Dear Literary Agent, I submitted queries to ten different agents over the past few weeks and I have only heard back from one – a rejection. Why have the other nine not responded? Should I consider their lack of response as a rejection, too? Should I call them to follow up? Sincerely, Holding […]
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by Wendy Keller, Senior Literary Agent, Keller Media, Inc. Authors throw themselves against the big steel doors of the publishing industry with alarming velocity. Those who are too bruised by rejections continue stomp off to self-publish. “That’ll serve those idiots right!” they sometimes think. But what happens 90% of the time is the author has […]
By Wendy Keller There are four steps to getting a nonfiction book published. All other steps are actually sub-steps of these four. Print this page out, nail it to the wall above your writing desk, and think about this every minute of every day from now on. Step One: Figure out if anyone wants what […]
Written by Wendy Keller It’s safe to say that your mom thinks you’re really something special. If you’re lucky, so does your partner and maybe, if they’re under 12, so do your kids. But when it comes to selling your book to a publisher – or to the world – your immediate circle of […]
Vicki and I were sitting in a charming but crowded coffee shop in Santa Monica. Vicki St George of JustWriteBooks has been a writer for the Tony Robbins organization for the decade plus I’ve known her, and she writes for several of my best selling clients, too. She said respectfully, “Tony’s a perfectionist. He goes […]