Literary Agents

Literary Agents

What They Do, How They Do It and How to Find and Work With the Right One for You

Book - 1996
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WILEY
"Chock-full of delicious, wise, witty, and often laugh-out-loud quotes about the writer's life, the editor's life, the agent's life.... It's absolutely the last word on literary agents." —Richard Curtis, Richard Curtis Associate

"Snappy, nuts-and-bolts guide to the world of literary agents, with lots of practical tips." —Library Journa

"Larsen's useful guide provides needed understanding of the world of literary agents."—Booklis

In this revised and expanded edition of his acclaimed guide, veteran literary agent Michael Larsen gives you an illuminating, insider's look into the world of literary agents. Here are all the facts you need to find and work with the one that can launch your writing career, including:

  • How to contact an agent
  • Why agents are so important in today's publishing world
  • How agents transform writers into authors
  • What you can do to make yourself irresistible to agents and publishers
  • How agents make money for authors
  • How to decipher agency agreements and book contracts
  • When it's time to change agents—and how to do it


Baker & Taylor
Explains what services literary agents provide, tells how and when to select an agent, and discusses contracts, goals, and development as a writer

Publisher: New York : J. Wiley, c1996
Edition: Rev. and expanded
ISBN: 9780471130468
047113046X
Characteristics: xxvi, 207 p. ; 23 cm

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