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Publishing & Publishing Assistance

We offer a much more efficient path to publication as compared to the agented/old-style publishing route that often leads to a long cycle time to market and the possibility of a good story or work never making it to publication.

We work with the world’s largest book distributor and our book manufacturing and distribution facilities are also used by major publishers, such as:

  • John Wiley & Sons
  • Hachette Book Group
  • McGraw-Hill
  • Simon & Schuster
  • Macmillan
  • University of California Press
  • W.W. Norton
  • University of Nebraska Press
  • Public Affairs
  • Cambridge University Press
  • Thomas Nelson
  • Penguin Putnam
  • Holtzbrinck
  • and many others

Our titles are distributed in

  • North America
  • United Kingdom
  • Western Europe
  • South America
  • Australia
  • China
  • India
  • Italy
  • and our global reach is expanding to other regions

See our Publishing Imprints.

We work with authors and clients in three ways:

1) Standard Publishing: We consider this, for the author and client, if the topic and author has an established audience and a clear market of a defined size and we think the book is commercially viable. The author must have a fully developed promotion and marketing plan (including an adequately funded budget) that they will execute to create visibility for their book. This plan must be acceptable to us and we monitor and gauge performance to the plan. The author must present us with a fully and professionally edited manuscript (*see more on this below). Contact us for details.

2) Publishing Assistance: This is an option we offer authors and clients if their audience has not been established, the book has a limited market or if we are unsure of the commercial viability. It’s also applicable if the author is not interested in commercial sales or has limited ability to promote and market their book but wants to get it published or if the book is for family or organizational legacy purposes There are costs involved for this type of assistance (contact us for pricing). Some authors may also choose to go this publishing assistance route to expedite (shorten) the process due to time to market urgency or in exchange for a higher royalty payout and to retain more rights to the published work.

*We have editors we can refer our author/clients to so their manuscript can be professionally edited or we can provide a full suite of editing services (including rewriting and developmental editing of manuscript drafts) to make their manuscript acceptable for publication.

All other publication related tasks are handled internally: Book interior and cover layout and design, ISBN assignment, print and eBook production file preparation, entering the title into our distribution and sales channels and adding to our website and promoting along with our full title list as we continue to develop our brand and visibility.

Each prospective author/client’s work requires our manuscript review and approval. We don’t accept all stories and manuscripts presented to us—even for our publishing assistance program (something we do not provide just because someone can pay our fee)—we have quality standards that must be met.

3) Self-Publishing Assistance: Technology and market acceptance have developed to a degree where self-publishing is a viable and in many ways attractive option for authors. We know all the “ins & outs” of how to publish and more importantly how to use the tools of the trade to help clients self-publish if they want to do that. We can provide clients a complete turn-key a la carte solution comprised of: story development & writing assistance, editing, cover design, interior design (for print and eBook versions), etc. Everything needed to take their work, turn it into a properly formatted file(s) for the client to self-publish.

Download our one page publishing project form to tell us more about your project.

Complete that form and return to us and we’ll reply to set up a call to discuss your project and details regarding our publishing services.

