Rob Price is one of my “go to” people I trust in the world of hybrid publishing.
Rob began his career as a self-published author at the age of 19 with 200,000 copies sold and subsequently founded the small traditional house, Price World Publishing.
Seeing a shift in the industry towards self-publishing, Rob launched Gatekeeper Press in 2015. Gatekeeper authors earn 100% of their net proceeds, retain 100% of their rights, and their books reach readers all over the world.
Find out more at GatekeeperPress.com
Here are the fun nuggets from our interview:
Fun nugget #1: For success in publishing, you need to know the industry
Fun nugget #2: The industry is evolving rapidly, shifting more towards the self-publishing side of the spectrum
Fun nugget #3: The industry is evolving rapidly, especially with industry consolidation on the distribution side
Fun nugget #4: You don't have to spend a fortune on a self-published book. (We go through a scenario for payback on a book where we can get your money back even selling around the average number of copies of 250)
Fun nugget #5: You don't have to do a print book and an ebook. Ebooks are lower risks and can be higher margin
Fun nugget #6: Do your homework (get references, be on the alert for overly-“sales-y” pitches) so that you don't get taken advantage of
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