Cadent Publishing represents a rethinking of the publishing model that has held sway for the past century. Cadent combines the best of old and new publishing, offering traditional editorial guidance and production services along with the efficiencies and new revenue models made possible by the latest advances in electronic publishing. “Books” can appear electronically before they exist in print form. Freestanding published works need no longer be of book length; a 5-page booklet on a single narrow but much-needed topic has as much chance of finding its audience on-line as a novel the length of War and Peace.
We publish well-crafted writing in all genres and in all extents from pamphlet to book length. We make our authors’ work available in print editions and in all leading ebook formats. We do not pay advances, but we pay standard royalties on print revenues and a royalty of 50% on ebook sales. We are a hands-on publisher. Every book we publish is carefully selected, closely edited, painstakingly produced, and creatively marketed. We practice hand-crafted publishing for the Digital Age
Jonathan Eaton has thirty years of experience as a book editor and publisher, during which time he has edited some 500 books and overseen the publication of 900 titles. He was publisher of the International Marine line of boating books for 25 years, including 20 years under McGraw-Hill ownership, during which time IM became the world’s #1 nautical publisher. He also founded the Ragged Mountain Press line of outdoor recreation books and published it for 18 years. His published books include Benedict Arnold’s Navy and George Washington’s Great Gamble, by James L. Nelson; At the Mercy of the Sea: The True Story of Three Sailors in a Caribbean Hurricane, by John Kretschmer; The Boatowner’s Mechanical and Electrical Manual, by Nigel Calder; North to the Night: A Year in the Arctic Ice, by Alvah Simon; The Strip-Built Sea Kayak, by Nick Schade; The Baffled Parent’s Guide to Coaching Youth Basketball, by David Faucher; This Old Boat, by Don Casey; and The Ship and the Storm: Hurricane Mitch and the Loss of the Fantome, by Jim Carrier.
Tristram Coburn brings 16 years of publishing and literary agency experience to Cadent Publishing. He began his editorial career at Simon & Schuster/Pocket Books as an editorial assistant, rising to full editor within five years. Tris acquired dozens of titles at S&S and worked with nine New York Times bestselling authors, including Clive Cussler and Richard Marcinko. He worked with top agents domestically and internationally to acquire the most commercially viable projects available for S&S. As an acquisitions editor at McGraw-Hill, Tris acquired twenty titles annually and piloted each one through publication and marketing. Tris is the founder and owner of Tristram C. Coburn Literary Management, an agency representing author clients, and has placed numerous projects with a wide array of publishing houses, including Random House, HarperCollins, St. Martin’s Press, Wiley, Workman, Globe Pequot, SourceBooks, History Press, Midnight Ink, Career Press, Down East, and Andrews-McMeel.