Writer's Guide to Book Editors, Publishers, and Literary Agents, 1998-1999: Who They Are! What They Want! and How to Win Them Over!

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Crown Publishing Group, 1997 - Authors and publishers - 975 pages
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"A real find for the aspiring writer."--"The Associated Press
"In-depth information."--"The Writer
Who are they? What do they want? How do you win them over? Find the answers to these questions and more in the 1998-1999 edition of the "Writer's Guide to Book Editors, Publishers, and Literary Agents by Jeff Herman.
Filled with "the information authors and aspiring authors need in order to avoid having a manuscript end up in the "slush pile," this comprehensive listing is organized in an easy-to-use format. It includes in-depth information about publishing houses and literary agents in the United States and Canada.
The specifics include the names and addresses of editors and agents, what they're looking for, comission rates, and other key information. In addition, readers will discover the most common mistakes people make while attempting to solicit an agent (and how to avoid them) as well as numerous suggestions designed to increase the chances of getting representation.
"Writer's Guide to Book Editors, Publishers, and Literary Agents also includes dozens of valuable essays giving readers insight and guidance into such topics as:
- How to Write the Perfect Query Letter
- The Knockout Nonfiction Book Proposal
- How to Thrive After Signing a Publishing Contract
- Mastering Ghostwriting and Collaboration
- Free Versus Fee: The Issue of Literary Agency Fees
About the Author
"Jeff Herman is the founder of The Jeff Herman Literary Agency, a leading New York agency. He has sold hundreds of titles and represents dozens of top authors. Herman frequently speaks to writer's groups and at conferences on the topic of getting published.

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