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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Review: The Career Novelist: A Literary Agent Offers Strategies for Success

User Review  - SL Saboviec - Goodreads

This book was written in the 90's, so it's somewhat outdated around current trends; however, good advice on how to become a solid writer with a long-term career transcends momentary fads. Donald Maass ... Read full review

Review: The Career Novelist: A Literary Agent Offers Strategies for Success

User Review  - Lanko - Goodreads

Like some people pointed out, some topics are a bit outdated, but I found them still pretty good to understand how the career was back then. But overall this book offers very solid advice. I just ... Read full review

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