Some (not all) of our Feedback & Testimonials

  • “I like it!!! You have me hooked. The descriptions aren’t overwhelming. The dialogue seems realistic and I could see this becoming a novel soon. Nice job on this piece!!!” Adrianne Avery
    [about reading an excerpt from an early part of The Devil’s Writer]
  • “Very interesting little piece of flash fiction [A tale Lost At Sea…]. I enjoyed this very much. I was very pleased to find no grammar errors in this, and the diction and syntax were fantastic. It’s nice to read a story from the hand of a professional writer!” Heidi L.
  • “A really good read with a crisp narrative style…” S. Barton
  • “To the team at Adducent who carried out my vision, particular president (and senior editor) Dennis Lowery. His patience, wisdom, insight and experience helped me navigate the many hurdles in publishing a book. His entire team was a pleasure to work with and always available to answer any question or concern which arose along this journey.” Greg Slavonic, Rear Admiral, USN (Ret.), author of Leadership in Action | Principles Forged in the Crucible of Military Service Can Lead Corporate America Back to the Top
  • “I really need to take this to heart. I tend to blindly believe everyone is good and I’ve been burned a good few times because of it. I enjoyed reading this. It is wise.” NJ
    [on reading Dennis Lowery's "About Being Good... to Others"]
  • “I could not have written this book without the advice and support of Dennis. I was consistently amazed by his advice, creativity, and ability to describe situations with clarity and simplicity. I have great respect and admiration for him. He is a Superstar!” Dr. Irene Trowell-Harris, Major General, USAF (Retired)
  • “I very much enjoyed reading you´re little Halloween story” [Excerpt from ‘Waiting on my Witch’] Mike S
  • “This is the first essay I read on Figment.com aside from the typical story variety, and to be completely honest, you have a really amazing talent for weaving inspiration with your words. I’m sure your daughters appreciate the beautiful message you put together for them. I really enjoyed the rawness in your tone throughout this essay. It was heartfelt and captured the message with a polished simplicity that is very rare in writers today. I really appreciated that aspect of your writing. The only critique I have is that I have nothing negative to critique about! And I guess that’s a good thing! Overall, bravo! I honestly enjoyed this, and I hope to read more of your writings and stories.” :)))))) Miss J.
    [on reading Dennis Lowery's "About Being Good... to Others"]
  • “The estimable Dennis Lowery has brought forth a host of thoughts in this poignant and eloquent post. It’s masterfully written, and thought provoking.” Lina A.
    [blog subscriber at www.DennisLowery.com commenting on the post: Not everyone understands honesty… but everyone understands punishment]
  • “I wanted to thank you for the beautiful posts you wrote recently. They stay with me for a long time. I hear the words in my heart and always amazed at their timing, with things that happen in my life. It gives me strength. Please keep inspiring us all.” Galit Breman
    [subscriber to www.DennisLowery.com]
  • “I liked that little excerpt [from The Devil’s Writer] very much Dennis; A story with a promise to entertain and captivate.” Michael Koontz
  • “You guys ROCK!!!” Cherie R
  • “Honestly, your writings are written so well and so personally that I’ve never been drawn in by what someone has had to say so much in my life.” Reader of Dennis Lowery's personal blog
  • “Let There Be Light | Creating a Life Worth Living is wonderfully written!” Rod Merritt
  • “I just read the book Sky High. I found this book to be very inspirational for me. I can’t wait to order this book for not only my daughter but also my granddaughter who will both benefit from this wonderful book.” Kathy Rosson
    Amazon purchase of "Sky High | No Goal is Out of Your Reach"
  • “Excellent, as usual, Dennis Lowery!” Pietro Montevecchio
    [commenting at G+ on, Night Descending]
  • “Well written and full of good information.” Richard R.
  • “I would like to express my deepest appreciation for the unwavering support of my publisher, and friend, Dennis who created an environment in which I was able to explore without boundaries both the idea and practice of becoming a published author. His steady hand, sense of humor, and perspective on life as a Navy veteran were a match for my style from day one. Thank you, Dennis for your partnership, mentoring, and coaching through one of the most challenging years of my career. You inspired me to live and write with the Navy core values of Honor, Courage, and Commitment.” Dr. Curtis L. Odom, Ed.D.
  • “This was a really well thought out book, I loved the characters and the plot. I loved the little fantasy elements that opened up amazing avenues in the book, with talking animals, talking books and all sorts of other delights. Highly recommended. Reminded me a little of the Harry Potter books – but without the magic, and maybe also of the Spiderwick Chronicles – but without the freaky creatures.” Buddy
    [Review of Mirabella and the Pearl of Chulothe]
  • [To Dennis Lowery] “I shared your website for I think you are an amazing writer!” Ana C
  • “I do have to say your work is very impressive. You know what you are doing.” Rob M
  • “Adducent is a top-notch, first class organization which I would highly recommend to another who may have an interest in publishing a book. I’ve used this company in publishing two books and they were most helpful in helping me navigate through the many obstacles in book publishing.” Rear Adm. Greg Slavonic, USN (Ret), Principal Leader, Strategic Communications & Public Affairs at Computer Sciences Corporation
