Q: What is a book
A: A book
packager is somebody, a company or an
individual, who takes a book from start to
production for a publisher. A packager might be on
assignment for a property that the publisher
controls, or a packager might be creating or
a property, then selling it to the publisher.
Q: How is a
packager different from an agent?
A: An agent is
your representative with a publisher;
an agent works for you. A packager is a separate
business entity, and you and the packager work
together to make the book.
Q: Why do I need
A: If you’ve
created the property, you may not need a packager. Providing you’re fully capable
of taking a project from concept to script, art, lettering, color (or
tone), design, and finished production, and also have the resources (or
an agent) to set it up with a publisher, then you probably don’t need a
However, if you can't field all those aspects of
production yourself, and you want or need somebody else to take care of
certain aspects of the business, editorial, and production processes,
then you might need a packager.
You might also only need an agent or a personal
editor. Each person’s situation is unique, and we’ll be
happy to discuss your options with you.
And if you feel that, as your packager, we can
help make your project everything that you want it to be, perhaps The
Pack makes some sense for you.
Q: What kind of deal does The Pack offer?
A: We'll be happy
to discuss specifics separately, but it's important for us to clarify
that The Pack looks at creators as our partners; we want to create
success for all of us.
In order for us to set up a deal effectively, we
will need to acquire the rights for most properties that are brought to
us, but your contract will guarantee you a voice in the deal we set up, and if
we’re not able to set up a deal that’s consistent with our
agreement, then the rights will revert back to you.
We don’t sign contracts simply to acquire
intellectual properties; we sign contracts to make books with creators,
and for everybody to profit fairly.
Q: Does The Pack
have a lot of stuff in development?
A: More than you
can imagine…and, because we’re always looking for writers
and artists to attach to these projects, we look forward to hearing
from you and discussing this possibility.
Q: Can I show you
my artwork for possible assignment?
We’d love to see your work. Please e-mail your site links or
low-resolution jpgs to Lee Nordling at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: Can I show you
my script samples for possible assignment?
A: Well, this is
problematic because scripts take longer to review. Please query us
about this, and if we don’t already know you, please be sure to
include your background information, along with a list of publishing
credits. We’ll take it from there on a case-by-case basis.