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The insider's guide to getting an agent

Author: Lori Perkins
Publisher: Cincinnati, Ohio : Writer's Digest Books, [1999]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Includes information on finding and contacting an agent, details of book deals, dealing with agents and publishers, etc.
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Perkins, Lori.
Insider's guide to getting an agent.
Cincinnati, Ohio : Writer's Digest Books, ©1999
(OCoLC)607397799
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lori Perkins
ISBN: 0898799090 9780898799095
OCLC Number: 41944669
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 244 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The Business --
The Changing Publishing Industry: Or, Maxwell Perkins Is Dead and There Will Soon Be Only One Giant Publishing Company --
The Changing Role of the Agent in Publishing: Or, If Maxwell Perkins Were Alive Today, He'd Be an Agent --
Different Kinds of Agents: Editors, Lawyers and Salespeople --
What Do Literary Agents Really Do?: The Not-So-Glamorous World of Those Whom Lunch Revealed --
The Business Behind Publishing Lunches: Where the Deals Happen --
The Hunt --
How To Find the Right Agent: Researching the Field --
How to Interest an Agent: Killer Queries and Queries That Kill --
Selling Yourself: How to Write a Nonfiction Proposal or a Novel Synopsis --
What to Expect From Your Agent: The Basics, As Well As Setting Goals and Priorities --
How to Keep an Agent Interested in You: Writer-Agent Etiquette --
The Sale --
Helping Your Agent by Helping Yourself: It's Your Writing Career, After All --
The First Sale: Deal-Making, Contracts and Waiting for Check --
Writing the First Book: Or, This Isn't as Easy as You Thought --
You've Written the Book, Now What?: The Fascinating Worlds of Subrights and Publicity --
The Next Book: Outlines, Sample Chapters, Multiple-Book Deals and Waiting --
Your Career --
Keeping It All Professional: Accountants, Lawyers and Writers Organizations --
Managing Your Writing Career: Deciding When (and Whether) to Quit Your Day Job --
When Disaster Strikes: Orphaned Books, Cancelled Books, Options Declined, Mergers and Closings --
A Checklist for Your Career --
Changing Agents: How to Do It Right When the Relationship's Not Working --
Epilogue: Even Agents Need Agents.
Responsibility: Lori Perkins.

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