Jeff Herman's Guide to Publishers, Editors and Literary Agents 2005

Jeff Herman's Guide to Publishers, Editors and Literary Agents 2005

by Jeff Herman




Literary agent Jeff Herman provides the latest, updated edition of his guide to inform and empower fiction and nonfiction book writers interested in getting their work published. Coverage includes general discussion followed by individual listings of publishing conglomerates; independent U.S. presses; university presses; religious, spiritual, and inspirational presses; Canadian book publishers; and some 200 literary agents. The text also includes an extensive section of practical advice for authors, followed by electronic and print resources for authors—including writers' associations, funding sources, and workshops—and a glossary of publishing terms. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780871162106
Publisher: Writer, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/28/2004
Edition description: 2005
Pages: 944
Product dimensions: 7.25(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.90(d)

Table of Contents

Publishers, Editors, and Literary Agents
Section 1Publishing Conglomerates1
The Listings5
Section 2Independent U.S. Presses103
The Listings106
Section 3University Presses333
Introduction: The University as Publisher335
The Listings341
Section 4Religious, Spiritual, and Inspirational Presses391
Introduction: The Writer's Journey393
The Listings395
Section 5Canadian Book Publishers455
Introduction: Canadian Book Publishing and the Canadian Market457
The Listings458
Section 6Literary Agents483
Introduction: What Makes This Agent Directory Special?485
The Listings486
Advice for Authors
The Battle of the "UNs"707
Write the Perfect Query Letter714
The Knockout Nonfiction Book Proposal720
Rejected Again ... The Process and the Art of Perseverence744
The Literary Agency from A to Z: How Literary Agents Work749
More Questions and Answers: About Agents, Editors, and the Publishing Industry754
Scams and Book Doctors765
Nine Signs of a Scam Book Doctor770
Book Doctors: The Real Deal773
When the Deal Is Done: How to Thrive After Signing a Publishing Contract787
The Secrets of Ghostwriting and Collaboration Success793
Fiction Dictionary803
The Author-Agent Agreement816
The Collaboration Agreement820
Making It Happen823
Time Management825
The State of Book Publishing, Today and Tomorrow828
The Path to Publication in the New Millenium830
Resources for Writers
Websites for Authors837
Books for Authors869

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