COMPARING EABOOKS TO OTHERS

At EABooks Publishing, we encourage authors to go hybrid, which means doing both self or partnership publishing AND traditional publishing when the choice is the best fit. This chart will help you see the differences and understand when you may want to choose each option.

Comparing EABooks with the Traditional Publishing Option

EA Books Partnership Publishing
Traditional Publishing
  • You take the Risk–some like this because when you put in the effort, you reap the rewards.
  • They take the Risk—publishers evaluate projects on a risk analysis and if they pick you up, they are betting you are a good risk.
  • You Invest the Money—with EA it is not as much as with some but you are putting your own money forward, but you also keep 100% of your profits.
  • They Invest the Money—you are not paying for editing, cover design, formatting, printing, distribution. With some that could be as much as $45,000 for a new author.
  • Covers–with EA you can supply your own, which could be bad, or you can use our designers and that can be great if you are willing to listen to their advice.
  • Covers–this is usually a benefit because they hire the best, but you do lose control. What they determine they want is usually what you get, even if you disagree.
  • Editing–yes, you will pay for the level of editing you get, but all of our books are edited, which is a plus. And our editors do not want to change your voice.
  • Covers–this is usually a benefit because they hire the best, but you do lose control. What they determine they want is usually what you get, even if you disagree.
  • Prestige–this is becoming less of an issue as we raise the quality in the industry, but let’s face it, we aren’t one of the big names.
  • Prestige–this is becoming less of an issue as we raise the quality in the industry, but let’s face it, we aren’t one of the big names
  • Bookstores–it is a struggle to get your book onto the shelves at your local bookstores. We have ways to help this happen, but it will require leg-work on your part.
  • Bookstores–this is where the traditional publishers shine. However, stores always have the option to return your books to the publisher where they go to Remainders, in which case you must return paid royalties.
  • Shelf-Life—your book will remain on bookshelves as long as you want it to be there and are promoting it. We can also publish revised editions quickly without having to wait for a print run to sell out.
  • Shelf-Life—traditional books have a 3-4 month promotional window and if they sell well maybe six months. Then the books are moved to the back for the newer releases. Contracts often allow publishers to keep these in perpetuity even if they no longer promote them.
  • Profits–with EABooks our authors keep 100% of their profits. They are making on average a $10 profit from each book they personally sell, making earning out what they invested in publishing the book a strong possibility.
  • Profits–most publishers no longer offer an advance, and royalties are between 8%-12% of net, meaning a profit of less than $1 for each book sold through the publisher. Author cost is usually $8-$9.

Comparing EABooks with the other independent publishers

EA Books Partnership Publishing
Other Independent Publishers
  • We don’t take any profits or royalties from your book sales.
  • In addition to paying to produce your book, they also take a portion of your royalties.
  • We don’t require you to purchase books.
  • They require the purchase of 1000-1500 books at the inflated author cost.
  • We don’t set your retail price—you do.
  • They set the retail price higher than it would naturally sell for because they need the profit margin since they are taking part of the profits.
  • The cost of your book is the actual cost—we don’t add anything. Usual cost for 100-200 page book is $2-$3 per book
  • One of the ways they make more money is adding to the actual author cost. When EABooks would cost $2, they will charge $4.
  • We are Christians and seek to honor God in all business practices.
  • Do a Google search to see what is being said—not all who hang a Christian shingle practice what they preach.
  • We reveal all potential costs before contracts are signed—no up-charging.
  • Up-charging is when they sell you on a lower cost and then later reveal the things that are not included.
  • We honor and value all authors, meeting you where you are and treating you with dignity.
  • Because they make more money when you are a superstar, they look for those authors and invest in those authors. EA Authors may have different goals and abilities, and we support each author for who they are.

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