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If You Self-Publish Do You Need a Literary Agent?

If you are planning to self-publish your book digitally, the quick answer to this question is no. However, if you want your book to be published in a traditional publishing house, it will be hard for you if you do it on your own. You...

How Do Literary Agents Fit Into the World of Self-Publishing?

During the early days of self-publishing, book authors felt that they didn’t need literary agents. Even at present, there are lots of self-published authors that prefer to release their books on their own, because they don’t have the budget to pay the fees if they...

Four Sure-fire Tips on Finding a Good Literary Agent

Publishing agents, also known as literary agents, are professionals who send authors’ literary compositions to different editors. If the editors like what they read, the agents will negotiate contracts that will allow publishers to print and distribute works written by authors. For aspiring writers who want to...

Agents/Publishers 101

Most of the time, the act of writing is a solitary exercise. For many writers, the writing process is a way of getting in touch with their thoughts and ideas, weaving all these things together into a single, cohesive whole. But once they're done with...

Why Some Authors Choose Not to Have an Agent/Publisher

Many, if not all, writers dream of having their written works published. Having your book picked up for publication and distribution, preferably by a major publishing outfit, is a great way to have all your hard work and sacrifice validated. There's also the glory of...

Do You Need an Agent/Publisher?

For many writers, having an agent or a publisher is very important in having their works published. In fact, for these writers, the completion of a manuscript is almost always followed by the search for a literary agent to represent them or for a publisher...

How to Get an Agent/Publisher

What are you going to do now that your manuscript is ready? After weeks, months, or even years of laboring over it, you have completed it, confident that now is a good time to have it published and be read by other people. For many...

About Agents/Publishers

When you talk about publishing books, it is rather inevitable that the talk leads to a discussion about agents/publishers. These two entities constitute a significant part of the entire publishing process. In fact, as a writer, it is very important that you try to learn...

What Do Literary Agents Really Want?

What do literary agents really want? As an aspiring author who wants to be published, this is the million dollar question, isn’t it? Knowing the answer to this question will help you to take one step further towards that coveted publishing dream. So what do...

Mistakes Authors Make When Writing a Query Letter

A query letter is a business letter that should be written professionally and thoroughly proofread for errors. It should introduce an author’s book and convince a literary agent why it is a good idea for him to agree to work with the author. It is...