The Career Novelist: A Literary Agent Offers Strategies for Success

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Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated, 1996 - Reference - 245 pages
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In this addition to Heinemann's growing list of good books for working writers, top New York literary agent Donald Maass provides help with the more practical considerations of writing such as:

  • how a writer can effectively pitch his or her work
  • the finer points of promoting one's own writing
  • if, when, and how to collaborate
  • the ins and outs of the publishing industry of today

Maass offers it all in a readable, upbeat format. A copy of "The Career Novelist" is like having your own personal literary agent on your bookshelf!

Donald Maass is an independent New York literary agent who specializes in fiction. He has written extensively for writers' magazines on the business of publishing and lectures frequently at writers' conferences.

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I love how no-nonsense Mr. Maass is in this book as well as in his Breakout Novel book. He certainly doesn't sugarcoat the good, the bad and ugly of the publishing world. Very helpful to me. I think ... Read full review

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