WordBound Media

Book publishing is broken. Let's fix it together.


Book publishing has fundamentally changed. While publishing technology has put self-managed distribution in reach of most authors, 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.  

Partnered Publishing 



Schedule your publishing consultation

Meet your publisher

It starts with a conversation.  I want to know your book,  Let's talk about what it takes to bring it through a successful release. This consultation addresses the readiness and the positioning of your content in the book market, and provides us the opportunity to customize your release plan.


Get Prepared to Print

Done-for-you flat-rate book production

With WordBound, your work is copy-edited, proofed, and designed for print and eBook release.  Your listing descriptions and PR materials are prepared.  This is a complete "done-for-you" service, in which your book is professionally prepared for print and electronic distribution at a discounted package rate.

WordBound Prepared for Print offers an clear path through these essential pre-publication steps:

  • Marketing assessment
  • Text copy-editing and proofreading
  • Cover and interior design
  • Print file and eBook preparation
  • Book description / Cover copy-writing
  • Pricing and production analysis
  • Press release design

Collaborative Publishing

75% net author royalty

Because we already performed the work of preparation, we know your files are ready for distribution, and can offer an unheard-of 75% author royalty on net sales.   We publish to all viable online book markets (brick and mortar orders available through Ingram). 

WordBound will distribute your work, and manage the listings, as well as basic review building and promotion, with no long-term contracts. While there is no obligation to distribute with WordBound, I would love to be your publisher for distribution management.

  • Print and eBook distribution 
  • Dual Amazon / Ingram distribution
  • Listing management
  • Sales reporting and royalty payment
  • Personalized author dashboard


Take control of your book sales with a la-carte marketing services

In your personalized Author Dashboard, you will access your sales reports and overall data for your title, as well as stored files and documents. Recommended (optional) marketing actions may be ordered on a subscription or à la carte basis from WordBound. New "done-for-you" marketing services with data-tracking are rolled out frequently; I want to be sure you have access to the options you need to meet your marketing goals.

Why publish differently?

Technology has removed the barriers of entry to publishing, but the book marketplace is more competitive than ever. With a myriad of DIY publishing, distribution, and marketing resources online, the variety of options are paralyzing. Preparing a book for publication has many moving parts, and these are critical choices affecting the ultimate success of your work. Your thoughtful, original content needs to stand out in a commodities-driven marketplace to be viable. You may reasonably wonder if your time isn't better spent writing and performing the author's share of the book release, rather than taking on the tasks of a publisher, as well.

The call of a publisher is to help shape and bring content into the world, distributing to it's ideal audience at a maximized return. Let's rethink how authors make a living, and how publishing differently can achieve your book sales goals.

Schedule your Publishing Consultation Call now


Jake Mayer

I've managed the listing and sale of over a million books on the Amazon marketplace, and the launch and marketing of 1000+ new print editions.

I love solving publishing problems to make writing profitable.