Posts tagged "“how do I get my book published”"

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 […]

By Wendy Keller, Literary Agent and Chief Talent Launcher If you own a business, want to start one or have a career you’d like to grow, here’s the deal: you need to consider writing a book. Not just any book. Certainly not the time-wasting pipe dream Great American Novel. You need to write a real, […]

By Wendy Keller, Literary Agent Anybody with a credit card can self-publish… But the authors who want their book to have maximum impact on the world and on their own bottom line invariably seek out bona fide, legitimate publishers. You know, the kind of people who pay an advance for the honor of printing your […]

“Everybody has at least one book in them.” Business owners, entrepreneurs, career climbers and brand builders who write books* easily differentiate themselves from the huddled masses yearning to make a buck. Life coaches, doctors, consultants, professional speakers, therapists, lawyers, CPAs and pretty much anyone with a service to sell would benefit enormously from writing a […]

What You Don’t Know About Publishing Can Hurt Your Future! by Wendy Keller, literary agent At a writer’s conference in 1999, a smart, respectable man pitched me on representing his business book. It was a terrific idea!  I invited him to send me his proposal at once.  (A book proposal is the critical document every […]

  Written by Wendy Keller, Literary Agent People need to know what you know so they can make their lives better. You will make money from it. It presents a chance for passive secondary revenue. It provides a focal point for your career. It makes your literary agent money.  (BIG factor!) It gets you out […]

Want to be a published author? by Wendy Keller, literary agent since 1989 After 2 decades plus in publishing, I’ve got a pretty good idea of why some books get published by a “real” publisher and some don’t and end up either failing as self-published books or never even seeing the light of commerce at […]