Posts tagged "nonfiction"

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, Literary Agent It’s lunch and you’re hungry.  You want a cheese sandwich.  The number of decisions that might go into this allegedly simple decision are potentially infinite. Assuming you can have anything you want in this world full of possibilities:   Do you want the wheat, rye, white, brioche, pumpernickel or rustica? […]

By Wendy Keller, Senior Literary Agent There were about 160 people crowded into the room, some forced to stand, all waiting for my presentation to begin.  I felt flattered. It was Day Three of the writer’s conference and this was my third and final presentation at this event. Suddenly, an idea struck me.  I decided […]

Ready to Sell Your Book to a Publisher? You’ll Need a Literary Agent Most people sit down to write a book and only later do they start to think about how to get it published. The dream is to find a publisher who will pay you a lot of money for the joy of printing […]

Written by Wendy Keller, Literary Agent You think you’re different?  Special?  You think you’ve got something to say that the world needs to hear?  Or are you candidly just looking for a way to get some attention, prove to your mother she was wrong about you never amounting to anything, or find a way to […]

by Wendy Keller, Literary Agent It’s simple to determine whether or not you have a book inside. Most local hospitals will be happy to charge you for an MRI to help you decide. Normally, a trade book will appear on the scan at about 6×9 inches, half an inch thick, although a hard cover (which […]