First, what does it mean to be traditionally published? From Writers Digest.
Traditional book publishing is when a publisher offers the author a contract and, in turn, prints, publishes, and sells your book through booksellers and other retailers. The publisher essentially buys the right to publish your book and pays you royalties from the sales.
If you want to publish a book traditionally, most writers need to find an agent. In order to find one, you must identify the right category for your writing. If you are or want to be a non-fiction writer, you will need to submit a book proposal with three sample chapters, and a synopsis of each chapter. If you are writing fiction, you must have your manuscript complete.
Once these steps are accomplished, you’re ready to write a query letter. This letter is what you will send to potential agents. It’s important to mention the different parts that make up a query letter. You should be sure to mention the synopsis of your book, the chapter summary, the market or audience your book is meant for, and a description of yourself.
We here at Angry Eagle Publishing DO NOT often offer fully traditional publishing options but offer a Hybrid approach. We do take on books where the traditional options are used.
Ways we differ:
- We are not purchasing your book and therefore you retain the rights. Our model is one of non-exclusive rights.
- We do not require you to purchase large print runs.
- We do not (often) offer advances.
- We do not require you to have an agent.
- You are not required to purchase your rights back if you choose to do something different with your book. (once the term of your contract is complete)
Please see our Hybrid Publishing Page.