For authors branching into self-publishing, DragonCub's special offer is a terrific boost to reach wider readership
(PRWeb UK) April 1, 2009
DragonCub was officially launched in February 2009, to meet increasing demand for economical, easy to gain, publicity. DragonCub welcomes books from fresh and unknown authors in particular. DragonCub is offering a unique trial - a year's free advertising on their website for authors and publishers. Furthermore, the first 5 authors and publishers to place a book on DragonCub's website will receive free PPC publicity for three months. As an optional extra, authors can get a discount Google Adwords campaign as part of the deal. This offer is available until March 31st 2009.
"We usually charge only 20% commission on an author's fixed retail price, for this hot service. This special offer is really special, especially for small, self published authors who would otherwise find breaking into the market rather tricky." says Miriam Taylor, DragonCub's sales manager.
The system is dead easy to use. To enter a book, authors only need to visit DragonCub's website, click on 'enter my book' button, and then click 'enter my book as DragonCub for sale'. Finally, click the FAQs button.
"In order to provide a high quality service, we are using the same Internet marketing company as our sister firm, Net Lawman, the leading online supplier of legal documents and templates," adds Miriam.
DragonCub provides for all non-technical book markets, sells titles in hard or soft copy and even sells potted versions of an author's or a publisher's work in small volumes dubbed DragonShort.
DragonCub publicise an author's own 'blog style' web page in addition to sales blurb and synopsis. DragonCub works closely with authors and publishers, issue customer invoices and special delivery labels for each order. DragonCub also ensure swift payment to authors every month, minus the 20% commission.
In short, all the author or publisher has to do is ensure prompt delivery of orders, respond to customer complaints and amend financial shortfalls, should a customer retract his order. That's all there is too it.
"For authors branching into self-publishing, DragonCub's special offer is a terrific boost to reach wider readership," says Uli Doheny-Adams, author of 'Divorce and Separation Today'.
As part of the publicity campaign and to provide inspiration to authors, DragonCub plans to run a series of highly informative articles and features about writing and publishing. Topics will cover key aspects of self-publishing, how to sell that book, finding target markets, gaining an ISBN and useful tips for successful writing. Other subjects will include impressing editors, getting agents and marketing strategies.
DragonCub make no pretence about the number of books an author might sell and stress it could be much greater or far less than estimated. Authors are entitled to remove a title from the website, for instance, when merchandise levels are depleted.
DragonCub clearly emphasise non-liability for the editorial content of a book. All authors that submit works to DragonCub are responsible for the legal and technical aspects regarding the story or subject matter in their book, including copyright, accuracy, seeking rights, permission to quote and avoiding plagiarism and other editorial details.
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