Founded in October 2004, Dog Ear Publishing is the result of a beautiful collaboration between 3 veterans of the traditional publishing industry. Their combined 55+ years of traditional publishing experience brought Dog Ear to life with a unique perspective on the industry that competitors just don’t have and cannot buy.
In the ever-changing world of book publishing, these guys know that Dog Ear Publishing has to offer something equally dynamic to authors looking to self-publish. Together, they have assembled a responsive team of editors, book designers, layout technicians and book marketers ready to guide you through the Dog Ear self-publishing process with expert recommendations, package options, editorial services, exclusive online articles and other resources. Dog Ear’s commitment, coupled with the generous profit structure, low per unit print prices and contract terms afforded to Dog Ear authors adds up to the best services in the self-publishing industry. What’s more, Dog Ear gives you a truly remarkable experience: everything you need to give your book the best chance to succeed.
The Dog Ear team feels strongly that authors need to know how to compare apples to apples when reviewing self-publishing companies:
How much it will really cost to produce my book?
What is the profit I keep from book sales?
What credentials and experience does my publishing team have?
Can I get someone on the phone when I call? Will they know anything about my book?
When an author takes all of this into consideration, Dog Ear wins every time.
As a child, I read everything I could get my hands on, and I dreamed of getting paid to read books and of helping people. With this dream, I propelled myself through college to earn bachelor’s degrees in English (minor in Writing and Publishing) and Business Administration while working as a peer tutor in the university writing lab and interning with a publishing company in college. After graduation, I stayed on with the publishing company, where I fell in love with book publishing. Editing is my avocation. I began freelancing right after college, while earning a master’s degree in Health Communication and then working as an editor for Eli Lilly and Company and for the Defense Finance and Accounting Service. I have edited everything from class materials and newsletters to master’s theses, scholastic imprints, professional journals, and books in all genres. I feel my calling as an editor is not only to improve text but also to teach those with whom I work so they can constantly improve their writing. When I’m not editing, I’m planting and growing things on a small homestead in Indiana with my husband and two children.
I have one goal: to create and shape cohesive, fluid, accessible copy that shifts perspective and makes a connection.
With more than twelve years of experience in the writing and editing industry, I accomplish that goal through a passion for brainstorming, researching, planning, writing, and editing everything from grants to novels to marketing materials to websites.
My articles, interviews, poems, essays, and reviews have appeared in various print and online publications, including Calyx Journal, Inkwell Magazine, Mindful Homeschooler, and Home Education Magazine.
Dog Ear is changing the world of publishing by
empowering authors to publish their books themselves
with complete editorial and copyright control.
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