Publishing is a broken system. Let's Fix it Together.
Book publishing has fundamentally changed. While publishing technology has put self-managed distribution in reach of writers, the successful preparation, production, and sale of print and digital content remains a technical set of skills with an expensive learning curve.
Traditional publishing has lagged behind with a lengthy submission process and low royalties that can bring paltry returns for the creator. Earning potential gets lost in the shuffle as works are contractually locked.
Much of the dissatisfaction that writers (and publishers) experience stems from poor communication and misaligned goals, and this dysfunction begins with publishing contracts. Authors are inevitably left wondering what is being done to release and promote their new work, while publishers are pressured to spend their time and energy on titles with demonstrated sales.
WordBound presents a different model, a functional, mutually thriving publishing partnership.
In reconsidering the systems of production, distribution, and marketing of books, we can create a more transparent, equitable, and collaborative approach to book publishing to everyone’s benefit.
We offer "done for you" print, ebook, and audiobook production; managed low-royalty publishing and distribution; and a-la-carte/subscription marketing options.
Your copyright remains yours, and you approve the design. This is your book, published in partnership with us.
Our services are geared toward professional and new writers who prefer to spend their time writing, revising, and doing the author's share of marketing, rather than also wearing the hats of marketer, publisher, printer, bookseller, shipper, and tech support