IBPA Hybrid Publishing Criteria #3

Publish under its own imprint(s) and ISBNs.

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 is a true publishing house, with either a publisher or a publishing team developing and distributing books using the hybrid publisher’s own imprint(s) and ISBNs.

Prairieland Press is an official publishing imprint registered with Bowker and owns its own block of ISBNs, which it assigns to projects it publishes. It does not use ISBNs from Amazon, Ingram, or any other publishing or printing source.

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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