SERVICES

D.OP.E. PREMIER  | DISTRIBUTION | CREATIVE WRITING | COVER DESIGN | COPYRIGHTS & TRADEMARKS

ISBN REGISTRATION | TITLING | LINE EDITING | ADVANCED EDITING | PRINTING | EBOOK CREATION


D.O.P.E. PREMIER


D.O.P.E Premier is our flagship service. This service is designed for people with the desire to tell their story, whether fiction, non-fiction, or a little of both, but don’t have the time, energy, knowledge or resources to do so. D.O.P.E and its staff have all the necessary tools and resources to put your dream on paper from start to finish. This is a Self-Publishers dream!

This service includes:

  • A consultation with self-publishing expert Michael E. Reid personal to discuss your project.
  • A creative writing session with Michael E. Reid to discuss plots, themes, style, approach, strategy and planning of your project.
  • Full access to ALL of D.O.P.E’s resources and services from start to finish, until your book is ready to hit the shelves. Including Creative Writing, Titling, Cover Design, Line Editing, Advanced Editing, EBook Creation and Conversion, Marketing and Promotion, Copyrights and Trademarks, ISBN Registration, Dope Distribution and Premier Listing.
  • Once all this is complete, the D.O.P.E sales team will come and show you how to sell your book on your own and keep 100% of the profits. A service only available with D.O.P.E. Premiere.
“The only story not worth telling, is the one that’s never told”

DISTRIBUTION


This service is designed for authors who are finally ready to put their books on sale and need help with order processing, shipping, receiving, and more. When you register for D.O.P.E Distribution, a member of the D.O.P.E team will walk with you through the entire distribution process, complete with guides, tutorials and tips to ensure you have all the necessary supplies and education on how to get your books to your customers on time and in the most cost effective way possible.

This service includes:

  • A one on one Distribution Training session with the our distribution team.
  • Step by step guidance throughout the entire shipping and tracking and delivery processes.
  • A list of recommendations by our distribution team in regards to, international and domestic shipping, shipping label and custom form creation and printing.
  • A comprehensive list of suggested shipping/logistic materials that are essential to managing customer orders.
  • 30 days of free technical support for all shipping distribution issues.
What good is a good book if it never makes it to its customers?

CREATIVE WRITING


This service is designed for individuals who simply need a voice to tell their story. Whether it be an idea for a new fiction novel or an autobiography about your life, D.O.P.E and its creative writing team have the experience and skill to craft the perfect book for you.

This service includes:

  • A consultation with self-publishing expert Michael E. Reid personally to discuss your project.
  • A creative writing session with Michael E. Reid to discuss plots, themes, style, approach, strategy and planning of your project.
  • Upon completion of the creative writing session, D.O.P.E’s content creation team will draft a manuscript of your project for your review.
“Dreams On Paper Entertainment, Your Story, Our Help”

COVER DESIGN


 

This service is designed for authors, who have a written work and a title but need to find the perfect cover that both engages a reader and exemplifies the heart and soul of the title and the content. Let D.O.P.E’s graphic design team create a cover for you that sells itself!

This service includes:

  • A thorough analysis of the client’s manuscript by both our creative writing & design teams.
  • A “Concept Session” with our design team and the author to discuss themes and ideas.
  • A market review of similar published works to ensure that the integrity of the proposed cover does not impede or violate the copyrights of any other previously published art.
  • A proposal detailing the D.O.P.E recommended cover design, complete with visual cover art and graphic design, polling and A/B sampling of our core market, to make certain you maximize the goal gaining reader’s interest.
  • Once a cover concept has been created, the client will receive 2 additional edits to the proposed cover. Any and all further editing duties will result in an increase of the cost of service.
  • After a cover has been selected, D.O.P.E. will then construct a ready-to-print front and back cover specifically designed to fit the dimensions of your book, along with allotting spacing for logo, websites, and ISBN placement. Clients will receive their cover in .psd (Photoshop) .jpg and .pdf formats.
“Books with good graphics, eye-catching font and good quality covers sell more copies than those without – simple fact. You can’t have a D.O.P.E. book without a D.O.P.E. title.”

COPYRIGHTS & TRADEMARKS


This service is designed for authors who want to publish a work that is protected from copyright infringement and theft.

This service includes:

  • A comprehensive review of all materials, trademarks and logos associated with you work.
  • Registration of your cover and content with the appropriate licensing authorities to obtain a copyright for your book.
  • A copyright certificate with registration code from the US federal government.
  • LRegistration with the Library of Congress.
“Your book is your brand, your brand is your life, do it right the first time!”

ISBN REGISTRATION


This service is designed for authors who want to take their books to the mainstream. The ISBN (International Standard Book Number) is a unique 13-digit code assigned to your book to identify it amongst all others in the digital marketplace. Retailers use these codes to track and report sales. Every book — physical or eBook — is required to have its own number if it’s made available for sale. In fact: If you’ve already published your book in physical form, you’ll need another ISBN for the electronic version.

