Do you have a story to tell? A drive to keep alive a novel, a memoir, an idea or a legacy? Have you spent years nestled in front of a desk painstakingly going through your manuscript, line by line? Do I leave the comma? Is there a better word? Can I even write at all!? It’s been a painful process, but you’ve done it.
Congratulations! You’ve written a book, like you always said you would.
Now what?
You could self-publish, and in the process try to become a publishing expert, letting your masterpiece take over your life as you try to navigate the nuances of publishing – learning the foreign language of procedures and processes. You could try to publish traditionally, handing over all rights and creative control to people you may never actually get to meet. You could go with a vanity publisher who may churn out your book with very little passion, limited expertise and minimal marketing, perhaps in the process leaving a wake of editorial errors and false promises.
Or, you could find another option and enter into a partnership, entrusting your manuscript to the capable and dedicated team at Hybrid Publishers.
To find out what others have been saying about us, click here.
Established in 1998, Hybrid Publishers has a proven track record of producing quality books in many genres, including:
  • poetry
  • fiction
  • history
  • memoir
  • business and legal texts
  • personal development and health
  • Judaica
  • stories of Indigenous Australia
  • general nonfiction
  • children’s picture books
  • Young Adult
Our goal is clear: to create the best book possible, and then to get it out into the world. We offer a personalised service, priding ourselves on:

 

Adaptability

Today, there is more than one way to publish a book, and every author has different needs and wants. Because of this, we can provide a customised service for helping you bring your story to life. Throughout the process, you will deal not with shadowy, anonymous figures, but with one contact person – by email, phone, even meetings if required – who will take responsibility for getting the job done: on budget, on time, to agreed specifications.
Talk to us about your goals, and together we can find a an affordable publishing plan that works for you in terms of time, quantity and budget.

Distribution

Where self and vanity publishing fall flat is in actually getting the books into the shops, both physical and online. If distribution is something you’re after, we use a major distribution company which has multiple representatives and is committed to getting books into shops around Australia and, through Print-on-Demand, around the world. We are fully capable of navigating the local book market and have personal relationships with bookshops and key media contacts that have been established over time. We also have the capacity to produce a professional ebook, which will then be distributed to many online retailers, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple iBooks, etc.


Design

They say, ‘Never judge a book by its cover’, but the truth is, people often do judge a book by its cover design, page layout, font and even the colour of the pages. At Hybrid, we strive to get this right and will work with you every step of the way to create a beautiful, professionally produced book you will be proud to show off to your friends and family.

Editorial

With decades of editing experience, our dedicated team take care with accurate spelling, grammar and punctuation. We also have great passion for stories. Basic copy-editing is included in all packages, but we also have the skill and experience to aid in more substantive structural editing: to help tie up loose ends, flesh out your ideas and together create the best book possible.

Industry Essentials

Your book will be treated professionally and to Industry Trade Standards. What this means is that there will be no physical difference between your title and that produced by a major publishing house. Your book will be assigned an ISBN and barcode; will have a CiP (Cataloguing-in- Publication) record; it will be lodged as legal deposit in State and National libraries; made available to libraries around Australia through our distributor; can be registered for the lending rights scheme (PLR and ELR) and be available worldwide, if required.

Marketing

Much of the success of your work will be due to your willingness to self-promote. However, with Hybrid Publishers, you have the option for marketing support every step of the way, including sending out review copies to major media, suggesting media contacts, assisting with events, drafting press releases and advertising your work on social media platforms. Our Marketing Coordinator is passionate about all things promotion, and strives to give authors the education, tools and confidence to see their book flourish in the marketplace.

 

How To Submit

If partnership publishing sounds right for you, please email us.
When submitting, your message should contain:
  • Covering letter of no more than one or two pages, giving a brief account of the book’s subject, why it was written, and details of the author’s background and qualifications for writing it. (An author CV would be appreciated.)
  • (For non-fiction): a detailed chapter outline; or (for fiction): a brief (one page or less) synopsis of the plot.
  • The author’s view of the potential market/readership of the book and any ideas for publicity and marketing, or personal contacts to help promote the book.
  • The complete manuscript which has been proofread and is the best you can produce.
  • Information on whether pictures are to be included, index required, etc.
From there we will contact you within a fortnight with more information, some questions on what services you require and a preliminary quote. You are also free to phone us if you would like to discuss your publishing possibilities.
If you have a story to tell, Hybrid Publishers is here to help you bring it out into the world. We look forward to hearing from you.

Testimonials

“In publishing three highly successful titles with Hybrid Publishers, I have found Louis and the small but focused team dedicated to the task of putting out the best possible books, responsive to my feedback, and proactive in seeking solutions to issues. Publishing requires more than literary skills and judgment – good organisation, competence, attention to detail, and personal attention are critical – and all in abundance from this team. I would highly recommend them.”
–Matthew Michalewicz, author of the Hybrid Publishers titles Winning Credibility, Life in Half a Second and Puzzle-based Learning

“Having recently published a book with Hybrid Publishers, it is a pleasure to be able to commend this company to other prospective authors. I have published a considerable number of books, but never have I enjoyed a more congenial, expert, encouraging and peer-styled arrangement than the one I have experienced on this occasion. This small but vibrant publishing house understands the realities of the contemporary marketplace but does not cut corners on quality. Decisions concerning editing, design, publicity and other matters are made in a flexible and consultative way and designed to ensure that a given book will be the best it can be. I would gladly publish with Hybrid Publishers again if the occasion were to arise.”
–Richard Freadman, author of Stepladder to Hindsight

