A good author/literary agent relationship can be as potent and rewarding as a good marriage.
How do we gauge how long it might take us to write the novel, memoir, or nonfiction book we have in mind?
Photo by Designnn.co on Unsplash Being a book writer is so much more than the mere act of writing. It can also involve marketing, creating and maintaining relationships with agents and publishers, spending time on building your author platform (including social media), and keeping up with the publishing industry. In today's pandemic world, this has become...
As much as the publishing industry has changed throughout the years, one thing is constant: Marketing is vital to a book's success.
Getting a contract with a traditional publishing house is possible, but it is going to take some work.
If you're a nonfiction author who does not yet have an agent, you can save time and energy by sending a query letter to potential agents.
Do you know what literary agents are looking for? Or what will make them want to read your manuscript? Or what might turn them off?
The following articles provide information that will help authors no matter what they are writing.
I recently met a writer who had begun submitting her first novel to literary agents and had a lot of questions: "Why did an agent tell me that I should work with an independent editor and then resubmit it? Why didn't he offer to help me himself?” “Why do agents mail out form rejections instead...
The power of a query letter cannot be overestimated. An agent forms a first impression of you and your manuscript from your query letter, and it's often solely responsible for convincing the agent to read your work. There's no true formula for a query letter; if there were, every single manuscript would be requested by...