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Writers' & Artists' Guide to How to Hook an Agent

By James Rennoldson
  • ISBN Code: : 1472970063
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The W&A Guide to How to Hook an Agent is the definitive guide to putting together a manuscript submission and attracting the attention of a literary agent. Structured around a series of real-life questions raised at Writers' & Artists' successful 'How to Hook an Agent' events, this lively and accessible Q&A guide provides everything an unpublished writer needs to know about seeking the representation of a literary agent. Full of practical detail and examples of good and bad practice, it covers: · Responses to over 180 questions asked by writers about getting an agent · How to research and approach an agent · The key ingredients of a submission · How to draft a successful covering letter · What to expect when working with an agent · The agent-publisher relationship · Contracts, rights and royalties This unique guide is suitable for writers of fiction and non-fiction and writing across different genres and age ranges.

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Book Short Summary:

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  • Pdf File: jeff-herman-s-guide-to-book-publishers-editors-literary-agents-28th-edition.pdf

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If You Want to Get Published, Read This Book! Jeff Herman’s Guide is the writer’s best friend. The 28th edition, updated for 2019, includes strategies to finding your way through today’s field of publishers, editors, and agents. Get the most up-to-date information on the who’s who in publishing: The best way to ensure that your book stands out from the crowd is to find the right person to read it. In this guidebook, Jeff Herman reveals names, contact information, and personal interests for hundreds of literary agents and editors, so you can find the publishing professional who’s been waiting for you. In addition, the comprehensive index makes it easy to search by genre and subject. Learn to write a winning pitch: This highly-respected resource has helped countless authors achieve their highest goals. It starts with the perfect pitch. You’ll learn the language that publishers use, and ways to present yourself and your book in the best light. Trust the expert that insiders trust: Bestselling authors and publishing insiders recognize Jeff Herman’s Guide as honest, informative, and accurate. New and veteran writers of both fiction and nonfiction have relied on this no-nonsense guidebook for decades. Everything you need to know to publish your book is compiled in this one go-to resource. In Jeff Herman's Guide to Book Publishers, Editors & Literary Agents you’ll find: Invaluable information about 245 publishers and imprints Independent book editors who can help make your book publisher-friendly Methods for spotting a scam before it’s too late Methods to becoming a confident partner in the business of publishing your book. This guide is an excellent addition to your collection if you have read Guide to Literary Agents 2019, Writer's Market 2019, or The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published.

Still Life

By Sarah Winman
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 0593330773
  • Total of Pages : 476
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 749
  • Pdf File: still-life.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A Good Morning America Book Club Pick A Veranda Magazine Book Club Pick A captivating, bighearted, richly tapestried story of people brought together by love, war, art, flood, and the ghost of E. M. Forster, by the celebrated author of Tin Man. Tuscany, 1944: As Allied troops advance and bombs fall around deserted villages, a young English soldier, Ulysses Temper, finds himself in the wine cellar of a deserted villa. There, he has a chance encounter with Evelyn Skinner, a middle-aged art historian who has come to Italy to salvage paintings from the ruins and recall long-forgotten memories of her own youth. In each other, Ulysses and Evelyn find a kindred spirit amidst the rubble of war-torn Italy, and set off on a course of events that will shape Ulysses's life for the next four decades. As Ulysses returns home to London, reimmersing himself in his crew at The Stoat and Parot—a motley mix of pub crawlers and eccentrics—he carries his time in Italy with him. And when an unexpected inheritance brings him back to where it all began, Ulysses knows better than to tempt fate, and returns to the Tuscan hills. With beautiful prose, extraordinary tenderness, and bursts of humor and light, Still Life is a sweeping portrait of unforgettable individuals who come together to make a family, and a deeply drawn celebration of beauty and love in all its forms.

