A publisher. With a difference.
We don't just look for books to publish.
We look for authors to work with.
The Published Author
More than 500 books are published every day in the UK. And a further 1500 every day in the US. That's 2000 new books. Every day. If you include self-publishing you can add yet another 6000 per day. That's 8000 new books. Every day. Then there's the rest of the world...
Oh, man. How are you supposed to get any exposure for you and for your book in that clammer for attention? And then another 8000 come out the next day. And the day after that... It's hopeless, right?
Wrong. How many of those 8000 books are any good? How many make any money. Hmmm. One percent? 80 great books a day that make their author a decent wage?! Nah. Not even close to that many.
Every agent and publisher in the world is desperate to find the professional, productive writer with a fine story, well told. And when one shows up, you stand out like a nugget of gold in the mud.
It's not rocket science. Your job is to make sure your story is top quality and then present yourself and your work in the ideal, professional form.
Together we will set you up in this space. A space where there is far less competition, and where the industry will be very pleased to meet you.
The Dream is The Story
We are currently welcoming submissions for both fiction and non-fiction.
Please begin by clicking this email address (opens an email in your mailtool):
In the email, tell us about yourself and your work. We would like to know the title, genre and get an overview of the book, and a little of your own writer background and ambitions.
Alternatively, reach out via the CONTACT page, and one of our team will get back to you.
Best of luck!
This catalogue is under development, so for the moment, I will just advertise my books again ;-)
My Journey: I started our as a novelist and got two traditional publishing deals. I then got a 'hybrid' publishing deal (shared risk), followed by starting my own publishing house within DreamEngine Media Group. I have had six agents striking deals around the world, as far afield as China, the USA, South America and Vietnam.
Most artists make very basic errors in turning their talent and passion into success. I am here to help you avoid the tripwires and build the future you desire for yourself.
The course text for everything on this website, The Primary Colours of Story (2020) is the result of two decades of work as an author, screenwriter, producer, story consultant, Ph.D. researcher and public speaker. There is simply no more advanced understanding of how stories work available anywhere on the planet today.
"I found this book, to be excellent. Baboulene has managed to arrive at a complete understanding of the composition of Story, and then to break it down and explain it in such a way so that anyone else is able to understand it, too. I now look at the writing process in a whole new way, and it's already having a positive outcome. Thank you, Dr. Baboulene." (Amazon Review)
My global bestseller has even been translated into Chinese. It is a more entry-level, accessible view of story theory, best for those gaining their first understanding, but with the advanced material given through my breakthroughs in knowledge gaps and subtext.
"Thank you for writing this book. I can't tell you how good it feels to finally UNDERSTAND!!!!!!! I mean every exclaimation point." (JerseyT - USA)
If I am ever going to get tempted towards a formula, this book is it. It is a short work, musing on the most powerful and compelling of the knowledge gap types and showing how they can all be drawn together into one story.
It isn't so much of a formula as a toolbox for you to draw your own method out of yourself, which worked perfectly for this reviewer:
"The real gift is that David provides a definition of story which is both elegant and powerful. As someone who grapples with understanding and applying narrative concepts, it has been hugely illuminating. There are many books out there offering a formula for structuring a story - this is one of the only ones that goes deep enough to help you create your own formula." (Adam, UK)
Story in Mind (2019) is the book version of my 2017 Ph.D. thesis, presenting the psychological and linguistic foundations to how stories work. This is for you if you are looking for formally supported narratology, probably within an academic context.
The thesis proposes a shift in the foundations of narratology from their traditional structuralist basis to a constructivist premise, and it is this that provides a whole new approach to understanding story that is based upon how the mind works.
"Strong, clear, valid and well-argued. Congratulations, David."
Professor of Narratology
Univesity of Chicago
You want to go on to Amazon and see reviews like these for your books, right? I won't lie - it's a wonderful feeling. Let me help you get there.
