Traditional publishing (author to literary agent, agent to publishing house, agent and author waiting for the publishing house decision) is just as important today as it has ever been. That isn't the issue. But that cannot be the only solution. That is the issue. There has to be more. Example, CostCo Retail Store book tables display heavily discounted, former front-line books of major publishing houses. We are all in agreement here as that is the case. NYC publishers' revenue from sales in retail outlets has been on the decline the past decade (a matter of record). That doesn't mean you can't get a publishing house contract or shouldn't try to get one. But the game today is completely different from what took place in the late 1990s. What does this mean? Simply this, you reduce your chances of success if all you plan on doing is having a literary agent submit your work to NYC publishers. This is important. But there has to be more.
The readership of the English-speaking world is in excess of 3,000,000,000 people. This is reality. What can be done for you will be done. This involves getting your story out to the public in two simultaneous venues, standard publishing (NYC majors, such as Ballantine, Knopf, Little Brown, Bantam, Warner) and eBook through our contacts via the worldwide web.
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The Aaland Agency
Our Client Strategy
You win when you begin to make money with your writing. To do this you need a strategy and a manuscript that can sell. The way to win is to give yourself twice as many chances. Here's how: Get your story out to the reading public via publishing-house contract and a worldwide readership through the Internet. That's how it is done.
We provide concise, easy to understand information concerning the book industry and HOW BEST to get your work into a position where it can win. That means submitting to NYC publishers and the worlwide market. It all starts with a multi-faceted submission plan.
Positioning your manuscript to make money, for you and us, involves more than just submitting to NYC publishing houses. Send us the complete manuscript via email and we'll evaluate. We'll respond after reading your story.
Beyond "The Box"
"Beyond" means just that: You win by understanding "the game" which is demographics. Do you feel that what you have is as good as what is on the bookshelves of America? Then you're ready to go. A solution awaits...