The The Artist's Guide to Success in the Music Business

By Loren Weisman
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Greenleaf Book Group
  • Book Code : 1608325792
  • Total of Pages : 456
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 153
  • Pdf File: the-the-artist-s-guide-to-success-in-the-music-business.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Artist’s Guide to Success in the Music Business, 2nd Edition, is a detailed analysis of the subjects that all musicians should understand and apply to pursue a successful and sustainable career in music today. Full of practical advice, this music industry book provides comprehensive details on how to achieve self-empowerment and optimize your success in today’s music business. From production and performance tips to marketing and career-building advice, this music business book instructs and empowers artists on how to take the hard-earned lessons of a fellow musician and put them to work in their own careers. Take your music from passion to profession From promotion and performance tips to marketing and career-building advice, Loren Weisman serves up lessons culled from his twenty years as a working musician and a music business consultant. Get straight-talk from the road and the studio in areas such as: • Creating the best plan for their career • Touring • Booking gigs • Performing • Recording from pre- through post-production • Branding a band • Fundraising and working with investors • Marketing and promotions The Artist’s Guide to Success in the Music Business, 2nd Edition, is a detailed analysis of the subjects that all musicians should understand and apply to pursue a successful and sustainable career in music today. Full of practical advice, this music industry book provides comprehensive details on how to achieve self-empowerment and optimize your success in today’s music business. From production and performance tips to marketing and career-building advice, this music business book instructs and empowers artists on how to take the hard-earned lessons of a fellow musician and put them to work in their own careers.

How to Win Friends and Influence People

By Dale Carnegie
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Sristhi Publishers & Distributors
  • Book Code : 8194790891
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 978
  • Pdf File: how-to-win-friends-and-influence-people.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Do you feel stuck in life, not knowing how to make it more successful? Do you wish to become more popular? Are you craving to earn more? Do you wish to expand your horizon, earn new clients and win people over with your ideas? How to Win Friends and Influence People is a well-researched and comprehensive guide that will help you through these everyday problems and make success look easier. You can learn to expand your social circle, polish your skill set, find ways to put forward your thoughts more clearly, and build mental strength to counter all hurdles that you may come across on the path to success. Having helped millions of readers from the world over achieve their goals, the clearly listed techniques and principles will be the answers to all your questions.

Gone with the Wind

By Margaret Mitchell
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 1473575435
  • Total of Pages : 1072
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 634
  • Pdf File: gone-with-the-wind.pdf

Book Short Summary:

'My dear, I don't give a damn.' Margaret Mitchell’s page-turning, sweeping American epic has been a classic for over eighty years. Beloved and thought by many to be the greatest of the American novels, Gone with the Wind is a story of love, hope and loss set against the tense historical background of the American Civil War. The lovers at the novel’s centre – the selfish, privileged Scarlett O’Hara and rakish Rhett Butler – are magnetic: pulling readers into the tangled narrative of a struggle to survive that cannot be forgotten. WINNER OF NATIONAL BOOK AWARD AND PULITZER PRIZE 'For sheer readability I can think of nothing it must give way before' The New Yorker 'What makes some people come through catastrophes and others, apparently just as able, strong, and brave, go under?’ Margaret Mitchell

Smash Poetry Journal

By Robert Lee Brewer
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1440355053
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Poetry
  • Members : 702
  • Pdf File: smash-poetry-journal.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A Poetry Journal to Poem Your Days Away! Don't wait for inspiration to strike! Whether you're an aspiring or published poet, this book will help you get in a frame of mind to make creative writing a consistent part of your life. With prompts from Robert Lee Brewer's popular Writer's Digest blog, Poetic Asides, you'll find 125 ideas for writing poems along with the journaling space you need to respond to the prompt. • 125 unexpected poetry prompts such as from the perspective of an insect, about a struggle, or including the word change • Plenty of blank space to compose your own poems • Tips on unique poetic forms and other poetry resources Perfectly sized to carry in a backpack or purse, you can jot down ideas for poems as you're waiting in line for a morning coffee or take it to the park for a breezy afternoon writing session. Wherever you are, your next poem is never more than a page-turn away.

