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Writer's Guide to Book Editors, Publishers and Literary Agents, 2002-2003: Who They Are! What They Want! and How to Win Them Over!

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This ultimate writer's reference connects you to who's who in the publishing industry. Inside, you'll find the names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail and Web addresses of hundreds of top editors and agents, plus essays from industry insiders who reveal the secrets to big-time success.



More comprehensive than ever before, this year's edition offers everything you need to get past the slush piles and into...

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Overview

This ultimate writer's reference connects you to who's who in the publishing industry. Inside, you'll find the names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail and Web addresses of hundreds of top editors and agents, plus essays from industry insiders who reveal the secrets to big-time success.



More comprehensive than ever before, this year's edition offers everything you need to get past the slush piles and into the hands of the real players in the publishing arena, including how to write attention-grabbing book proposals and thrive off of rejection. With this book and your talent, you hold the keys to getting published.



"One of the most thorough, up-to-date references in publishing. An essential tool for serious writers."—Doris Booth, editor in chief, Authorlink.com

"Beats the pants off Writer's Market."—Francesca Vicatios, cofounder, Writers' Showplace Inc.

"Reading the Writers' Guide is like personally interviewing hundreds of agents. It is the only resource that reveals both agent preferences and personalities. No other book comes close, and no other book has brought us so many sales."—Mark Ryan, New Brand Agency Group

"Writer's Guide has eclipsed both Literary Market Place and Writer's Market as a source of projects for our agency."—Michael Snell, Michael Snell Literary Agency

"Packed with information that every writer who wants to get published needs to know. An indispensable guide to the world of book publishing."—John Aherne, editor, Warner Books
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761530244
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 7/10/2001
  • Series: Writer's Guide Ser.
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 912
  • Product dimensions: 7.39 (w) x 9.09 (h) x 2.06 (d)

Table of Contents

Contents
Acknowledgments
Introduction Jeff Herman
I: Directory of Book Publishers and Editors
Section One: United States Publishers
Section Two: University Presses
The University As Publisher: From Academic Press to Commercial Presence William Hamilton
Section Three: Religious, Spiritual, and Inspirational Publishers
The Writer's Journey: Themes of the Spirit and Inspiration Deborah Levine Herman
Section Four: Canadian Publishers
Canadian Book Publishing and the Canadian Market Greg Ioannou
II: Directory of Literary Agents
What Makes This Directory Special? Jeff Herman
III: Road Maps to Your Success
Over the Transom and into Print: Maximizing Your Chances in the Battle of the UNs (Unagented/Unsolicited Submissions) Jeff Herman
Write the Perfect Query Letter Deborah Levine Herman and Jeff Herman
The Knockout Nonfiction Book Proposal Jeff Herman
Rejected...Again: The Process and the Art of Perseverance 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 Author—Agent Agreement Jeff Herman
The Collaboration Agreement Jeff Herman
Making It Happen Deborah Levine Herman
The Path to Publication in the New Millennium Morris Rosenthal
Time Management Deborah Levine Herman
The State of Book Publishing, Today and Tomorrow Jeff Herman
Energize Your Nonfiction Katherine Ramsland
Web Sites for Authors
Glossary
Suggested Resources
Index
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