Services for New Publishers

London Book Fair

If you are looking to launch your very own imprint, Daniel Goldsmith Associates can offer you an instant team of experienced and dedicated editors to manage all the prepress process, legal aspects related to rights, get you on your way with your marketing efforts and manage the day-to-day activity of your publishing house. Our dedicated project manager can take your first titles from first draft to ready for print in a matter of weeks. But overall, we can give you an insight in what makes a successful publisher: from how to spot a hot book and what’s required in the anatomy of a bestseller.

Comprehensive Editorial Service

We will assess your first title/titles and advise on marketability and the chances of success, considering current market trends;
Our qualified editors will copy-edit the manuscript/manuscripts to your unique house style (in accordance with New Hart’s Rules);
Our experienced illustrators and cover designers will design the cover and bookblock for your first title/titles; We will discuss formats of first and following editions of your titles;
We will carry out the typesetting, following your new house style;
A qualified proofreader will carry out the final proofreading;
We can advise on suitable printers and liaise with your chosen printers to accommodate their requirements;

New Publisher Start-Up Package

Registration of your new publishing house;
Acquisition of your first ISBNs;
Different models of legal contracts, such as:
– General fiction publisher – author/literary agent agreement;
– Non-fiction (academic, self-help, professional and scientific) publisher – author/agent agreement;
– General publisher – editor/illustrator/designer/translator/contributor agreement;
Rights, what to grant, who to grant to, in what percentage, the recommendations of the Society of Authors, buying and selling rights;
Sub-rights options, e.g. movie and TV adaptations, who to approach and how to approach;
Budgeting, applying for available grants and financing;
How to manage warehousing, distribution and retail;
Copyright and potential libel issues;
Commissioning new titles;
Alternative formats: audio book and e-book;
The Publishers Association Code of Practice;
Advice on outsourcing prepress services: The Society for Editors and Proofreaders Code of Practice;
Foreign markets: English-speaking territories and managing translations.

Marketing Start-up Package

Brand Design (logo and stationery package);
Five-page website design, including dedicated page for titles with integrated order processing application;
Help with drafting your press releases;
Publicity package: endorsements and reviews;
Promotional material design and print for your titles;
Advice on author tours, book signings;
How to ensure exposure at major UK and International Book Fairs;
How to target the “key consumer”: libraries, charities, commercial organisations and book clubs;
Relevant UK and International Book Awards, suitable for your profile;
Relevant media to use to advertise for your titles;
Advice on outsourcing your marketing needs.

Publishing Management Package

Management of regular submissions through a tailor-made monthly contract;
List development and new list integration;
Management of competition submissions and much more.

If you wish to discuss your requirements and request a tailor-made quotation, please feel free to contact us. We prize ourselves in a highly personal approach and believe in under-promising and over-delivering. All our editors are associates or members of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders and adhere to the Society’s Code of Practice.