About Winn Publications

Winn Publications is a hybrid publisher that teams up with authors to make their dreams come true and to publish in the way they desire. Offering self-publishing assistance to loyal self-publishers, hybrid-publishing deals to a select few, and traditional publishing contracts to book writing contest winners. At Winn Publications we believe that literature can both educate and entertain, giving the readers both knowledge and relief. There’s a book on our shelves for every reader and we take pride in publishing across every category and interest with excellence.

Winn Publications is a growing hybrid publisher in the United States, with a mission to  bridge a transformative connection between authors and readers by championing diversity, fostering cultural competence, and weaving impactful narratives into the fabric of storytelling. Founded in Abilene, Texas in January 2018, by Arilia Winn who envisioned a collection of quality, attractive books by deserving new writers and indie authors. Working remotely, Arilia continues to grow with Winn Publications’ authors. 

What is Hybrid Publishing?

Hybrid publishing combines the creative freedom and higher royalties of self-publishing with the professional guidance and industry expertise of traditional publishing. At Winn Publications, we provide a collaborative environment where authors maintain creative control while benefiting from our comprehensive suite of services designed to navigate the complexities of publishing.

According to IBPA-Online.org, the:

Hybrid Publisher Criteria includes the following list of expectations, which all hybrid publishers are expected to meet:

  • Define a mission and vision for its publishing program.
  • Vet submissions.
  • Commit to truth and transparency in business practices.
  • Provide a negotiable, easy-to-understand contract for each book published.
  • Publish under its own imprint(s) and ISBNs.
  • Publish to industry standards
  • Ensure editorial, design, and production quality.
  • Pursue and manage a range of publishing rights.
  • Provide distribution services.
  • Demonstrate respectable sales.
  • Pay authors a higher-than-standard royalty.