You've written a book--a good one. Now what? Should you find a literary agent? Go it alone and self publish? Does it need another round of edits? You think it's a thriller, but what if it's more of a mystery? Maybe horror? What even is the point of a query letter? What can you expect to happen after you've signed with an agent?
How can you be sure you're setting yourself up to succeed as you transition from writer to published author?
I can help. As your publishing outrider, I'll ensure you and your book arrive in the wilds of the book industry safely...and stocked with provisions and knowledge for the rest of the journey. I'll provide a thorough and honest assessment of your publishing prospects, including valuable category and sales information and introducing essential publishing terminology. I'll work with you to write a successful query letter and will provide you with a list of agents and small publishers to consider submitting to. I'll walk you through the submission process, and will give you an insider's tour of what will happen to your book, and to you, from the perspective of the agent, the editor, the publisher, the publicist, and all the other professionals who will interact with your work, from acquisition to finished copy. I'll be available for emotional support and encouragement, as well as professional insights and concrete deliverables.
The Overlook Press
Acquired and edited a wide range of fiction and non-fiction, including debut novels, celebrity memoirs, nature essays, pop science books, and narrative histories.
Grand Central Publishing
Worked on economics, business, and pop culture books, as well literary fiction.
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