Guide to Book Publishers Editors and Literary Agents

Author: Jeff Herman
Publisher: Writer
ISBN: 0871162105
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Now updated for 2008, this annual edition of the classic bestselling directory provides everything working writers need to find the most receptive publishers, editors, and agents for their work.

Jeff Herman s Guide to Book Publishers Editors and Literary Agents 2017

Author: Jeff Herman
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 9781608684052
Release Date: 2016-09-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Still the Best Guide for Getting Published If you want to get published, read this book! Comprehensive index lists dozens of subjects and categories to help you find the perfect publisher or agent. Jeff Herman’s Guide unmasks nonsense, clears confusion, and unlocks secret doorways to success for new and veteran writers! This highly respected resource is used by publishing insiders everywhere and has been read by millions all over the world. Jeff Herman’s Guide is the writer’s best friend. It reveals the names, interests, and contact information of thousands of agents and editors. It presents invaluable information about more than 350 publishers and imprints (including Canadian and university presses), lists independent book editors who can help you make your work more publisher-friendly, and helps you spot scams. Jeff Herman’s Guide unseals the truth about how to outsmart the gatekeepers, break through the barriers, and decipher the hidden codes to getting your book published. Countless writers have achieved their highest aspirations by following Herman’s outside-the-box strategies. If you want to reach the top of your game and transform rejections into contracts, you need this book!

Guide to Literary Agents 2018

Author: Cris Freese
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 9781440352805
Release Date: 2017-09-14
Genre: Reference

No matter what you’re writing - fiction or nonfiction, books for adults or children - securing a literary agent will help you get the best book deal possible from a traditional publisher. With listing information for more than 1,000 agents who represent writers and their books, Guide to Literary Agents 2018 will be your go-to resource. This updated edition of GLA includes: "New Agent Spotlights": Discover targeted profiles of literary agents who are actively building their client lists right now. Informative articles on crafting the perfect first page, attending conferences, establishing a healthy critique group, and more. A brand-new special genre section on science fiction and fantasy, plus online content for whatever genre you’re writing.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Getting Published

Author: Sheree Bykofsky
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1592575188
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Provides tips for fiction and non-fiction authors on what to write and why, how to research the market, what to expect if you sign with an agent, and how to choose, submit, and work with a publisher.

How to Write a Book Proposal

Author: Michael Larsen
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 1582977038
Release Date: 2011-03-22
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Source for Book Proposals Success! How to Write a Book Proposal is THE resource for getting your work published. This newly revised edition of the Writer's Digest Books classic outlines how to create an effective, nonfiction book proposal in a clear, step-by-step manner. You'll learn the keys to a successful book proposal and how to: Test-market the potential of a book idea and effectively communicate that potential in a proposal Choose the best agents and editors for a particular proposal Create a professional-looking proposal package Predispose publishers to make their best offer Notes agent and author Michael Larsen also provides insider insights into the publishing industry as well as a plethora of newly updated information including: Recent changes in the publishing industry Updated trend information New sample proposals Expanded instructions for creating outlines You'll also find complete guidelines to becoming an effective self-promoter. How to Write a Book Proposal is a must-have for every writer!

Guide to Literary Agents 2017

Author: Chuck Sambuchino
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 9781440347900
Release Date: 2016-09-14
Genre: Reference

The best resource available for finding a literary agent! No matter what you're writing--fiction or nonfiction, books for adults or children--you need a literary agent to get the best book deal possible from a traditional publisher. Guide to Literary Agents 2017 is your essential resource for finding that literary agent and getting a contract with one of the country's top publishers. Along with listing information for more than 1,000 agents who represent writers and their books, this updated edition of GLA includes: A one-year subscription to the literary agent content on WritersMarket.com. The secrets of query-writing success: Learn 5 common mistakes that make an agent stop reading--and how to avoid them. "New Agent Spotlights": Get targeted profiles of literary reps who are actively building their client lists right now. Informative articles on writing a synopsis, pitching your work online, defining your genre, utilizing writing peers to better your craft, and much more. Includes exclusive access to the webinar "10 Steps to Landing a Literary Agent" by Marisa Corvisiero of Corvisiero Literary Agency.

Literary Agents

Author: John F. Baker
Publisher: Arco
ISBN: 0028617401
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Featuring in-depth interviews with the industry's leaders, this title is an insider's guide to the most powerful literary agents and how to find the right one.

Thinking Like Your Editor How to Write Great Serious Nonfiction and Get It Published

Author: Susan Rabiner
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 039334021X
Release Date: 2010-09-27
Genre: Reference

Distilled wisdom from two publishing pros for every serious nonfiction author in search of big commercial success. Over 50,000 books are published in America each year, the vast majority nonfiction. Even so, many writers are stymied in getting their books published, never mind gaining significant attention for their ideas—and substantial sales. This is the book editors have been recommending to would-be authors. Filled with trade secrets, Thinking Like Your Editor explains: • why every proposal should ask and answer five key questions; • how to tailor academic writing to a general reader, without losing ideas or dumbing down your work; • how to write a proposal that editors cannot ignore; • why the most important chapter is your introduction; • why "simple structure, complex ideas" is the mantra for creating serious nonfiction; • why smart nonfiction editors regularly reject great writing but find new arguments irresistible. Whatever the topic, from history to business, science to philosophy, law, or gender studies, this book is vital to every serious nonfiction writer.