“My experience as an author with this company was (and continues to be) positive and satisfying. Hybrid Publishers take pride in the care and detailed attention they devote to the quality of the books they commit to. Their warmth, openness and integrity, personal and professional, make them a pleasure to work with.”
–Alex Skovron, author of The Poet and Autographs

“Working with Hybrid Publishers I could not have found better business partners, they were sensitive and patient in their handling of the publication process, especially when I needed to get approval from tribal elders regarding the publication of sensitive stories and imagery. When a renowned production company wanted to buy the film rights, their ethical integrity really came to the fore. Many other publishers, smelling possibility of fame and profits, would have sold the film rights from under me, as was their legal and commercial right.  But Anna and Louis were different, with them ethical integrity and cultural sensitively came first.  I cannot recommend them highly enough.”
–Andrew Stojanovski, author of Dog Ear Cafe

“In the event, with her characteristic tact and her meticulous attention to detail, Anna improved My Father’s Compass … It remains my favourite book. It sold out, was widely reviewed and went into reprint. I had fun. I knew my publisher, I knew my editor, we found we worked together well and easily. At Hybrid I was a person who wrote books. My books were not ‘product’ but works of personal creation. I was respected.”
–Howard Goldenburg, author of My Father’s Compass, Raft, and Carrots and Jaffas

 “My decision to work with Hybrid Publishers in the publication of my book came down to one word: trust. When you hand over your ‘baby’ into someone else’s care, you want to know that it will be nurtured and protected as though it were their own – and that was how it was with Hybrid Publishers. I always felt that my book was in caring hands and that they worked with me to achieve the best possible product for us both … Hybrid was always encouraging of my efforts and at times gave helpful suggestions and leads. All negotiations between us were open, straightforward and very professional.”
–Jane Mundy, author of In My Father’s House

“For many years the Australian Jewish Historical Society Vic Inc has published an important journal for its members, who are in both Australia and overseas. A number of publishers were used in the early years, but all were found to be wanting.
Then we discovered Hybrid Publishers, and all our problems were resolved! The service is highly professional and the response to our needs is rapid.
Hybrid Publishers are always able to suggest solutions to numerous issues involved in the production of a professional publication. They do so willingly, on time, effectively and at an inclusive cost that is fair, reasonable and affordable – particularly important as we are a small not-for-profit society.”
–Howard Freeman, President AJHS Vic Inc

“I was impressed by Louis’ obvious love for the written word. I still recall him saying that their job was to help me produce the best book that it could possibly be. I sincerely believe that that is exactly what happened. The team at Hybrid were exceptional with helping me transform an unprofessional manuscript into a tight, finished work. This was done over a number of months. I found working with Anna and Diane to be a collaborative and enjoyable process.”
–Steven Marcuson, author of The Bunting Quest

“It was a wonderful experience to partner with Hybrid Publishers who were professional, friendly and helpful throughout the process. I would highly recommend them!”
–Dvir Abramovich, author of Flashpoints.

“Hybrid Publishers are unfailingly honest and professional and I have long admired the skills they bring to the art and craft of book publishing.
Their eye for book design has always brought out the best in my books. This includes their excellent cover design, their always-secure binding options, their use of acid-free paper to ensure maximum longevity for the published product and their insistence on using the best local printers. So their books look good, feel good and last.
Hybrid actually puts time and effort into marketing. Not only do they look for and find space in appropriate print media, but they have also drawn to my attention avenues for public readings of my work as well as noting prizes and awards for which my books may be eligible. Additionally, they employ a professional distributor, who delivers books to the bookshops most likely to sell my books. They made sure I was aware of deadlines associated with potential earnings from PLR and ELR.
Hybrid is my idea of the ideal book publisher: big enough to be at the cutting edge of the latest publishing technologies, but small enough to still be interested in the books they produce and how they, and their authors, contribute to the conversation that is contemporary Australian culture.”
–Timoshenko Aslanides, author of Letterature, Stop Words, Temperament and Versatility

“My experience with Hybrid Publishers on my memoir was entirely positive.  They did an excellent job of producing the book and seemed to be efficient at getting it into the bookstores.”
–Sue Miliken, author of Selective Memory

“Hybrid publishers have given this first-time author a very positive experience in both the preparation of my manuscript for publication and the production of my book. Anna used her meticulous editing skills to identify inconsistencies and weaknesses in my manuscript, resulting in a much improved narrative. She consulted me constantly about the layout, use of text on the covers and the author bio. I also appreciated the opportunity to have input into the cover design and appearance. Anna and Louis consulted me at every stage of the design process and when my book finally arrived, I was delighted with the result. It looks rich and inviting, and the book itself has been properly bound and sewn, so it is beautiful to see and handle. Through their distributor, Dennis Jones, my book is available for purchase online worldwide. It has also been published in large print format, an initiative from Hybrid Publishers. I would commend them to any author seeking a publisher who is committed to publishing fine books with passion, skill and integrity.”
–Vivien Achia, author of Marrying Italian

“I have published two books with Hybrid Publishers and in both instances they were a joy to work with. They are very professional in every aspect of the publishing process and also create books that look beautiful and feel good. They produce effective cover designs and are very flexible in meeting author’s requests. I would be very happy to publish with them again and can recommend them highly to any prospective author.”
–Suzanne D. Rutland, co-editor of Jews of the Outback and co-author of Let My People Go
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