Welcome to my blog! I have created this space for authors to learn, explore, engage, and fill their souls with all things “books.”
We share a passion for words and the stories those words create, and that’s what brings us together. I am a believer in things happening the way they are supposed to happen, at the exact moment they’re supposed to happen.
That’s why you are here, in this online space with me, and my hope is that you will come back often to become enlightened and inspired about the writing and publishing world I am so lucky to be part of.
That’s what I am here for. I am an artist, writer, communicator, graphic designer, and publisher, and I have been in the industry for over three decades. I absolutely love what I do, and I want to share my heart and knowledge with you.
On that note, you’ll be reading a lot about the up-and-coming, about-to-take-the-publishing-world-by-storm, Hybrid Publishing. If you have always believed that traditional and self-publishing are the only two roads to take to get your book into the hands of readers, let me introduce you to a different avenue.
Hybrid Publishing – it’s a beautiful blend of the two. As you know, Traditional vs. Self-publishing translates to “get paid to publish,” vs. “you pay to publish.” And while you, as the author, do pay for hybrid publishing services, here are a few of the advantages for taking the hybrid route:
- With hybrid publishing, you are investing in yourself and partnering with your publisher, allowing far more freedom and creative input over your book than a traditional publisher will ever give you.
- Hybrids are operated similarly to traditional publishing companies – they have a submissions process, control their own cover design and editorial processes, and have a direct path to sales distribution.
- You retain the rights to your work with a hybrid publisher.
- While you don’t get an advance with hybrid publishing, you get the lion’s share of your sales, earning MUCH higher royalties than with traditional publishing.
- Hybrid publishers give you the credibility of working with professionals who understand the publishing business. You deserve this as an author.
- There is a selection process, so unlike “vanity presses” who publish any book, hybrids only publish books they love and believe will sell.
No matter which route you choose, it’s worth exploring all options (just like in life, right?).
So what have YOUR publishing experiences been? Traditional? Self? Hybrid? I want to hear!
To learn more about Hybrid Publishing, visit the Independent Book Publishers Association article on Hybrid Publishing Criteria. https://www.ibpa-online.org/page/hybridpublisher
Until next time…
Your friend in books,