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I recently contacted Dorrance Publishing Company to publish my material entitled "The Memoirs of an Old Country Bishop" and I found them to be very professional and courteous.   The options that they gave me was fair and affordable. Their access to the public through technology is overwhelming.  I highly recommend them to new authors looking to publish their material.  Bishop William B. Caractor, "The Memoirs of an Old Country Bishop"


Books of all genres have carried a Dorrance imprint for more than 90 years (since 1920).  

We publish novels, poetry, children's, cookbooks, Christian, African-American, non-fiction, how-to and self-help books.


The first copy of the very first edition published by the company--Broken Shackles by John Gordon-- resides at the University of Pennsylvania’s Rare Book and Manuscript Library for archiving and preservation.


Dorrance authors have come from every American state, the United Kingdom and from many other countries as well.  Even Lucy Ricardo wrote and submitted a novel to Dorrance & Company on Episode 90 of "I Love Lucy."   

Our publishing services program is comprehensive and includes all of the elements necessary to properly publish your book. Included are complete editorial and design services, a defined book promotion plan, traditional print and ebook distribution,  and order fulfillment services.  

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Receive your free publishing guide. You will immediately receive your guide in e-book form as an e-mail attachment.  (If you would like a traditionally printed version just let your Publishing Services Consultant know and we will be happy to mail one via regular mail). 

Have your manuscript reviewed. We will review your manuscript, for free, so that we may start an intelligent discussion about your publishing goals.

Have your questions about publishing answered by an industry professional.  Upon completion of the form, you will immediately receive an e-mail from your Publishing Services Consultant. His or her personal toll-free phone number and other contact information will be provided.

Get 30% off of all books that you purchase at Dorrance's on-line bookstore.  The e-mail that you receive from your Publishing Services Consultant will contain a special coupon code that you can use to get your 30% discount.

We are a full-service book publisher and our publishing package includes all of the following:

Editing: Our production manager will assign an editor to mechanically edit your book making a check for consistency and accuracy of punctuation, spelling, and grammar.  The manuscript will be returned to you, for your approval, upon completion of the editing process. 

Page Design: Our production staff will decide on a typeface that is appropriate for your book.  Then they will design the pages, which will also be submitted for your approval. 

Cover Design: One of our cover designers will create an appealing cover for your book. 

Copyright: We will apply for a copyright in your name for the finished book and, if your book qualifies, obtain a Library of Congress Control Number (LCCN).

Traditional Print Format:  Your book will be printed on quality paper and expertly bound.

Ebook Format: Since consumption of books in a digital format is a rapidly growing book distribution market your book will also be available to consumers in digital formats.   We have strategic partnerships with the largest ebook vendors in the world: Google eBookstore, Amazon Kindle, and the Barnes & Noble Nook. 

Book Promotion: The book promotion that we perform for our authors embraces the shift from traditional to digital marketing. 

Distribution: Once your material is in book form, your traditional print and ebook purchase information will be made available at our e-commerce bookstore, (part of the Yahoo! Mall); enrolled in the Advantage program; submitted to Ingram Lightning Source, the leading international book distributor preferred by retailers like Barnes & Noble; and introduced to Baker & Taylor, one of the largest printed-book distributors in the United States and beyond.  Additionally, a listing for your book will be created at Bowker’s Books in Print, an essential bibliographic tool for libraries, booksellers, and publishers.

Order Fulfillment: Upon receipt of a retail or consumer order for your book our fulfillment team will handle order processing, payment processing, packaging and shipping, and customer service for orders.

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We provide personal service.  Before we offer to publish your work, we review your manuscript and listen to you to understand your publication goals.  Then, we provide a customized publishing solution. 

We are the only author services company able to offer you several different publishing options from traditional full-service publishing to print on demand. 

We believe that writing and publishing a book is an extraordinarily personal experience. We know that each author has unique and important needs during the production, promotion and sale of their book. Therefore, there is always a person here to talk to you before you agree to publish with us, during the production of your book and during the promotion and sale of your book.

As a Dorrance author, you will be assigned a Project Coordinator, who will be your personal      liasion during the production of your book, and then you will be assigned an Author Service coordinator, who will be your point of contact during the promotion of your book and for as long as you remain a Dorrance author. These staff members, along with our Book Merchandising staff, are easily reachable via email and toll-free phone numbers.

Additionally, an account will be created for you at our Author Resources website, where you can log in—day or night—to review production, promotion, or book merchandising materials for your book.

Feel free to call one of our Publishing Services Consultants, toll-free, at 800-695-9599 in the U.S. or 020 7788 7507 in the UK to discuss publication options for your manuscript.

If you happen to be in the area, we would love to meet with you at our offices.

What our Authors Say

"I recently contacted Dorrance Publishing Company to publish my material entitled "The Memoirs of an Old Country Bishop" and I found them to be very professional and courteous.   The options that they gave me was fair and affordable. Their access to the public through technology is overwhelming.  I highly recommend them to new authors looking to publish their material. " Yours in Jesus Christ, Bishop William B. Caractor, The Memoirs of an Old Country Bishop

“I want to express my deep appreciation for the professional job done on my book.  The staff at the Dorrance Publishing Co. chose the appropriate fonts, spacing, sizing, computer editing and where necessary, proper grammar adjustments to truly enhance my work.  I rate the final proofs of my manuscript as ‘excellent’ and fully approved by me as stated above.  It is being returned with this letter along with my gratitude for the staff that worked on it to refine it.” –Angel Michael Master, She is a Gift from Jah:  Essays of a Pet Owner

“I have received and reviewed the promotional packet for my first attempt at writing, Finding Financial Peace.  I want to say thanks to everyone for their hard work at making my dream come true.” Shannon Wheeler, Finding Financial Peace


"I am really, really pleased and already have orders for over 1,000 copies."  Malcom S. Perkins, Hey God – Are You Really Really Up There?


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