Questions to Ask a Hybrid or Assisted Publisher before SIGNING a contract


Many new publishing companies are offering “partnership” agreements or Hybrid Publishing contracts, where they ask for a financial contribution to publishing costs often in the thousands or tens of thousands of dollars, but what are you really getting for your money?

Traditional Publishing companies don’t ask for a contribution because they are compensated through royalties from the book. It’s not a crime for a publishing company to want to expand or make money by providing author services. This can be a good thing. In fact, I know of a couple very good assisted Author Services who offer quality services and care about you and your book.

Questions to ask a Publisher, Vanity Publishing, Hybrid Publishing, Traditional Publsihing

What I’m opposed to is the lack of transparency from some of these companies about outsourcing their services to lesser quality providers, what they will actually do for the author (especially around marketing) and the ...

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Publishing Tips from Reid Tracy - Hay House

Publishing Tips from Reid Tracy – Hay House

Reid Tracy took Louise Hay’s book, You Can Heal Your Life and turned Hay House into the world’s leading publisher of self-help books. Here are some of his tips on traditional publishing, self-publishing and marketing from the Hay House Writer’s Workshop in Brisbane August 2015.


  • Start with the philosophy of ‘How can I help people’ when writing your self-help book.
  • Prepare for your success and have the patience for your own success (Louise was a counsellor & practitioner for 12 years before Hay House became the success that it is) Reid says, “In my opinion, it takes 10 years to become an overnight success”.


  • Read Michael Hyatt’s book, Platform – Reid laughs that this is the book he would have written but Michael did such a good job. It’s all about how to build your author platform and create a direct connection to your...
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