The list gives advisory warnings to guard dogs about services “that do not comply with the Code of Standards [ALLi], receive constant complaints and, in some cases, have been prosecuted.”  In traditional publishing, the author receives an advance and receives a small percentage of the profits from the book. A traditional publisher pays the author less than 10% of the royalty profit, because the traditional publisher bears 100% of the financial risk. In self-publishing, the author pays and does all the work, but receives all the profits. Hybrid publishing is somewhere in the middle. Hybrid publishers use the words “contribution contract”, “inclusive contract” or “contribution-based contract”. This is when the author pays for the publication and receives higher royalties than with traditional publishing, but significantly less than if he publishes himself. Within a few days, I received a co-contract offer from Austin Macauley for one book and an inclusive contract offer from Pegasus for another book. Of course, both want money in advance. What I am wondering is whether you have heard from someone who has opted for these types of contracts and who has still been successful, that is, that his book has been well published, that it has been properly marketed and that royalties have been paid to him. In other words, was anyone satisfied with the process after accepting these contracts? Because vanity publishers take huge sums of money from authors to publish their books.
This contrasts with best practices in both traditional publishing (where publishers pay you) and modern self-publishing led by eBooks, where it costs nothing to download your book from retailers like Amazon, and where royalties per book are excellent. .