Introducing Bearwood Publishing
July 20, 2022
Bearwood Publishing is a private-label self-publisher. It holds 100% of the global rights to my books and is focussed on marketing and promotion. I created Bearwood because I wanted to control my own destiny and success as an author.
From many decades of experience in the business sector, I’m convinced that marketing and sales should begin on “Day One” of an indie author’s writing career. Writing a book is a tremendous achievement. Selling it to readers, and developing a loyal following, pose formidable logistical and commercial challenges. If you already have a literary agent and the support of a top-rated traditional publishing house, you don’t need to go the indie author route—although many successful authors choose both publication paths.
For the vast majority of yet-to-become-established writers, self-publishing is the only realistic option. Numerous full-service indie publishers, publishing service providers and digital platforms are available. Importantly, self-publishing global leaders have emerged. They have introduced advanced technologies in distribution and targeted marketing using, for example, detailed analyses of metadata. There are many additional marketing and promotional tools available. They are huge advances for our industry—exciting because these products are available to publishing service providers and indie authors alike.
For indie authors, there’s a lot more work to be done. Beyond market analysis, the most successful indie authors have an insightful and creative grasp of how to promote their products … and themselves. How to achieve this is the ultimate challenge for emerging indie authors!
In this relatively new world of self-publishing, authors can control of many of the steps to success. It’s really up to you.
Is Bearwood Publishing Accepting Submissions?
No. We are not accepting third-party authors’ manuscripts for publication. We cannot accept or return them. If this status changes I will announce it on this website.