The Publishing Revolution
First there were independent films. Then musicians began making their own music under their own labels, and we had independent music. But what about authors? They were left with difficult do-it-yourself publishing or vanity presses that didn’t give the professional edge most authors were looking for. Fortunately, technology caught up with what authors' needs and produced assisted self-publishing using Print-on-Demand technology. Now, the way books are published and get into the marketplace is changing. E-books are becoming more popular, and traditional publishing houses are scrambling to make a profit on their books.
If you’re ready to join the publishing revolution and try something different, you’ve come to the right place. Balboa Press, a division of Hay House, is committed to blending the best of traditional and self-publishing models to bring you a high-quality book you can be proud of.
What is Supported Self-Publishing?
For a long time, all self-publishing was considered vanity publishing, and we are still often asked, "Is Balboa Press a vanity press?" The answer is no. We are a supported self-publisher, which is for authors who are ready to take control of their books and shape their own publishing destinies. If you have tried to get your book published with a traditional publisher, but for whatever reason have been unable to do so, supported self-publishing may be a great option for you. It is also an affordable, efficient option for authors who want more input into their book publishing processes than what a traditional publishing house may give you. You remain in control during the entire publishing process.
When you self-publish with Balboa Press you only pay for the package and extra services you want – nothing more, nothing less. Another unique aspect of supported self-publishing that is different from traditional publishing is that you retain all the rights to your book. We do not buy the rights to your book so you are free to continue to market it to other publishers and outlets as you choose.
Additionally, when you work with Balboa Press, you will reap the benefits of our earth-friendly and state-of-the-art on-demand book printing technology. Print-on-Demand technology ensures that you are not left holding a large inventory of books you cannot distribute. We only print a book when it is ordered. That means a book is never wasted. This approach cuts down on our costs and yours.
It’s time for you to experience an affordable, efficient and professional way to publish your book. We are here to walk with you every step of the way, ensuring that all your questions are answered, your book is published to your satisfaction and you receive a book you can be proud of for a lifetime.
New Publishing Frontiers: Hay House & Balboa Press
Leon Nacson, managing director of Hay House Australia, discusses self-publishing as an important and exciting innovation in publishing — not only for writers but for traditional publishers as well. Watch Video »