IBPA Hybrid Publishing Criteria #1

Define a mission and vision for its publishing program.

Below you will find the IBPA wording regarding “best practices” in black, while comments about Prairieland Press’s specific practices are in green.

A hybrid publisher has a publishing mission and a vision. In a traditional publishing company, the published work often reflects the interests and values of its publisher, whether that’s a passion for poetry or a specialization in business books. Good hybrid publishers are no different.

Prairieland Press is a small press that was initially established to publish the writing of Nebraska children’s author N. L. Sharp. A former Nebraska teacher and school librarian, Sharp’s mission now is to publish books that not only appeal to readers but appeal to teachers and librarians and will add value in the classroom.

Below is the entire list of criteria identified by the IBPA. Click on the links to read more about each specific criteria.

INTRODUCTION

CRITERIA #1: Define a mission and vision for it’s publishing program.

CRITERIA #2: Vet submissions.

CRITERIA #3: Publish under its own imprint(s) and ISBNs.

CRITERIA #4: Publish to industry standards.

CRITERIA #5: Ensure editorial, design, and production quality.

CRITERIA #6: Pursue and manage a range of publishing rights.

CRITERIA #7: Provide distribution services.

CRITERIA #8: Demonstrate respectable sales.

CRITERIA #9: Pay authors a higher-than-standard royalty.

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