Dorrance Publishing is the nation's oldest subsidy book publisher. For 85 years, Dorrance Publisher has offered publishing services to authors. A subsidy publisher is one that charges an author a fee to mechanically edit, typeset, proofread, and manufacture a specific number of books from a manuscript; the book is published as a Dorrance title. Also provided is a limited promotional program, warehousing, and other administrative services. Dorrance's website is www.dorrancepublishing.com.
Founded in 1920 as Dorrance & Company, the first subsidy publishing company in America, the Dorrance organization is now based in Pittsburgh, PA. Dorrance publishes all categories of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, and offers a choice of programs to suit the needs of various authors and their particular manuscripts. Dorrance authors, including some with previously published books to their credit, appreciate their publishing services and the extent to which they can participate in shaping the presentation of their work. The Dorrance company particularly likes to publish books which contain information, ideas, or insights which will add to the reader enjoyment, wisdom, or awareness, no matter how small the book.
Dorrance also offers self-publishing/private printing as an alternative for those authors or organizations who do not wish to have Dorrance perform promotion, warehousing, distribution, and support services and, instead, elect to undertake these efforts on their own.
Dorrance also offers a guide to subsidy publishing, articles from Dorrance staff members, an online catalog of books, features and news, a reference shelf, and other free publishing and writing information.