Hybrid Publishing - a Few Pointers

#hybridpublishing is widely discredited in the UK, largely due to a couple of companies who claim to be hybrid but who are little more than #scammers. This recently updated blog post from @ReedsyHQ offers a slightly more balanced view (than this one published by The Society of Authors) https://bit.ly/3z0vpKo BUT...

…I still think this murky area could be much more usefully tackled by opening up the conversation to include some actual hybrid publishers 👋 👋.  I'm always open to being challenged on #hybridpublishing as I believe it can be a great halfway house BUT…

…Like any type of #publishing it is not perfect but it can be a really positive experience for the right kind of #book and #author. BUT…

…As with any paid-for publishing service it is VITAL to do your research. Hybrid is more expensive than self-publishing. Make sure that the benefits sold to you are real benefits and not empty promises. AND…

…NEVER EVER hand over the rights to your work. If you pay a publisher, you should own everything that you have paid for. The physical copies, the files, the rights, the lot. They are YOURS. And FINALLY (for now)...

…DON'T be afraid to look at all your publishing options. Join one of the great writers' organisations such as @IndieAuthorALLI or @JerichoWriters. Ask for advice and clarification. Make your own decisions. Make good choices. Good Luck!

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