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Since its quiet start two months ago, the GLA blog has been helped along by numerous mentions around the Web. Just today, I saw that Writer's Edge posted a nice mention of this site.

Just as awesome, if not more awesome (awesomer?), was the news that The Frustrated Writer had recently posted a review of the 2008 edition of Guide to Literary Agents, and gave it overwhelming praise. (Thanks!) See the full review here. Here's some of what the article had to say:

GLA Review Excerpt:

"So, you've written your book or book proposal, and you're ready to start shopping for an agent. Your first step should be to get a copy of the 2008 Guide to Literary Agents, edited by Chuck Sambuchino. This is one of the numerous reference books published by Writer's Digest Books, and it is a 'must-have' if you are looking for an agent...
In all, the 2008 Guide to Literary Agents is an ideal starting point for anyone interested in getting his book published. Not only does this book explain the advantages of having an agent handle your book, but it also helps to explain how the author-agent relationship works, what you can expect from an agent, and how an agent acts as the writer's advocate when negotiating with a publisher...
Most important, this book provides a detailed list of agents, their contact information, how to submit work for consideration, the types of books they represent, and in most cases, commission rates and a list of some of the books they've recently sold ... If you are serious about getting published, you should be serious about getting an agent, and this book is the perfect starting point for finding the right agent for you, and your book."

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