Around the 1950’s the term Vanity Press was placed on any author who took it upon themselves to have their worked published outside of the traditional publishing scene. As most have found out acquiring a traditional publishing agreement is slim to none. Even the greatest have suffered through years or rejection before being signed. Finding a literary agent is even harder. Time and good writing have shown that sometimes the big guys get it wrong.
Our mission is to create a publishing experience that inspires and uplifts the independent author every time. We are weeding out predatory publishing practices such as overpriced publishing packages, overpriced author copies, and over pricing of services that should come standard with an author agreement. Our goals are to educate the independent author in terminology, and aspect of the publishing and literary world, and most of all view their book as their business.
Publishing your book is a big investment and should not be taken lightly. One thing that most authors don’t consider is publishing a book is their entrance into entrepreneurship. Many will say, “You should never pay to have your book published.” Rather you traditionally or hybrid-published someone is always paying to get your book published. The difference is with traditional publishing your publisher incurs all cost (and rights) and with hybrid publishing the publisher and the author share the cost of bringing your book to market. Someone is paying for marketing, editing, cover design, illustrations, etc. Believe me it’s never free. The goal is to find a publisher that has the Independent author’s success in mind. Here at Liberation's you have found it!