Features Self-Publishing Angry Eagle Publishing Group Traditional Publishing
Strategic Planning The 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 Authors receive discounted costs for design and creation of cover and interior.  *determined by individual publication agreement. Books are given a custom designed interior and cover
Editing Authors assume all cost associated with editing Editors and ghost writers available to help as needed with reasonable fees. *determined by individual publication agreement. 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. Printing costs covered
Publishing Costs A’La carte costs for each service Offers various publishing cost packages and ala carte services at reasonable cost. 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 print cost plus shipping with a small percentage to publisher. 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. Unless author is one of the top 6%, no Marketing Budget is offered