Publishing Services

Dawnbreaker Press is not a self-publishing service company or vanity press, and we do not ask authors to pay for publishing services. We are an independent publishing company that operates on a traditional author-publisher arrangement where the author pays nothing out of pocket for publication. However, because we're a small author-owned business, we are able to offer higher royalty rates to our authors. Our typical royalty arrangement is 50% with advances against future royalties as appropriate.

Our standard, comprehensive publishing package includes everything you'd find at large corporate houses:

  • Professional interior design, formatting, and typesetting of your book
  • Galley proofs for review
  • eBook conversion and formatting
  • ISBN assignment and registration with Bowker's Books-in-Print catalog
  • Library of Congress registration
  • Author copyright registration
  • Barcode/Bookland EAN
  • Author biography on
  • Listing and distribution on along with major wholesalers and retailers (e.g. Amazon, Barnes and Noble, etc.)
  • Stocking with local businesses and bookstores
  • Publicity setup and book tour/signing events including local venues, shops, and bookstores
  • Book launch party
  • Cover design and interior illustrations
  • Editing
  • Marketing and advertising
  • Deep discounts on author copies (publisher's rate of 60% off retail, almost near production cost)