Guide to Literary Agents 2017

The Most Trusted Guide to Getting Published

Author: Chuck Sambuchino

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 9781440347764

Category: Language arts & disciplines

Page: 336

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Includes "one-year access to the literary agent content at WritersMarket.com"--Cover.

Guide to Literary Agents 2018

The Most Trusted Guide to Getting Published

Author: Cris Freese

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 9781440352669

Category: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES

Page: 336

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Provides profiles, contact information, and submission details for more than one thousand literary agents seeking clients, with tips on revisions, query letters, research, and preparing book proposals.

2011 Guide To Literary Agents

Author: Chuck Sambuchino

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 9781582979533

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

View: 6604

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Now includes subscription to GLA online (the agents section of writersmarket.com)! Now in its 20th year, Guide to Literary Agents is a writer's best resource for finding a literary agent who can represent their work to publishing houses, big and small. The days when a writer could deal directly with a large publisher are over. Literary agents represent writers and shepherd manuscripts to the right editor; and a good representative is the difference between a published book and a manuscript that never gets read. To help writers acquire an agent, GLA provides names and specialties for more than 750 individual agents around the United States and the world. GLA includes more than 90 pages of original articles on finding the best agent to represent your work and how to seal the deal. From identifying your genre to writing query letters to avoiding agent pet peeves, GLA will help writers deal with agents every step of the way. NOTE: Subsciption to GLA online NOT included with e-book edition.

Guide to Literary Agents 2019

The Most Trusted Guide to Getting Published

Author: Robert Lee Brewer

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 9781440354380

Category:

Page: 336

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THE BEST RESOURCE AVAILABLE FOR FINDING A LITERARY AGENT No matter what you're writing--fiction or nonfiction, books for adults or children--you need a literary agent to get the best book deal possible from a traditional publisher. Guide to Literary Agents 2019 is your go-to resource for finding that literary agent and earning a contract from a reputable publisher. Along with listing information for more than 1,000 agents who represent writers and their books, the 28th edition of GLA includes: A one-year subscription to the literary agent content on WritersMarket.com. The key elements of a successful nonfiction book proposal. Informative articles on crafting the perfect synopsis and detailing what agents are looking for in the ideal client--written by actual literary agents. Plus, debut authors share their varied paths to finding success and their first book publications. +Includes exclusive access to the webinar "Land the Right Agent for Your Writing Career" by GLA and Writer's Market editor Robert Lee Brewer

Writer's Market

The Most Trusted Guide to Getting Published

Author: Robert Lee Brewer

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 9781440352645

Category: Authorship

Page: 896

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"Want to get published and paid for your writing? Let [this book] guide you with thousands of publishing opportunities-- including listings for book publishers, consumer and trade magazines, contests and awards, and literary agents. These listings feature contact and submission information so you can get started right away"--

Get a Literary Agent

The Complete Guide to Securing Representation for Your Work

Author: Chuck Sambuchino

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 9781599638010

Category: Reference

Page: 256

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"The ultimate guide to getting a literary agent"--Back cover.

How to Get A Literary Agent

Author: Michael Larsen

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402234031

Category: Reference

Page: 336

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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

Jeff Herman's Guide to Book Publishers, Editors & Literary Agents 2017

Who They Are, What They Want, How to Win Them Over

Author: Jeff Herman

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1608684040

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 672

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Still the Best Guide for Getting Published If you want to get published, read this book! Comprehensive index lists dozens of subjects and categories to help you find the perfect publisher or agent. Jeff Herman’s Guide unmasks nonsense, clears confusion, and unlocks secret doorways to success for new and veteran writers! This highly respected resource is used by publishing insiders everywhere and has been read by millions all over the world. Jeff Herman’s Guide is the writer’s best friend. It reveals the names, interests, and contact information of thousands of agents and editors. It presents invaluable information about more than 350 publishers and imprints (including Canadian and university presses), lists independent book editors who can help you make your work more publisher-friendly, and helps you spot scams. Jeff Herman’s Guide unseals the truth about how to outsmart the gatekeepers, break through the barriers, and decipher the hidden codes to getting your book published. Countless writers have achieved their highest aspirations by following Herman’s outside-the-box strategies. If you want to reach the top of your game and transform rejections into contracts, you need this book!

