What an Agent Thinks

The Snowflake Method | How to Get Your Plot Rolling

The craft has rules, it can be learned, and it’s not about brilliance.

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Should I Hire a Publicist?

Whatever you decide to do,
decide early!

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About Literary Film Agents

3 good times for an agent to get your books into the hands of a film agent.

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A Primer on Audio Rights

There are all sorts of ways
a book can earn money
for a publisher and an author. 

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Etiquette for Authors

Write out a list of questions
that will minimize surprises later.

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Should I Fly to NY to Meet My Publisher?

Don’t just hop on a plane
right after the deal is made.

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The Garden Metaphor

It’s the most unexpected book that
ends up being the big success.

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I Was Recently Reminded Why I Like Publishers

Each person who works for a publisher is looking to do something brilliant and magical and ‘right’ every day.

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Query Letters That Worked

Draft your query letter as if
it’s catalogue copy.

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Take a Field Trip and Get To Know Your Types of Reader

Which titles would your book
be snuggled up against?

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