While the IBPA doesn’t currently vet member publishers, authors are encouraged to reach out with questions.
Two authors who paid for a hybrid publishing deal reveal what they paid and what they sold.
A new report on paid-for publishing services, including hybrid publishers, highlights widespread predatory practices.
Hybrid publishing can appear like a dressed-up version of subsidy publishing, where the author pays to be published.
Earlier this year, we reported on the closure of Booktrope, a hybrid publisher that raised millions of dollars but never became profitable.
Booktrope, founded in 2010, was one of the first much-discussed hybrid publishers—not quite traditional, not quite self.