You're Welcome, Universe

Author: Whitney Gardner

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0399551433

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 304

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A vibrant, edgy, fresh new YA voice for fans of More Happy Than Not and Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, packed with interior graffiti. Winner of the Schneider Family Book Award! When Julia finds a slur about her best friend scrawled across the back of the Kingston School for the Deaf, she covers it up with a beautiful (albeit illegal) graffiti mural. Her supposed best friend snitches, the principal expels her, and her two mothers set Julia up with a one-way ticket to a “mainstream” school in the suburbs, where she’s treated like an outcast as the only deaf student. The last thing she has left is her art, and not even Banksy himself could convince her to give that up. Out in the ’burbs, Julia paints anywhere she can, eager to claim some turf of her own. But Julia soon learns that she might not be the only vandal in town. Someone is adding to her tags, making them better, showing off—and showing Julia up in the process. She expected her art might get painted over by cops. But she never imagined getting dragged into a full-blown graffiti war. Told with wit and grit by debut author Whitney Gardner, who also provides gorgeous interior illustrations of Julia’s graffiti tags, You’re Welcome, Universe introduces audiences to a one-of-a-kind protagonist who is unabashedly herself no matter what life throws in her way. "[A] spectacular debut...a moving, beautifully written contemporary novel full of quirky art and complicated friendships...this book is a gift to be thankful for."—BookRiot

Novel and Short Story Writer's Market 2018

The Most Trusted Guide to Getting Published

Author: Rachel Randall

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 9781440352652

Category: Authorship

Page: 512

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Lists publishers, magazines, and other markets that publish fictional works, and offers articles on how to develop one's writing skills and improve the odds of getting published.

The Business of Being a Writer

Author: Jane Friedman

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022639333X

Category: Reference

Page: 368

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Writers talk about their work in many ways: as an art, as a calling, as a lifestyle. Too often missing from these conversations is the fact that writing is also a business. The reality is, those who want to make a full- or part-time job out of writing are going to have a more positive and productive career if they understand the basic business principles underlying the industry. The Business of Being a Writer offers the business education writers need but so rarely receive. It is meant for early-career writers looking to develop a realistic set of expectations about making money from their work or for working writers who want a better understanding of the industry. Writers will gain a comprehensive picture of how the publishing world works—from queries and agents to blogging and advertising—and will learn how they can best position themselves for success over the long term. Jane Friedman has more than twenty years of experience in the publishing industry, with an emphasis on digital media strategy for authors and publishers. She is encouraging without sugarcoating, blending years of research with practical advice that will help writers market themselves and maximize their writing-related income. It will leave them empowered, confident, and ready to turn their craft into a career.

Author and Agent

Eudora Welty and Diarmuid Russell

Author: Michael Kreyling

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0374523304

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 236

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Correspondence between Eudora Welty and her agent of three decades, Diarmuid Russell, offers insight to their special relationship, world events, literary trends, and the course of American publishing

Be Your Own Literary Agent

The Ultimate Insider's Guide to Getting Published

Author: Martin P. Levin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business

ISBN: 9781580083386

Category: Reference

Page: 242

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Why sacrifice ten to fifteen percent of your book advance to a commissioned agent when you don'¬?t have to? If you'¬?re a talented writer with a head for details, you can prepare your manuscript, pitch it to publishers, secure an offer, and negotiate your contract without using an agent or spending hundreds of dollars on a publishing lawyer. In this revised and updated edition of BE YOUR OWN LITERARY AGENT, fifty-year publishing veteran Martin P. Levin walks first-time authors through the intimidating process of selling their work with a clear, intelligent, and supportive approach that works. Sample letters and proposals show you exactly how to write a query letter, compile an author bio, phrase a book summary, organize a sample chapter, and more. With a clean manuscript in your hand and BE YOUR OWN LITERARY AGENT in your pocket, publishing success is virtually assured.‚Ä¢ Includes a glossary of publishing terms, a list of publishers most likely to read and accept a first-time author'¬?s book, and a handy manuscript submission record.‚Ä¢ The new edition covers how to get published on the Internet and protect electronic rights, and includes new copyright terms for authors.‚Ä¢ Original edition sold over 20,000 copies.

