In other words, "self-publishing service" for which you get paid for? Besides, 55k words at least, for 20 bucks!? Then an author will have to pay you for a soi-disant "publishing contract"!? Come on! "Hybrid"... hhhh At least say it out loud so desperate authors looking at this know: you offer self-publishing services where the author covers at least some of the costs... PASS!
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It sounds like you are getting Hybrid and Vanity publishing confused.
- Are unselective with the works they publish.
- Expect the author to cover ~all~ of the publishing costs.
- Do not take royalties.
- Do not adhere to traditional publishing standards.
- Are no longer involved with the author once the work is completed and published.
- Are highly selective about the works they publish.
- Expect the author to cover part of the publishing costs.
- May allow authors to keep the rights to their work with flexible contracts, allowing creative freedom.
- Take a portion of royalties to cover the cost of publishing.
- Adhere to traditional publishing standards.
Forgive the interjection but I think you'll find the bit that gives people pause here is - "Hybrid Publishers: Expect the author to cover part of the publishing costs."
We do this for a living, we know how hybrid publishing works - what we're not understanding here is the prize.
$30.00 AUD works out at around 10 GPD after brokerage, if that - so what's the deal here, we win 10 quid towards the cost of seeing our own story published...?
Not seeing much incentive to hand over commercially saleable IP here.
Not a critique, BTW - simply an observation of the problem...
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For clarification, see the definition of a hybrid publisher below:
"A hybrid press or hybrid publisher is a publishing house that operates with a different revenue model than traditional publishing, while keeping the rest of the practices of publishing the same. The revenue source of a traditional publisher is through the sale of books (and other related materials) that they publish, while the revenue of hybrid publishers comes from both book sales and fees charged for the execution of their publishing services."