The Career Novelist: A Literary Agent Offers Strategies for Success

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Heinemann, 1996 - Reference - 245 pages
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In this addition to Heinemann's growing list of good books for working writers, top New York literary agent Donald Maass provides help with the more practical considerations of writing such as:

  • how a writer can effectively pitch his or her work
  • the finer points of promoting one's own writing
  • if, when, and how to collaborate
  • the ins and outs of the publishing industry of today

Maass offers it all in a readable, upbeat format. A copy of "The Career Novelist" is like having your own personal literary agent on your bookshelf!

Donald Maass is an independent New York literary agent who specializes in fiction. He has written extensively for writers' magazines on the business of publishing and lectures frequently at writers' conferences.

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Review: The Career Novelist: A Literary Agent Offers Strategies for Success

User Review  - Kevin Cole - Goodreads

I have to give credit where credit is due: Without this little book, I never would have grown up as a writer. The advice contained is that good. I am indebted. Read full review

Review: The Career Novelist: A Literary Agent Offers Strategies for Success

User Review  - Amy Parker - Goodreads

A bit outdated now, but still lots of good advice to be had about publishing and building a career writing fiction. I cringed at the points I know I've screwed up and felt validated about the ones I ... Read full review

About the author (1996)

Donald Maass is president of the Donald Maass Literary Agency in New York, which he founded in 1980. He represents more than 100 fiction writers and sells more than 100 novels per year to top publishers in America and overseas. He is himself the author of fourteen pseudonymous novels and of the books "The Career Novelist" (Heineman, 1996), "Writing the Breakout Novel" (Writer's Digest Books, 2001) and "Writing the Breakout Novel Workbook" (Writer's Digest Books, 2004). He is a past president of the Association of Authors' Representatives, Inc. (AAR). Don tours the country giving one-day workshops based on his popular book, "Writing the Breakout Novel".

www.maassagency.com

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