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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 A book is your golden ticket into the speaking business.  If you had a book published in the last 12 months, you have the calling card you need to get paid speaking engagements starting now. Precisely how do you leverage that book into speaking?  First, when the book is printed, ask […]

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 […]

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 […]

How NOT to Approach a Literary Agent in the Wild by Wendy Keller, Literary Agent Stopped for gas on my way home from a meeting Friday.  I was on the phone offering some advice to a writer who is having contract issues for a deal I didn’t create.  I was too loud, I fear.  You […]

By Wendy Keller, literary agent Getting a regular column – online or in print – is a phenomenal way to build your presence as an author or speaker.  A column certifies you as the subject matter expert and gives you a chance to interact with real people, test your content against their beliefs and preferences, and […]

 

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