- Paperback: 336 pages
- Publisher: Sourcebooks (April 1, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1402205600
- ISBN-13: 978-1402205606
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 38 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #632,900 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Michael Larsen, PhD is the co-founder of the Larsen/Pomada Literary Agency in San Francisco, California. He speaks and teaches around the country on writing, agenting and the publishing industry. Larsen is the author or co-author of eleven books and has represented dozens of successful authors in their literary careers. He lives in San Francisco, California.
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Reading this book before you're done writing your novel, or while you're querying agents, will give you an edge. You'll want to start formulating plans on how to market yourself, and the earlier you do this, the better off you'll be when you finally obtain an agent.
While I wouldn't make this your only purchase on the subject, it is a necessity. This book along with Putting Your Passion Into Print, will help you understand just about everything you need to know about the publishing process. You will most likely need other ones for sample queries and proposals.
Anyway, this book by Michael Larsen is very informative and has 3 separate sections which will give its readers a really great look into the literary world. I am finding out a lot of information that I did not know prior to reading this and have made copious amounts of notes which I intend to use as I pursue my dream of becoming a published writer.
I recommend this book to anyone who is thinking about having a book published and is considering an agent to help them break into the writing industry.
I am hoping that, in less then a year, I will be writing to Michael and letting him know that much of my success was due to the invaluable tips that he provided for me as I started my journey towards getting published.
Good luck to you and buy this book~ CC
What is 'missing' from this book is a list of Publishers and Agents, and for that I recommend Jeff Herman's book because it gives what they want in their own words in the Agents section.
I did not like his thoughts on what to say to an agent who fails to get back to you after having your manuscript exclusively. He said to tell them you are moving on to another agent---err, not. He's maybe not looking at it from the writer's side. The LAST thing I want to do as a writer is alienate an agent. I think he should have given an e-mail sample of how he would approach the agent---maybe it would not be as harsh as it sounded. This made me read a little more carefully---in other words, I'm not taking his advice without questioning it with other writers to be sure.
and your "How to Get a Literary Agent" reflects the same cutting edge talent.
After reading your book, I'm convinced that it indeed provides the recipe for
publishing success. I intend to make it my guide in cooking up what might well
be a literary feast. Sorry to cut this message short. I have to get back to my
reading -- of guess what book.
Sincerely, Jim-Dandy (for William Jackson)
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