Dollarbird’s mission is to uphold the Independent Book Publisher’s Association Hybrid Publisher Criteria requiring: “hybrid publishers behave just like traditional publishers in all respects, except when it comes to the business model.” Dollarbird uses an author-subsidized business model, as opposed to financing all the costs itself, and in exchange returns a higher-than-industry-standard share of sales proceeds to the author amounting to 50% of the net receipts. Regardless of who pays for editorial, design and production fees, it is Dollarbird that bears responsibility for producing, distributing and selling professional-quality books. Learn more about the IBPA’s nine hybrid publisher criteria.
As an imprint of Monsoon Books, one of the world’s leading publishers of English-language trade books on Southeast Asia, Dollarbird benefits from a team of professional publishing personnel and an established and proven route to market. Dollarbird sells print books in the UK, Southeast Asia, Australia and North America, it sells ebooks globally and it sells subsidiary rights such as translations and TV adaptations.