Can a book publishing agent help you to achieve your dreams?
Admit it - this is something you've always wanted to say. After all, we work hard on our books and unless you make it know that you have even written one, no one will even know about it.
And while there's a great deal of mystery surrounding the process of how to find a good one, it's relatively straightforward. This doesn't mean you'll be able to snap one up just like that, but the following tips will greatly increase your chances of success.
I highly recommend How to Land (and Keep) a Literary Agent. It's the first book written from an active literary agent's perspective to teach authors why agents reject manuscripts and offers them dozens of resources to help them find the perfect agent for them. Written by veteran New York literary agent Noah Lukeman.
I also love Jeff Herman's Guide to Book Publishers, Editors, and Literary Agents 2012.
He gives you the skinny on which agents are looking for new clients, the types of books they're interested in representing, the types of books they're not interested in representing, and submission guidelines.
(Some prefer email queries; some prefer hard copy queries. Some want you to send a few sample chapters right away, while others want only the query to start with. You get the idea.)
I also really like this Literary Database. It's a tool for writers to help them decide which journals are best to submit their short stories, essays and poetry. This is a great resource for writers who specialize in one of these niches.
Although there are many ways to get published these days, publishing agents still play a vital role in the process. Do you need one? Well, that is up to you. Be sure to check out all your options, and proceed carefully, no matter what you decide.
Interested in self publishing? There are many publishing companies for both publishing a book as well as ebook publishing. Or you can start your own publishing business.
Over the last few years, e publishing has become very popular, but if you feel like you want to pursue standard publishing and get a book publishing agent, your options are smaller and more difficult. But it can be done if you have some help.
Jennifer Carsen, J.D. is a recovering lawyer and the founder of Big Juicy Life. She specializes in turning lawyers into writers.
Who Has Time For A Book Launch? – Not ME!
Have you ever felt that way? Have you ever looked at other authors and wondered where they get the time and energy to promote their books? If so, you’re not alone.
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