Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
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What’s right for me?
Just as each book is unique, so are each author’s expectations and goals. If you’re publishing a cookbook to distribute to your family as a keepsake, you should definitely consider self-publishing! If you have a story that needs to be told, that you want to share with the world, then Hybrid-publishing is an excellent option to get extensive market exposure and an excellent ROI (return on investment). Think you’ve got what it takes to be the next Nora Roberts, James Patterson, George R. Martin, or Stephen King? We can help you show you how to put your best foot forward to query agents and traditional publishing companies, too.
What’s the difference between self-publishing and hybrid publishing?
There are many Self-publishing is just that. You are responsible for executing every aspect of the publishing, printing, cataloging, distribution, sales, inventory, and marketing of the book. And all at your own expense. You retain ALL rights to your book, you process all sales, pay all taxes, keep all
records, negotiate discounts and returns. This is no simple task whether it’s your first book or 50th. It’s also not impossible and if you like a challenge, learning, are tech savvy, have a good head for business, and are very patient, this may be the right option for you.
Hybrid-publishing is like a partnership where the author makes a financial contribution in the development of their book in exchange for representation under the imprint of the publisher. Credibility, support, distribution channels, mass markets, professional web and social media
exposure, and royalties are just a few of the perks more like traditional publishing than you’ll find when self-publishing. You generally see a much a more significant return on your investment when working with a reputable Hybrid-publisher.
Can I just get my book edited and publish it myself?
What marketing is included if I publish with Happy Dolphin Press?
Do you offer help or training to self-publish?
What is an ISBN and do I need one?
What if I want a traditional publisher?
How do I get my book on Amazon?
I already have a published book, how can you help me?
My book’s not a children’s book. Can you still help me?
How much does it cost to publish a children’s book?
I just need an illustrator or a cover design, can you help?
Can you help me finance my book?
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