What is hybrid publishing?
Similar to self-publishing, hybrid publishing offers the best of both worlds, thanks to the resources a publisher can offer. Reputable hybrid publishers will review your manuscript, but there is no assurance that they will accept it. If accepted, a hybrid publisher will manage the project and turn your book into a finished product sold in retail stores and online in exchange for payment. This option offers the advantages of self-publishing, complete creative control and ownership plus the majority of royalties, and traditional publishing, a high-quality finished product and global distribution.
What is self-publishing?
When an author self-publishes, they act as the seller, printer, editor, designer, marketer, and project manager. It is a great choice for well-organized people who have the time to oversee the entire publishing process. Additionally, self-publishing enables authors to manage all creative decisions, publishing expenses, and the majority of royalties.
Should I choose self-publishing or traditional publishing?
Many authors debate whether to publish themselves or through traditional channels. Your level of control over your written work and the publishing procedure are the main distinctions between them.
Authors who self-publish pay for editing, design, distribution, and marketing but keep their book rights and most of the royalties. On the other hand, authors who go the traditional publishing route give up their book rights in exchange for a small cut of the sales revenue. Often, traditional publishers demand that you have a fan base, be well-known, or have an agent.
Why should I consider self-publishing or hybrid publishing?
You make your own decisions and publish your book on your terms when you use self or hybrid publishing.
The level of editing, book type and format, cover and interior design, and promotion are all still under the author’s creative control. Plus, instead of taking years to publish, it’s done within months, and you get higher royalty payments!
Am I a candidate for hybrid self-publishing?
If you’ve written a book, yes! We have authors from all walks of life and genres. Children’s books, true crime, autobiographies, and poetry are just a few of the genres whose books we have published.
What are the steps to self-publish a book?
Step 1: Write a book.
Step 2: Select a unique title for your book.
Step 3: Find, hire, and manage an editor.
Step 4: Create a book cover and/or illustrations or find, hire, and manage a designer.
Step 5: Choose the formats and where to distribute your book.
Step 6: Layout your book to meet each format and distribution channel’s requirements.
Step 7: Purchase an ISBN for each book format, as needed.
Step 8: Use the platforms to publish your book.
Step 9: Find a printer and distributor if you want printed books.
Step 10: Start marketing and promoting your book.
Alternatively, let us handle publishing while you concentrate on writing.
What should I look for in a hybrid publishing service?
When choosing a publishing service, consider the quality of their work, read their reviews, and determine whether you retain ownership of your work.
You should pick a publisher to carry out your vision because you put your heart and soul into your book. First, review their books to see if the cover, illustrations, or audiobook fits your concept. Then, check out some of their published works to ensure the formatting, editing, and printing are top-notch.
Check the publisher’s online reputation to see if they passed the quality inspection. Google reviews are one option, but check the Better Business Bureau’s record for the business. Also, see if any authors in your network have worked with the company and ask about their experience.
The final piece before deciding is who owns your work. Some publishers may force you into a multi-year contract, who will hold your rights unless you repurchase them. With us, you retain complete ownership of your work. Retaining ownership is best for independent authors because it allows for more flexibility in future formats, such as screenplays or audiobooks.