What is Barking Deer Press?

Barking Deer Press is an author-owned co-op publishing house.  We only publish work by our members and do not charge production fees of any kind.


Who are the Authors of Barking Deer Press?

Our Members are professional writers and editors who want to use the creative freedom of the Internet to reach a wider audience and distribute their work directly to readers in both ebook and print forms. All members are expected to volunteer for work that’s appropriate to their skill set to support their fellow members, and in return will receive services such as editing, formatting, cover art, marketing and more. By swapping appropriate skills and giving necessary support to other authors, every book published by Barking Deer Press will be edited, polished, and prepped for publication by attentive and experienced hands to share with book lovers around the world without the delays and constraints of larger publishing houses and for a much larger portion of the profits.


Does Membership cost?

There is no cost to be a member of Barking Deer Press aside from your time.  As this is a cooperative publishing company, authors are currently responsible for their ISBN (BDP buys in bulk) and potentially their own cover art if no cooperative arrangements can be made at the time of publishing.


How much do authors receive on royalties?

Authors keep 90% of the royalties from the sales of their books. The 10% royalty is sent to Barking Deer to cover necessary fees such as maintaining the website, advertising, and other minor admin fees. Fees retained by the Press will be used for the benefit of the Press as a whole and not biased toward any single member. 


Why should I buy books from Barking Deer Press Authors?

Besides the fact that we have quite the collection of amazing books, buying books from Barking Deer Press means you are directly supporting independent authors and the incredible amounts of hard work they put into each novel. Thank you!


How can I become a Member?

Membership with Barking Deer Press is usually limited to previously published authors or professional editors and artists.

Membership is determined only after review of previously published works and relevant skills that can be contributed to the Press and a current member vote.

If you are an author or professional editor and want to join, you may contact us at: contact@barkingdeerpress.com


Where are Barking Deer Press books available?

Barking Deer Press has printing accounts with Amazon’s CreateSpace and Ingram Spark. All published books are available in digital forms at major online retailers such as Amazon and Barnes and Noble, as well as distributed in print through Ingram and Baker & Taylor.


Global Print Distribution Partners through Ingram Spark

United States

  • Via Ingram Book Group, IngramSpark titles are automatically made available to more than tens of thousands of retailers, libraries, schools, internet commerce companies, and other channel partners, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Chapters/Indigo (Canada), and other well-known book retailers and wholesalers across North America.

United Kingdom | Europe

  • Adlibris
  • Agapea
  • Amazon.co.uk
  • Aphrohead
  • Bertrams
  • Blackwell
  • Book Depository Ltd
  • Books Express
  • Coutts Information Services Ltd
  • Designarta Books
  • Eden Interactive Ltd
  • Foyles
  • Gardners
  • Trust Media Distribution (formerly STL)
  • Mallory International
  • Paperback Shop Ltd
  • Superbookdeals
  • The Book Community Ltd
  • Waterstones
  • Wrap Distribution

Australia & New Zealand

  • Booktopia
  • Fishpond
  • The Nile
  • James Bennett
  • ALS
  • Peter Pal
  • University Co-operative Bookshop