  • “Working with Dennis Lowery has been one of the most rewarding experiences in my professional career. He can do it all, and make it look easy. He has all the skills and attributes needed to help his clients succeed. He is so easy to work with and always delivers great results. Dennis should be on everyone’s speed dial.” Kerry Kachejian
    President & CEO, Bold Solutions, LLC
  • “Excellent short story. Your writing style reminds me of my favorite short story author–O’Henry!” [comment upon reading, “Rising Sun ~ Setting Sun”] Jim Zumwalt
  • “A great and indeed agonizing story of a young girl who experiences life changing events in a short period of time. Evil meets good face to face. This novel was surprising, captivating and brilliantly written.” Tutu
  • “You write very well. I can tell your message is heartfelt and sincere (as I would hope, considering your intended audience), and I applaud you for letting that show through your writing.” SC
    [on reading Dennis Lowery's "About Being Good... to Others"]
  • “My appreciation and thanks also go to Adducent (under their Fortis publishing imprint) for giving an unpublished writer a chance and for the editorial and administrative support they provided.” Bud Durand
  • “’The moon mocked his baldness even more than the girls in the village.’ –> LOL. That made me laugh. Great story! Especially the irony at the end, how it was his personality the girls didn’t like, not his baldness. Nicely done ♥” Nyan C.
    [on reading Dennis Lowery's "The First Werewolf"]
  • “Fantastic writing. Captivating. A book for all ages, you do not get much of those! Cannot wait for the next one.” Miemie
  • “Your, ‘What Wasn’t There…’ is absolutely beautiful… quite lovely and honest” JM, Connecticut
  • “Dennis Lowery encouraged me to complete the book and provided invaluable editing assistance and guidance in navigating the vast oceans of the world of publishing.” Hank McKinney, Rear Admiral, USN (Retired)
  • “After reading through this draft I am truly overwhelmed with gratitude for such a meaningful quality product. I believe this book will be a blessing for many people for years to come.” Ghostwriting Client (name withheld due to confidentiality agreement)
  • “Tremendously enjoy reading all the stories you share with us Dennis Lowery. Especially liked tone and setting in this story.” NMJ
    [On reading the flashfiction piece, A Tale Lost at Sea...]
  • “First let me say that I just heard about your stories recently, so I wanted to check them out. This story was utterly captivating. I felt as though your choice of words and the way your character was made throughout this piece was extraordinary. I will read some of your other works, and I love the concept of werewolves themselves, so I enjoyed reading this very much! You’re a very talented writer!” Brianna Wilkie
    [on reading Dennis Lowery's "The First Werewolf"]
  • “Thank you, thank you, thank you. The book is absolutely fabulous and we just love your work!!!” Arlene U.
  • “This is a very impressive piece and I’d be very willing to read more when or if there will be more to the story! Good Job!” Liam P.
    [about reading an excerpt from an early part of The Devil’s Writer]
  • “I love what you shared here.Beautiful words and how true.” [Reader of ‘About Being Good to Others…’ at www.DennisLowery.com] Mylah N.
    posted at Goggle+
  • “Mesmerising…” Nina M.
    [on reading an excerpt from "The Forbidden Journal"]
  • “Thank you so much, Dennis! Thank you for sharing with us your wonderful gift for writing!!” L. DeHope
  • “Good hearted people need to read this.” [Reader of ‘About Being Good to Others…’ at www.DennisLowery.com] Rebecca W.
    on Facebook
  • “I still look forward to reading your writings every day.” All the best, Kelly W
  • “I love your posts and shared the one I especially loved from the airport, The D’Inja, with my husband – we had such a good laugh! It was hilarious.” GB
    [blog subscriber at ww.DennisLowery.com]
  • “A special thanks to Dennis Lowery. Thank you for your support and guidance through this project; you have helped me make this dream a reality.” Carisa Bisagno
  • “This is a really cool story. I found it interesting and intriguing, and it was full of imagery that really helped to set the mood and scene. It was a really cool take on the story of werewolves. Really nice work! :)” WB
    [on reading Dennis Lowery's "The First Werewolf"]
  • “Finally, the world is getting to know what we’ve already known all this time . . . that Dennis Lowery has quite the imagination . . oh, and he can write !!!” Dulce Fazel, Esq.
  • “Dennis is a highly skilled writer, editor, and mentor. He believed in me and my book KH601 from the beginning and helped me make an idea and dream become a reality. More importantly Dennis helped me capture and record some of the most important aspects of my career in the Central Intelligence Agency and my life on paper. For this I will be forever grateful.” Richard Irwin
    Chief Operating Officer (COO) at SNVC
  • “It was great how the reader could go through the whole life of the main character. I didn’t want the book to end…” SG
  • “Dennis, well, I’ve perused your sites, and ALL you’ve put out there. I must say NOTHING and no one comes close… not even 10% of what you present. [This next is to his attorney who is reviewing my standard agreement]: I have talked to a number of prospects [writers] and none come close to how I feel about, Dennis.” L .M. [ghostwriting client prospects, name withheld due to confidentiality - commenting via email]
  • “Very nice writing!” [comment upon reading, “Rising Sun ~ Setting Sun”] Alexander M.
  • “How moving.. and what pearls of wisdom in this…” [Reader of ‘About Being Good to Others…’ at www.DennisLowery.com] Linda A.