We are tredition
Adventurers, contrarians, and enablers.
Freedom to succeed for every good book idea.
tredition transforms clever texts and fantastic stories into high-quality books. We accompany our authors on their journey to book success. Constantly searching for new ways and possibilities. Always with open eyes and ears, but without limits.
What's important to us with book projects
Hi! We are Sandra and Sönke, founders of tredition.
We've always wanted to go out into the world. Have adventures, be free. First with our backpacks, then with our own company. Boundaries just weren't our thing. In 2006 we put all our eggs in one basket and founded tredition, one of the world's first self-publishing companies.
But with the first years came the first problems. As with almost all startups (or backpackers), money was tight. But instead of approaching the nearest bank, we made our way to TV and won 50.000 Euro for our family business competing in the "Quiz with Pilawa" TV show.
The prize money was like a magic potion for our small business. Various innovation awards and the ever-growing interest of the author world also kept us from giving up. We invested days and nights in our vision. We no longer knew weekends. Because we preferred to put our money into our technology rather than a fancy office, we worked from our small apartment. It was part of our daily routine to sit with our authors in our living room to create books together.
We were facing opposition from the traditional publishing industry right from the start. Go figure! As different-minded newcomers, we questioned the traditional publishing business and turned it upside down. We were convinced that every book deserved its stage, whether the editors of the publishing world liked it or not. They were often wrong anyway. Promising manuscripts such as Harry Potter by Joanne K. Rowling were rejected by dozens of publishers. We wanted to change that by hook or by crook.
Today, tredition is one of the leading companies in the self-publishing industry. We develop all the tools for authors ourselves exclusively. Because from our more than 16 years of experience, we know what really helps authors. Great technology without unneccessary bells and whistles. Therefore book success is easier than ever before. So let's get started, the adventure awaits.
Those who publish with tredition love freedom. They bubble over with energy and creativity. They entertain, enlighten and whisk us away to foreign worlds.
We thank you for all the kind words!
Friendly support and extremely high quality of the books - even when there are graphic challenges in the print layout. The price-performance ratio is very good.
Top performance, also for us as a small publisher, where we get a good possibility of outsourcing or processing simplification with Tredition.
I have had a very good experience with Tredition so far. The book creation took a bit of time, but once you get used to it, it's a great thing.The quality of the books is great and the ordered copies are delivered quickly.I will also publish the next book through Tredition.
As a specialist author, the free online services provided by Tredition GmbH are very welcome to me. The online system allowed me to prepare my book for publication online: One can create the imprint and a cover, upload one's finished script, read through and revise the "written text," create an author profile, and use other functions. The system checks the print quality of the illustrations and reports spelling mistakes. The service by e-mail is reliable and usually works within 24 hours. After publication, the book can also be revised. Printing is done using the print-on-demand process. The Tredition GmbH book store is the first address for sales. Overall, the service is thoroughly recommendable.
I have already created the 3rd book with tredition and will also home more here, because I am highly satisfied. If the self-explanatory program gets "weird", support is active within 24 hours. Here I stay.
The possibility to publish in hardcover, softcover, e-book and large print - and all in one publishing process - is really top. Once you hit the publish button, everything is really fast: 2-3 days the book is listed at the major relevant providers. At Amazon, the book e-book is even taken over in the Kindle store. If you don't get along and have important questions about the cover design or word processing, you usually get a feedback by mail on the same day. The support is really friendly and always interested in a satisfactory solution.
If I could give more than five stars, I would.
Throughout the project and even before, my questions were always answered quickly and in a friendly manner.
The tools can all be learned and if you have difficulties, then this is also not a problem, you always get help and support here. In other words, even the non-technicians are introduced to the program wonderfully. You must never forget that no master has ever fallen from the sky. Simply spoken: Learning by doing.
In conclusion, I would like to say: I am glad and grateful that I found Tredition.
Fast, competent and reliable support for all questions that arise. The support has a lot of patience, even if you don't understand things right away.
The publication is then super fast. Thank you very much for the very good and helpful support during the last weeks.
At Tredition, customer service is still writ large, and that's not a matter of course in times like these. That's why I really feel very comfortable as an author and now have all my books with Tredition ... which is why I will also have my future books printed and distributed by Tredition. From my point of view, this company is simply: Top!
I worked as an editor in publishing houses for a long time and feel very well taken care of as an author at tredition. I get a lot of service that I only have to book when I need it, all my questions are answered quickly, friendly and competently, and the print quality of the books is perfect. At the same time, I have the freedom to decide on everything that is important to me. I can only recommend!
Uploading the texts for the softcover edition was quick and straightforward. I still have problems with the format adjustment of my large print and e-book edition. Overall, however, the handling of the first printing and the ordering of the personal copies worked out well. The publisher responded promptly and helpfully to my complaints about minor defects.