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 late 1990s.
Think about this: The readership of the English-speaking world is in excess of 3,000,000,000 people. This is reality. 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 Mobi through the worldwide web. The reason a web posting is advantageous to a sale is because NYC publishers today will visit a web posting when reviewing an author's work. 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 solely from what a NYC publishing house sees on the Internet web posting.
See our featured author on the Internet at Amazon.com: T. R. Dawson, "Malibu"
The Aaland Agency
P. O. Box 849, Inyokern, CA 93527-0849 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://The-Aaland-Agency.com
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 read by NYC publishing houses when submitted by a literary agent AND tap into the worldwide web. That's how it is done.
Beyond "The Box"
"Beyond" means just that: You win by understanding "the game" which is based on demographics. Can your story compete with what is currently sold on the bookshelves of America? 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 to NYC publishers and the worldwide web. It all starts with a game plan.
Positioning your manuscript to make money, for you and us, involves more than just submitting to NYC publishing houses. Send us your manuscript in a Word file via email and we'll evaluate then respond.