The Career Novelist: A Literary Agent Offers Strategies for Success

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Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated, 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A bit outdated now, but still lots of good advice to be had about publishing and building a career writing fiction.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 heads the Donald Maass Literary Agency in New York City, which represents more than 150 novelists and sells more than 150 novels every year to publishers in America and overseas. He is a past president of the Association of Authors Representatives, Inc., and is the author of several books of interest to fiction writers, including "Writing the Breakout Novel", "The Fire in Fiction", and "The Breakout Novelist" (all from Writer's Digest Books).

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