DartFrog Blue is a highly selective traditional publishing platform for authors with a top quality manuscript and an existing sizable platform. DartFrog pays all costs associated with publishing, marketing and distribution. We are currently accepting submissions.
All DartFrog Blue projects include:
Every DartFrog Blue author has an account manager that they can correspond with through Basecamp (the platform we use for all team communications), or by Zoom, or just an old fashioned phone call. The account manager oversees the team working on your book, is your direct point of contact, and also manages the tasks that are important to the publishing process (the assigning of ISBNS, Library of Congress registration, uploading files, etc).
A full proofread of the manuscript is included (if we like your story but it requires more than a proofread, we will tell you).
We manage the interior design & formatting process (for print & ebook) as well as the cover design process (for print & ebook). We do not impose a restriction on the number of revisions allowed, because every project is different. We will revise until it is perfect.
We produce a professional video trailer of 60-90 seconds in length for each DartFrog Blue title. We also create 10 graphics for you to post on social media before, during and after the launch of your book. These are designed to introduce your book to the world and begin to engage/expand your audience. We also design a website banner for placement on the DartFrog website homepage as well as your own author website.
DartFrog Blue authors must have an existing and sizable platform in order to be chosen. Our expectation is that we will not need to provide DartFrog Blue authors with social media instruction.
We optimize every DartFrog Blue book for Amazon, which includes selection of keywords and categories that will give it the best chance to successfully engage Amazon’s algorithms and achieve ranking status. We also tweak the book description for optimal engagement.
We promote DartFrog Blue titles to 40,000+ book clubs through our exclusive partnership with BookClubs.com.
We connect your book to influencers (Instagram, TikTok, and/or the blogosphere), who share their honest perspective with their audience.
Our PR partners conduct a full media campaign across all possible platforms (print, radio, podcasts, television) for qualifying DartFrog Blue projects. We also conduct an Amazon ad campaign to generate the opportunity for sales.
We oversee a managed NetGalley promotion to generate reader reviews and we commission a professional review from Midwest Book Review. Each book is also submitted to Reader Views and Foreward Reviews for their review consideration.
DartFrog has fully adopted the Print on Demand process for all our books, including those that are traditionally published. We did this because the quality and cost of POD paperbacks is now the same as the old school offset print runs. But more importantly, POD is much more environmentally friendly. Printing only when a book is ordered means we don’t need to warehouse large print runs that require constant climate control, and we never need to discard books that may have been printed before an update or correction to the interior or cover file was made. We list each published book on Amazon, Ingram, and Smashwords, which (through their partnerships) ensures your book will be available everywhere books are sold.
As a DartFrog Blue author, you earn a 30% royalty of all net income from sales of the book (payable on the first business day of each month).