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How to Find the Right Agent for Your Book & Career — Dec. 10 Webinar by Agent Kate McKean (With Query Critique!)

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From industry standard terms and commission rates, to communication guidelines and a general list of duties, this webinar by literary agent Kate McKean (Howard Morhaim Literary) will de-mystify the role a literary agent can play in your writing career. You’ll finally understand how agents are paid and what services they actually provide. You’ll get answers to questions like: How fast should I expect an agent to respond to me? Will an agent help me edit my book or brainstorm ideas? Don’t agents just go to three-martini lunches all day and cash my checks? And can an agent really make a difference for my book?

The webinar is called “How to Find the Right Agent for Your Book (and Your Career),” and it all happens at 1 p.m., EST, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, and lasts 90 minutes. All attendees get a query critique from Kate. Don’t forget that at least 4 agents have signed clients after reading their work as part of a WD webinar or boot camp.

 

 

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ABOUT THE CRITIQUE

This webinar includes a query letter critique, with commentary focused on how a literary agent perceives your work and how they can help you reach your audience. All registrants are invited to submit a query letter and are guaranteed a written critique by Kate McKean.

ABOUT THE WEBINAR

Literary Agents can sometimes seem like mysterious masterminds of the publishing world. But they’re just like any other publishing professional: dedicated to finding wonderful books and sharing them with the world. Of course, a lot goes into that noble goal. In this new live webinar, you’ll learn what agents do, what they don’t do, and how to find the right agent for your career.

From industry standard terms and commission rates, to communication guidelines and a general list of duties, this webinar will de-mystify the role a literary agent can play in your writing career. You’ll finally understand how agents are paid and what services they actually provide. You’ll get answers to questions like: How fast should I expect an agent to respond to me? Will an agent help me edit my book or brainstorm ideas? Don’t agents just go to three-martini lunches all day and cash my checks? And can an agent really make a difference for my book? (Sign up for Kate’s webinar here.)

Kate McKean has been a literary agent with the Howard Morhaim Literary Agency for over 7 years and worked with all kinds of authors—from traditional novelists to tech-savvy bloggers to indie authors making the switch (and traditional authors switching to indie publishing). This informative webinar will give you the inside scoop on agents—right from the source.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:

  1. The hallmarks of a good agent
  2. The hallmarks of a not-so-good agent
  3. Response and communication standards
  4. An agent’s daily workload and how you fit into it
  5. How to decide if an agent is right for you
  6. What to ask an agent when deciding to sign with one
  7. Where to find agents, and how to choose who to query
  8. What to do if you’ve signed with the wrong agent. Sign up for Kate’s webinar here.

INSTRUCTOR

Kate McKean is a literary agent at the Howard Morhaim Literary Agency in Brooklyn, NY. She’s worked on all types of books, including the New York Times Bestsellers: blog based humor book I CAN HAS CHEEZBURGER? And YA horror novel ASYLUM, by Madeleine Roux, and has a robust client list in the areas of adult and YA fiction, fantasy, science fiction, literary fiction, humor, craft, and sports. Before starting her agenting career, she earned her Master’s in Fiction Writing at the University of Southern Mississippi.

 

Sign up for Kate’s webinar here.

 

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