Hybrid Publishing FAQ

Blue Handle Publishing

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is a hybrid publishing model?
    The author pays a company to print, market and distribute a book rather than the publishing company paying the author an advance and owning the rights.
  • Is hybrid publishing legit?
    It depends on what you mean. It is a pay for play services. What this means, is you pay for their services. There are always good companies and bad companies. That’s why at Blue Handle we invest in our authors and cultivate talent through our Book Puma Services Platform.
  • How much does hybrid publishing cost?
    Depends on whatever the company charges 
  • Who are the best hybrid publishers?
    Research helps. Depends on what type of book you want to publish.
  • What are the benefits of hybrid publishing?
    You have access to a skilled set of marketers and distribution that you wouldn’t have otherwise.
  • Is it better to self publish or get a publisher?
    It depends on the type of book. It’s harder to get a traditional publisher.  
  • Who are the big 5 publishers?
    Penguin/Random House | Hatchette Book Group | Harper Collins | Simon and Schuster | Macmillan
  • Why you shouldn't self publish?
    There’s no set reason why you shouldn’t self-publish, other than lack of confidence in your work. Start small, go for short story contests to build up confidence. Remember a self-published book is a business, it takes work.
  • Can self-published books become bestsellers?
    Yes, but it is hard work. Just like any self started business.
  • Should I sign a hybrid publishing deal?
    If you’ve researched enough and feel it’s the right fit for you over traditional publishing and self-publishing.

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