A publisher that specializes in the publication of books for which their authors pay all or most of the expenses. A Vanity Press accepts all manuscripts submitted, provides little or no editing, and exercises only limited marketing and selling effort to an attempt to sell the books. The author often pays significantly in order to become a published author, but does receive a very high royalty - typically 40 percent of the selling price. Also termed subsidy press. Vanity presses are perceived as being publishers for authors, who are unable to have their books published by conventional publishers. Many booksellers are reluctant to accept titles published by vanity press. Similarly, many reviewers are reluctant to review them. Vanity presses are also called subsidy presses or vanity publishers. See also EDITING; MANUSCRIPT; ROYALTY; SELF-PUBLISHER
A publisher who charges the author to print the author's book, also called a subsidy press.
A waning term as the name implies a "Vanity Press" is a publisher that produces books with the author paying all costs and maintaining all ownership. Vanity Presses most commonly do not allow author input other than paper color and binding style.
Companies that produce authors books at a price to the author, usually retaining all rights for a relatively long period of time (3 to 5 years), paying the author a royalty for any book sold during this time. During the licensing period the author must purchase from the Vanity Press any copies of the book needed for self-promotion. The actual royalty structure, or cost of books purchased by the author, differs with each Vanity Press, do policies regarding retail price, quantity discounts, etc. Vanity Presses are sometimes called Subsidy Presses.
a printer (not actually a publisher, as they do not actually publish your work to the world) who takes money to turn your manuscript into a bound book
a printer who acts like a publisher that charges writers a fee in return for publishing their books
a publisher which takes payment from the author for publication
Publisher who publishes books financed solely by their authors. The author sometimes retains the copyright.
A publisher that publishes books only at an author's expense - and will generally agree to publish virtually anything that is submitted and paid for. ( see: subsidy publishing)
A vanity press or vanity publisher is a book printer which, while claiming to be a publisher, charges writers a fee in return for publishing their books or otherwise makes most of its money from the author rather than from the public. Jonathan Clifford claims to have coined the term in 1959.http://www.humbul.ac.uk/output/full5.php?id=16121&sub=english&ref=byheading&code=KC.3 In its very simplest terms, while a commercial publisher's intended market is the general public, a vanity publisher's intended market are the authors themselves. Many authorities consider an author mill to be a kind of vanity publisher.