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Do you have questions you’ve always wanted to ask a literary agent? Are you curious what insights and advice an agent would give an aspiring writer? Ever wondered if you need an agent and how to get one? We are so excited to have FOUR agents lead us by imparting their wisdom and tips about signing with and working with an agent. Learn from these experienced agents and become more well versed in the writing and publishing process!
January 2023 Special Agent Series
Reasons an Agent Will Say "Yes" to Your Book Idea
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Before becoming a full-time literary agent in 1994, Greg Johnson wrote and published 20 works of nonfiction with traditional publishers and worked as an editor for a teenage boys' magazine for five years. Now, after nearly 30 years as an agent, he has signed and worked with hundreds of authors (and rejected thousands), selling more than 2,300 books (about 20% in the general market) and negotiating more than 2,000 contracts with 125 different imprints. Greg has worked with adult trade books (nonfiction and fiction), children’s books, specialty Bibles, movie options, video curricula, audio products, gift books and greeting cards. Over the years, Greg has developed firm reasons he always says "yes" to at least a look at an author’s pitch and proposal. And if you get a look, your chances of landing an agent tend to get better. Greg is here to share what leads him to take that look! As a bonus, here is a document sharing 10 Amazing Tips given by our agents!
The Winning Pitch: Tips To Win Over a Literary Agent to Your Book Idea
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Pitching your book idea directly to a literary agent is arguably the best way to seek representation. However, explaining your project to a literary agent doesn't have to be terrifying. Books & Such Literary Management agent and author Barb Roose shares highly practical and easy-to-implement tips on how to pitch to an agent. As a bonus, here is a document sharing 10 Amazing Tips given by our agents!
What Increases Your Chances of Getting Agent Representation?
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What does an agent look for in an author? As an author, how can we increase our chances of being desirable for agent representation? In this teaching, Keely Boeving offers guidance on what you can do before you meet with an agent to present your ideas. She is here to equip us to receive an offer from an agent, beginning the relationship that will only further our writing passions! As a bonus, here is a document sharing 10 Amazing Tips given by our agents!