Why pay to publish? With DYSTENIUM LLC – Publishing for The Third Millennium™, as an author your only investment is your manuscript, and isn’t that investment, in and of itself, significant enough? To put it analytically, the manuscript is the independent variable. Without it, there would be no need for anything else – no publishing enterprise, no imprint, no editors, no typesetters, no marketing gurus – nothing! Traditional publishers seem to have lost sight of this. Within the publishing enterprise, the marketing group seems to think that it is marketing that should run the show. To employ a canine metaphor (and who doesn’t love dogs), the finance department seems to think that it is the finance and accounting function that should be the tail that “wags the dog”. And it goes on and on.
Your work is at the center of what we do …
At DYSTENIUM LLC – Publishing for The Third Millennium™, your manuscript is at the center of what we do. Instead of prescribing in advance how many color images your book can “have”, instead we ask the question “How many color illustrations does your book need.” The end price can always be adjusted to reflect this the unique reality that is your book. At DYSTENIUM LLC – Publishing for The Third Millennium™, content is king.
What we’re not …
The Biblical admonition to “know thyself” is as important in publishing as it is in any aspect of life. Part of “knowing thyself” is knowing what thyself is not. Thus, let us underscore what DYSTENIUM LLC – Publishing for The Third Millennium™ is not, and in doing so, may help illustrate who we are.
DYSTENIUM LLC – Publishing for The Third Millennium™ is NOT
* a pay-to-publish or “vanity press”
We’ll be be adding to the above list. But we thought this point was especially important to underscore.
Don & Jeremy