So you’re ready to get a literary agent, huh? You’ve got a strong idea for a book and you’re smart enough to see the obvious perils of self-publishing. Besides, it would feel so much better to have a legitimate publisher behind your work. It’s time for an agent and you know it. We literary agents […]
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By Wendy Keller, Literary Agent and Chief Talent Launcher Thinking about writing a book but not quite sure whether it is a good use of your time? Have you heard “bad” things about self-publishing…about publishers…about literary agents? If you have an inkling that you might want to write a nonfiction book on the subject of […]
By Megan Close Zavala, Literary Agent This is a continuation of an earlier column that I wrote on mistakes that even the greatest writers make. If you’d like to check out that post, please click here: What Good Writers Do Badly, Part I #4: They Don’t Understand Their Book’s Place in the Marketplace Do your […]
By Wendy Keller, Literary Agent Yay! Someone wants to see your baby! An agency (maybe ours!) is willing to look at what you’ve written in hopes they can represent it. Agents are always hungry to find good content from smart authors. (I think of myself as a hungry shark endlessly prowling the ocean.) You are […]
By Megan Close Zavala, Literary Agent Literary agents often get a reputation for being cruel and heartless. It is true that not a one of us has escaped sending out many, many rejection letters. I am sure that there are a few slightly sadistic agents out there, but for the most part, authors, please […]
By Elise Howard, Query Manager for Keller Media, Inc. A query is an email or letter an author sends to an agency in hopes of getting them to work for free to sell the author’s book, at which point the agency will earn 15%. My role is to read the queries and compare them to […]
What it REALLY means when we (or anyone else) rejects your book by Wendy Keller If it’s happened again -we or another agency has rejected your project again, don’t get discouraged. Don’t waste your time getting angry. Certainly don’t deduce that we’re all idiots. Don’t decided willy-nilly that you will just self-publish and prove us […]