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Agents, Editors, and You: The Insider's Guide to Getting Your Book Published
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Here's your ticket to the world of publishing -- a once-in-a-lifetime roundup of the editors and agents who can turn your manuscript into money. Through interviews and articles, they'll teach you how to navigate the publishing landscape like an insider. Synopsis Written primarily by literary agents and editors, 20 chapters provide information on the publishing industry for aspiring authors, in a question-and-answer format. Presented by Howry (an associate editor at McGraw-Hill), the contributions discuss preparing and submitting the manuscript, selling the manuscript, what to do after a book is sold to a publisher, and current trends in the publishing industry. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Guide to Literary Agents 2003-2004

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Put your writing career on the fast track! You need an agent who can get your fiction, nonfiction or screenplay into the hands of the people who can make your dreams come true, and the 2003 Guide to Literary Agents will help you find the right one. Here's all the names, addresses and guidelines you need, including contact information for over 500 literary agencies, 120 conferences and 30 freelance publicists. The book's easy-to-reference icons and indexes help you to quickly, easily and correctly locate the agent best suited to represent your work. Look inside and you'll find samples of actual query letters, guidelines for hiring a freelance publicist, strategies for getting the best agent and more. Special "Insider Reports" provide you with access to the advice and opinions of the people who know how the industry works. You'll also learn more about fees, market research and electronic rights. With more agent listings than any other reference, 2003 Guide to Literary Agents is the right choice that can change your life right now.

Writer's Guide to Book Editors, Publishers, and Literary Agents, 2003-2004: Who They Are! What They Want! and how to Win Them Over!
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This ultimate writer's reference connects you to who's who in the publishing industry. Inside, you'll find the names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail and Web addresses for hundreds of top editors and agents, plus essays from industry insiders who reveal the secrets to big-time success. With the most up-to-date information on an industry that's constantly changing, this new edition offers everything you need to get past the slush piles and into the hands of the real players in the publishing field, including how to write attention-grabbing book proposals and thrive off rejection. Now, you hold the keys to getting published. This deluxe edition includes a CD-ROM that contains the entire database of agents and publishers, easily searchable in just a few clicks and able to organize the most important information according to your specific needs. In addition, direct links to helpful writer-related Web sites give you immediate access to the people you need to know!

Children's Writer's and Illustrator's Market: 800 Editors and Art Directors Who Buy Your Writing and Illustrations

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Your first step to success! Get your stories published with the 2001 Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market, your one-stop resource for getting your work into the hands of young readers everywhere. You'll find the details you need to make successful contact with book and magazine publishers, plus play publishers, greeting card, puzzle and game companies, each one looking for work from artists and authors just like you. From editors to website addresses, you'll find it all right here. In addition, you'll find guidelines for writing query letters, getting an agent, attending conferences, workshops and more, along with special market listings for young writers and illustrators. Paula Danziger (Amber Brown series), National Book Award-winning novelist Kimberly Willis Holt, Caldecott Honor-winning author/illustrator Dav Pilkey and editors Richard Jackson (Richard Jackson Books), Deborah Brody (Viking), and Stephanie Owens Lurie (Dutton) share their advice as well, which makes the 2001 Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market the one choice that can change your life right now.

The Insider's Guide to Getting an Agent: The Definitive Writer's Resource

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Lori Perkins, a highly successful New York literary agent, gives you the inside scoop on how to get the best representation for your work. Using clear, no-nonsense language, Perkins delivers all the vital information you need.. "Just open this book and see for yourself. The Insider's Guide to Getting an Agent is the ultimate "how-to" guide for publishing success. It's got everything you need to find an agent who can get you published.