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Excellent description, Peter, of hybrid publishing. Another route is the smaller independent press. I published my recent memoir (a departure from my usual fiction writing) with Regal House, an award winning independent press based in Raleigh, NC that distributes through IPG, Independent Publishers Group. They have licensed an audio edition, have submitted my book for various awards and sent it for review to the trade outlets. All of the rest of the marketing has been on me which they told me at the beginning would be the case. I didn’t have to put any money in but I am paid on net receipts not the list price. For an understanding of what that means when it comes to royalties, see my post THE ROYAL(TY) LESSON.

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