|Features||Self-Publishing||Angry Eagle Publishing Group||Traditional Publishing|
|Strategic Planning||Author makes all decisions or outsources additional support||Authors become part of the Angry Eagle Publishing label and receive input from our staff while retaining decision making rights.||Publisher takes over and makes all decisions|
|Relationship||Authors are a customer||Authors are a valuable partner and an important member of the publishing team||Authors are sometimes treated as a partner|
|Rights||Author maintains ownership and control of Intellectual Property rights||Author maintains ownership and control of Intellectual Property rights||Publisher maintains the Intellectual Property rights|
|Design||Authors assume all cost associated with design||
Books are given a custom designed interior and cover.
*reduced costs for authors seeking only services.
|Books are given a custom designed interior and cover|
|Editing||Authors assume all cost associated with editing||
Publisher handles all editorial tasks with author final approval
*reduced costst for authors seeking only services.
|Publisher takes over editing and final manuscript content and quality|
|Printing||Authors assume all cost associated with printing.||Multiple options. Authors receive ten free copies of their book and discounted author copies||Printing costs covered|
|Publishing Costs||A’La carte costs for each service||
No publishing fees charged.
Offers various publishing cost packages and ala carte services at reasonable cost for authors seeking services.
|No Publishing Fee charged|
|Timing||Books are brought to market usually in 3-6 months or sooner||Books are brought to market usually in 1-4 months or sooner||Books are brought to market usually in 18-24 months|
|Purchase Requirement||Author is expected to purchase copies to sell to the general public||No minimum purchasing requirements||Major houses require authors to purchase 5,000+ copies upon its release, usually at a 50-60% discount off retail|
|Bookstore Distribution||No Bookstore distribution and limited online availability||Bookstore distribution through Angry Eagle directly or IngramSpark||Full Bookstore Distribution both online and off|
|Author Book Discounts||20%-65% off retail price depending on format and quantities purchased||Author may purchase books at reduced cost.||Typically 50% of retail price and typically limited to a certain amount|
|Royalties||20% to 100% of net sales, but typically a $10,000-$15,000 cost||30-80% Royalty across the board of net sales, Paid quarterly||Average of 4% to 15% Royalty, depending on mode of sale and is typically based on Net sales, paid twice a year|
|Advances||No advances paid||No advances paid||Average advance of $1,500|
|Return Rate||Typically sold on a non-returnable basis and are not available in bookstores||Average of less than 25% bookstore return rates which are then restocked for resale or offered to the authors.||Average of 45+% bookstore return rates which are usually shredded for the tax benefit|
|Public Relations Support||No PR support is provided||Marketing team advises on publicity and marketing strategies. Author Platform Development services.||Unless author is one of the top 6%, no PR Support is offered|
|Marketing||No Marketing plan or budget is offered||Assistance with marketing plan, Author Platform, Social media, email, and in person marketing strategies. With a network of genre specific groups, email lists and other options available to author.||Unless author is one of the top 6%, no Marketing Budget is offered|