Finding an agent for your book

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finding an agent for your book

Here's How To Catch The Eye Of A Literary Agent

Do you need an agent? Are they worth it? And how do you actually maximise your chances of getting one? The rest of it, honestly, is fairly easy. Just be disciplined, persistent, and follow this guide to finding agents. Flipping to the other side of things — the zone where big advances are often sought and sometimes paid. There are of course plenty of shades of grey in between these two basic blocks.
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How to get a literary agent - in (almost) five minutes

How to find a literary agent

You've finished your novel or crafted a professional book proposal , and you've decided you need a literary agent. Now you're thinking, what's next? It may seem like a daunting task, but the good news is that agents need writers—it's how they make their living. The bad news is that they get hundreds, perhaps thousands, of e-mails every day from writers just like you. Here's what you can do to stand out from the crowd.

This is the third post in a series about writing a book. Armed with a brilliant proposal, your next step in the non-fiction book process is to find an agent. Once you have an agent excited about your book idea, then stand by ready to speak to publishers about it. But you should also check the traditional thinking. Many first-time authors are appalled at how little they hear from their publishers after the contract is signed.

What do literary agents do?

Literary agents are the gate keepers of the publishing world, but not all agents represent all genres of writing. This post shares how to find a literary agent appropriate for your writing project, including links to agents representing various genres. Literary agents are the gate keepers of the publishing world. They work hard to get their clients the best publishing deals with the best publishers that they can. Click here to learn how to write the perfect query.


  1. Aaliyah M. says:

    11 Steps to Finding the Agent Who’ll Love Your Book | Writer's Digest

  2. Ganelon M. says:

    The majority of authors we publish, especially fiction books, will be represented by a literary agent.

  3. Mollie S. says:

    I was ready.

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