Hybrid publishing is a popular option for emerging authors because it ensures a professionally published book and provides experience, exposure, and marketing for selected manuscripts.
Hybrid publishing is like traditional publishing in all respects, except that the author invests with the publisher in the production costs, as opposed to the publisher financing all costs. In exchange, a much higher-than-industry-standard share of royalties is paid to the author.
Hybrid publishing is ideal for emerging authors of well-written manuscripts who do not yet have the experience or the sales history required for traditional publishing. Hybrid publishing is especially attractive financially for authors who participate in events where they will sell their books directly to readers. Hybrid publishing also makes it possible to publish meaningful books on niche topics which may not be initial blockbusters but will sell well over a longer period of time.
Manuscripts accepted for hybrid publishing must be of high quality and have sales potential. Working collaboratively with the author, we will edit and turn each manuscript into a professionally published book with an attractive cover.
Hybrid books will have worldwide availability to brick and mortar bookstores and well as online retailers though Ingram. Ebooks will be made available through all major electronic vendors including Apple Books, Kindle, Kobo, and Google. Each author receives a marketing plan from Torchflame Books on what the author and the publisher will do to promote the book.
Although hybrid publishing is author-subsidized, it is different from vanity press author-payment models in that hybrid publishers are selective in the manuscripts they accept and they adhere to the IBPA professional publishing standards and hybrid publisher criteria.
Hybrid Publishing through Torchflame Books includes:
- Developmental and line editing
- Copy editing
- Digital ARCs
- Author copies for pre-release promotion
- Royalties of 60% to 75%
Cost of Hybrid Publishing: $6,895
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