We have a different model of publishing. We are committed to publishing great works from new and seasoned writers. Our authors will retain 100% copyrights and 100% of their royalties. This includes all three of its publishing imprints:
Green & Progressive NF
Buddha Press (Memoirs, Nonfiction, Self Help)
Lady of the Lake (Fiction Genres)
Press Reset World (Green & Progressive Nonfiction)
HOW WE WORK THAT IS DIFFERENT:
Ideally we want writers who are in the middle or beginning of their process and working with our story coaches or developmental editors. Unlike traditional publishers, we find it is not necessarily best to have a finished manuscript. To get the best results we want hard working writers who want to be both appreciated and challenged. The product must be at its best in order to be published by us. We develop authors and coach them to take the reins of their own career, develop meaningful projects and live an author’s life.
We will only charge for services that guide you through the process to fulfill your vision so your book project(s) can stand beside your role models in authors and publishers. In addition, we have services for launching and marketing your book. You will not be self published. We only take authors who are willing to be guided towards a quality product. When you take our logo it is a brand of distinction and quality. We will supervise working with you to accomplish:
Help you set up necessary accounts, like KDP
Start you author blogsite
Launch your book
Create a marketing strategy
Work with you to get readers and reviewers
We will do what we call a book blast to promote your book.
…And many other services.
Generally, we have services with flat fees and other services require hourly fees. Most projects require a combination of both. We give soft quotes, as often a project grows and has a life of its own, so the cost may also grow, BUT we also will try to stick within your budget and let you know what we can, and cannot do for it. Currently we are working on monthly fees for book promotion for one year contracts, so it will not be overwhelming cost up front.
Larry Berglund is the author of Good Planets are Hard to Buy which gets rave reviews on Amazon. His new book, currently only available in eBook, is Plan It for Our Planet, and indeed, has a plan to save the planet and it starts with business and government and you. Plan It for Our Planet will be appreciated by students of supply management, government and business people who have ever had to buy anything from office supplies to infrastructure products. It will also be enlightening to anyone who is interested in ways to do right by humanity and the planet. They will get great value from this book, great information and great hope.
Edith Martin also know as The Rec Coach, will soon be releasing two new leadership books for recreational facilities management. Lead with your Head and Lead with your Hands, will follow her popular first book, Lead with your Heart. To pre-order or find out more contact us here or go to thereccoach.com
Buddha Press is connected to the VSW: Vancouver and Victoria Schools of Writing. We publish the best of VSW’s students work and generally publish non-fiction, but we do open up to submissions for publishing from the general public. Now is one of those times.
We also publish fiction works under a different publishing arm, but you may submit here.
It has been many years since Michael de Jong hung out with Mother Teresa. He told me that the first encounter he had with the soon to be announced Saint, and Nobel Peace Prize recipient, was when she held her hand up with all fingers spread wide. She said to him, while using her fingers to count out each of her words,”You – do – this – for – me!” “Me,” she quickly explained to him was not herself, but God. Soon de Jong was given his first assignments in working for Mother Teresa and would return to work with her for another seven years. Prior to that fateful day de Jong takes us on his journey of a searching and unhappy man after a lifetime of pursuing the almighty buck. His adventure takes him across many parts of India pursuing false gurus before finding himself and his inner peace is the slums of Calcutta, assisting the work of a remarkable woman in the name of God.
Buddha Press was created to help enlightened non-fiction authors get their books published in all electronic formats, for print-on-demand and paper books for direct sales. It is connected to the Vancouver School of Writing whose mission it is to empower new authors in the incredible potential of the electronic age.
Buddha Press DOES NOT publish New Age Books only. Au contraire, we believe a Zen path is to stay open to all things. We are not higher than thou. Just like the old Buddhist caution, if you meet the Buddha on your path, kill him, if we were to proclaim that we were a publishing path to only the spiritually enlightened, then we have lost it. That said, we do have a niche.
Our niche is non-fiction books whose authors fall into one or more of these categories:
Fabulous Entrepreneurs (all of above)
The symbol for the Buddha Press is from actual figurines (their relative sizes were altered) which were separate “gifts” that used to sit on either end of a well-known BP author’s desk, until one day she put them together and a big Aha! went up to the heavens and the A to Zen book series and Buddha Press was born. Not wanting to just publish one authors’ great ideas, it became the symbol for all Aha! non-fiction authors.