The Best Punctuation Book Period

Author: June Casagrande
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 9781607744948
Release Date: 2014-04-15
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This all-in-one reference is a quick and easy way for book, magazine, online, academic, and business writers to look up sticky punctuation questions for all styles including AP (Associated Press), MLA (Modern Language Association), APA (American Psychological Association), and Chicago Manual of Style. Punctuate with Confidence—No Matter the Style Confused about punctuation? There’s a reason. Everywhere you turn, publications seem to follow different rules on everything from possessive apostrophes to hyphens to serial commas. Then there are all the gray areas of punctuation—situations the rule books gloss over or never mention at all. At last, help has arrived. This complete reference guide from grammar columnist June Casagrande covers the basic rules of punctuation plus the finer points not addressed anywhere else, offering clear answers to perplexing questions about semicolons, quotation marks, periods, apostrophes, and more. Better yet, this is the only guide that uses handy icons to show how punctuation rules differ for book, news, academic, and science styles—so you can boldly switch between essays, online newsletters, reports, fiction, and magazine and news articles. This handbook also features rulings from an expert “Punctuation Panel” so you can see how working pros approach sticky situations. And the second half of the book features an alphabetical master list of commonly punctuated terms worth its weight in gold, combining rulings from the major style guides and showing exactly where they differ. With The Best Punctuation Book, Period, you’ll be able to handle any punctuation predicament in a flash—and with aplomb. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Get a Literary Agent

Author: Chuck Sambuchino
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 9781599638072
Release Date: 2014-12-17
Genre: Reference

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 You'll also gain the advice of more than 100 literary agents who share their secrets for securing representation. If you've ever wondered what a literary agent can do for you--and why you need one--this invaluable guide provides the answers.

Literary Agents

Author: Michael Larsen
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: UVA:X004066769
Release Date: 1996-08-13
Genre: Performing Arts

"Chock-full of delicious, wise, witty, and often laugh-out-loud quotes about the writer's life, the editor's life, the agent's life.... It's absolutely the last word on literary agents." —Richard Curtis, Richard Curtis Associates "Snappy, nuts-and-bolts guide to the world of literary agents, with lots of practical tips." —Library Journal "Larsen's useful guide provides needed understanding of the world of literary agents."—Booklist In this revised and expanded edition of his acclaimed guide, veteran literary agent Michael Larsen gives you an illuminating, insider's look into the world of literary agents. Here are all the facts you need to find and work with the one that can launch your writing career, including: How to contact an agent Why agents are so important in today's publishing world How agents transform writers into authors What you can do to make yourself irresistible to agents and publishers How agents make money for authors How to decipher agency agreements and book contracts When it's time to change agents—and how to do it

The Story You Need to Tell

Author: Sandra Marinella
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 9781608684847
Release Date: 2017-04-14
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

A practical and inspiring guide to transformational personal storytelling, The Story You Need to Tell is the product of Sandra Marinella’s pioneering work with veterans and cancer patients, her years of teaching writing, and her research into its profound healing properties. Riveting true stories illustrate Marinella’s methods for understanding, telling, and editing personal stories in ways that foster resilience and renewal. She also shares her own experience of using journaling and expressive writing to navigate challenges including breast cancer and postpartum depression. Each of the techniques, prompts, and exercises she presents helps us “to unravel the knot inside and to make sense of loss.”

Novel and Short Story Writer s Market 2018

Author: Rachel Randall
Publisher: "F+W Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781440352652
Release Date: 2017-09-14
Genre: Authorship

Lists publishers, magazines, and other markets that publish fictional works, and offers articles on how to develop one's writing skills and improve the odds of getting published.

The Cold Song

Author: Linn Ullmann
Publisher: Other Press, LLC
ISBN: 9781590516683
Release Date: 2014-04-08
Genre: Fiction

Named in the New York Times Book Review’s 100 Notable Books of 2014! Ullmann’s characters are complex and paradoxical: neither fully guilty nor fully innocent Siri Brodal, a chef and restaurant owner, is married to Jon Dreyer, a famous novelist plagued by writer’s block. Siri and Jon have two daughters, and together they spend their summers on the coast of Norway, in a mansion belonging to Jenny Brodal, Siri’s stylish and unforgiving mother. Siri and Jon’s marriage is loving but difficult, and troubled by painful secrets. They have a strained relationship with their elder daughter, Alma, who struggles to find her place in the family constellation. When Milla is hired as a nanny to allow Siri to work her long hours at the restaurant and Jon to supposedly meet the deadline on his book, life in the idyllic summer community takes a dire turn. One rainy July night, Milla disappears without a trace. After her remains are discovered and a suspect is identified, everyone who had any connection with her feels implicated in her tragedy and haunted by what they could have done to prevent it. The Cold Song is a story about telling stories and about how life is continually invented and reinvented.

An Incredible Talent for Existing

Author: Pamela Jane
Publisher: Open Books Press
ISBN:
Release Date: 2016-02-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

It is 1965, the era of love, light—and revolution. While the romantic narrator imagines a bucolic future in an old country house with children running through the dappled sunlight, her husband plots to organize a revolution and fight a guerrilla war in the Catskills. Their fantasies are on a collision course. The clash of visions turns into an inner war of identities when the author embraces radical feminism; she and her husband are comrades in revolution but combatants in marriage; she is a woman warrior who spends her days sewing long silk dresses reminiscent of a Henry James novel. One half of her isn't speaking to the other half. And then, just when it seems that things cannot possibly get more explosive, her wilderness cabin burns down and Pamela finds herself left with only the clothes on her back. From her vividly evoked existential childhood ("the only way I would know for sure that I existed was if others—lots of others—acknowledged it") to writing her first children's book on a sugar high during a glucose tolerance test, Pamela Jane takes the reader along on a highly entertaining personal, political, and psychological adventure.