The selection criteria for our hybrid program, DartFrog Plus, is identical to our traditional publishing platform, with the only exception being that we require authors in our traditional program to have an existing and sizable platform, which we do not require of our hybrid authors.  DartFrog Plus authors contribute to the costs of production, but also receive a higher royalty than our traditionally published authors. Evaluation of every manuscript is free and if selected for publication through DarFrog Plus, there is no obligation to accept. 

Standard Features for all DartFrog Plus Projects include:

  • – ISBN assignment
  • – Library of Congress registration

A full proofread of the manuscript (if we like your story but it requires more than a proofread, we will tell you)

– Interior design & formatting (print & ebook)
– Cover design (print & ebook)

  • – Author website design & construction
  • – Professional video trailer
  • Author platform assessment & instruction (conducted via zoom, up to 4 calls)
  • Amazon optimization (selection of keywords, categories and tweaking of book description for optimal engagement with Amazon’s algorithms)
  • – Exclusive promotion to 30,000+ book clubs through
  • – Influencer campaign through a minimum of 5  instagram book influencers (bookstagrammers)
  • – Full social media research & report to identify genre/topic related groups to engage and hashtags to use in posts
  • – Banner on DartFrog’s website
  • – Social media posts
  • – Direct, face front placement of printed book in 25 DartFrog partner bookstores
  • – Listing on Amazon, Ingram,, etc.
  • A paid Amazon ad campaign targeting researched genre-specific search terms with highest click thru conversion potential
  • – A professional review from Midwest Book Review and Feathered Quill
  • – NetGalley managed promotion
  • Printing, warehousing and fulfillment of author signed copies
  • Author earns 70% royalty of all net income from sales (payable first business day of each month)

DartFrog Plus

All genres except children's picture books
$ 7900 payable over three installments
  • Includes all Standard features
  • Eligible for consideration by DartFrog's publicist

DartFrog Plus Children's

Specifically for picture books
$ 4900 payable over three installmants
  • Does not include video trailer or book club promotion
  • If illustrations are needed, they are billed separately

Recent DartFrog Plus Projects