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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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executives and the state attorney general's office has left many defrauded clients of the vanity press dissatisfied and doubtful they'll recoup their expenses.
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.
WHILE Colmore in his Mail column does well to warn poets against paying for their poetry to be published in what is known in that sphere as the 'vanity press',' I deplore his unnecessary bad manners and unkindness in naming the poet who sent him a volume of this kind hoping for some publicity.
Bogus-Roberts in her 3 volume opus Porterhouse LaFong: Theatrical Genius or Creep (Bayside: Bogus-Roberts Vanity Press, 1983, vol, HI, p.
What was once relegated to the outskirts of our industry--and even took on demeaning names like 'vanity press' is now not only a viable alternative but what is driving the title growth of our industry today," says Kelly Gallagher, vice president of Bowker Market Research.
Ammons followed a tip from Milton Kessler, whom he met at Bread Loaf Writers' Conference in 1961, put off Williams by invoking commitments made there, and published his first book (apart from Ommateum, which was published by a vanity press) with Ohio State University Press in 1963.
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.
Instead of going with a vanity press, which often calls for high fees while limiting layout and formatting choices, EXIT decided to do business with an on-demand publishing group.
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.