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Teri Rider JuLee Brand Tara R. Alemany Alexa Bigwarfe

Mythbusters: The Hybrid Publishing Edition

A Talk by Tara R. Alemany , JuLee Brand , Teri Rider and Alexa Bigwarfe

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About this Talk

Earlier this year, the Society of Authors and the Writers Guild of Great Britain issued a joint report on the nontraditional hybrid publishing model called Is it a Steal? In this report, hybrid publishing came under fire as being “the worst option a writer can take.”

Yet for some authors, hybrid publishing provides the professional support they need to create the books they want quickly while adhering to industry standards for quality books.

The UK report equates hybrid publishers to vanity presses when, in fact, they are two distinct things.

So, we’ve pulled together a panel of four hybrid publishers to talk about the myths surrounding hybrid publishing and what you need to know to make an informed decision regarding your publishing options.

Please join us as Teri Rider, JuLee Brand, Alexa Bigwarfe and Tara R. Alemany bust many of the myths surrounding hybrid publishing.


Show Notes: This panel discussion has been featured on the New Shelves Book blog as part of a guest post that Tara Alemany wrote for them. Check it out! https://newshelves.com/hybridpublishing/

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October 10, 2022, 02:10 PM

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About The Speakers

Tara R. Alemany

Tara R. Alemany

Founder, Emerald Lake Books

Multi-award winning author, speaker and founder of Emerald Lake Books


JuLee Brand

JuLee Brand

Publisher/Owner, W. Brand Publishing

Over 30 years of award-winning design and branding experience, 10+ years of publishing experience in both Big 5 and independent publishing spaces, ADDY award judge, and adjunct design professor.


Teri Rider

Teri Rider

Founder, Top Reads Publishing, LLC

Publisher, Book Designer, Educator


Alexa Bigwarfe

Alexa Bigwarfe

CEO, The Women in Publishing Summit

Author, publisher, podcaster, conference manager, book marketing expert, author coach, instructor, speaker