- Series: Market
- Paperback: 922 pages
- Publisher: Writer's Digest Books; 14 edition (August 31, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1599637332
- ISBN-13: 978-1599637334
- Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.1 x 1.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #968,972 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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2014 Writer's Market Deluxe Edition 14th Edition
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If you're relatively new and breaking in, 99% of successful submissions happen through agents. This 2014 edition of "the" one and only guide has a record number of agent listings, including those who are accepting new manuscripts. Knopf (Random) is particularly nice to first timers, especially in STEM, but they still suggest an agent pre screen. Sambuchino's Literary Agent guide also is a good bet in this regard:
2014 Guide to Literary Agents.
You can also self publish through Infinity press, CreateSpace (Amazon's self pub co.) and a number of others, but try the agent route first and DO NOT get discouraged, even at 20 plus rejections!
The book covers magazines and even scripts, but most of the best "big name" mags require an agent submission (eg. Time or Newsweek). On the other hand, there are MANY "niche" magazines who WILL accept your submission directly, listed in this book, and if it's good, publish articles if you have a specialty. The key is not only to use this fine book, but also read carefully not only the submission guidelines, but a few of the recent successful articles in your target pub to get a feel for what their editors and readers like. For example, I just published an article on natural remedies for pet arthritis in a natural vet magazine.
Very narrow niche, very narrow audience, matching very narrow article. I don't mean to discourage you if you've written the next Potter series, for that and fiction you might want to consider smashwords and other online options also. This book IS a little thinner than previous editions but does have many more of the smashwords type references, which make it not only the best and only, but, up to date in today's e-worlds. I look forward to reviewing YOUR book and recommending it to our library clients too! IF YOU NEED A REVIEW, just email us via our Amazon profile, you'll also make a sale!
We also review a lot of kindle books by first time authors, and many of them do very well, especially (I know, broken record) if they are in a NICHE. Darwin said the price of specialization is death, but heck, it's also the key to success. You can also go through CreateSpace for Kindle only books. One young woman made a ton of money and sales just copy/pasting Wiki threads and publishing on Kindle. I don't personally like that style, but God bless her even though most of us don't consider that "writing." Research? Maybe. If you get this online version, the "esources" like smashwords have links, which save you time.
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