WOOTTON MAJOR BOOKS
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Publishing with us is different. Here's how.
We believe in the strength and quality of your work, not in cookie-cutter contracts. Every book we take on is tailored to your situation and project. We don't restrict your creative control over your work, and you can end your publication arrangement with us at any time.
We create digital templates for on-demand printing, so your book never goes "out of print." When someone orders your book, the order goes to a printer who creates and ships exactly enough books to fill that order. There's no warehousing, no inventory, and no high-volume print runs with massive up-front costs. Your publication deal with us continues, and your work stays on sale, until either you or we call it off. And if that happens, all rights to your original content automatically revert to you.
No more "out of print." No more "backlist." No more uncertainty about what happens to your creation "if." We work all of that out with you, right from day one.
Authors don't pay anything up front to publish with us - we are not a vanity press. We're also extremely selective about what we publish, only taking on projects that fit our ethos, by writers and artists whose work we believe in. We know (because we're creatives too) that producing enough original content to fill a book worth reading is an enormous amount of work. Yet in traditional publishing, authors only receive 5-15% of each sale.
Bringing a new book to market used to mean printing, warehousing, and distributing thousands of physical copies to bookstores. It was a massive financial risk. But digital templates, print-on-demand technology, online booksellers, and small-batch retail have changed the equation. Royalties are overdue for an overhaul. That's why Wootton Major Publishing only keeps a baseline royalty of $2 per copy sold, and returns 100% of remaining per-sale profit back to its authors.
Once upon a time, mainstream publishers didn't act like general contractors of printing and wholesale. They helped authors not just publish, but publicize their creations. Wootton Major Books is bringing those bygone practices back to business-as-usual. Our authors are not only published in perpetuity, they're promoted that long too.
We help you get your book in front of the people who are most likely to want it - from arranging signings, readings, and speaking engagements if you want them, to selling your book at conferences, trade shows, and art festivals, to designing online marketing campaigns to help your book get noticed.
We believe in your book, so we put our business behind it.