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  1. WAG Publishing • Independent Publishing (POD)

  2. Publishing Models • Traditional, Self &Independent Publishers • Making a Decision for a POD Publisher • Our Publishing Process • Q&A

  3. Traditional Publishing • Literary agents submit your manuscript • Very difficult for new authors to be accepted • Literary agents negotiate your royalties(7% to 12%) • Publishing companies decide what gets published • Publishers buy the rights and offer authors advances • Publishing house markets and prints your book • Publishing house distributes your book for sale

  4. Self Publishing • Authors are responsible for the entire process (GC) • Who will design your book covers? • Who will perform file conversions? • Who will print and market your books? • Who will edit your manuscript? • If you hire a POD company, what services are needed? • Package 1($), Package 2($$), Package 3($$$)

  5. Independent Publishers (POD) • Print On Demand Technology • New authors have greater access to publishing • Books are available for sale on the Internet • Authors are involved in the publishing process • Independent Publishing Companies do all the work for you • Authors own the rights to their work • Independent Publisher can offer authors higher royalties (75%+)

  6. Making a Decision? • Traditional Publishing • Self Publishing • Contract with an Independent Publisher • Understand the challenges: • High rejection rate from Traditional Publishers • High degree of knowledge needed for self publishers • Many choices for Independent Publishers

  7. Our Publishing Process • Review and Acceptance Process • Contractual Agreement • Needs & cost assessment (editing,illustrations) • We do all the legal and technical work! • We pay higher royalties (75% after costs) • We use social media as free marketing • Your book is made available online (Amazon.com, Barnes &Noble)

  8. Q&A Session • WAG Publishing: www.michelangelotangelo.com • Wayne & Robin Gulley • 760-881-5032