“If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.” ― Toni Morrison
Autógrafo comes from the Greek words for self and writing, and it’s an imprint focused on helping authors take what is in their heart and express it to their audience. It is a hybrid publishing strategy, meaning it combines elements of traditional publishing and self-publishing.
We call our hybrid publishing philosophy “author-first publishing,” and it’s more than a strategy: it’s a value. We believe in empowering authors to reach their audience effectively with the best possible book. Author-first publishing means you as the author own your book—not just the copyright, but the process itself. But you don’t have to do it on your own. We coach you through every step of the process, explaining the upfront costs, the work involved, and the financial benefits. We have a professional team of writers, editors, designers, and consultants who can help you bring your book into reality for the lowest possible cost and with the greatest possible return.
Print-on-demand technology, online marketing and sales, and self-publishing platforms like Amazon and IngramSpark have changed the game for short-run books. If you don’t yet have a huge sphere of influence, if you want to publish a book targeted for a niche audience, or if you want to retain a higher percentage of the royalties, our author-first publishing option might be a good fit for you.