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Agents, Editors, and You: The Insider's Guide to Getting Your Book Published (Writer's Market Library) Paperback – May, 2002
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The information here is current and clear.
~review by Joan Mazza, author of six books, including Dreaming Your Real Self.
This book is crucial to those who want to follow good submission procedures, avoiding preventable mistakes that could cost a sale.
There are many ideas related to contacting agents and editors. It is the "Miss Manners" of proper protocol... I'm glad I have this book.
In one concise volume, you will learn about preparing and submitting your manuscript. How to determine if you need an agent, then how to find the right one and what does an agent do anyway? The answers are in this volume.
After you locate an agent or determine if you need one, what are nonfiction editor looking for? What are fiction editors searching for? Or what are children's editors searching for? These questions are answered in these pages.
Finally what is that process after your book is contracted? How do you work with your editor? What expectations should I have after my book is published?
Publishing is constantly changing and there are no permanent answers but I found the wisdom in these pages worthwhile and something I recommend to writers who are looking for solid answers to their questions.
As editor Michelle Howry writes in her introduction, "Getting a book published is an arduous task. It often seems as if the publishing industry itself was structured to make it as difficult as possible for a first-time author to figure it all out. It's challenging, but there is hope. As you'll see throughout this book, agent and editors really are still searching for talented new writers. Use this book like a road map, inside you'll find the information you need to navigate the unfamiliar publishing landscape and find publishing success. Rely on the advice of these "publishing mentors"--along with your amazingly well-written book--to target an agent, wood an editor, and earn a book contract."
Sound words are in these pages. I recommend it.
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If you every wanted some inside information on the publishing world, Read Agents, Editor and You by Michelle Howry. Read morePublished on February 7, 2010 by Steven C. Thedford