2012 Guide to Literary Agents

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Chuck Sambuchino
Writer's Digest Books, Aug 9, 2011 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 368 pages
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New and reinvented for 2012! Guide to Literary Agents is a writer’s best resource for finding a literary agent who can represent their work to publishing houses, big and small. The days when a writer could deal directly with a large publisher are over. Literary agents represent writers and shepherd manuscripts to the right editor; and a good representative is the difference between a published book and a manuscript that never gets read. Detailing more than 550+ literary agencies, Guide to Literary Agents has always been the biggest, the most comprehensive and complete, and the most respected guide. As an added bonus, this edition also includes an exclusive webinar available for download on demand. With it, readers will learn how to find an approach, secure and find the agent that can best represent their work. The 2012 Guide to Literary Agents also includes: • More editorial content, more interviews--more everything! • A free downloadable webinar created exclusively for readers of Guide to Literary Agents detailing step by step how and why to secure an agent in the current era of publishing instability • Twelve month subscription to www.writersmarket.com/agents
 

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As I near completion of my first major novel, I've been dreading the next step – researching the hundreds of agents out there, trying to find a good match for my manuscript. I know I need an agent ... Read full review

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Contents

FROM THE EDITOR
1
HOW TO USE GUIDE TO LITERARY AGENTS
2
WHAT AN AGENT DOES
6
AGENTS TELL ALL
11
ASSESSING CREDIBILITY
25
AVENUES TO AN AGENT
30
RESEARCHING AGENTS
34
CRAFTING A QUERY
39
RETREATS
82
AGENTS AND SELFPUBLISHING
85
THE GATEKEEPERS
91
COPYRIGHT BASICS
97
GLA SUCCESS STORIES
101
THINK LIKE A SCRIPT AGENT OR PRODUCER
104
KEN SHERMAN
110
SCREENPLAY MANAGERS
114

SYNOPSIS WORKSHOP
50
NONFICTION BOOK PROPOSALS
56
MAKE THE MOST OF A WRITERS CONFERENCE
61
HOW I GOT MY AGENT
67
HOW NOT TO START YOUR BOOK
77
GLOSSARY OF INDUSTRY TERMS
122
LITERARY AGENTS
132
CONFERENCES
303
GENERAL INDEX
338
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About the author (2011)

In addition to edition Guide to Literary Agents, Chuck Sambuchino is assistant editor of Writer's Market, a former editor with Writer's Digest magazine, and writer of fiction and screenplays.

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