms that were in their infancy in 2012 are the established platforms of choice in the industry. Of course there are still traditional publishers whom most of us daydream about getting “discovered” by and the numerous publishing services offering unending packages promising one-stop options that most of us can’t afford.
Seeing what the business was becoming, we had to decide if we were going to evolve into one of the dominant business models or figure a new way to be of service to our target authors.
2020 seemed to be a good time to re-launch our service.
We looked at what services our clients were requesting most over the past eight years and realized that most of our clients wanted advice and direction, pre-press and production services, and marketing assistance. While we still published volumes year after year, it was becoming a “loss-leader.” Meaning, authors would come for the publishing but end up really needing the support services.
Last year, the team and I decided that it made no sense to offer publishing services when any author (including us) could get those services cheaper at any of the great self-publishing platforms, vanity presses, or Print On Demand (POD) services. These are all good options depending on what type of author you happen to be. However, it just seems more reasonable to give the people what they want.
So we flipped the manuscript!
With this new launch we are focusing on providing you with the tools and direction that the other platforms and publishing houses don’t (or charge too much for). These are the services that Authors who are determined to manage their own literary business need most:
- Advise and Direction: Publishing Consultations to help create a plan for your literary career,
- Pre-Press and Production Services: Getting your manuscript ready for publishing,
- Marketing Services: Developing tools and assets you can use to promote yourself and your books.
Redesigned to serve you!
Write On Press is now your resource for the services that you need before and after you have found your publishing platform of choice. We actually have great relationships with many different publishing platforms. We consider them as part of the broader literary family, not competitors. So don’t be surprised if you see articles highlighting where one or another can be of service to you in your journey. We focus exclusively on helping you make progress in your business. Every one of us at Write On Press is a published author and manages our own literary careers. So it’s easy for us to relate and see ourselves in our clients.
I want to encourage you to visit this resource page at least once each week for articles, info, tools and links to assets that will help you navigate the publishing process and find success in your literary business. You should also subscribe to our email list to get updates and information delivered to your inbox as it becomes available (it’s also the only way we’re distributing discounts on services). Finally, when you come across resources that will help your fellow indie-authors advance their careers, don’t be afraid to share. Your participation in this community will pay off not only by inspiring others to offer resources you can benefit from, but Write On Press will promote the post and contributor as long as the info is relevant and valuable (i.e. free marketing is the best!).
Happy 2020! Now, let’s get to work.