Assisted Self Publishing

For Writers Who Want to Publish a Book Professionally and Keep 100% of the Royalties.

Do you love writing books? Have you tried to get your book published traditionally but found it difficult to get a contract? Would you like to work with a reputable publisher who will take care of the production work while you enjoy the benefits of owning your own imprint?

The Assisted Self Publishing Program at Dudley Court Press could be a great match for you if you’re not sure if you can learn everything you need to know to get your book done right OR you don’t have access to professional proofreaders and book designers OR you don’t want to wait for an elusive traditional publishing contract.

When you invest in our Assisted Self Publishing Program, we will ensure that: your cover is designed by a professional book designer, your interior is designed and laid out by a professional book designer, your typeset manuscript is professionally proofread to match your submitted manuscript, your ISBN and barcodes are purchased on your behalf, your book is set up on Amazon with appropriate keywords, description and categories, you get the guidance you need to know how to update your Amazon product page in the future to improve your marketability.

You’ll provide guidance for the look and feel of your cover, with your preferred title and interior layout. We’ll ensure that design options are premium quality and meet industry print standards.

After we create your book and set you up on Amazon with your book’s product page and your Author page, we turn it over to you. You are free to market your book however you’d like and you retain 100% of the royalties. You can buy low cost copies and sell them directly to buyers at book fairs and other in-person venues.

You keep all publishing rights under our Assisted Self Publishing Program. You can opt to have us create an ebook for you and to help you produce an audiobook. We can also help you list your book on other online booksellers.

To start the process, first schedule a 45-minute Initial Consultation with Gail Woodard, Publisher and CEO. The investment for the Initial Consultation is $150. You can book your appointment here:

Following the consultation, if you decide to move forward, we’ll sign an Assisted Self Publishing Services Agreement and map out your publishing schedule. We generally recommend four to six months to publication, depending on the status of your manuscript.

The basic investment for the DCP Assisted Self Publishing Program is $8,000. $3,500 is due upon signing the Agreement. $3,500 is due upon your approval of the cover design. The balance of $1,000 plus fees for any optional services is due prior to publication on Amazon and handing over of the Amazon account to you.