Posts tagged "how to get published"

By Wendy Keller, Literary Agent and Chief Talent Launcher Most of the authors whose books are going to be sold this year are already under contract with publishers. But here’s the good news: NOW is the ideal time to prepare to be part of the January buying frenzy. Do you have a good nonfiction book […]

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 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 Wendy Keller You have surely heard that people make a decision about whether they like and trust you within seconds of first meeting you.  The same is true when you send a query to a literary agency…the first few sentences make a huge difference in what happens next. The following sentences will grab attention […]

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 […]

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 […]