Self-publishing is just that. You are responsible for executing every aspect of the publishing,
printing, cataloging, distribution, sales, inventory, and marketing of the book. And all at your
own expense. You retain ALL rights to your book, you process all sales, pay all taxes, keep all
records, negotiate discounts and returns. This is no simple task whether it’s your first book or
50th. It’s also not impossible and if you like a challenge, learning, are tech savvy, have a good
head for business, and are very patient, this may be the right option for you.
Hybrid-publishing is like a partnership where the author makes a financial contribution in the
development of their book in exchange for representation under the imprint of the publisher.
Credibility, support, distribution channels, mass markets, professional web and social media
exposure, and royalties are just a few of the perks more like traditional publishing than you’ll
find when self-publishing. You generally see a much a more significant return on your investment when working with a reputable Hybrid-publisher.
Publish rights are always negotiable, and Happy Dolphin Press acquires first publishing rights only for new
authors. (Click here to explore what publishing rights are and how they affect your manuscript)
Hybrid-publishing has become increasingly popular with author’s who don’t have the time or inkling
to learn the entire publishing industry, especially if they intend to publish multiple titles or a series. It is generally much less expensive to publish through a Hybrid-publisher than to self-publish if you want to sell your books on the mass market.
(Click here to schedule an appointment to discuss your goals and options).