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Publishing for a New Generation

If you want success as an author... need an industry partner walking with you every step of the way.

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How We Work

We don't look for books to publish. We look for authors to work with.


Publishing has changed. Traditional deals are harder to come by than ever before and vanity publishers lurk, ready to fleece the unwary. For an author to succeed now requires a team effort, so we work with you to agree a long-term plan that will give you the career you want. 

Of course, we put a team around you - editors, artists, designers, PR and so on - but make no mistake, we don't want authors who are not prepared to put energy into their own success. We will guide, train and support you and once your author mythology is in place, we will take you and your stories to the world through social media the world over. 

Want to know more? Click below and let us know you exist! 

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Author Marketing

You didn't go into writing to get into sales, right?

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Marketing. The biggest tripwire for writers, and luckily, we are experts in story branding, creating an author mythology and leveraging sales the world over using social media.  

How? We build a 'mythology' around you as the author, around your character and around your story world. And get this: We use digital channels and social media to do it, so it doesn't need to cost anything at all. 

Take a look at our author pages and see the amazing job we have done together in creating a mythology around the author, their character and their story world.

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The DreamEngine Academy

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Strangely, there is no training for authors. If you want to be a pilot or doctor or carpenter - fine. Training is right there. But not for writers. All you can do is just write and write and hope that, one day, your writing will magically turn into a publishing deal. Somehow. 

Until now. Through the DreamEngine Academy, we provide a pathway to follow that will turn you into a professional author, so that when you approach the industry you are ready and they will recognise you as a writer they can work with. 

there are courses in story branding, author mythology, understanding how stories work, a story development process, packaging and presenting yourself and your work and examples you can watch of us working with actual authors. 

Click below to get on the right track with my free author launch masterclass.   

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How do Stories Work?

You know people like your writing, but do you know why?!

Cover of The Primary Colours of Story David Baboulene

The story is the precious magic that underpins everything. Understanding story gives you the knowledge you need to be the 'go to' person for everything the industry needs and to be confident in yourself and your story and in the decisions you make. 

You will be amazed how little people know about how stories work, and how your knowledge will elevate you in the eyes of everyone you work with and allow you, firstly, to know your story is as strong as it can possibly be, and secondly, to keep ownership of the story and defend it from change. 

Oh, and we use story branding across the board, so the principles of story also underpin the marketing, the mythology and the approach to the industry. 

The DreamEngine Author Community

Our author community is a large and ever-growing group of writers from all around the world.

By becoming a member of our community you get access to a wealth of free resources and information and even job offers.

You will also receive a copy of our monthly newspaper, The DreamEngine Herald featuring news and knowledge from the DreamEngine staff and community.

We also work with aspiring authors on story development projects, live, in real-time, online for you to watch and follow so you can see exactly how a fine story development process works. 

Stuff like that. Cool, eh?!

Begin your journey to get the future you choose in The DreamEngine Academy.

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Does it work, though?

Kerri Cuevas. Author
Kerri Cuevas Author 'Deadly Kisses'
Receiving a publishing deal was a dream turned reality. In my acknowledgement page is written: David Baboulene: I did it, and you are a heck of a teacher!
Steve Askham Author 'Life's a Peach! A Farmer Sutra of the Fruit Trade'
Meeting with David was an epiphany for me. It took me a month to fully grasp David´s advice, but it did sink in and when I started to write again, I just felt so FREE and infinitely more creative. My book is now complete, and I am so, so proud of it. I am sitting here looking at two contracts to publish, both from reputable and well-known publishing houses and with more potential offers due in shortly.
Helena Charlton-Jones Winner: Lucy Scher Award
David has a (genuinely) unique understanding of story combined with a masterful ability to help break it down. His wisdom and advice were invaluable in my success, and I have learnt so much from him that I will continue to apply throughout my career. Thank you, David!

Submit Your Book to The DreamEngine

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We are currently welcoming submissions for both fiction and non-fiction. 

Please begin by clicking the link below to fill out the form and I will then get back to you.

Edward Marsh. Head of Publishing.

If you would like to talk to us about anything else, please use the Contact Page.

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Cheryl Neve
Cheryl Neve Writer/Director
David has been invaluable in my story development. He has improved my screenwriting immensely, and has given me the tools I need to write the best possible stories.
Mark Halliley
Mark Halliley Scriptwriter
We cannot recommend David highly enough. His insights and expertise have been invaluable, helping us get our script to the point where we’ve sold the option and look forward to full production.
Alex Marx
Alex Marx Writer
Story is based on the psychology in the conversation between an author and an audience. David brings the world genuinely new tools and methods that give you an objective and measurable understanding of how good your story is and clarity in how to improve it. Highly recommended.