T. Coppery Keith

Owner/Founder/Author/Designer/Chief Editor

 

 

Zachary D. Switzer

Author/Poet/Director of Talent Management

 

 

Our Story...

DreamStreet Publishing was founded in 2004 by me, T.C. Keith. After years of being rejected by

most Publishers and outrageously lopsided contracts offered from the few that even took the time to read my submissions I decided to "school myself" in the business of publishing. I spent the next five years

learning the craft of writing and editing and gaining knowledge of the legal and business aspects involved

in publishing books. During my journey, I personally witnessed a so-called Publisher toss a writer's manuscript in the trash can without reading any of it, even after accepting money to Publish it! 

Shocked and saddened, I pulled the manuscript out of the trash bin and stayed up all night reading it

in its entirety. It was "Rough" to say the least but I was determined I could do better...

I offered to publish the book at no cost, considering the Author had already paid, but warned him that

while I had learned alot, he was to be my guinnea pig, so to speak. I tore up a contract he was about to sign with yet another publisher that he was about to sign. The contract called for the publisher to

collect 90% royalties on all sales and he had to pay them even more money for expanded distribution.

So we got to editing his book, and I got to learning how to build a worldwide distribution network. 

It took a few years of editing and revisions, time in which I built the network we needed and learned

how to write  contracts. The Business model I developed was simple - treat people right, do it better

than everybody else and be worldwide. Well, the book was indeed completed, published and dropped

into the distribution network I built and it all worked. When I got an email saying the book was available 

in Australia I was elated! Sales were slow at first, so I then "Schooled myself" on marketing and

promotion, product placement, copywriting, and advertising. In 2013 I was finally ready to change the

publishing game forever. I met a writer, Zachary D. Switzer; who just like myself, and my first author had nobody to believe in him. Again I took a chance and his book is too now in world-wide distribution.

He was curious about the business and I told him, it's just too much for one person. I spend 80% of my

time with legal, business and marketing projects and have no time left for the "Creative stuff," like

making graphics and actually finishing all my own books. I just don't have much time left to find new

aspiring writers to help.DREAM BIG! Zach believed in the business model and the idea of finding

new and overlooked writers everywhere, so I added him on to find and help develop new talent, so

that I can focus on current talent. It is our stong opinion that Everyone, YES Everyone  Has a Story...

So...What's YOURS?

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