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The Ultimate Guide to Getting a Literary Agent!
If you dream of scoring the best possible deal with a traditional publisher and seeing your book in print, you need literary representation. Filled with practical, straightforward advice and insider tips, Get a Literary Agent is a one-stop resource for writers of both fiction and nonfiction. You'll learn how to:
- Research agents and target the best ones for your work
- Navigate the submission process--from best practices to possible pitfalls
- Craft a polished query letter and pitch your work effectively
- Assemble a book proposal like a pro
- Form a lasting partnership with your agent
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About the Author
Chuck Sambuchino of Writer's Digest Books edits the annual Guide to Literary Agents and Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market. His Guide to Literary Agents blog is one of the most popular blogs in publishing. His 2010 humor book, How to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack, was optioned by Sony Pictures. His books have been mentioned in Reader's Digest, USA Today, The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Variety, and more. Chuck is also the author of Formatting & Submitting Your Manuscript and Create Your Writer Platform. Follow him on Twitter @chucksambuchino.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
In my quest for knowledge and advice about writing and publication I spend a lot of time on the internet researching. When I run across something with Chuck Sambuchino's name I always read it and am never disapointed with the information I glean. I was very happy to have an opportunity to obtain and read Get A Literaary Agent. It is very easy to follow with information provided in an easy-to-understand format. I had anticipated primarily assistance with the query letter process, but I found so much more. There is information on pitching in person, how to respond to an agent's interest and what questions to ask, etiquette, interactions at writer's conferences, what to expect in terms of contracts and negotiations with publishing houses, and much more. The practical advice provided is followed by examples from varied scenarios. I especially appreciated the multiple quotes from the literary agents that are tied into each section of the book. It was nice to get their prospectives on the various topics, but it also gave me list of agents to research and follow online. If you are even just considering publication for something you have written, and need a helpful resource, I strongly recommend Get a Literary Agent by Chuck Sambuchino.