You will receive extensive training and support through a combination of workshops, correspondence and resource packs. We encourage people looking to join the Publishing Network to enrol on the Publishing Excellence Programme, but that is not a requirement.
Each publisher can receive ongoing mentoring with an experienced publisher to help you guide you through the process and grow your publishing outlet.
Joining the Network means collaborating with other publishers – you will be sharing support, resources and contacts so that, together, each publisher is better able to innovate and build resilience. There are regular publisher meetups and forums, providing you with opportunities to share knowledge and insights. Who knows, you may even make some new friends!
Helping your community
Being part of the Publishing Network can help your local community, since you will become a local publisher who is able to publish local authors and provide accessible publishing services to community-based organisations. You can provide a vital service where there is a void in quality local media, whilst also supporting talented writers.
Members of the Publishing Network are automatically eligible to join the same initiatives that Arkbound is a part of. Each publisher can receive accreditation to help them in the course of their work, whether it is press credentials or membership of a national publishing body.
Links and Networks
Arkbound is part of several international networks that can help each of our Publishers. We can help you link up with social enterprise initiatives or wider projects like the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations. We can support you with getting funding and developing innovative publishing services that attract a wide range of clients. The strength of the Publishing Network lies in its extensive links.
Joining the Publishing Network gives you access to numerous income generation streams and you will receive support to help you access these.
How does it work?
You will be fully trained and accredited as one of our Publishing Partners and licensed to utilise our training materials and publishing infrastructure. This will enable you to deliver our proven range of services locally in the fast-growing publishing world and to be rewarded accordingly as part of our Network. Joining the Network is an ideal income generation for community and voluntary groups, as well as a great business opportunity which can be run on a full or part time basis by individuals.
Each publisher will be enrolled onto an initial training programme and given access to a comprehensive resource pack to take their publishing business forward. After this, publishers will be developed and promoted under the Arkbound brand, so that they can utilise our own infrastructure and international networks. From editing and proofreading to distribution and marketing, each publisher will be equipped to provide valuable publishing services.
The network works on a collaborative basis and each publisher supports the other, with ongoing opportunities arising that will allow you to constantly develop and progress in new areas.
By joining the Publishing Network, you will have access to various income streams:-
Book publishing services: You can provide a comprehensive or discrete service to authors looking to get effectively published.
Advertising and sponsorship: Through magazine publications and other media, you can secure advertising and sponsorship.
Sales: You can make income from book and magazine sales/subscriptions.
Bespoke services: From copy-writing and brochure design to business reviews and event brochure production, there are numerous services that you will be well placed to provide.
Funding: You can access several funding avenues by connecting with the Arkbound Foundation, from small grants to national investment programmes and crowdfunding campaigns.
We are a publishing social enterprise based in Bristol and Glasgow. Our aim is to support authors from disadvantaged and diverse backgrounds to get their voices heard, especially for writing that covers important social and environmental themes. The Arkbound Foundation furthers this through workshops, events and mentoring.