About Us

The Trafford Advantage

1995 marked a publishing industry revolution. Trafford defied popular belief by introducing “on-demand book publishing services.” This pioneering innovation marked the dawn of the Independent Book Publishing Industry. Fast forward fifteen years, and 2009’s self-published books significantly outnumbered works released by traditional publishing houses, accounting for more than 70% of the year’s 1 million plus titles. Trafford, self-publishing’s founding father, is proud to have been the spark that ignited a revolution giving voice to hundreds of thousands of authors. These very same authors would have been resigned to silence in the not too distant past.

Trafford’s inspiration stems from a genuine belief in our authors. More than 17,000 writers from over 120 countries have realized their dream of publication with Trafford as their publishing partner.  Our goal is to provide the ultimate publishing experience producing the definitive book born of a vivid imagination. This author-centered motivation means that we are continually evaluating, adapting and developing our services, fuelled by author feedback.

We all want and need validation. As writers, the best validation that can be received is a positive book review. Manuscripts of authors who purchase our Gold Seal Premium service will be submitted to the industry’s highly respected independent book reviewing companies. Those that will receive a favorable feedback will be given the “Gold Seal of Literary Excellence.” This prestige carries with it a host of complimentary services.

Full Publishing Support

Our publishing experts and production team are on hand with whatever your book needs. From registration, worldwide online distribution, an online bookselling webpage, to full cover and text design support. Produce your book in various formats: paperback, hardcover, leatherbound, electronic, and even iPad App format. We will send you one printed and bound proof and one electronic galley of every book, for your final approval prior to printing. Best of all, enjoy a non-exclusive contract: you are free to sign on with a traditional publisher, or sell your rights for film or television at any time.

Post-Publication Support—Your Lifetime as a New Trafford Family Member

Self-publishing means your book will never go out of print. Trafford Publishing provides lifetime support for as long as you wish to remain a part of the Trafford family. The Trafford Publishing experience provides personalized and ongoing assistance from your first phone call to our publishing consultants and through the years, as we support your marketing and promotional goals. Sign up with My Trafford to enter a password-protected Author Login Area that tracks your book’s progress, sales, and updates. Enjoy volume order author discounts for extra copies of your book to give to family and friends. Trafford’s full range of marketing services will ensure your story speaks to as many readers as possible.  As a guarantee of your full satisfaction, Trafford has a refund policy in place, which is contingent to our  Terms and Conditions.

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Book Videos

Trafford book videos cross media genres and create a lasting impression. See some of our authors hard work come to life in these custom videos.



What Our Authors Are Saying

Part of our promise to authors is to provide an excellent publishing experience. These testimonials demonstrate our commitment to help authors publish, promote and sell their work.


“I have nothing but praise for the Trafford team. They have handled the transition, digitalization, and publication with great care, attention to detail, and understanding. It has been a pleasure to work with the entire team at Trafford.”

Hariharan Dharmarajan, author of How to Survive the Workplace Without Losing Your Mind or Job

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