September 5th, 2014

How to Pitch Your Self-Published Book to an Agent

Chuck Sambuchino

Many writers who’ve self-published a book for one reason or another get to a point where they want the book to be taken to the next level and see a widespread, traditional release. This is the point where they may contact a literary agent for representation. So with that in mind, I want […]

May 2nd, 2014

Classifying Your Book: How to Research & Target Literary Agents

By Chuck Sambuchino

Once your book is finished, it’s time to start submitting to agents. For this, a simple first step is to create a new Microsoft Word or Excel document so you can keep detailed track of your submissions, target agents, resource materials, and more. The document will help you personalize query letters, find […]

March 7th, 2014

How to be an Agent’s ‘Dream Client’

By Chuck Sambuchino

How does a literary agent define their “ideal client”? The question is extremely important because it’s one that factors into an agent’s mindset before and after they sign you.

If an agent has read your complete novel or book proposal and wants to sign you, the next step is almost always to […]

April 11th, 2012

Conferences – Part 2: Where The Editors and Agents Are

by Jenny Hansen

On Monday, Laura Drake gave us amazing tips on How To Improve Our Pitching. I’ve got to admit, I was totally impressed.

As extroverted as I am, I’d almost rather get a root canal than go to a group pitching session. I’ve been to them and hated it. The best thing you […]

March 7th, 2011

The Great Agent Search – Part 3

I’ve found two methods for keeping track of submissions. Which you choose depends on how your brain works. Some writers are “pansters,” some are “plotters.” Some people are night owls, some are morning people – it’s like that. You’ll know which method is right for you the minute you read the description, I promise. […]