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A New Form of Hybrid Publishing: Great Fit for New Writers?

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A New Form of Hybrid Publishing: Great Fit for New Writers?

Postby fathoms77 » Fri Apr 04, 2014 3:24 pm

Hi!

I just joined up and I intend to contribute quite frequently...book clubs are a little hard to find in my neck of the woods, so I guess I'll have to rely on virtual book clubs! :D

I just wanted to give my fellow writers a heads-up concerning a new publisher out there: It's Light Switch Press, which digitally produces your book entirely for free. Being someone who has avoided digital publishing like the plague, someone who has been on the lookout for every scam on the planet, I was REALLY skeptical at first. There's GOT to be a catch, right? They're not just going to put up your book for $10 at Amazon at Barnes & Noble, and that's that.

Oh...but they did. That's what gets me. Within a matter of days, there it was-

http://lightswitchpress.com/blog/?p=131

I paid not a dime. Now, you do have to pay if you require editing services or you want to pick up a marketing package. Even then, though, it's far cheaper than any vanity or POD press I've seen. AuthorHouse is quite possibly the biggest scam going today, for example. I'm reserving a few of my books for the traditional publishing route (I still have hope), and I don't think my newly published novel will make me a ton of money. But you know, just having your work out there, available to read, is quite a thrill. ;)

Not sure what avenues you guys and gals have tried in the past, but I'd recommend giving this one a look. You'll probably be hearing a lot more about LSP in the future; that'd be my guess.

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Re: A New Form of Hybrid Publishing: Great Fit for New Write

Postby shadowwalker » Fri Apr 04, 2014 6:13 pm

So this is basically a new e-publishing service. How is that a "new form of hybrid publishing"?
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Re: A New Form of Hybrid Publishing: Great Fit for New Write

Postby TerryRodgers » Fri Apr 04, 2014 7:20 pm

So that I know if I need to move this thread to tips, can you tell me if this is a real publisher or similar to Smashwords or Amazon? Did you sign a contract that gives this publisher certain rights? If not, and you can remove your novel at any time then it would appear to be self-published.

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"It seems rather like wanting to be ... a writer, rather than wanting to write. It should be a by-product, not a thing in itself. Otherwise, it's just an ego trip." - Roger Zelazny

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"It seems rather like wanting to be ... a writer, rather than wanting to write. It should be a by-product, not a thing in itself. Otherwise, it's just an ego trip." - Roger Zelazny

It's really not that hard. Just tell me a story.

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Re: A New Form of Hybrid Publishing: Great Fit for New Write

Postby updog » Sat Apr 05, 2014 8:26 am

I'm trying to figure out how this is any different than Smashwords. :?
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Slowly putting together a "replacement" forum at http://writerswriting.proboards.com.

It's still under construction, but come take a look.

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