Jeff hermans guide to book publishers editors and literary agents

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jeff hermans guide to book publishers editors and literary agents

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Book review: Jeff Hermann's Guide to Book Publishers

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Most agents have areas of editorial specialization and categories they rarely, deal with. Bogus agents make money in countless ways other than by doing what real agents do. This amount is subject to change until you make payment. Learn more - opens in a new window or tab?

Losing a publisher as a possible customer for future submissions is like permanently losing a large percentage of the business. Learn More - opens in a new window or tab? Llterary editors sometimes have their own book ideas and will seek people to write them. Manufacturers, suppliers and others provide what you see here.

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Jeff Herman's Guide is the writer's best friend. The 28th edition, updated for , 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.


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Herman takes the nad through each careful step of the process, Indie authors can benefit. And delivers. This illustrates why publishers feel the need to barricade themselves against writers even though they can't exist without them. Although Herman's guide is aimed at traditional publishing, and explains the ins and outs of how agents work.


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  3. Antoinette B. says:

    Except for a few hiatuses, I have been in the book-publishing business since the early s, when I was in my early twenties. I entered the business without any forethought. I wasn't an avid book lover or English major. 👨‍⚕️

  4. Ovesenid says:

    Needs Improvement Love it. Though there's nothing wrong with an agent offering fee-based services, the agency should make it clear that these services are absolutely separate from commission-based services and that representation isn't contingent on retaining the fee-based services from the agent or from those specifically recommended by the agent. Error rating book. I tell this vignette because people often ask how I got into the business.👌

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    Write the Perfect Book Proposal: 10 That Sold and Why, 2nd Edition

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