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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Now in its 12th year, the Writer's Guide to Book Editors, Publishers, and Literary Agents has become the indispensable tool for authors. This one-of-a-kind reference shows writers how to get the attention of the people they need to become published. Inside are the names and specific areas of interest of thousands of editors at more than 500 book publishing houses, as well as over 121 insightful interviews with literary agents who give invaluable tips to both beginning and professional authors. An actual, ...
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Overview

Now in its 12th year, the Writer's Guide to Book Editors, Publishers, and Literary Agents has become the indispensable tool for authors. This one-of-a-kind reference shows writers how to get the attention of the people they need to become published. Inside are the names and specific areas of interest of thousands of editors at more than 500 book publishing houses, as well as over 121 insightful interviews with literary agents who give invaluable tips to both beginning and professional authors. An actual, successful book proposal plus discussions of collaboration agreements, author-agency agreements, and publishing contracts make this a must-have for any writer.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761530237
  • 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 9.15 (h) x 2.15 (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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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2002

    A Must Have For Any Writer

    This book is a veritable font of useful information. Mr Herman packs in all you need to know about stemming the tide of agents, publishers and editors. He explains the proper ways to get noticed and avoid the slush pile. As an author, this is my bible...and I am in awe of the amount of work it took to put it together. Thank you, Mr. Herman! Thank you!!!!

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