If you have a decent writer’s platform and marketable book idea, it’s not hard to get a literary agent. I’m a published author whose first traditionally published book (Growing Forward When You Can’t Go Back) was represented by a literary management agency in California. That… Read More »How I Signed With a Literary Agent at the Irene Goodman Agency
Finding the right agent to represent you and your work is one of the most important things you can do as a writer. How do you get a literary agent who believes in you, loves your book, and will help you get published? These tips… Read More »Is It Hard to Get an Agent? 15 Tips From the Query Shark
Not all of my book proposals have been successful! My most recent idea for a book (Your Heart Changes Everything: 50 Ways to Experience Jesus in Daily Life) was reviewed with interest by the editor and publishing committee at Bethany. They never formally rejected it…but it’s been over a year and I haven’t heard anything. Nor has my agent contacted me. So, unless their emails fell between the cracks of the universe, I assume they decided not to publish this book.
Why do book proposals and unpublished manuscripts get rejected by editors, publishers, and literary agent? These common reasons for rejection are from a panel of book industry professionals at a writer’s conference. These tips will help you get published by showing you what not to do.
Are you writing a Christian nonfiction book? Then you need to write a book proposal that appeals to literary agents, acquisitions editors, publishing boards, and the marketing staff at publishing houses. And – if you want to get your Christian book published – then you… Read More »The Nonfiction Book Proposal That Won Me a Publishing Contract
You’re completely normal if you feel discouraged, disappointed, and even depressed after a writing conference! Writing a book and getting published is a long, difficult process — not to mention the hurdles of getting a literary agent, writing a solid book proposal, and even writing… Read More »4 Tips for Dealing With Discouragement After a Writing Conference
These tips on how to get your book published are from a panel of writers, agents, and editors who answered questions from a roomful of writers at the Surrey International Writers’ Conference (phew – how’s that for a run-on sentence!). How much research have you done? Study… Read More »How to Get Your Book Published – Advice From Publishing Pros