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By Chuck Sambuchino (Editor)

ISBN-10: 1599638436

ISBN-13: 9781599638430

The simplest source to be had for locating a literary agent!

No subject what you are writing--fiction or nonfiction, books for adults or children--you want a literary agent with a view to get the easiest conventional publishing booklet deal attainable. The 2015 consultant to Literary brokers is your crucial source for locating that literary agent and getting your e-book received by way of a best writer. besides directory info for greater than 1,000 literary brokers who characterize writers and their books, this new, up-to-date version of GLA includes:

"10 purposes brokers Reject Your Manuscript"--helping you study what to not do throughout the submission process
"New Agent Spotlights"--profiles of literary reps actively construction their customer lists correct now
thirteen debut writer good fortune tales: Writers clarify their paths to book, so that you can examine from their successes and spot what they did correct

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Learn when to approach agents, as well as what to expect from an author/agent relationship. Beyond selling manuscripts, an agent must keep track of the ever-changing industry, writers’ royalty statements, fluctuating market trends—and the list goes on. So, once again, you face the question: Do I need an agent? The answer, much more often than not, is yes. WHAT CAN AN AGENT DO FOR YOU? For starters, today’s competitive marketplace can be difficult to break into, especially for unpublished writers.

Com. Another possibility is that the agent is swamped with submissions. An agent can be overwhelmed with queries, especially if the agent recently has spoken at a conference or has been featured in an article or book. Also, some agents specify in their listings that they never return materials of any kind. For face-to-face contact, many writers prefer to meet agents at Conferences. By doing so, writers can assess an agent’s personality, attend workshops and have the chance to get more feedback on their work than they get by mailing submissions and waiting for a response.

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