SUBSIDY PRESS: this means that the publishers puts its ISBN number ono the book and then charges the author a fee for producing the book. The author usually gets a share of books sold by the Publisher and/or the distributors/sellers the Publisher arranges.

VANITY PRESS: This is a term used when an author is simply publishing a book to check off a box on his/her “bucket list”, to feel a sense of personal accomplishment, as a prop for a particular event or product, or just for an ego boost. Often authors who are publishing for reasons of vanity will choose to self-publish because then they don’t have to accept feedback, edit as per a Publisher’s request, and/or they can put out any content and quality of book they wish.