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

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.

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.

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.

Carrie

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0385528833

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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Stephen King's legendary debut, about a teenage outcast and the revenge she enacts on her classmates. Carrie White may be picked on by her classmates, but she has a gift. She can move things with her mind. Doors lock. Candles fall. This is her power and her problem. Then, an act of kindness, as spontaneous as the vicious taunts of her classmates, offers Carrie a chance to be a normal...until an unexpected cruelty turns her gift into a weapon of horror and destruction that no one will ever forget.

Making the Perfect Pitch: How to Catch a Literary Agent's Eye (2nd Ed.)

Author: Katharine Sands

Publisher: Crispin Books

ISBN: 9781883953966

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 322

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Making the Perfect Pitch (2nd Edition) is full of sample query-letter excerpts, pitching techniques, essential lists of dos and don'ts, and insights into the tastes and preferences of literary agents representing fiction and nonfiction. "Do read this book, which should teach you pretty much everything you'll need to know." - Booklist

The Wisdom Of Crowds

Author: N.A

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0385721706

Category: Social Science

Page: 306

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Looks at the theory that large groups have more collective intelligence than a smaller number of experts, drawing on a wide range of disciplines to offer insight into such topics as politics, business, and the environment.

The Girl on the Train

Author: Paula Hawkins,Rachel Wagstaff,Duncan Abel

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1786825139

Category: Drama

Page: 104

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Adapted from Paula Hawkins' novel - an international phenomenon selling over twenty million copies worldwide - this gripping new play will keep you guessing until the final moment. Rachel Watson longs for a different life. Her only escape is the perfect couple she watches through the train window every day, happy and in love. Or so it appears. When Rachel learns that the woman she's been secretly watching has suddenly disappeared, she finds herself as a witness and even a suspect in a thrilling mystery in which she will face bigger revelations than she could ever have anticipated.

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.

The Seven Storey Mountain

Author: Thomas Merton

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780156010863

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 496

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A celebration of Merton's spiritual autobiography is accompanied by an introduction from the editor and a note from Merton's biographer

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

View: 9959

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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.

Children of Blood and Bone

Author: Tomi Adeyemi

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)

ISBN: 1250170982

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 448

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With five starred reviews, Tomi Adeyemi’s West African-inspired fantasy debut, and instant #1 New York Times Bestseller, conjures a world of magic and danger, perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo and Sabaa Tahir. They killed my mother. They took our magic. They tried to bury us. Now we rise. Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope. Now Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good. Danger lurks in Orïsha, where snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to control her powers and her growing feelings for an enemy. "A phenomenon." —Entertainment Weekly “The epic I’ve been waiting for.” —New York Times-bestselling author Marie Lu “You will be changed. You will be ready to rise up and reclaim your own magic!” —New York Times-bestselling author Dhonielle Clayton “The next big thing in literature and film.” —Ebony “One of the biggest young adult fiction debut book deals of theyear.” —Teen Vogue This title has Common Core connections. #1 New York Times bestseller, March 14, 2018

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.

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

Primary Colors

A Novel of Politics

Author: Anonymous,Joe Klein

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780307559234

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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A brilliant and penetrating look behind the scenes of modern American politics, Primary Colors is a funny, wise, and dramatic story with characters and events that resemble some familiar, real-life figures. When a former congressional aide becomes part of the staff of the governor of a small Southern state, he watches in horror, admiration, and amazement, as the governor mixes calculation and sincerity in his not-so-above-board campaign for the presidency. From the Hardcover edition.

Cookie Craft

From Baking to Luster Dust, Designs and Techniques for Creative Cookie Occasions

Author: Valerie Peterson,Janice Fryer

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612126499

Category: Cooking

Page: 158

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Beautifully decorated cookies are within reach for every home baker, thanks to the easy and practical methods developed by cookie-crafting enthusiasts Valerie Peterson and Janice Fryer. From rolling and cutting to flooding and piping, you’ll find dozens of techniques to turn plain cookies into fun treats for your next special occasion. With instructions for making stand-up cookies, tips on creating icing color palettes, and advice on freezing and shipping, the cookie fun never stops!

Memoir Writing For Dummies

Author: Ryan Van Cleave

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118414675

Category: Education

Page: 384

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Learn to: Mine your past for great stories Choose the best structure to highlight your story Get your memoir published Market your finished memoir Expert tips and strategies to help you craft your life story and get it published! Memoir writing is a growing phenomenon — and it's not just for celebrities and politicians. Everyone has a story to tell, and Memoir Writing For Dummies provides you with the tools you need to share your life story with the world. With easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions — along with helpful tips and advice on how to get published — Memoir Writing For Dummies shows you how to put pen to paper and hone the craft of writing a truly compelling memoir. You'll get advice on how to explore your memories, map out your story, perfect your plot, and so much more. Packed with proven tips and writing tricks of the trade, Memoir Writing For Dummies gives you everything you need to ensure your life story is never forgotten. Remember the past — put on your research cap and uncover your memories Get over writer's block — find out how to deal with distractions and focus on the task Write your first draft — develop your structure, setting, characters, and dialogue Edit your work — explore ways to push your story to the next level and make revisions like the pros Get published — understand the publishing process and decide which route is right for you Market your memoir — develop strategies to get the word out about your memoir Open the book and find: Ways to unlock your memories Writing exercises in each chapter to improve your manuscript How to use metaphor and figurative language Strategies for fine-tuning your story Tips for editing your work How to find a literary agent Understanding the difference between traditional publishing and self-publishing Ways to promote your finished product

The Life We Bury

A Novel

Author: Allen Eskens

Publisher: Seventh Street Books

ISBN: 1616149981

Category: Fiction

Page: 303

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Contains an excerpt from the forthcoming novel titled The guise of another.