Writer's Guide to Book Editors, Publishers and Literary Agents, 1999-2000

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This book has become the indispensable tool for authors, agents, and editors. It names the people writers need to reach to be successfully published, and it shows step-by-step how to catch the attention of those people. Literary agent Jeff Herman provides the names of the editors at over 500 publishing houses, listing each editor's specific areas of interests, and shares over 12 insightful interviews with agents. This edition comes with a CD-ROM, providing auxiliary methods for writers to manage the business side...
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Overview

This book has become the indispensable tool for authors, agents, and editors. It names the people writers need to reach to be successfully published, and it shows step-by-step how to catch the attention of those people. Literary agent Jeff Herman provides the names of the editors at over 500 publishing houses, listing each editor's specific areas of interests, and shares over 12 insightful interviews with agents. This edition comes with a CD-ROM, providing auxiliary methods for writers to manage the business side of their work.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761513544
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 7/8/1998
  • Series: Writer's Guide Ser.
  • Edition description: BK&CD ROM
  • Pages: 984
  • Product dimensions: 7.45 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 2.32 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Jeff Herman
Part 1: Writer's Directory of Book Publishers and Editors
Section 1. United States Publishers
Section 2. University Presses
The University As Publisher: From Academic Press to Commercial Presence William Hamilton
Section 3. Religious, Spiritual, and Inspirational Publishers
The Writer's Journey: Themes of the Spirit and Inspiration Deborah Levine
Section 4. Canadian Publishers
Book Publishing for the Canadian Market Greg Ioannou
Part 2: Writer's Guide Directory of Literary Agents
What Makes This Agent Directory Special? Jeff Herman
Part 3: Insider Road Maps to Your Success
Maximizing Your Chances in the Battle of the UNs (Unagented/Unsolicited Submissions) Jeff Herman
Write the Perfect Query Letter Deborah Levine
Query Tips Jeff Herman
The Knockout Nonfiction Book Proposal Jeff Herman
Model Successful Nonfiction Book Proposal Jeff Herman
Rejected . . . Again: The Process and the Art of Perseverance Jeff Herman
Whatever It Takes: A Relentless Approach to Selling Your Work Jeff Herman
The Literary Agency from A to Z: How Literary Agents Work Jeff Herman
Points of Inquiry from the Writer's Side: Questions and Answers About Agents, Editors, and the Publishing Industry Jeff
Herman
Free Versus Fee: The Issue of Literary Agency Fees Jeff Herman
When the Deal Is Done: How to Thrive After Signing a Publishing Contract Jeff Herman
Mastering Ghostwriting and Collaboration Gene Busnar
Fiction Dictionary Jamie M. Forbes
Mirror, Mirror . . . : Self-Publishing and Vanity Publishing-Advantages and Differences Jeff Herman
The Literary Agent Trade Association Jeff Herman
The Author-Agent Agreement Jeff Herman
The Collaboration Agreement Jeff Herman
Glossary
Suggested Resources
Index
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