Posts tagged "query letter writing"

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 […]

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 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 […]

The most important step in getting published is to push your way past the first gatekeepers – the literary agents. That’s done with a query letter – a letter inquiring about their level of interest in your proposed book. Now the bad news: most agents see hundreds of queries a week by mail and email! How do you differentiate yourself from this avalanche of queries? This article shows you how.