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Insider's Guide to Getting an Agent: The Definitive Writer's Resource
     

Insider's Guide to Getting an Agent: The Definitive Writer's Resource

by Perkins
 
In today's changing publishing world, getting an agent is crucial to getting published-but where do aspiring writers begin? New York literary agent, Lori Perkins, takes the mystery out of finding and keeping the right agent. Perkins simplifies the industry, explaining the role of literary agents and what writers should and should not expect. She then guides writers

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In today's changing publishing world, getting an agent is crucial to getting published-but where do aspiring writers begin? New York literary agent, Lori Perkins, takes the mystery out of finding and keeping the right agent. Perkins simplifies the industry, explaining the role of literary agents and what writers should and should not expect. She then guides writers through researching and contacting an agent, including advice for writing agent queries, proposals, synopses, outlines, cover letters and follow-up correspondence. Throughout, Perkins keeps writers keenly aware of an agent's needs and goals, so they can communicate effectively and benefit more from the agent/client relationship. Writers will also gain helpful knowledge on everything from contracts and editors to subrights and promotions, and Perkins also provides a thorough checklist to help writers assess their efforts and chart their careers.

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Booknews
A guerilla guide to getting published, by the founding partner of a New York literary agency. Gives the inside scoop on how writers can get the best representation for their work, telling where and how to target agents, how to write a query letter, and what to expect from an agent. Describes attention-getting book proposals, and gives tips on maintaining a working relationships, protocol for handling a first book deal, and the potential of subrights, publicity, and foreign sales. The author taught journalism at New York University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780898799095
Publisher:
F+W Media
Publication date:
09/15/1999
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 8.99(h) x 0.77(d)

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