So you’re ready to get a literary agent, huh? You’ve got a strong idea for a book and you’re smart enough to see the obvious perils of self-publishing. Besides, it would feel so much better to have a legitimate publisher behind your work. It’s time for an agent and you know it. We literary agents […]
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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 Laura Rensing Shhhh….I’m taking over Wendy’s blog today. She’s busy trying to chase down publishers, which leaves me to make like Mickey in the Sorcerer’s Apprentice while she’s preoccupied (though hopefully I don’t end up flooding the place in the meanwhile!). I think one of the most important things an author can learn […]
By Wendy Keller There are four steps to getting a nonfiction book published. All other steps are actually sub-steps of these four. Print this page out, nail it to the wall above your writing desk, and think about this every minute of every day from now on. Step One: Figure out if anyone wants what […]
Written by Wendy Keller Getting a publisher is a bit of a game. The game starts at Go, just like Monopoly. Go find out if anyone cares about your content besides you, by writing articles, blog posts, Tweets and guest comments all over the web about your ideas. Go find yourself a quiet spot and […]
Written by Wendy Keller A new client made an off-handed comment today. She wondered why almost every writer gets strong urges not to write. “Suddenly, the plants need watering, the dog needs petting, the laundry needs folding at that very moment.” She laughed sheepishly. “I find in the moments that fall into my lap and […]
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 […]