Written by a top literary agent who gives writers an insider's view of how to find and work with an agent throughout the process of getting published. Includes: -- How to know that you're ready for an agent -- 7 ways to find an agent -- Writing a cover letter that grabs attention -- What to do with an agent once you've got one -- What you can expect and what you'd better not hope for -- Making sure this is the right agent for you -- Congratulations, now you have an agent AND an editor -- How to avoid the 7 worst pitfalls for aspiring writers -- And much, much more. In today's highly competitive publishing industry, literary agents are more important than ever. Whether you write fiction or non-fiction, reference or children's books, here is everything you need to know about using an agent to launch and sustain your literary career.a
A witty plunge into the world of publishing, romance and mystery Aspiring novelist Amanda Anderson has never had any luck, but she hopes that's about to change. She goes to a writer's conference to find an agent, but ends up with a husband. After a whirlwind courtship, she elopes with Jonny Goodsnuff, a bestselling suspense writer and single father of two. Soon she discovers that her husband's only good on paper. Jonny Goodsnuff has a deadly secret, and before she can walk away Amanda finds herself in a desperate game of cat and mouse. But who are the cats? And who are the mice? And most importantly, will any of this bring her closer to a publishing contract?
A Literary Agent's Tips on how to Sell Your Writing
Author: Peter Miller
Publisher: SP Books
Offers advice on selling unpublished fiction, constructing a nonfiction book proposal, packaging a book for film or television production, marketing an original screenplay, and developing a TV series concept
Whether you’re a new writer or a veteran author, finding a literary agent is the best hope for getting your book published. But, as any writer with a book project will tell you, capturing the attention and interest of a literary agent is easier said than done. You need a guide. The Writer’s Relief Field Guide To Literary Agents offers industry-insider secrets, tips, and advice on how to find the best literary agent to represent your book, including: · Do I even need a literary agent? · What literary agents do—and don’t do · Identifying the right agent for your book · The ultimate literary agent lure: The irresistible query letter · Red flags to watch for and avoid · How to best handle agent requests, rejections, and uncertainties · Make-or-break questions to ask your literary agent · Literary contracts—what you must know BONUS SECTION: The how, what, and why of author platforms It’s all here! In an easy-to-use, step-by-step guide based on over 20 years of publishing industry experience. Don’t miss this opportunity to own this essential handbook and get started on your pursuit of the ultimate author prize: a literary agent and publishing contract!
The overall picture in publishing has blurred. Writers, from novices to veterans, are struggling to re-define their job, their goals, and their role in the process. Chip MacGregor, a respected voice with thirty years in the industry as a writer, editor, publisher and, now, agent and owner of MacGregor Literary, is here to help. Inside, you'll find answers to questions regarding: WRITING FOR PUBLICATION: Craft, popular trends, collaborating, etc. THE ROLE OF THE WRITER: Finding agents or editors, querying, platforms, etc. THE ROLE OF THE LITERARY AGENT: Responsibilities, markets, contracts, etc. THE ROLE OF PUBLISHERS: Acquiring and editing, royalties, marketing, etc. HYBRID OR SELF-PUBLISHING AUTHORS: Terminology, formatting, houses, career advice, etc.
Everything You Need to Know to Become Successfully Published
Author: Laura Cross
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
A guide to the process of getting an agent to represent your book. Once you have found your literary agent, you will learn how to read contracts and accept offers, as well as what details your agent will take care of.