Guide to Literary Agents is a writer's best resource for finding a literary agent who can represent their work to publishing houses, big and small. The days when a writer could deal directly with a large publisher are over. Literary agents represent writers and shepherd manuscripts to the right editor; and a good representative is the difference between a published book and a manuscript that never gets read. In addition, agents have now taken on a new role for writers, in response to the changing landscape of publishing. Agents now act as editors, advocates, promoters, digital rights managers, and much more. GLA provides names and specialties for more than 750 individual agents around the United States and the world. GLA includes more than 90 pages of original articles on finding the best agent to represent your work and how to seal the deal. From identifying your genre to writing query letters to avoiding agent pet peeves and mastering contracts in the digital era, GLA helps writers deal with agents every step of the way.
"I trusted the "Guide to Literary Agents" to provide solid, up-to-date information to help me with the process. I now have a wonderful agent and a four-book deal." - Mara Purnhagen, author of "Tagged" (Harlequin Teen)""Guide to Literary Agents" contains a wealth of information and good advice, and was crucial in my successful search for an agent." - Richard Harvell, author of "The Bells" (Crown)"The "Guide to Literary Agents" was absolutely instrumental to my getting an agent and subsequent three-book deal with HarperCollins." - Derek Taylor Kent, author of "Scary School" (HarperCollins)
Series: Guide to Literary Agents
Number Of Pages: 364
Published: 5th September 2013
Dimensions (cm): 23.2 x 17.8 x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 23