The hosting service provided by Dawn Patrol Publishing came about simply because Kevin Kindle, our founder, got out of the computer service business in 2016, but kept the hosting business simply to continue serving the hundreds of sites for former customers, friends, family and his own hobbies.
One of those hobbies was writing, but it wasn’t until his debut series Aliens & Cowboys had reached millions of reads and thousands of followers, votes and reviews on a free site that he considered publishing it… after all, it was just a hobby that began on a dare.
Getting a traditional publishing deal can be difficult as well as time and labour intensive… but self-publishing when you have IT skills isn’t that difficult. Part of his process for self-publishing was setting up his own publishing company. He didn’t have to, but it just made sense to roll the hosting business into the publishing company, since you shouldn’t publish a book without having an author website and a professional email address.
After joining several writing groups and taking creative writing courses through a local university, he found that many authors either have no real web presence or were relying solely on social media platforms. All authors should have a website in their name or their nom de plume (if they are using one). Websites can be made for a book or series as well, but if you are planning on publishing anything else, you really need an author site!