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By Wendy Keller, Literary Agent If you wrote a book and it has been published or self-published in the last ten or so years, chances are YOU and/or your publisher are leaving a lot of money on the table. In your publisher’s case, if you have one, it’s just not that high of a priority. […]

By Wendy Keller, Literary Agent and Business Owner A book is a GREAT calling card… …but only if you use it to “call” on people! Are you published already? Have a book in the works or in your head? For a few hundred dollars, anybody can self-publish a digital book. Add a few bucks more, […]

By Wendy Keller, Literary Agent It’s pretty sad when you put all that time, thought, effort and in some cases money into creating a book and it doesn’t sell. Thousands of people will have a book release from a “legitimate” publisher and more than 75% of them will under-perform. More than 400,000 people will self-publish […]

  Dear Literary Agent, I always hear people going on and on about how we authors need to be building platforms.  I also always hear agents and editors saying that self-publishing is a bad choice for writers like me.  I’ve heard stories in the news about self-published authors who have made it big, though – […]

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? […]

You’ve been offered a contract…now what? by Wendy Keller, Literary Agent Congratulations!  Some publisher has offered you a contract!  That’s a huge milestone! Maybe they’re offering you money.  Certainly they’re offering you terms. Mostly, they’re offering you confusion. If you’ve never seen a publishing contract before, for sure it looks like a bunch of crazy […]

How to Decide – Thinking It Through For a lot of people who’ve struck out in finding an agent or publisher, or who have decided they want their book immediately, self-publishing looks like a great option. For some people, it is.  But for the vast majority, it is a subtle kiss of death for their […]

  What You DON’T Know CAN Hurt You by Wendy Keller, literary agent since dirt was invented Are you thinking about publishing your book yourself?  Have you failed to find a literary agent or publisher willing to take a chance on your masterpiece?  Before you give your credit card to that oh-so-promising-looking company that will […]