The three questions agents and editors ask about your book proposal

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If you’re writing a nonfiction book, your proposal is crucial. It’s a complicated and diverse document. But for the acquisitions editor at a publishing house to make you an offer — or for an agent to represent you — you need only answer three questions: Is your idea a good idea? Can you write? Will … Continued

An interview with Trident Media Group agent Mark Gottlieb

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Mark Gottlieb is an agent representing authors at one of the largest literary agencies, Trident Media Group. He places both publishing rights and dramatic rights, such as TV and film. Here’s a peek into how one agent perceives the current market for books. I conducted this interview by email and edited it slightly for length. … Continued

Why you (probably) need a book agent

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You want to publish a book. Do you need a book agent? Yeah. You probably do. Since there’s so much confusion about agent and publishers, here’s an FAQ for you, answering the questions I hear most often from authors. How do agents get paid? To understand when an agent makes sense and what they do … Continued

A publisher likes your proposal. Now what?

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So, you wrote a book proposal — maybe just a quick little query. You sent it to an editor at a traditional publishing house that somebody introduced you to. And they like it! Time to celebrate, right? Umm, no. You need to check your publisher-to-English dictionary first. The publisher-to-English dictionary Here are all the possible … Continued