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vanity press

n.
A publisher that publishes a book at the expense of the author.

van′ity press`


n.
a printing house that publishes books for which the authors pay the costs. Also called van′ity pub`lisher.
[1945–50]
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The author covers the decline of the vanity press and the rise of self-publishing, what it takes to become an author without a publisher, the birth of independent authorship, AmazonAEs role as a new type of intermediary for experimental work and popular fiction, and many other related subjects.
Founded by Richard and Rita Tate, it operates on the vanity press model.
With this though, there is the stigma of vanity press and the perception that your work was not meritorious enough for an established publisher to accept.
She was already the author of six books (to his one vanity press book) and a critical presence in the poetry world.
You can pay for a vanity press and publish your own books at a horrendous price to yourself, or you can go the same route without the vanity services and just get it printed.
That said, if publishers can't find innovative ways to create new markets for an author's content, and if more successful authors shift to Godin's model, we may get to the point where print publishers are seen as the vanity press and high-quality self-publishing is the new professional standard.
Many writers begin with the vanity press Gertrude Stein and now Gertrude Willard among them.
The use of a vanity press as the publisher certainly shows through here since professional publishers usually invest a significant effort in the editing process.
Passet describes Foster's problems in getting published and her distress at having to go with Vantage, a vanity press, after plans for publication by a university press fell through.
Bogus-Roberts in her sensational Let the Truth be Told (Weehawkin: Bogus-Roberts Vanity Press, 1930).
I paid money out of my own pocket, and I haven't made a cent," he said of its publication by a vanity press.