Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Partnership Publishing Helps Unknown Authors Become Known

How many know that John Grisham began his career as a self-published author, selling books out of the trunk of his car? He actually had to prove his book would sell before he could land a publishing contract. It's hard to imagine isn't it? Nowadays, authors don't have to sell books out of their trunks. They can self-publish and sell straight off the web. That works great for some but is not for everyone. 

What to do?

Hybrid publishing, is a great middle ground. Partnership publishing is a model that provides a way to land a publishing contract for great authors who are simply not well known...

...yet.

What better way to build a readership and develop your brand and platform by becoming a published author through partnership publishing?

Sometimes, a previously published moderately successful author may choose the hybrid route because they want more creative control over their books but do not want to be self-published. Face it, as great as indie authors are, and there are some awesome indie authors out there (and we honor them!), self-publishing still carries a stigma. Not as much as it used to, thankfully, but nonetheless..... That doesn't bother many authors, but it does some. For them, hybrid publishing may be a perfect solution. 

As a hybrid publisher, Novelist Press hopes all its authors will love our relationship so much they will never want leave us for another publisher. But, alas, we know that if we do our job right, and if the author does their job right, they will make the leap from unknown to known, and we may very well see the day when we will all rejoice with our authors as they "fly the coup" by accepting an offer they can't refuse from a traditional publisher. 

Friday, April 6, 2018

Are you a good fit for Partnership Publishing?

Novelist Press is committed to making your publishing dreams come true. We are a hybrid publisher that partners with authors who do not want to publish books themselves but want more control over their book once it is published, or authors who may not be far enough along in their writing careers to get the attention of agents or traditional publishers. Our goal is to keep the initial cost affordable and the process easy. As a matter of fact, we do everything! At least at first.

And we do more, much more, than simply publish an author's book. We provide publishing and editing expertise, encouragement (writing can be a lonely and discouraging business), leadership, writing and marketing tips and training. We pull together a community of authors that help each other hone their crafts to become the best writers they can be. And we stick with you and your book beyond the book release, doing everything we can to ensure your book's success.

Do you think you might be a good fit for us? Take some time to read through our FAQ's while you're here. We'd love to hear from you.