PORT MORESBY – In the most important development in Papua New Guinea publishing since the advent of the Crocodile Prize seven years ago, author Jordan Dean has established a company to produce the work of emerging writers and present a new generation of literary talent to an international audience.
JDT Publications Ltd was established to provide an avenue for PNG and Pacific writers to publish their writing in the form of quality paperbacks and e-books.
“I believe that our literature survives in great books,” Dean says. “JDT gives a whole new reading experience for authors and book lovers.”
The company offers a range of products for writers including its ‘basic package’ for K100 which provides basic editing and proofreading, cover design and production supervision for a standard book size publication produced as a paperback and e-book and including a free copy for the author.
Other products - the wantok, premium and children’s storybook packages – range in price up to K500, each offering successively increasing benefits. You can download the JDT prospectus here.
“We work with our authors and guide them through various stages, from writing a manuscript to becoming a published author,” says Dean. “We try our best to make publishing as easy as possible and the books we publish will always be available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Goodreads and other outlets.”
The print on demand method means that copies of a book are only printed and shipped when there is a request from the reader or author.
“Authors are responsible for marketing and distribution,” Dean says. “However, we can assist authors with book reviews, social media marketing, promotion and author branding.
“We also provide editorial, design and formatting services to publish high quality books at an affordable price.
“Whether you’re writing poetry, short stories, a novel, memoir, non-fiction, essays, anthologies, literary journals, policies or any book, we have the expertise to help you achieve it,” Dean says.
JDT also provides editorial services, design and formatting, customised illustrations, and branding and social media marketing.