The Publishing Industry:

The Way It Is Now...

The Way It Will Be Tomorrow...

If you don't know by now, you need to understand the following concept: NYC book publishers are not in business to sell books. They are in business to make money.  Selling books is the medium by which this happens.

What sells?  The answer is a good story.  The answer is also good writing.  The author must produce a salable story, unique in content and different in story idea.  Everything else can be made to work.

You need to create a story that makes reviewers turn pages from the get-go. The reviewer should say, "Wow!  A different kind of story with creative dialogue and narrative! Outstanding!"

A story that is not written well enough will not sell via a NYC publishing house or vetted on the Internet.  Quite simply: "Good writing" sells.  Anything less, does not.  Deal with it.

That's what sells. 


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The Aaland Agency | P. O. Box 849 Inyokern CA 93527 US | 760.384.3910

Contact person for The Aaland Agency is Jo Ann Krueger, Director, at 760-375-3910.  The Aaland Agency email address is  and we answer our email except when on travel.

Hardcopy should be addressed to:

The Aaland Agency

ATTN: Jo Ann Krueger, Director

P. O. Box 849

Inyokern, CA 93527-0849

In the event we are not in town to pick up hardcopy or receive a phone call (which is often the case because we attend all pertinent book conventions), please communicate via email. We check our email at least every other day. You can leave email addressed to either Jo Ann, Richard or Mitzi at the above email address.

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