Devonfield Publishing

About Us

With over 100 years of combined experience, Devonfield Publishing has brought together some of the most talented writers, editors, and agents in the literary community. Our goal is to educate and entertain our readers while changing them forever. We work to cultivate compelling narratives that exemplify strong, character-driven plots. Devonfield also has an international distribution network that can deliver our books to retailers worldwide.

 

Our Genres

  • Juvenile Fiction
  • Adventure and Suspense Fiction
  • Middle School Series
  • Educational and Learning Material
  • Young Adult Series

 

Devonfield Publishing can take a captivating story and launch it on its own or adapt it into a film or television series. Through our collaboration with experts in the entertainment industry, we offer a network of talent unmatched by other publishers. If we choose to adapt a book into a motion picture, our Film Division enables us to distribute the book prior to or simultaneously with the release of the movie. Sometimes a novel or series will be developed for television or cable, a project that will be handled by our Media Division. The adaptation of a book into a screenplay or television script is seamless—developing a production package, securing funding and planning the theatrical release or television airing.

 

Libertate per Scientiam
(Freedom through Knowledge)

 

Devonfield Publishing is continually tracking the industry to stay current on trends and technical advancements. While traditional hardcover and paperback books will always have a market share, digital books are becoming increasingly popular. Even academic and educational texts are now being delivered through eBooks. Nevertheless, the story is what matters, and quality content never goes out of style.

 

Publishing and Marketing

 

The publishing industry has dramatically changed over the last ten years. Today few publishers support their authors or offer the type of resources and marketing needed to give a book the best chance to succeed.This is an unfortunate reality of the industry. Regardless of how hard an author has worked on a book, the emphasis is on your platform: connections, marketing strategy and networks to get your book into the hands of readers.

 

Most authors believe that once their book is published, the hard work is over; on the contrary, the long journey has just begun.Many books will only sell 300 to 500 copies.These poor results may be caused by many issues:a lack of good storytelling, an inadequate marketing plan, minimum external support, and/or few industry connections. Not only is the traditional publishing system behind the times, but for every hundred books published, only ten to twenty turn a profit. This means that the market is flooded with poor writing and flash-over-substance material. Most publishing companies are run by corporations that don’t understand or appreciate literature and the craftsmanship of good storytelling.

 

Do you have an idea for a book, or have you already written one? We can help you with your story, create a strategic marketing plan, assist in building a platform (audience), partner with national organizations to publicize your work, organize speaking tours, and take your idea to the international market. If you are going to put in the hard work to create a story, you deserve to have your book do as well as it possibly can. Devonfield supports its authors through the entire process and is always searching for great writers who are committed to uncompromising values and the pursuit of inspiring stories.

 

We are creativity experts who understand the science of branding, strategic positioning, and visual expression. Devonfield Publishing helps authors develop compelling stories and build their platforms as they enter new markets, works to expand distribution channels and launch dynamic marketing campaigns, and works with educational institutions to advance learning, all while forging partnerships that generate long-term value. We have mastered the art of creative storytelling from the first page to the last.

 

Partial List of Professional Resources and Affiliations

  • American Booksellers AssociationAmerican Booksellers Association

  • Association for Library Service to ChildrenAssociation for Library Service to Children

  • American Library AssociationAmerican Library Association

  • Association of American PublishersAssociation of American Publishers

  • Independent Book Publishers AssociationIndependent Book Publishers Association

  • IndieBoundIndieBound

  • International Digital Publishing ForumInternational Digital Publishing Forum

  • The National Retail FederationThe National Retail Federation

  • The Society of AuthorsThe Society of Authors

  • Writer’s DigestWriter’s Digest