Welcome to Donvale Books

supporting self-publishers


Welcome to Donvale Books website.

My name is John Kelly.

Our mission at Donvale Books is to offer assistance, and promote books by self-publishing authors who would otherwise be unable to display their work to the world.

We firmly believe that the decision to publish should always be the prerogative of the author, not the publisher.

 We also offer a MANUSCRIPT ASSESSMENT AND EDITING SERVICE for writers who would like an honest appraisal of their work and some direction on where to go from here.

Traditionally, when a writer completes a manuscript, it is an incredibly exciting time. There is a wonderful sense of achievement in writing a story be it fiction or non-fiction and every author feels it. However most are soon brought back to earth as they seek out Literary Agents and or Publishers who they hope will bring their work to its much dreamt about place on the bookshelves of retail stores. It's not so much a case of not being able to find someone to publish your work. It is an uphill battle to find someone to even READ it!

But that doesn't have to be the end of it. That doesn't mean your book is not as good as any other. The reality is you DON'T NEED a publisher or a Literary Agent.You can do it yourself at a minimum cost utilizing the new print-on-demand technology.

We are here to help you achieve that goal.