Post by Kerrie and Delaney Flanagan
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Writers Digest books, Chuck Sambuchino has his finger on the pulse of the publishing industry, especially when it comes to literary agents. Each year, Sambuchino updates, revises and includes new articles in the 2012 Guide to Literary Agents, which makes each edition feel like a brand new book.
Any writer looking to find a literary agent should have a copy of the 2012 Guide to Literary Agents. It is more than just a market guide with the contact information for agents. It is a helpful resource with great articles that will help you stay in tune with the current happenings in the industry.
“As the publishing industry continues to evolve,” writes Sambuchino, “writers need literary agents now more than ever. If you want to get published by a big publishing house that can distribute and promote your book—and ebook—everywhere, you need an agent who can access editors and negoitiate the best deal for you.”
The 2012 Guide to Literary Agents provides authors everything they need to be prepared. The first section of the book includes informative articles by Sambuchino and other writing professionals with titles like: Avenues to an Agent, Crafting a Query, Nonfiction Book Proposals and Agents and Self-Publishing.
One article in the screenwriting section, Think Like a Script Agent or Producer, written by Trai Cartwright, gives 10 tips on scoring an agent or producer for your screenplay.
“Understanding the filter through which a producer, director or agent reads a script,” writes Cartwright, “will help you identify all the potential No’s in your script.”
2012 Writer’s Market, by Robert Lee Brewer. The 2012 Writer’s Market is filled with articles about finding publishers, how to promote your work, freelancing, self-publishing, along with an extensive list of markets for magazines, agents, publishers and even greeting card companies.
I am privileged to be a part of this great resource with my article, The Art of Promotion. I interviewed a variety of successful authors like Laura Resau, LeAnn Thieman, Greg Campbell, and Christina Katz to find out the creative ways they promote their books.
Most writers understand that acquiring the right agent, publisher or market is necessary to seeing their work in print. In the 2012 Guide to Literary Agents , and the 2012 Writer’s Market, Sambuchino and Brewer provide the needed tools to give writers a better chance of finding writing success.
Do you have your copies of these market guides yet?
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