Monday, September 10, 2007

When to Look for a Literary Agent

There is nil worse than finishing a book proposal and having a terrific thought to sell and not having any hint about how to acquire it into the marketplace. The life of a author is filled with many defeats and hurdles, but don't allow this common job slow you down. With the secrets outlined in this article you'll be 1 measure ahead of the game and you'll also be inspired as well.

WHO IS departure TO sell YOUR book PROPOSAL?

The last thing you necessitate is a book proposal that pine aways on the shelf or on your difficult thrust with no one looking at it and getting excited about your superb book idea. If you're wish most authors -- and I'm talking about beginning and experienced authors -- then you'll desire to have got a literary agent on your side, giving you advice, looking your book proposals over, and sending those book proposals out to interested editors.

Some authors stand for themselves, but in my sentiment 99 percentage of authors would be better served by using a professional literary agent.

"But how can I swear an agent?" a celebrated and best-selling author asked me only last week. His books were very popular in the 1980's but he sold them all himself. I told him that for his adjacent undertaking he would be well-advised to utilize a literary agent. I explained that most agents are reputable and they will not steal your ideas, your writing, or your money. Start trusting agents and you'll be better off. Agents acquire so many bad thoughts it would be a waste material of clip for them to seek to steal them anyway. They'd never do any money that way. They do money by doing a good occupation for their clients.

This isn't to state you needn't be careful. Avoid fee-charging agents, and you'll be doing yourself a favor. That's really the lone major thing you have got to maintain in mind.


The best clip to look for a literary agent is when you're writing your book proposal. Doing so will animate you because it will demo you just how many literary agents there are who are looking for work just like yours. Many agents publicize their specialties, and you're sure to happen a good figure who stand for work in your genre.

Another ground to look for a literary agent when working on the book proposal is that just reading over their demands will give you thoughts for how to redact your proposal. Some agents, for example, counsel their clients to follow a certain format, or they desire you to name the introduction the "overview" or the comparable books subdivision the "competing books" section. Other agents have got got other requirements, which are often spelled out on their Web sites.

A concluding ground to begin your hunt early is that when you complete your proposal you can immediately direct out your question letters to the listing of literary agents you have selected. In this manner you salvage clip and energy and you're likely to acquire more than positive responses from your listing of agents, leading to the likeliness of a sale.

Copyright © 2007 William Cane

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