2009 Guide To Literary Agents - Articles
Now, more than ever, in a market glutted with aspiring writers and a shrinking number of publishing houses, writers need someone familiar with the publishing scene to shepherd their manuscript to the right person. Completely updated annually, Guide to Literary Agents provides names and specialties for more than 800 individual agents around the United States and the world. The 2009 edition includes more than 85 pages of original articles on everything you need to know including how to submit to agents, how to avoid scams and what an agent can do for their clients.
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The Query Letter
Wheeling and Dealing
Sign on the Dotted Line
Improve Your Book Contract
Know Your Rights
The Next Steps
Agents Pet Peeves
Leaping Into the Fray
Avenues to an Agent
For the SelfPublished
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