Writer's Guide to Book Editors, Publishers, and Literary Agents, 2003-2004

Who They Are! What They Want! And How to Win Them Over!

Author: Jeff Herman

Publisher: Prima Lifestyles

ISBN: 9780761537458

Category: Reference

Page: 912

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A comprehensive directory for aspiring writers lists names, addresses, phone and fax numbers, e-mail addresses, and Web sites for hundreds of North American publishing figures, offering on the accompanying CD-ROM a searchable database and other project management tools. Original.

How to be Your Own Literary Agent

The Business of Getting a Book Published

Author: Richard Curtis

Publisher: Mariner Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Authors and publishers

Page: 285

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HOW TO BE YOUR OWN LITERARY AGENT is the most practical and thorough guide to book publishing for writers. Richard Curtis, a top literary agent for more than twenty-five years, provides a comprehensive overview of the publishing process, from submissions to contract negotiations to subsidiary rights to marketing and beyond. In this completely revised and expanded edition, Curtis takes into account the enormous changes in the publishing world over the past ten years. Included are new sections on what the electronic revolution means to you, and how to take advantage of it; the new breed of literary agents: how to find them and interest them in your work; how you can have a say in your book's design, cover art, jacket copy, and promotion; what author and agent organizations can do for you; how book chains and the superstores affect your chances of getting published; and why the American Booksellers Association convention is important to you. No other book provides such detailed and accessible information. For novices and veteran writers alike, HOW TO BE YOUR OWN LITERARY AGENT takes the mystery out of getting the best deal possible and ensuring happy publication.

Building a StoryBrand

Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen

Author: Donald Miller

Publisher: HarperCollins Leadership

ISBN: 0718033337

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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New York Times bestselling author Donald Miller uses the seven universal elements of powerful stories to teach readers how to dramatically improve how they connect with customers and grow their businesses. Donald Miller’s StoryBrand process is a proven solution to the struggle business leaders face when talking about their businesses. This revolutionary method for connecting with customers provides readers with the ultimate competitive advantage, revealing the secret for helping their customers understand the compelling benefits of using their products, ideas, or services. Building a StoryBrand does this by teaching readers the seven universal story points all humans respond to; the real reason customers make purchases; how to simplify a brand message so people understand it; and how to create the most effective messaging for websites, brochures, and social media. Whether you are the marketing director of a multibillion dollar company, the owner of a small business, a politician running for office, or the lead singer of a rock band, Building a StoryBrand will forever transform the way you talk about who you are, what you do, and the unique value you bring to your customers.

House of Rain

Tracking a Vanished Civilization Across the American Southwest

Author: Craig Childs

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 9780759518575

Category: History

Page: 512

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The greatest "unsolved mystery" of the American Southwest is the fate of the Anasazi, the native peoples who in the eleventh century converged on Chaco Canyon (in today's southwestern New Mexico) and built what has been called the Las Vegas of its day, a flourishing cultural center that attracted pilgrims from far and wide, a vital crossroads of the prehistoric world. The Anasazis' accomplishments - in agriculture, in art, in commerce, in architecture, and in engineering - were astounding, rivaling those of the Mayans in distant Central America. By the thirteenth century, however, the Anasazi were gone from Chaco. Vanished. What was it that brought about the rapid collapse of their civilization? Was it drought? pestilence? war? forced migration? mass murder or suicide? For many years conflicting theories have abounded. Craig Childs draws on the latest scholarly research, as well as on a lifetime of adventure and exploration in the most forbidding landscapes of the American Southwest, to shed new light on this compelling mystery.