About Wordcatcher PublishingThe term 'hybrid publisher' has been around for a while, but it's not always clear what that means. Wordctacher Publishing Group is proud to be a hybrid publisher, and this is what it means to us...
Wordcatcher Publishing & Onion Custard Kids
Wordcatcher Publishing titles are aimed at young adult readers 13 years and over, and adults, and Onion Custard Kids is for children and pre-teens.
In order to qualify for these imprints we have to be involved in the editorial process, and we also take the lead on cover design. Titles also need to fit into our catalogue. Wordcatcher and Onion Custard Kids publications typically do not involve author's paying for services to get their book into print and distribution - in essence we only make money when we sell books. They follow the 'traditional' publishing model.
Auxillium Press is an imprint of Wordcatcher Publishing Group Ltd and offers publishing where we don't collaborate editorially, and don't always decide on the cover. We might be supplying one or more publishing service, but the author is in creative control and has final say. The author pays for the services they require, but has the knowledge that the back-room functions of publishing are being taken care of by us. We assist with full production and distribution, and se only get paid for this when books sell.
Our Partners in White-Label Publishing
We also work with authors and other publishers, providing some or all of the functions they require. Our partners retain complete editorial and creative control, and publish in their own name / under their own imprint. We provide as much or as little support as they need, and fill in the gaps.
Our Guiding PrinciplesWhatever the imprint, and whatever the service, we aim to:
- Give new authors a platform to publish their work
- Working to high editorial standards
- Offer creative and technical advice
- Help authors to develop their skills
- Help authors to develop their understanding of the industry
- We don't publish everything - irrespective of who pays