It is the primary mission of The Aaland Agency to identify unique stories from the myriad number of submissions we receive every month that display significant potential for NYC publishing house review AND volume sales on the worldwide web. That formula MEANS MONEY FOR YOU and another happy client.
We will make every effort to field to a NYC publishing house. If sold, 10% of first-rights royalties to the literary agent of contract negotiated at publishers at time of sale, standard for the industry; 90% goes to author.
HIGH VISIBILITY ALTERNATIVES EXIST THAT EVERY AUTHOR SHOULD CONSIDER, SERIOUSLY CONSIDER. EVEN IF WE CAN SELL YOUR MANUSCRIPT TO A NYC MAJOR PUBLISHER, SALES DEPEND ON NYC PUBLISHER MARKETING. NO PUBLISHING HOUSE WILL GO WORLDWIDE ON A FIRST-TIME AUTHOR. TO BRIDGE THAT GAP, YOU NEED THE WORLDWIDE WEB. WE HAVE THE WAY TO GO.
WHAT SELLS IS FICTION CRIME DRAMA; ACTION/ADVENTURE; SCI-FI; AND ROMANCE. WAKE UP AND SMELL THE ROSES. THESE GENRES SELL. IF YOU WISH TO SUBMIT SOMETHING IN ANOTHER GENRE, PLEASE SUBMIT TO ANOTHER AGENCY.
DO NOT USE ANY WORD PROCESSING SYSTEM OTHER THAN MICROSOFT WORD. ADOBE IS CUMBERSOME AT BEST AND PDF IS LESS THAN AN AFTERTHOUGHT. NO, PDF DOES NOT TRANSFER 1-1 TO WORD.
WE ALSO HANDLE NONFICTION WITH ALL CONCEPTS CONSIDERED. HOWEVER, BE SMART HERE: READERS WANT TO BE ENTERTAINED, NOT PUT TO SLEEP BY A TRAVELOGUE ON, SAY, THE ORIGINAL INHABITANTS OF ICELAND. CHOOSE WISELY.
NEVER SUBMIT ORIGINALS
DO NOT SUBMIT RETURN SASEs
WE DO NOT HANDLE CHILDREN'S STORIES OR TRAVELOGUES