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. No argument. But that isn't the issue, cannot be the total solution. There has to be more to increase the chances of winning. And there is. The game today is completely different from what took place in the 1990s.
Think about this: The readership of the English-speaking world is in excess of 3,000,000,000 people. "The game" involves grabbing this demographic to work for you, not just submitting to traditional publishing houses and, if a contract is issued, relying on their advertising parameters for a first-time author. It really means getting your story out to the public in two simultaneous venues, standard publishing (hard copy to NYC majors, such as Knopf, Little Brown, Bantam, Warner) and eBook publishing (via the worldwide web). The reason a web posting is advantageous in today's marketplace is because NYC book sellers WILL VISIT a web posting when reviewing an author's work if available. That is, the literary agent submits to NYC majors in hard copy format as well as posting to the web. Contracts in today's publishing climate can be issued to the author through the literary agent based solely from what a NYC publishing house associate editor sees on the Internet web posting after his appetite has been wetted from the hard copy. It happens.
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The Aaland Agency
P. O. Box 849, Inyokern, CA 93527-0849 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://The-Aaland-Agency.com
Beyond "The Box"
"Beyond" means just that: You win by having a literary agent who understands "the publishing game" which is based on demographics. Can your story compete with what is currently sold on the bookshelves of America? If so, then you're ready to go. A solution awaits...
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 running the proper wickets and utilizing the worldwide web.
Our Client Strategy
You win when you begin to make money with your writing. To do this you need a proven strategy and a manuscript that people want to read. The way to win is to give yourself twice as many chances as the routine pipeline. Get your story read by NYC publishing houses AND tap into the worldwide web. That's how it is done. That's how you win.
Positioning your manuscript to make money involves more than just submitting to NYC publishing houses. Send us your manuscript in a Word file via email and we'll respond if your work is found salable..