For writers who want to invest in publishing their book professionally, with options.

Do you want a trusted publisher to publish your completed manuscript?

Are you tired of chasing down an elusive traditional publishing contract?

Do you want flexibility to choose the parts of the publishing and marketing process that are right for you?

Are you willing to invest in your book project to ensure your book comes to market appropriately and effectively – meeting industry standards in writing, layout and design?

Do you want to receive a higher royalty on your book sales as compared to traditional publishing?

Do you want your book available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Apple Bookstore and more?

Dudley Court Press’s A La Carte (ALC ) Program is a fit for you if:

  • You want to be published under the Dudley Court Press imprint.

  • You want flexibility to choose the parts of the publishing and marketing process that are right for you.

  • You have a full manuscript that has been professionally edited and is ready to start the production process today (or you’re willing to invest in professional editing.)

  • You want your book distributed to major retailers like: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple Bookstore, etc.

  • You’re ready to make a financial investment to produce and market your book.

The ALC Publishing Program is offered to authors who want an extra level of care and attention, but may not desire all of the services we offer in our VIP Publishing Program.

When you invest in our ALC Program, we ensure that:

  • Your manuscript will be read by our staff to determine if the writing and editing meets industry standards or if professional substantive editing will be needed (at an additional cost to you.)
  • Your approved manuscript will be professionally copyedited.
  • Based on the marketing package(s) that you choose to invest in, your manuscript will be reviewed by our marketing team in order to develop appropriate marketing ideas.
  • Your interior and cover designs are created by professional book designers.
  • ISBNs and Barcodes will be provided for your book.

  • Your book is distributed through a national book distributor making it available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Apple Bookstore, independent bookstores and libraries.
  • Metadata for your book will be created by professionals and will include appropriate keywords, description and categories.
  • Your book will be included in the Edelweiss industry database used by bookstores and libraries.
  • Your book will be distributed worldwide.
  • Your book will be included in Dudley Court Press marketing campaigns.

We offer additional services, as well:

  • Advanced marketing programs (Metadata, Reviews, Outreach, Publicity for Non-fiction titles, Book Launch Campaign, and Ongoing Social Media Management)
  • Ebook creation and distribution
  • Library of Congress number
  • Copyright registration
  • Custom VIP interior and cover design
  • A half day strategy session with our CEO and Publisher
  • A 1 hour marketing session with our Marketing Specialist
  • Technology help for authors that need digital support and guidance


Here’s our simple 3-step process:



You start by setting up a FREE one-on-one consultation with us to discuss your book project and make sure this is the right publishing program for you.



Following that consultation, if you decide to move forward, we’ll sign an A La Carte Publishing Agreement with you and map out your publishing schedule.



From there, the DCP Production and Marketing teams will shepherd your manuscript through our process, communicating with you at all steps along the way, to a published book.


The minimum investment for the DCP ALC Publishing product is $15,000. Here’s how we break it down.

“I discovered Dudley Court Press online and was impressed by the initial personal phone call with the team. Hybrid publishing was new to me, but it made sense, especially with the options offered in the A La Carte program, which were very clearly described.

I was able to choose the areas in which I needed the most help. The pace of the process appears to be carefully planned to keep the book moving while not overwhelming the author. I appreciated the background information about the staff members, which gave me a connection. And DCP’s project coordinator, Lora Arnold, has been simply amazing — professional, personable, reachable.

I’d recommend the A La Carte Program to writers who already have a quality manuscript, but who don’t want to waste a year or more looking for suitable publishers and to writers who have enough confidence in their books to make a financial investment and want to be a part of the publishing process.”

Liz Newall, author of You Don’t Have To Tell Everything You Know.