The assignment I volunteered for seemed simple at first. Take four terms to describe different publishing entities and explain the differences.
1) Vanity Press
2) Predatory Publisher
3) Small Indie Press
4) Traditional (or Trad) Publisher
Let’s strike the Small from Small Indie Press. It’s kind of redundant. Indie Press is good enough.
The reason for the article is primarily to have something to point to when someone asks certain kinds of questions to at least establish a foundation for further discussion. Five or six years ago, this conversation would have gone something like this: Continue reading “Vanity, Predatory, Indie, Trad: What Does that Mean Again?”