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

AUTHOR & PUBLISHING PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENTS?

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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