Literary Lingo

It’s time for some Literary Lingo.

Today’s word is: Vanity press

A vanity press or vanity publisher is a publishing house that publishes books at the author’s expense.

Below is a thumbs down list according to Todd Rutherford’s Publishing Guru blog. Please note that I have not personally confirmed that each is a vanity publisher. Please contact them directly if you have any questions.

Author Solutions and any form thereof
Tate Publishing
Publish America
Xulon Press
Author House
Outskirts Press
Arbor Books
The Beckham Publications Group
Dorrance Publishing
Holy Fire Publishing
Inkwater Press
Ithica Press
Literary Architects
Pagefree Publishing
Pleasant Word
Publish to Go
Sirius Publications
Trafford Publishing
Wings Press
Arbor Books

West Bow Press
New World Media
American Book Publishing
Durban House Publishing
Harbor House
Sterling House
Helm Publishing
AEG Publishing Group
Archebooks Publishing
Whitmore Publishing
Royal Fireworks Press
Silk Label Books
Oaktree Press
Hillard and Harris
Infinity Publishing


Visit SFWA for more detailed descriptions and information on Vanity presses and so much more.

Published in: on December 8, 2010 at 11:47 am  Leave a Comment  

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