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Hybrid Publishing Myths Debunked - Separating Fact from Fiction



Hybrid publishing, bridges the gap between traditional and self-publishing, and has become increasingly popular among authors looking for a more flexible and personalized approach to publishing their work.


However, with its rise in popularity, there are also many myths and misconceptions surrounding hybrid publishing. In this blog, we'll separate fact from fiction and debunk some of the most common hybrid publishing myths.

Myth #1: Hybrid publishing is just self-publishing under a different name.

Fact: Whilst hybrid publishing does involve some aspects of self-publishing, such as the author retaining control over their work, it also involves aspects of traditional publishing, such as working with industry professionals and adhering to industry standards. Hybrid publishing is a unique publishing model that offers authors more control over their publishing journey while still maintaining quality and industry standards.


Myth #2: Hybrid publishing is a scam.

Fact: There are certainly unscrupulous hybrid publishers out there, just as there are in any industry. However, there are also many reputable and trustworthy hybrid publishers who can provide authors with valuable services, such as technical support and helpful advice. Some may also offer support with editing, cover design, and marketing, although it's important for authors to do their research and carefully vet potential hybrid publishers to ensure they are working with a reputable company.

Myth #3: Hybrid publishing is too expensive.

Fact: Whilst hybrid publishing does require an investment from the author, it can actually be more cost-effective than traditional publishing. With traditional publishing, authors may still have to pay for their own editing, cover design, and marketing, which can add up to a significant expense. In addition to that, there will be the ongoing cost of royalties.

Myth #4: Hybrid publishing means I have to give up all control over my work.

Fact: One of the benefits of hybrid publishing is that authors retain more control over their work than they would with traditional publishing. While there may be certain industry standards and guidelines to follow, the author ultimately has the final say over the editing, cover design, pricing, and marketing of their book.

Myth #5: Hybrid publishing is only for authors who can't get a traditional publishing deal.

Fact: Hybrid publishing is not a consolation prize for authors who can't get a traditional publishing deal. It's a legitimate publishing model that offers authors a more flexible and personalised approach to publishing their work. Many authors who choose hybrid publishing do so because they want more control over their publishing journey or because they want to work with industry professionals who can help them produce a high-quality book. A reputable hybrid publisher will still be choosy about the standard of work they publish ensuring that they maintain the integrity of their label.

Conclusion Hybrid publishing is a unique and valuable publishing model that offers authors more control over their publishing journey while still maintaining quality and industry standards.


Unfortunately, there are many myths and misconceptions surrounding hybrid publishing. By separating fact from fiction, authors can make an informed decision about whether hybrid publishing is the right choice for them.


As with any investment it is crucial that authors do their research, vetting potential publishers, and carefully considering their options, in order to successfully navigate the world of hybrid publishing and produce a high-quality book that resonates with readers

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