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Hybrid publishing is a relatively new term in the industry, and it can be very confusing because most publishing insiders have different definitions of what a hybrid publisher actually is.

A hybrid publisher could be:

  • A small press publisher that pays royalties and doesn’t charge any author fees. They often don’t pay advances.
  • A publishing services provider (also called a subsidy publisher or vanity publisher) that charges fees to do editing, layout, and book production for authors.
  • A traditional publisher that also sells publishing services on the side.
  • Or some combination of all of these.

Because hybrid publishing is such a vague and confusing concept, you should do extra research to make sure you pick the right publisher before deciding to sign a contract with a hybrid publisher.

Note: We have not done business with all of these publishers, so you should do your research, understand what a publishing scam looks like, and get some good advice from an experienced professional.

List of Hybrid Publishers

Here’s our list of hybrid publishers that are currently accepting submissions from unagented and/or agented authors.

1. TCK Publishing

Website: www.tckpublishing.com
Submission Guidelines: www.tckpublishing.com/submission-guidelines

Unlike most hybrid publishers, TCK Publishing never charges their authors any fees. They pay 50% net royalties, and they cover all the costs of editing, design, layout, production, printing, and publishing. They also invest heavily in providing coaching, mentoring, and marketing for their authors.

You can learn more on their FAQ page.

2. 3rd Coast Books

Website: www.3rdcoastbooks.com
Submission Guidelines: www.3rdcoastbooks.com/submissions

3. Abuzz Press

Website: www.abuzzpress.com
Submission Guidelines: www.abuzzpress.com/submissions

4. Blue Sun Studio Publishing

Website: www.bluesunstudio-inc.com
Submission Guidelines: www.bluesunstudio-inc.com/submission-guidelines

5. Book Press Publishing

Website: www.bookpresspublishing.com
Submission Guidelines: www.bookpresspublishing.com/submissions

6. Boutique Quality Books (BQB)

Website: www.bqbpublishing.com
Submission Guidelines: www.bqbpublishing.com/submissions

7. Boyle & Dalton

Website: www.boyleanddalton.com
Submission Guidelines: www.boyleanddalton.com/submissions

8. Busybird Publishing

Website: www.busybird.com.au
Submission Guidelines: www.busybird.com.au/submissions

9. Build Buzz Launch

Website: www.buildbuzzlaunch.com
Submission Guidelines: www.buildbuzzlaunch.com/submissions

10. Cardinal Rule Press

Website: www.cardinalrulepress.com
Submission Guidelines: www.cardinalrulepress.com/submissions

11. Certa Publishing

Website: www.certapublishing.com
Submission Guidelines: www.certapublishing.com/submissions

12. Christopher Matthews Publishing

Website: www.christophermatthewspub.com
Submission Guidelines: www.christophermatthewspub.com/submissions

13. Deep River Books

Website: www.deepriverbooks.com
Submission Guidelines: www.deepriverbooks.com/submissions

14. EA Books

Website: www.eabookspublishing.com
Submission Guidelines: www.deepriverbooks.com/submissions

15. E.L. MARKER

Website: www.widopublishing.com
Submission Guidelines: www.widopublishing.com/submissions

16. Entangled Publishing

Website: www.entangledpublishing.com
Submission Guidelines: www.entangledpublishing.com/submissions

17. Evolve Publishing

Website: www.evolvepublishing.com
Submission Guidelines: www.evolvepublishing.com/submissions

18. First Edition Design Publishing

Website: www.firsteditiondesignpublishing.com
Submission Guidelines: www.firsteditiondesignpublishing.com/submissions

19. Fruitbearer LLC

Website: www.fruitbearer.com
Submission Guidelines: www.fruitbearer.com/submissions

20. Glass Spider Publishing

Website: www.glassspiderpublishing.com
Submission Guidelines: www.glassspiderpublishing.com/submissions

21. Greenleaf Book Group

Website: www.greenleafbookgroup.com
Submission Guidelines: www.greenleafbookgroup.com/submissions

22. Iguana Books

Website: www.iguanabooks.ca
Submission Guidelines: www.iguanabooks.ca/submissions

23. Inkshares

Website: www.inkshares.com
Submission Guidelines: inkshares.com/submissions

24. LifeTree Media

Website: www.lifetreemedia.com
Submission Guidelines: www.lifetreemedia.com/submissions

25. Little Creek Press

Website: www.littlecreekpress.com
Submission Guidelines: www.littlecreekpress.com/submissions

26. Mascot Books

Website: www.mascotbooks.com
Submission Guidelines: www.mascotbooks.com/submissions

27. Resilient Publishing

Website: www.resilientpublishing.com
Submission Guidelines: www.resilientpublishing.com/submissions

28. Science Thrillers Media

Website: www.sciencethrillersmedia.com
Submission Guidelines: www.sciencethrillersmedia.com/submissions

29. She Writes Press

Website: www.shewritespress.com
Submission Guidelines: www.shewritespress.com/submissionss

30. Something Or Other Publishing

Website: www.soopllc.com
Submission Guidelines: www.soopllc.com/submissions

31. Summerland Publishing

Website: www.summerlandpublishing.com
Submission Guidelines: www.summerlandpublishing.com/submissions

32. Sunacumen Press Inc

Website: www.sunacumenpress.com
Submission Guidelines: www.sunacumenpress.com/submissions

33. Unbound

Website: www.unbound.com
Submission Guidelines: www.unbound.com/submissions

34. Warren Publishing

Website: www.warrenpublishing.net
Submission Guidelines: www.warrenpublishing.net/submissions

35. Union Square Publishing

Website: www.unionsquarepublishing.com
Submission Guidelines: www.unionsquarepublishing.com/submissions

36. Hugo House Publishers

Website: www.hugohousepublishers.com
Submission Guidelines: www.hugohousepublishers.com/submissions

37. Morgan James Publishing

Website: www.morgan-james-publishing.com
Submission Guidelines: www.morgan-james-publishing.com/submissions

38. Koehler Books Publishing

Website: www.koehlerbooks.com
Submission Guidelines: www.koehlerbooks.com/submissions

39. Epigraph Publishing

Website: www.epigraphps.com
Submission Guidelines: www.epigraphps.com/submissions

40. Stratton Press

Website: www.stratton-press.com
Submission Guidelines: www.stratton-press.com/submissions

 

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Tom Corson-Knowles is the founder of TCK Publishing, and the bestselling author of 27 books including Secrets of the Six-Figure author. He is also the host of the Publishing Profits Podcast show where we interview successful authors and publishing industry experts to share their tips for creating a successful writing career.

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