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The Brooklyn Writers Press is An Award Winning Hybrid Publisher
We Welcome Submissions from Emerging Writers in Every Genre

OUR HYBRID PUBLISHING MODEL

Our Authors:

  • receive the professional results of traditional publishing and the creative and financial perks that come with self-publishing
     

  • retain their intellectual property rights
     

  • earn 80% on digital sales and 90% on print book sales (Industry standards require hybrid publishers to offer at the minimum 50% - we pride ourselves on offering our authors well above the minimum)
     

  • benefit from our partnership model which ensures they receive one-on-one support and weekly reporting
     

  • leave the project management and quality-checking of the production process from start to finish in our hands so they can focus on what they enjoy most and do best
     

  • won't ever receive a 1-800 number, a Publishing Strategist is assigned to every book (from book concept to marketing and distribution) so there is only one point-of-contact who will respond to inquiries promptly, and usually within 24 hours or less
     

  • receive a book that meets professional standards, we hire and vet industry professionals who deliver quality work
     

  • when applicable can rely on us to source additional resources (i.e. author marketing, book marketing, etc.)

 

Hybrid Publishing is An Alternative Path to Publication
It's a Win-Win-Win for Writers, Readers & Independent Publishing!

For some writers only a traditional publishing deal will do.

For others, self-publishing seems like a promising alternative.
 

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Pursuing the traditional path means playing the waiting game and hoping your
book gets picked. Choosing the self-publishing path means a short time to market
but too often a final product that does not meet reader expectations.


There's a better way!

The Brooklyn Writers Press adheres to the Independent Book
Publishers Association's Code of Ethics & Professional Hybrid Publishing Standards

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Frequently Asked Questions

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What is Hybrid Publishing?


Hybrid Publishing is a publishing alternative that offers writers the best of traditional publishing and self-publishing. What we do that traditional publishers do:
- curate our catalog and vet our manuscripts
- work with vetted industry professionals (editing, cover design & formatting)
- manage the production process and ensure it meets professional standards
- ensure global print & digital distribution and for titles that qualify, national bookstore placement.
Self-publishing benefits we offer:
- writers retain their intellectual property rights
- writers earn a higher royalty than they would with a traditional publisher
- writers participate in the creative decision making process

What we offer that is unique to the Brooklyn Writers Press:
An Author/Publisher Partnership Model. We care about the book as much as our authors do. We can only succeed if our authors succeed.

While we can't promise that a book will be successful, we do everything in our power to help the author get the book into reader's hands. There is no magic formula but we find that patience and a willingness to experiment with the distribution and marketing can go a long way.




How do you manage production quality?


The Brooklyn Writers Press works with vetted industry professionals. Meeting excellence in production requires time and patience. Production, like the editing phase of producing a manuscript is an iterative process. We rely on the Agile Project Management Methodology to manage and quality check every deliverable. Often we may need more than one pass to get things just right. However, our authors receive consistent feedback and reporting on progress and know in advance about anticipated delays.




Do you curate your titles?


Yes! We curate our titles. All submissions are reviewed by our in-house editor to help determine if a manuscript is ready for publication.




How do you handle intellectual property rights?


Our authors retain their intellectual property rights. We do however assist with attaining and identifying a range of opportunities, including audiobook production and translations.




How do you handle book distribution?


All of our titles have access to global print and digital distribution. For titles that qualify, we offer national U.S. independent bookstore placement and distribution via our distribution partner. In addition, we work closely with authors to identify both the online and offline opportunities available to get their books into reader's hands. Every book is different and every author's personality and preferences are something we take into consideration when it comes to marketing and distribution.




Do you provide ISBNs?


All of our titles are assigned Brooklyn Writers Press ISBNs. Booksellers, libraries and other retailers rely on ISBNs for ordering, listing, selling and inventory control purposes. All books that meet professional industry standards must have an ISBN.




Do you assist authors with marketing and book sales?


We assist authors with marketing and developing a strong author platform to increase the odds of strong sales. Books sales and marketing requires a joint effort, as authors today must be actively involved in marketing and selling their work. We help our authors identify free and affordable ways to continually market their author brand and their work.




What are your royalty splits?


Hybrid Publishing standards set by the Independent Book Publishers Association require that authors earn at the minimum 50% royalties. Brooklyn Writers Press authors retain:
90% of their net royalties for print books
80% of their royalties for digital books

We also encourage authors to sell direct to readers whenever possible. In those instances, the Brooklyn Writers Press earns 0% of the royalties.




How will you know if hybrid publishing is right for you?


Hybrid Publishing is the best option for writers who:

- feel they can benefit from one-on-one support and guidance.
- wish to retain their intellectual property rights
- are willing to make a smart investment in the production of their work.
- have already self-publilshed but are unable to sell their books due to poor quality
- want to write, and have little or limited interest in the production side of the business
- would like to have their books professionally produced and to market quickly





OUR SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

What We Publish

Fiction
Contemporary fiction, coming of age, historical fiction, fantasy, legal thrillers, magical realism, mystery, romance, science fiction, suspense

Non-Fiction
Autobiography, memoir, biography, business books, cookbooks, health & wellness,
parenting, self-help

Collections
Art, essays, poetry, photography, short stories

Children's Books
Early Readers, Middle-grade, Young Adult

 
 

Please let us know:
 

  • Genre

  • Estimated word/page count 

  • If you've submitted this work to an agent or traditional publisher

Please format your manuscript before submitting as follows:
 

  • Times New Roman, Times or Georgia

  • 12 Point Font Size

  • Double-spaced

  • Label your file with a title or working title

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From book concept to distribution we've got it covered!