Hybrid book publishing is a relatively new term and is often met with confusion. Today on the blog we’re shedding some light as to what hybrid book publishing is (and isn’t!) We hope this will help you see if it’s the right method for you.
What IS hybrid book publishing?
Simply put, it’s another way to see your books published! Hybrid book publishing generally takes a more collaborative approach than traditional publishing. It gives the author much more control over the look and feel of their book and can be a more “hands-on” approach.
Most hybrid publishers work on a profits sharing method rather than an advance payment and small royalties percentage (often 10-15%). The benefit of profits sharing is that it keeps the initial costs low while allowing the author earn up to 50% of the profits depending on the contract.
As a hybrid publisher, we are still striving to produce quality books. In order to do this, we have a submissions process to ensure that manuscripts are high quality. We are not like a vanity press which would accept anything as long as you are paying. And unlike traditional publishers, we accept submissions directly from authors instead of a literary agent – no slush piles for us!
We also get books to market much quicker than a traditional publisher. Aiming for an average of six months once a manuscript is complete – but it can be much less depending on how much work is needed to prepare it for publication. Recipe books that need to have photos taken for example, may take longer as we need to factor in organising a photoshoot.
Ultimately, we want to help you publish your book. We’re a small and dedicated team, striving to produce professional, high quality books in a modern way, while keeping it as accessible as possible. We hope you consider hybrid book publishing when you finish your book! Check out our submission guidelines in order to submit. We can’t wait to hear from you!