For writers who want to publish a book and keep 100% of the royalties.

Do you love writing books?

Have you written a book but need help bringing it to market?

Have you tried to get published traditionally but found it difficult to get a contract?

Would you like to work with a reputable and known publisher who will take care of the production work and while you enjoy the benefits of owning your own imprint?

Dudley Court Press’s Assisted Self Publishing Program is for you if:

  • You’re not sure if you can learn everything you need to know to get your book done right
  • You don’t have access to professional proofreaders and book designers
  • You don’t want to wait for an elusive traditional publishing contract

When you invest in our Assisted Self Publishing Program, we will ensure that:

  • Your cover is designed by a professional book designer

  • Your interior is designed and typeset by a professional book designer

  • Your typeset manuscript is professionally proofread to match your submitted manuscript.

  • You’ll provide guidance for the look and feel of the cover (with your preferred title) and interior layout. We’ll ensure that design options are premium quality and meet industry print standards

  • Your ISBN and Barcode will be purchased on your behalf

  • Your book is set up on Amazon with appropriate keywords, description and categories

  • You get the guidance you need to know how to update your Amazon page in the future to improve your marketability

After we create your book and set you up on Amazon with your book’s product page and your Author page, we turn it over to you.

You are free to market your book however you’d like and retain 100% of the royalties.

You can even buy low cost copies and sell them directly to buyers at book fairs and other in person venues.

Our Assisted Self-Publishing Program allows you to keep all your publishing rights.

When you’re ready, we provide additional services as well.

  • We can convert your book to an ebook (Kindle edition and/or ePub)

  • We offer guidance to help you list your book on other online bookstores

  • You can book a Marketing Strategy Session with our Marketing Coordinator


Here’s our simple 3-step process:



You start by setting up a one-on-one consultation with Gail Woodard, CEO & Publisher of Dudley Court Press 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 Assisted Self-Publishing Services Contract 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 the point when we turn over to you your new book and your Amazon account!

The basic investment for the DCP Assisted Self-Publishing Program is $8,500. Here’s how we break it down.


“I have nothing but high marks for Dudley Court Press. My book, Paradigm, is perfect! I would be glad to endorse Dudley Court Press to anyone.”

-Richard Johnson, Paradigm: A Sea-Change in the Way We Think