Dog Ear FAQ

What does "Dog Ear" mean?

Something that is worn from frequent use - and something that often indicates a reader's FAVORITE portion of a book is called "dog eared". We want to be that "favorite" spot for authors on the internet.

How much experience does Dog Ear have?

Dog Ear Publishing was created by 3 guys who all have a long history in the "traditional" publishing and printing businesses. We come specifically from the Acquisitions (the Editors who sign books at traditional publishing houses), Production (the folks who build the books for traditional publishers), Marketing (um - self explanatory, right?), and Printing industries. Our company has built (and still builds) books for some of the largest book publishers in the world - across all sorts of topics: Trade Fiction books, Textbooks, Computer Manuals, Biographies, Childrens' books - even books on Self-Publishing! We've also built books for some of the SMALLEST publishers. But they all come to us for one reason—we care about our customers.

Where is Dog Ear located?

We are located in the heart of the Midwest - in Indiana at 4011 Vincennes Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46268. Our toll free number is at the top of the page.

May I come to visit Dog Ear?

Of course. We welcome visits from potential authors and anyone interested in our company. Please call to arrange a personal tour.

Is Dog Ear Publishing a publisher?

Absolutely! However, our primary interest is in enabling YOU to be a publisher of your own book. We offer ALL of the services provided by a traditional publishing house. You choose what services you want. See our Services page for details. We don't discriminate about what to publish based upon our "opinions"—every author has the right to see their ideas in print!

Is Dog Ear a "vanity publisher"?

Absolutely not! Vanity publishers charge thousands of dollars to print box loads of books - and their services most often stop there. Dog Ear Publishing wants to help you realize the dream of publishing your book - and will support you from writing to marketing your printed book. We don't even require you to purchase any printed books. Vanity publishers provide a one-time service.

What Dog Ear Publishing does that a vanity publisher does not:

- supports your efforts throughout the writing process
- provides nearly unlimited publishing options
- processes and fulfills book orders
- partners with you on marketing and promotional programs
- offers "single copy" availability for your books—print ONLY as many as you need
- delivers personal, enthusiastic, and professional support

What is on-demand publishing?

"On-demand" means exactly what it implies: your books are created as you need them. We can create books in as small a quantity as one, and as quickly as 48 hours. Technology enables us to hold your book in electronic form, without the need for a warehouse and lots of inventory. This removes the two greatest costs in publishing, allowing you to concentrate more fully on creating EXACTLY the book you want.