The insider's guide to getting an agent

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Writer's Digest Books, Sep 1, 1999 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 244 pages
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Let's face it, it takes more than just talent to get published. You need someone on your side who knows the business inside and out . . .someone who researches the market, lunches with the editors, finds the highest bidders and closes the deals. In other words, you need a professional agent. Fortunately, with this guide, you've got a friend in the business. Lori Perkins, a highly successful New York literary agent, gives you the inside scoop on how to get the best representation for your work. Using clear, no-nonsense language, Perkins delivers all the vital information you need in browseable charts, lists and examples. You'll learn:- the latest trends in the publishing industry- where and how to target the right agents- the 10 Commandments for writing a "killer query"- what you should expect from your agent- the anatomy of an attention-getting book proposal- how to build and maintain a great working relationship- protocol for handling your first book deal- how to break up with the wrong agent- the potential of subrights, publicity and foreign sales- how to know when it's time to make writing your day jobJust open this book and see for yourself. There's nothing else like the Insider's Guide to Getting an Agent. It's got everything you need to find the agents who can get you published.Lori Perkins is the founding partner of Perkins, Rubie and Associates, a New York literary agency which represents about 150 authors and has foreign representation in 11 countries. In addition to her 15 years as an experienced literary agent, Perkins has also been an adjunct professor of journalism at New York University and has also published articles on writing in Publishers Weekly and the 1994 Guide to Literary Agents. She lives in New York City.

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This is still a really good over view of what a literary agent does and how she does it. I have a blog now too, Read full review



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Perkins is the founding partner of Perkins, Rabiner, Rubie & Asso.

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