Subsidy Publishing, Self-Publishing Manuscript, Subsidy Press

Do you know the difference between subsidy publishing and self-publishing? I know of many writers who wanted to get their work published but was very confused regarding the definition of self-publishing and subsidy publishing. I was one of those confused writers when I wanted to get my book of poetry and my book of short stories published.

Because of that is writing this article to explain the difference between Subsidy Publishers and self-publishing in hope you will have a better understanding of the two to help you to get your work published. Many times you will find subsidy publishers referring to themselves as self-publishing companies that will help you to get your book published. The reason they called themselves self-publishers is because they are vanity press and they do not want you to know. I will explain what that means.

Subsidy Publishers or also called vanity press publishers takes money from you to publish your book for you. They act in many ways as traditional publishers; however, they want you to pay for it. They will never put their own money to help you publish your book. They do not care about anyone buying your book; all they care about is selling you their services. Their price per book is also very high which price your book out of the market and no major reviewers will review your book. 


When you self-published a book, your personal name or company name is what will show as the publisher on the cover of the book. If you want to Self-publish, keep in mind it will require more work. You will have to hire someone to create your cover and layout, or you could do it yourself. The great thing is, you have control over the creative process and at the end the results will be very satisfactory.

When you are a Self-publisher, you are creating a small home business. It is a lot of work to self-published; it will be a daunting task to have a new book self-publish. But if you compare self-publishing against subsidy publishing you will have a greater chance of succeeding when you self-publish.  Advises you to use a subsidy publisher if you just want to share your work with just some friends and family members, you should use a subsidy publisher. However, if your intentions are in any way to market your book and make money as a publisher, I urge you to consider self-publishing. I hope this article answer many of your questions about subsidy publishing and self-publishing.