How to Get a Literary Agent (Google eBook)

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Sourcebooks, Inc., Apr 1, 2006 - Reference - 336 pages
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Written by a top literary agent who gives writers an insider's view of how to find and work with an agent throughout the process of getting published. Includes: -- How to know that you're ready for an agent -- 7 ways to find an agent -- Writing a cover letter that grabs attention -- What to do with an agent once you've got one -- What you can expect and what you'd better not hope for -- Making sure this is the right agent for you -- Congratulations, now you have an agent AND an editor -- How to avoid the 7 worst pitfalls for aspiring writers -- And much, much more. In today's highly competitive publishing industry, literary agents are more important than ever. Whether you write fiction or non-fiction, reference or children's books, here is everything you need to know about using an agent to launch and sustain your literary career.a
  

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User Review  - RL - Goodreads

I met Michael Larsen and liked him so I bought his book. It is a chatty, friendly book that makes one believe that the job of getting a literary agent might be like the job of making a five-layer cake ... Read full review

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User Review  - Tony Riches - Goodreads

There has never been a better time to be a writer. That's the view of Literary Agent Michael Larsen. I can sum up the main point of the book by saying it will really help if you can look at life from ... Read full review

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Contents

Making Bigger Better for You An Instant Portrait of Publishing
1
Read This Way
5
Making the Connection Using the Write Stuff to Attract an Agent
11
Can You Name That Tuna? Eleven Ways to Find the Right Agent for You and Your Book
19
Getting Your Agent before You Know Who It Is Why Writing a MustRead Query Letter Is Simple
33
Joining the 2 Percent Club A Crash Course on Rising from Rejection to Acceptance
53
A Study in Read and Green Six Criteria for Choosing the Right Agent for You
63
Taking the Vows for Your Working Marriage The AuthorAgency Contract
81
The Spirit of Enterprise What Publishers Are Buying and Why
205
The Editor as Hero An Homage to Your Other Agent
223
Leaving Out the Parts That People Skip How to Make Your Craft Seaworthy
233
The Difference between a Pig and a Chicken Why Your Goals Will Determine Your Future
245
English LitHow about You? Reinventing Yourself as an Authorpreneur
257
You Deserve All the Help You Need Mobilizing Your Networks
261
From SloMo to Promo Kicking Your Books Promotion Campaign into High Gear
269
Building Your Platform and Converting It into Your Promotion Plan
287

Life after Yes Eleven Steps to Matrimonial Bliss
95
Transforming a Writer into an Author What Your Agent Does before the Sale
103
Paper Cuts A Terrible Day in the Life of an Agent
113
The Publishing Contract Tiptoeing through a DiamondStudded Minefield
121
Following the Money What an Agent Does after the Sale
137
Hooked on Books A Terrific Day in the Life of an Agent
151
Terminal Transgressions What to Do if Your Working Marriage Fails
159
Why Hire an Agent? Why You May Not Need an Agent and Why You May Need One More Than Ever
167
Understand How Publishers Work The Book Business in a Nutshell
185
Whining and Dining on the Spaghetti Factor How Publishing Went from Class to Mass
195
Writing High The End of the Beginning
297
The AAR Checklist of Questions for Authors and a Few More to Fill in the Blanks
309
Two Agents Clauses
311
The Code of Ethics for the Association of Authors Representatives
312
A Bill of Rights for Writers and a Bill of Rights for Agents
315
Three AuthorAgent Contracts
317
Acknowledgments
322
Index
324
About the Author
328
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