Posts tagged "publishing"

By Wendy Keller, Senior Literary Agent   How would your business grow if journalists were calling to interview you?  What difference would it make to your stature in your industry if you were to become the third-party verified expert?  How many more qualified customers would you attract if you gave the world a sneak peek into […]

If you want to get your book published by a real publisher, you may be making a crucial error that will cost you your dream. Every single aspect of how books are bought and published in the US has changed in the last 36 months.  Few would-be authors have access to the information they must […]

  Dear Literary Agent, I submitted queries to ten different agents over the past few weeks and I have only heard back from one – a rejection.  Why have the other nine not responded?  Should I consider their lack of response as a rejection, too?  Should I call them to follow up?   Sincerely, Holding […]

  Dear Literary Agent, I live in southern California and have noticed that there are several writing conferences that are held throughout the state each year.  I have been looking into attending some of the events, but sometimes the registration fees are a bit expensive. Is it worth it for me to go to conferences […]

“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 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 […]

Written by Wendy Keller   It’s safe to say that your mom thinks you’re really something special. If you’re lucky, so does your partner and maybe, if they’re under 12, so do your kids.  But when it comes to selling your book to a publisher – or to the world – your immediate circle of […]

  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 […]

Written by Wendy Keller, Literary Agent Have you seen our new Facebook page?  Don’t forget to “Like” our new look!! Update:  There’s now a Part 2 of Queer Queries!  Read it here It takes a sense of humor to be an agent. I’ve seen a lot of query letters in the 20+ years that I’ve been an agent […]

Written by Wendy Keller, Literary Agent It’s Monday morning at Keller Media, the literary agency and speakers bureau I founded in 1989.  The birds are singing, the traffic is honking its merry tune, the clock is ticking and the intern is groaning.  The intern’s job includes the unenviable task of bringing in the mail—both electronic and […]