We work with authors who wish to publish independently; developing and designing brilliant, beautiful books.
In the world of independent or self-publishing, it is all the more important to ensure that your book is structured, edited, proofread, and formatted to the highest possible standards.
Publishing houses generally provide the services which we charge for (editing, formatting, proofreading, publishing, administration) but they also take a healthy slice from the book sales (first-time authors can often receive a very small percentage of book sales profits). We retain a small percentage of profits, to cover ongoing admin and support costs, ensuring that the author benefits from the far larger share.
While the upfront costs are at the author’s own risk, we endeavour to keep them as reasonable and competitive as possible. We hope you will agree that the level of service, professionalism and expertise that you receive make the costs, and the risk, worthwhile. Heddon Publishing is a partner member of the Alliance of Independent Authors, so has been vetted and verified as a reputable provider of author services. You can hear what some of our authors have to say here.
We are also very keen to ensure that the work stays the property of the author, so that the copyright and control stays within your hands.
We consider work on any subject matter, fact or fiction, as long as it is legal and ethical. We do, however, require a sample of work and synopsis in the first instance, to ensure that high standards are maintained and that all Heddon Publishing authors can be proud to be such.
Please contact us for more information.