Stuff You Should Know

By Josh Clark,Chuck Bryant
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Flatiron Books
  • Book Code : 1250268516
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 895
  • Pdf File: stuff-you-should-know.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From the duo behind the massively successful and award-winning podcast Stuff You Should Know comes an unexpected look at things you thought you knew. Josh Clark and Chuck Bryant started the podcast Stuff You Should Know back in 2008 because they were curious—curious about the world around them, curious about what they might have missed in their formal educations, and curious to dig deeper on stuff they thought they understood. As it turns out, they aren't the only curious ones. They've since amassed a rabid fan base, making Stuff You Should Know one of the most popular podcasts in the world. Armed with their inquisitive natures and a passion for sharing, they uncover the weird, fascinating, delightful, or unexpected elements of a wide variety of topics. The pair have now taken their near-boundless "whys" and "hows" from your earbuds to the pages of a book for the first time—featuring a completely new array of subjects that they’ve long wondered about and wanted to explore. Each chapter is further embellished with snappy visual material to allow for rabbit-hole tangents and digressions—including charts, illustrations, sidebars, and footnotes. Follow along as the two dig into the underlying stories of everything from the origin of Murphy beds, to the history of facial hair, to the psychology of being lost. Have you ever wondered about the world around you, and wished to see the magic in everyday things? Come get curious with Stuff You Should Know. With Josh and Chuck as your guide, there’s something interesting about everything (...except maybe jackhammers).

How to Write a Novel

By Nathan Bransford
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Nathan Bransford
  • Book Code : 173414940X
  • Total of Pages : 254
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 459
  • Pdf File: how-to-write-a-novel.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Author and former literary agent Nathan Bransford shares his secrets for creating killer plots, fleshing out your first ideas, crafting compelling characters, and staying sane in the process. Read the guide that New York Times bestselling author Ransom Riggs called "The best how-to-write-a-novel book I've read."

Novel & Short Story Writer's Market 40th Edition

By Amy Jones
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 0593332083
  • Total of Pages : 512
  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 247
  • Pdf File: novel-short-story-writer-s-market-40th-edition.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The best resource for getting your fiction published, fully revised and updated Novel & Short Story Writer's Market is the go-to resource you need to get your short stories, novellas, and novels published. The 40th edition of NSSWM features hundreds of updated listings for book publishers, literary agents, fiction publications, contests, and more. Each listing includes contact information, submission guidelines, and other essential tips. This edition of Novel & Short Story Writer's Market also offers • Hundreds of updated listings for fiction-related book publishers, magazines, contests, literary agents, and more • Interviews with bestselling authors Celeste Ng, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Beverly Jenkins, and Chris Bohjalian • A detailed look at how to choose the best title for your fiction writing • Articles on tips for manuscript revision, using out-of-character behavior to add layers of intrigue to your story, and writing satisfying, compelling endings • Advice on working with your editor, keeping track of your submissions, and diversity in fiction

Guide to Literary Agents 2019

By Robert Lee Brewer
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1440354545
  • Total of Pages : 339
  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 304
  • Pdf File: guide-to-literary-agents-2019.pdf

Book Short Summary:

THE BEST RESOURCE AVAILABLE FOR FINDING A LITERARY AGENT No matter what you're writing--fiction or nonfiction, books for adults or children--you need a literary agent to get the best book deal possible from a traditional publisher. Guide to Literary Agents 2019 is your go-to resource for finding that literary agent and earning a contract from a reputable publisher. Along with listing information for more than 1,000 agents who represent writers and their books, the 28th edition of GLA includes: • The key elements of a successful nonfiction book proposal. • Informative articles on crafting the perfect synopsis and detailing what agents are looking for in the ideal client--written by actual literary agents. • Plus, debut authors share their varied paths to finding success and their first book publications.