At a time when the prospects for independent publishers hasn’t been very rosy, along comes Dzanc Books with a simple philosophy that may reverse that trend:
Dzanc Books is looking for literary fiction that takes chances and does so with great writing. We do not mind books that do not fill a marketing niche. We are looking for absolutely fantastic works to fill those slots. It really is all about the writing to us.
Dzanc prints ink-and-paper books, but that’s about the extent of the traditional aspect of their operation. Founders Dan Wickett and Steve Gillis, along with their staff, work virtually online and conduct most of their business by email; employing internet-based strategies to promote their titles that relies heavily on viral marketing, and avoiding expensive traditional advertising.
I'm your chief designer and the owner of Book Creatives, Brian Halley. I live at the foot of the Rocky Mountains in Payson, Utah.
I've built a long and successful career serving publishers and self-publishing authors in nearly every facet of publishing and design that started with the simple slogan;"Creating the promise of a great reading experience." But I've thrived in this business for so long because delivering a great customer experience is just as important to me as quality design.