Getting a Book AgentFinding a Book Agent
"This book, which will be published in late 2014, contains the best information I have learnt in my 8 years as publisher of the Guidebook to Literary Agent. It' a one-stop, complete tutorial that tells you everything you need to know about backing up a representative - how to find and create your listing, how to get in touch with them with a request mail, how to make a summary or suggestion, how to secure yourself, how to find out if you and your favorite agent are 100% compliant, and much more.
It also contains quotations and precious advices from more than 100 women." You' re gonna appreciate this book: These all-in-one guides show writers exactly what they need to find and backup an agent for their literature, non-fiction, memoirs, etc. This book will cover every facet of your presentation, from basic skills such as searching for an agent to detailed instructions on how to get to the heart of your ideas, and become a winning author.
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Worked for Writer's Digest Books and edited the GUIDE TO LITERARY Agencies and the CHILDREN'S WRITER'S & ILLUSTRATOR'S MARQUÉ. The Guidetoliterary Agent Blog (guidetoliteraryagents.com/blog) -- all about literary agencies, entries and platforms -- is one of the biggest of its kind in the world. It was recently ranked in the FORBES Top 10 Social Media Influencers in Book Publishers.
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"So he says, "How do I get an agent? "It shows ways to attract attention - and avoids drooling in the mud. Allow me to immediately destroy an almost universal belief: not all authors find their operatives over the snow heap. I would like to present you a Pie Charts with "ways to find an agent", the mud heap would be a small piece of this one.
At DGA Ltd. we thoroughly review each entry and react to each one. We' ve also found some very good authors along the way. I' m not saying to the authors to stop submitting their work to an agent - go ahead - and think of the three gold rules: do your research on all the agent you entrust your work to; do your work only if you think it's the best it can be; and align your filing with it - don't let it be like a "mass submission".
I' m a very flattering agent. Publishers love tales about discovering gemstones and untapped talents in the snowmop, but let's look at the pictures - let's say an agent is receiving 50 subordinates a week, 2500 a year, taking on 2 or 3 of those writers who is a 0. 08% probability of being accepted by the snowmop.
So, what about the back door walks to an agent - those ways not talking about media and being reluctant writer to tolerate. You have two ways to find an agent: the fighter or the chased. There' are many ways an agent can be perceived. I found one of my customers, Lucy Inglis, a researcher, on Twitter and was taken to her diary (www.georgianlondon.com) and six month later I bought her story book from Penguin Books and six month later her YA book from Chicken House.
Authors, editors and editors are all on Tweeters - whether they are observing or doing something, they are there. Tweeters is a great resource for information about the publisher business - you can find out about an agent's taste, how different companies work and what is being taken over and distributed in the game.
Tweeters have become a'water cooler' for authors, where they can share literary advice and join the writers' world. You' ll find support from other authors. Don't promote your work - nobody loves a show - but to talk about your typing and gradually build a key crowd around you is a great way to show an agent that you have a bunch of lucky people.
Whilst Twitter is enjoyable and educational, a blogs is the place to present your real work. Consider why you write a blogs and whether it will link to the book you are currently in. So if your book is amusing, is this yours? When you write a non-fiction book, don't be shy about giving away contents.
Don't tell your reader about your luncheon (unless you're going to write a cookbook) and don't sob... it's a big no. Recall how important it is to be available on-line - get a one-page WordPress page - record your name, your biography, your contacts - and what you write about.
When you are not comfortable working in the mine fields of society's medias, think about other ways to get your name. Lisa Samson, one of my writers, writes a regularly updated diary for the beautiful website Caught by the River, so that through her associations she has an open public for her storytelling non-fiction.
There are more ways to draw an agent's eyeline. Take part in shortshare contests - often the jurors are agencies and editors or seasoned authors; attend authoring classes (Arvon has some great classes given by professionals ), get engaged in writing groups (see London Writers' Club for large meetings with agencies and publishers) and have your shortshare tales or essays posted in journals and papers.
Remember to write book revivals for on-line sites/magazines - I first heard Cheryl Tipp (the British Library sounds curator) write a website reviewer. They are like sleuths, always looking for talents and excellent writings. Speak about your book.
Have a passion for typing - you never know who might be with you. Picador's editor-in-chief Francesca Main recently purchased a début book, Ten Things I've Learnt About Love, after she met writer Sarah Butler at a dining fare. Step onto your soapbox: begin to talk about your book - to scream.
Somebody might just hear you out and help you find your way to an agent. I think it's even less in the world of the electronic era - someone you know may know someone who knows someone who is just an agent or editor. Denials are terrible and make authors sympathize with dejection and frustration.
Use your imagination, work on finding an agent and get recognized. Brave, smart and a little fiddly - and you might be addressed by an agent and avoid the mudflat. Write on!