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Types of Publishing Contracts


With a traditional contract, the publishing house assumes all production costs and fees associated with developing the manuscript and maintaining its retail availability. The author is entitled to royalties only for any book sales. Traditional contracts are highly selective;

these are our “passion projects.”


These constitute the majority of partnerships at Orange Hat Publishing and Ten16 Press. With a hybrid contract, the author assumes some of the costs of developing their manuscript into a book. Namely, these costs include illustration and cover design, editing, interior formatting, and various other publishing expenses bundled into the contract. The author may benefit from direct sales of their book, as well as royalties from third-party vendors.

Self-Publishing Services Through Grove

Best suited for books with very specific purposes or narrow audience. In this case, Orange Hat Publishing would be contracted by the author to develop the author’s manuscript into a book for a limited run without wider retail availability. For example, if you have written a book of family history specifically to give to relatives, this may be well suited for your project.

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