Hybrid publishing is the creative middle ground of traditional and self-publishing.
So to understand Hybrid Publishing, let's first look at Tradition Publishing & Self-Publishing.
Traditional publishing refers to the process of publishing a book through established publishing houses or companies, which typically involves a manuscript being selected for publication by an editor, followed by editing, design, printing, and distribution of the book to bookstores and other retailers. Traditional publishers have a whole team of skilled professionals working on your book bringing it from draft to distribution.
Self-publishing is the process of publishing a book or other written work by the author themselves, rather than through a traditional publishing company. While there is no team working on your manuscript, this independance allows the author to have more control over the content and distribution of their work.
Hybrid Publishing is a form of publishing that allows authors to take advantage of the benefits of both traditional and self-publishing. It meets in the middle to create the ultimate publishing experience, designed to serve the author over the bottom line.
In Meraki's hybrid publishing model, authors have more control over the process and can benefit from more marketing, editorial, and design support than they would with self-publishing.
The author still retains the rights to their work and remains in control of their content and distribution. And the publisher takes on more of the financial and administrative burden of book production, distribution, and marketing.
One key difference in Hybrid Publishing compared to Traditional Publishing is the author-subsidized payment model. Both the author and the Publisher pay for the cost of services associated with publication. With Traditional Publishers, the books are owned by the publisher and the authors receive royalties. But with a Hybrid Publisher, the author pays a small fee for publication, and retains their rights to their work AND receives higher royalties than with Traditional publishers.
That's what we call a win-win.
Book a consultation today to find out if Hybrid Publishing may be the right path for you.