First Time Authors: How to Research Literary Agents and Book Publishers

So you've finished a manuscript—most likely one of your firsts—and are wondering where you should go from this point. Authors who are getting back on the saddle along with new writers who are only beginning their journey are bombarded with all kinds of information on how best to get their work out there. Perhaps it's been quite some time since you've published anything and the connections you've made as a published author in the past have long disintegrated or maybe you are a new writer taking baby steps into the publishing world; how do you appeal to publishers? Where do... Read More

New Authors: How to Find a Literary Agent for Your Book

One of the biggest ruts aspiring authors often find themselves in comes right between finishing their book and having it published. All too many authors get stuck at finding a literary agent mostly because they don't know where to start or they are not even sure whether or not a literary agent is the right way to go. While knocking on the doors of top literary agents may seem like a lot of work and if getting signed by one seems like an impossibility, keep in mind that things always seem worse before they get better, especially in the publishing... Read More

For New Authors: What Does a Literary Agent Do to Get Your Book Published?

Literary agents or book agents are professional agents who acts on behalf of an author in dealing with publishers and others involved in promoting the author's work. They are agents who represents writers and their written works to publishers, theatrical producers, film producers, and film studios, and assists in the sale and negotiation of the same. Literary agents most often represent novelists, screenwriters, and non-fiction writers. Publishers rarely (if ever) take submissions directly from authors, which is why literary agents play a crucial part in helping you get in front of the right publishers. Literary or Book agents are often... Read More

How to Get Your Book Published: A Guide for New Authors

Getting a book published isn't easy, especially since you now have more options than ever to get your ideas out into the market. You can go the route of trying to get published by traditional publishers, or explore what self-publishing companies can do for your writing career. You may likewise turn to resources or services like PubMatch to see how others in the industry can aid you in your path toward being a published writer. If you are new to the industry, you need all the help and assistance you can in order to accomplish your goals. Getting noticed by... Read More