Below you will find the IBPA wording regarding “best practices” in black, while comments about Prairieland Press’s specific practices are in green.
VA hybrid publisher vets submissions, publishing only those titles that meet the mission and vision of the company, as well as a defined quality level set by the publisher. Good hybrid publishers don’t publish everything that comes over the transom and often decline to publish.
Prairieland Press is a closed house, by invitation only. Because we have a very specific target audience (Nebraska readers plus teachers and librarians in Nebraska and its surrounding states), we only invite authors with projects that we believe will appeal to that target audience.
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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