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Dog Ear Publishing was founded in October, 2004 by Miles Nelson, Ray Robinson and Alan Harris. Nelson has an extensive graphic design and printing background. Robinson was previously a book packager for traditional publishers and a buyer for a major retail bookstore. Harris, like Robinson, has experience as a buyer for a well known bookstore chain and performed as an acquisitions editor for a major traditional publisher.

“Our 56 years in traditional publishing give us the unique perspectives that our competitors can’t buy and just don’t have,” says Miles Nelson.

In an industry battling against venture capitalist backed goliaths, we knew that Dog Ear had to offer something unique to authors looking to self-publish. Our one-two punch has been Dog Ear’s business model (profit structure, low per unit print prices, contract terms) and our commitment to offer the best services in the self publishing industry.

We feel strongly that authors should take a close look at factors like how much it will really cost them to produce their book, and how much they will keep from book sales. Can they get someone on the phone when they call and if they do, will that representative know anything about that author’s book? What are the backgrounds of the people they're dealing with?

“These are truly the keys to self publishing. Authors need to know how to compare apples to apples when reviewing self publishing companies,” says Robinson. “And that’s where we win every time.”

Thanks for taking the time to find out a little bit more about Dog Ear and our philosophy. For further reading, feel free to read the extended bios for Alan, Miles, and Ray below:

Dog Ear is changing the world of publishing by
empowering authors to publish their books themselves
with complete editorial and copyright control.

Privacy Policy

Protection of Customer Information
We understand the importance of privacy to our customers and visitors to our Web site. Our policy has been to treat what we learn about our customers as confidential. We do not give or sell confidential or personal information about our customer to any third party not affiliated with their transaction, except as required by law or as necessary to provide services to the customer.

As we collect and use information about our customers, we may contract with vendors to assist us in processing or storing that information. These vendors are required to maintain the confidentiality of the information and are restricted from using the information for any purpose other than helping to provide services to our customers.

Some of the information collected by Dog Ear Publishing is personal data or data which relates to an identifiable person. For example, names, addresses, e-mail addresses, credit card numbers and telephone numbers. We never sell information to third parties that could be used to specifically identify an individual customer or group of customers.

Security and Integrity of Information
Dog Ear Publishing treats data as assets that must be protected against loss and unauthorized access. We employ information security techniques to appropriately protect confidential information from unauthorized access by users inside and outside the company. Access to customer information is limited to those employees who have a legitimate business need for that information.

What Information We Collect And How We Will Use It
Users can visit most areas of the Dog Ear Publishing Web site without revealing who they are or providing any information about themselves. However, some of our interactive services require that users identify themselves in order to enable the interactive function. We will ask users to provide personal information in these situations.

IP Addresses
The Dog Ear Publishing Web site collects IP addresses for system administration, security, and statistical analysis purposes. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to a computer whenever it is connected to the Internet. We log these addresses and analyze them to understand where requests originate so that we can provide the most efficient service, enhance security, ensure appropriate usage and produce traffic volume statistics.

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Links to Other Sites
Dog Ear Publishing may provide links to external sites as a convenience to the user. The inclusion of any link does not imply Dog Ear Publishing's endorsement of the external site company, its web site, or the products and services it promotes and sells. Dog Ear Publishing is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.

Review and Modification of Personal Information
Registered users of Dog Ear can review and modify the information previously provided at registration by editing their Profile information.

Your continued use of this site signifies your acceptance of the Dog Ear Publishing Privacy Policy. We reserve the right, at our discretion, to modify, add, or remove portions of this policy at any time. Please check this page periodically for changes.

Contacting Dog Ear Publishing
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Terms of Use

Dog Ear Publishing is committed to maintaining the privacy of users personally identifiable information, and will treat the privacy of your information with the same or greater security protections as we provide for our own private information. The Dog Ear Publishing web site utilizes industry-standard security measures to prevent the loss, misuse, and alteration of information under our control. Dog Ear Publishing will take reasonable steps to ensure the safety of all information.

Your Consent and Notification of Changes
By using this web site, products, and services, you consent to the terms of this policy. If our privacy policy changes, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of access, security, control of personal information, how information will be used, and whether it will be provided to third parties. Your continued use of the web site constitutes your consent to the updated policy.

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