Excerpts

The Evolution of Agenting (2008 GLA Article Excerpt)

2008 Article Excerpt: With the recent news that Imprint Agency is now FinePrint Literary Management (see last post), I wanted to post something else related to the merger. The principal of Imprint is the great agent Stephany Evans, who, it just so happens, penned an article this year for the upfront...

Avoid Getting Scammed (2008 GLA Article Excerpt)

2008 Article Excerpt: WD book editors talk about howwriters can avoid getting scammedby dishonest agents.  “First of all, it can’t be stressed enough that you should never pay agents any fees just so they consider your work. Only small fees (such as postage and copying) are acceptable – and those miniscule...

'How to Write a Book Proposal' (2008 GLA Article Excerpt)

2008 Article Excerpt: Elizabeth Lyon talks about howwriters can craft a winning nonfictionbook proposal. ” … Instead of writing a complete (nonfiction) manuscript, you’ll need to create a compelling book proposal that answers the seven questions agents and editors consider …      Why you? Are you an authority on the subject, or could...

Building Your Platform (2008 GLA Article Excerpt)

2008 GLA Article Excerpt: Writer Christina Katz talks about howwriters can build their platform andconnect with readers. The morereaders a write can reach, the more likelytheir book will sell (especially if it’s nonfiction).  ” … The word ‘platform’ simply describes all the ways you’re visible and appealing to your potential, future...

Editing Your Own Work (2008 GLA Article Excerpt)

2008 Article Excerpt: Writer Candy Davis talks about how anyone can successfully edit their own fiction work and get it ready for an agent’s consideration. ” … Your book’s unique proportion of scenes and sequels should produce a characteristic rhythm an agent can easily recognize as the perfect pulse for the...