This service includes:

  • 2 ISBNs (one for the hard copy, one for the eBook).
  • 1 Barcode for product scanning and tracking with major book retailers.
  • Placement of ISBN and barcodes on your cover.
  • Registration of your barcode with the ISBN international organization.
  • D.O.P.E. Imprint branding for your book.
  • The ability to sell your publication through major bookselling chains, or internet booksellers, they will require you to have an ISBN to assist their internal processing and ordering systems.
“Anyone can publish a book; let D.O.P.E. help you publish responsibly.”

TITLING


This service is designed for authors who have a written work but are unsure of what to name it. Let D.O.P.E. and its creative writing and design team assist you with this process.

This service includes:

  • A thorough analysis of the client’s manuscript by our creative writing team.
  • A market review of similar published works to ensure that the integrity of the proposed title does not impede or violate the copyrights of any other previously published work.
  • A proposal detailing 3 D.O.P.E recommended titles complete with polling and A/B sampling of our core market, to make certain you maximize gaining reader’s interest before they open the cover.
  • After a cover has been decided, D.O.P.E. will then handle all copyright/registration duties of your book on your behalf.
  • Lastly, D.O.P.E’s Marketing and Strategy team will offer innovative recommendations for branding and marketing of your work.
“If you’re a writer you will write hundreds of thousands of sentences in your career, none will be more important than the title. Let us make sure its D.O.P.E.”

LINE EDITING


This service is designed for authors who have successfully finished writing their book, but need that imperative second and sometimes third set of eyes to make sure you didn’t miss anything. Thousands of new books are published every day. One of the most effective ways to make yours stand out from the crowd is ensuring that it reaches bookshelves error-free. Let D.O.P.E’s editorial staff work for you.

This service includes:

  • A thorough analysis of the client’s manuscript by D.O.P.E.’s editors.
  • Analysis includes grammar, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and continuity.
  • A second independent editing done by another editor focusing on the same criteria to maximize error correction.
  • Client will receive a line edited version of their work in both .doc and .pdf formats.
  • Upon the completion of the line editing, along with the edited manuscript, D.O.P.E.’s editorial staff will submit a recommendation for any ADVANCED EDITING opinions.
“Books aren’t written—they’re rewritten. Including your own.”

ADVANCE EDITING


This is service is designed for authors who need a little more than just your standard line editing. With D.O.P.E’s advanced editing, we will do more than just “spell check” your book; we will make sure that the words on the paper reflect the passion and purpose of your book.

This service includes all of the features of the LINE EDITING service plus:

  • D.O.P.E. editors will check your manuscript for consistency and accuracy, with emphasis on plot, theme and character development execution.
  • A member of D.O.P.E.’s creative writing team will then analyze the content and character of the work.
  • A D.O.P.E. creative writing team member will then perform a typed format and structure review, to confirm that the structure of your book is fitting with standard printing and publishing formats.
  • Preface, Foreword, Afterword creation if needed.
  • An Editorial Review placed in the book if so desired.
  • Developmental Editing recommendations and possible content creation options to make sure that your book is saying exactly what you want it to, the way you want it to.
  • Upon the completion of the Advanced Editing, the client will receive a line edited version of the manuscript plus D.O.P.E.’s recommendations for content, character, theme, plot, and format changes for your review.
“Give yourself the gift of the best book you could have written.”
“Don’t let your book be a secret. Let D.O.P.E. help you get your message to the world!”

PRINTING


This service is designed for authors who are finally finished with the writing process, or authors who have published work that are not satisfied with their current publishing /printing situation. D.O.P.E prints our own books.

Our Print On Demand service includes:

  • A FREE electronic proof of you book in less than 24 hours.
  • FREE formatting and ISBN/Barcode placement and minor cover sizing and spacing edits.
  • Being a part of the printing process step by step. Not just submitting an online document and waiting for the mail to come.
  • Store titles in our virtual warehouse, always ready to print.
  • Printing what you need when you need it. No minimum number of books required.
  • Shipping directly to your front door in as little as 5-7 business days so you never run out.
  • Discount rates for large printing.
  • Versatility. D.O.P.E printing does more than just books. We also do manuals, magazines, calendars, bookmarks and more.
  • Affordable pricing that only gets better the more you order
“Don’t go broke trying to put your dreams on paper. Let D.O.P.E. do it for you.”

EBOOK CREATION/CONVERSION


This service is designed for authors who are ready to take the plunge into the digital world. With D.O.P.E.’s eBook creation and conversion service, we allow our clients who already have a published hard cover work, or just a manuscript the ability to transition to into the digital world.

This service includes:

  • Conversion of your book or manuscript to both .epub and .mobi files.
  • Hyperlink tools for easy reading and chapter selection.
  • Great way to incorporate pictures and even video for a more comprehensive project.
  • Once your book has been digitally formatted, it can be downloaded to a digital device that allows the buyer to adjust the font size and more for readability.
  • Once we have converted you book, D.O.P.E. Will set up your, ITunes, Amazon, and Nook accounts complete with accounting info so all you have to do is wait for the money to come in.
What good is a good book if it never makes it to its customers