I used my principles to make a film. From the first seeds of an idea I derived some basic knowledge gaps and made a story that confounds all the Hollywood formula 'imperatives'. It is a story without conflict, or dialogue, not even a bad guy. It just storifies beautifully.
This short book is my development process for you to read, with critically important knowledge on how you can use a Step Outline. Read the book and the step outline, and then you can watch the short film that results (Bella, 2020).
We will be doing this again in the coming year but with a full length novel and feature film.
Review: "I'm amazed at how quickly it helped me to write - yes I started to write - the first few steps and outline of a story - with the thought of the audience in mind. I'm amazed. So grateful. The book proved to be such an unexpectedly excellent tool. I'm a complete beginner and I had felt overwhelmed! Thank you." Neil James
Very proud of my first published work, the first in a two-book deal with a traditional publishing house. Humorous tales from my adventures travelling the world and working on ships. Makes a great gift!
Review: "This is far and away one of the funniest books I have ever read. The author is a comic genius."
And: "This is an entertaining book by a writer who has a good eye, a gift for narrative, and the comedic writing talent of P.G. Wodehouse."
Interestingly for writers - this second book in the series outsells the first, because the title and cover design are stronger. Ask me about this when we have a Q&A.
Review: "Jumping Ships", like its predecessor "Ocean Boulevard" is a side-splitting, laugh-out-loud, fall-over-on-the-floor, lose-your-dignity, lie-on-your-back-and-stamp-your-feet howler that will divest you of snobby literary pretensions and expose you as an artless child losing his mind in sheer merriment.
Baboulene should be prescribed instead of Prozac. He'd be far more effective, although possibly as habit forming." Andrew (USA)
For me, it's not about books. It's about authors.
My dream is to create a publishing company that is open to authors who want to work with me, learn and grow. I want to help you become publishable, not hold you at arm's length like traditional publishers do.
If you learn my seven lessons and take them on board, you WILL be a more publishable author and I want to put myself into a place whereby, when you get to that professional understanding, you will choose me to publish your book.
Of course I do! By that point, I will know you are someone I can work with!
It's simple. I'll be honest - this is my filter. If you learn the seven habits and write a full-length book - wow. I will know at that point you must be serious and I will know that you have the knowledge and determination to be the kind of author a publisher can work with. You can take your new pro' self elsewhere, of course. In fact, I will insist you pitch at other publishers as part of your growth, but I hope by then we will have a relationship and you will choose to come with me. However, it will be YOUR choice, because you will be in charge of your career by then.
And get this. Hidden deep down here for those who have read this far... I guarantee you will get a publishing deal if you do my training and complete a full-length book. It's my personal promise.
Join me now in the DreamEngine and let's get you on the road to getting published.
More than TWELVE HOURS of solid gold author knowledge.
Set yourself apart with the essentials: professionalism, productivity, self-confidence and quality.
Skills for life: Become a Master of Story.
Speed up your writing and stay on the spine of your inspiration with a proven Story Development Process.
Deal with the industry as an equal, not as a puppet. Don't forget: If you have a great story, They Are Desperate to Find You!
Skills for Life: An entire course on Marketing Using Story.
When you are ready, pitch your story to DreamEngine Publishing.
EARN MONEY from your stories. Imagine that!
PLUS I will send you a FREE eBook of my massive 5-Star rated best-seller: Story Theory - The Connection Between Mind and Narrative.
PLUS: I have been paid $2000 to deliver this material 'live'. Today, for you, it's just $149.
That's a 92.5% Discount.
$149 to change your life? A pretty small investment if you are serious about your writing career.
(One Year Membership of the DreamEngine)
MONEY BACK GUARANTEE:
If you are not completely satisfied that YOUR CAREER PROSPECTS are significantly enhanced by these seminars I will give you your money back. No questions asked.
I only want happy, satisfied customers, who becomes friends through success.
Don't be an also-ran. One of those who looks back and wishes they'd done more. Set yourself apart on the basis of quality and professionalism and get the success you desire.