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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 […]

By Megan Close Zavala, Literary Agent This is a continuation in a series of columns about mistakes that even the greatest writers make.  If you’d like to check out that the earlier posts, please click here: What Good Writers Do Badly, Part I What Good Writers Do Badly, Part II   #7: They Procrastinate I […]

By Megan Close Zavala, Literary Agent This is a continuation of an earlier column that I wrote on mistakes that even the greatest writers make.  If you’d like to check out that post, please click here: What Good Writers Do Badly, Part I   #4: They Don’t Understand Their Book’s Place in the Marketplace Do your […]

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 […]

  Dear Literary Agent, I have written a book about relationships that I would like to get published.  I know that I need to build a platform, but I’m too overwhelmed by how much there is to do.  I don’t even know where to get started!  Why isn’t it good enough that I have a […]

By Wendy Keller, Literary Agent and Nonfiction Book Proposal Expert A book proposal consists of 5 crucial parts, as well as a few sample chapters.  The finished document is typically between 25 and 60 pages long, depending on the length of the sample chapters. A publishing decision is made by committee representing several departments, all […]