Ensure editorial, design, and production quality.
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 responsible for producing books edited, designed, and produced to a professional degree. This includes assigning editors for developmental editing, copyediting, and proofreading, as needed, together with following traditional standards for a professionally designed book. All editors and designers must be publisher approved.
Even though our authors are responsible for the pre-publication costs of producing their books (editing, design, and illustration), we expect these activities to be performed by professionals in their field. Our authors understand this and also understand that we, as the publisher, have the right to approve all services before they are contracted. If a service provider does not meet with our approval, we will ask the author to select another provider for that service.
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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