We’ve Solved Self-Publishing’s Two Biggest Problems

There are two good objections to self-publishing.  We’ve solved them both.

Boyle & Dalton takes the technological advantages and economic model of self-publishing, and applies what self-publishing lacks — validation and structure.

Validation. You’ve worked hard on your manuscript, you want to know that it’s good.  You want to be confident about your work before you invest any money into it, and you don’t want to publish if you’re the only person that believes in your work.  Those are legitimate and honorable sentiments.

Boyle & Dalton uses the same vetting process as a traditional publisher.  We only accept manuscripts that we believe are of exceptional quality and that deserve to be literature.  The advantage to B&D is that we can consider your manuscript based on quality alone, whereas traditional publishers have to consider market demographics, profitability, author platform, and brand appropriateness.

The bottom line is that if the manuscript is good, we’ll take it and we’ll make sure it’s produced correctly.  Since the author takes home the bulk of the profits anyway, if you’re willing to take a risk on the marketability of the book, so are we.  If we don’t feel the manuscript is fit for publication, we will decline to publish it.

Structure. There are about a thousand ways to self-publish your book, and at the end of the day, you’re out there all alone.  Not anymore.

Boyle & Dalton uses the same production process that traditional publishers use.  In fact, B&D authors receive the same quality of editing, design and production (with the same talented people), as our sister company, Columbus Press, an independent publisher.

No more deciding which services you need and don’t need.  We know one really good way to produce exceptional books, and that’s what you get.  You still maintain creative control and make all the decisions regarding the content and design, but there’s a structured, inviolable process to take you from start to finish.

When you’re done, you have access to the same resources and infrastructure as an author who went through a traditional publisher.  Publicists, designers, marketing specialists and more are all available to you.

Hybrid publishing combines the excellence and quality of traditional publishing with the technology and royalties of self-publishing.

When you publish with Boyle & Dalton, you receive the same services and production as a book that is published through a traditional publisher.  But because you invest in your book alongside B&D, you take home 80% of the book’s profits.

We only accept quality books, and we insist that every book we publish be subjected to a rigorous professional production process.  Your reservations about self-publishing were valid.  Boyle & Dalton resolves these issues and provides a legitimate path forward.

We are actively seeking new manuscripts for publication, both fiction and non-fiction.  Find more information about submitting a manuscript to us here, or e-mail us at submissions@boyleanddalton.com.  If your book is excellent, and you’re interested in moving it to market, please get in touch with us.  We’d love to speak with you.