I know about traditional, standard, commercial, trade, university, DIY, self, vanity, electronic, online, POD, instant, subsidy, co-op, independent, indy, independent self, true self, assisted self, etc. -- and have written about most of them.
Apparently I've neglected HYBRID PUBLISHING.
Google shows nearly 13,000 links for the term, so apparently I've ignored something important.
Google's first link goes to Windy City Publishing. The company's website tells us: "As a hybrid publisher we provide authors the control, flexibility and speed of do-it-yourself publishing. But more than that, we also provide support with a team of experts that help guide our authors through the entire process."
- Gee. That sounds like AuthorHouse, CreateSpace, Outskirts and many other
RevMedia Publishing says Hybrid-Publishing [the company hyphenates the term] "is publishing your book with a minimal investment and getting paid royalties for bookstore sales and other retail revenues from a publisher. It's getting your book in the wholesale market without warehousing thousands of copies costing you huge money that could be used in marketing. It's getting your name on retailers book lists and providing access to major book retailers to order your book with out [sic] paying big dollars to publish your book.
- Gee. That sounds like AuthorHouse, CreateSpace, Outskirts and many other "self-publishing" companies."
BQB Publishing wants us to know that "Hybrid publishing is typically a combination of the high-quality processes for acceptance, editing, and book design that are indigenous to the traditional houses, combined with the author’s financial participation that is a part of self-publishing.
- Gee. That sounds like Vantage Press, Beckham Publications and others.
The new She Writes Press says: "We are a hybrid because we are, in fact, a publishing company. What we’re offering is fee-based publishing, but we are also offering a partnership. With SWP, you own your content, but you publish under our imprint and our ISBN. You can have your rights reverted at any time, but we are bringing you under our umbrella when we offer you a contract."
- Gee. That sounds like lots of other self-publishing companies.