About Defiance Press & Publishing
Defiance Press & Publishing (Conroe, TX) is a hybrid publisher of very high-quality, principled fiction, non-fiction, current events and children’s literature, from outstanding authors with a special emphasis on God, country, liberty and conservatism, to serve the diverse interests of our readers through various imprints.
We link writers to readers. By handling the mechanics of publishing, marketing and distribution of a manuscript, we liberate the author to do what they love to do — write! Have a passion for politics? We’ll publish that. Do you enjoy creating stories that incorporate Godly messages, that encourage a love of country and value conservatism? We’d love to help you reach out to readers who share your ideals. We are not your traditional publishing house, we’re better. Let us handle the details and solidify that important link between you and your audience.
We accept submissions from literary agents, but representation by a literary agent is not a requirement.
What makes us different from other book publishing companies?
We truly partner with our authors! We believe in full transparency, honesty and integrity in dealing with our authors. Here are a few items that separate us from the crowded publishing and self-publishing landscape:
- Distribution. Defiance Press has a major distribution deal wherein our authors' titles are placed in the major retailers' procurement cycles and are actively pitched by an outside sales force. Your readers can't find your book if it's not in a bookstore or online. We offer distribution that you can only get through the very largest traditional publishers.
- PR & Marketing. Defiance Press has highly experienced in-house marketing and Public Relations. Our authors are regularly featured on major news networks, nationally syndicated radio shows, and local media outlets. We help authors build or expand their author platform!
- Professional Design, Editing & Formatting. Take a look at our books. The covers, editing, and format are simply outstanding!
- Rights Retention. Your book is yours! With Defiance, you keep title to your works and all rights.
What is a "Hybrid" publisher?
A hybrid publisher is one that does both traditional publishing and hybrid publishing.
In traditional publishing, the publisher assumes all of the financial risk of the production, printing, and promotion of the book. In today's publishing market, a publisher will typically only consider publishing semi-celebrities, celebrities, notable politicians, successful entrepreneurs, professional athletes, notable academics and previously successful published authors for this route to publishing. What's important for this type of publishing to a publisher is the existence of an author's ready-made platform of readers from prior success, previous book sales or celebrity status.
In hybrid publishing, a publisher asks the author to take part in varying levels of the financial risk of publishing which typically include some offset of the costs of the actual production of the book. In return for taking some of the financial risks associated, the author plugs right into our distribution network and receives larger royalties on book sales than a traditionally-published book.
What's the difference between hybrid and self-publishing? Simply stated, while many self-publishing firms exact large fees from aspiring authors, they simply don't have distribution. You will notice they claim "available" distribution, but they aren't typically promoting or pitching your book to procurement specialists with the large retailers and independent booksellers. To get a book in a retail store, a customer has to order it from the bookstore. Also, self-publishing houses typically won't have the highly experienced PR department that Defiance Press authors enjoy.
Defiance Press does not offer self-publishing services or access to our vast distribution network for works we do not publish.
We are Proud Sponsors of DEAR Texas and the Association of Texas Authors!