Agents

Maundy Thursday and Beyond

Mary Keeley

Blogger: Mary Keeley

Thursday of Holy Week—Maundy Thursday—is a day when Christians prepare our hearts for what tomorrow through Sunday signifies for us. I can think of nothing more important to blog about today.

The word “Maundy” is derived from …

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Conference Graces

Mary Keeley

Blogger: Mary Keeley

Mount Hermon ushers in the busiest writers conference season from now through autumn, and many of you will be making your way there today. Be sure to introduce yourself to Janet and Wendy when you see them. …

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Confusing Agent Behavior

Rachelle Gardner

Blogger: Rachelle Gardner

Reader Laurie wrote: A friend of mine has an agent interested in her first novel, but the agent has not made an offer of representation.  Instead she has asked my friend to hire a book editor (done),

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How to Be a Publishing Authority in One Step

Janet Grant

Blogger: Janet Kobobel Grant

You might not think of yourself as an authority, but lots of other folks do if one thing is true of you: You’ve published a book.

With one book under your belt you can get workshop …

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Book Proposals Mean Business

Mary Keeley

Blogger: Mary Keeley

Last week I blogged on three criteria agents use to assess your readiness for representation (here). Today let’s focus on what goes into the first of these: your proposal. The following tips will be …

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Agent Braggadocio

Wendy Lawton

Blogger: Wendy Lawton

One of the things we value at Book & Such is our reputation for truth-telling. Saying it like it is. In deference to members of our own profession, we sometimes shy away from being truth tellers about …

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What Makes You and Your Proposal Impressive?

Mary Keeley

Blogger: Mary Keeley

The fact there is more competition for fewer publishing slots makes the goal of getting your book published by a traditional publisher more challenging. So let’s address that elephant in the room right off the bat. My …

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The Advance: How Much Can I Expect?

Wendy Lawton

Blogger: Wendy

Following is a post I wrote a couple of years ago as a guest on another blog. Because it’s a topic writers care about I wanted to share the information here.

I love to talk about great writing, …

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All in a Day’s Work

Rachelle Gardner

Blogger: Rachelle Gardner

I enjoyed Wendy’s post yesterday about how agents spend their time. She did a great job of describing how agents work on their clients’ behalf, and I wanted to add my own two cents to further explain …

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Tick-Tock

Wendy Lawton

Blogger: Wendy Lawton

I’m going to let you in on a secret that my clients already know: your agent needs to be spending his or her time working on your behalf. Time spent with clients is often time taken away …

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