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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
Written by Laura Rensing Shhhh….I’m taking over Wendy’s blog today. She’s busy trying to chase down publishers, which leaves me to make like Mickey in the Sorcerer’s Apprentice while she’s preoccupied (though hopefully I don’t end up flooding the place in the meanwhile!). I think one of the most important things an author can learn […]
Written by Wendy Keller Imagine you are a literary agent sitting beside a box brimming with queries. You lift your letter knife high and the sun glints off its blade, illuminating your evil grin. “Whose dreams can I dash today?” you chuckle as you pluck the first victim from the pile. Or try this: an […]