Traditional Options

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.

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 a Hybrid approach. We do take on books where the traditional options are used. Please see our Hybrid Publishing Page.

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