Pursue and manage a range of publishing rights.
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 normally publishes in both print and digital formats, as appropriate, and perhaps pursues other rights, in order to reach the widest possible readership. As with a traditional publisher, authors may negotiate to keep their subsidiary rights, such as foreign- language, audio, and other derivative rights.
Prairieland Press publishes most books in digital (mobi, epub, and pdf) and print (hardcover and softcover) using print-on-demand and off-set printing (if the pre-order sales of the book show a demand for it.) All other publishing rights belong to the author to do with as he/she chooses.
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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