What is Responsible Publishing?
The concept of Responsible Publishing™ has been uniquely formulated by WinePress to reflect our core values.
Responsible Publishing™ demonstrates that a publisher is dedicated to the authors and the messages they represent. It proves a publisher’s commitment to quality and excellence of content. This means recommending solutions that actually benefit authors, rather than one-size-fits-all packages and sales hype.
The Tenets of Responsible Publishing™
Imprint Responsibility: Understanding that the publisher's brand should build credibility for the author. Every book in a catalog shares the responsibility of representing the imprint. One author’s work will affect another’s with the same imprint.
Content Responsibility: Ensuring that a submitted manuscript is ethical, family-friendly, clearly written, and professionally edited. This means that objective advice is provided to the author with no hidden sales agendas.
Author Responsibility: Genuinely caring for the author’s goals and successes. Taking the time to partner with the author, understand his or her passions, and coordinating services to fit the author’s message.
Audience Responsibility: Building trust with your readers is imperative to publishing success. The marketplace expects a high level of quality in what it chooses to purchase and read. Your audience should have confidence in the books they select.
Discretion Responsibility: Adopting a policy of no gossip that builds trust and security for everyone involved in the process. Internally and externally, conversations are positive and uplifting.
Investment Responsibility: Assuring that the author’s investment is well spent and promised services are reliably provided. Turnaround times are realistic and the level of return is not exaggerated, being honest about the realities of book publishing.
Trend Responsibility: Consistent monitoring of the current developments in technologies and communication channels. This allows a publisher to expertly guide and protect authors.
Industry Responsibility: Maintaining positive relationships with the rest of the book industry. A credible image creates co-operation and respect among other key companies in the market.