How do I go about getting a book deal?
I am a starting author. I have many half-written books sitting around, as well as a couple I have finished. I am now trying to figure out how I would go about getting a book deal. I need to know things like who I need to contact. What websites I need to go to or phone calls I need to make. I have tried using search engines, with absolutely no answers turning up at all. I'm hoping I can find some help here.
Asked By: Kigan - 4/15/2007
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If you want to go the traditional publishing route, this is tough. Most publishing houses don't take unsolicited manuscripts, so you would have to find an agent. Agents look for people who already have a solid, successful writing background - or another area of expertise that would give you great knowledge in the... More
Answered By: Globetrotter - 4/15/2007
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I saw a "How To Get Published" type of book in the store. That will probably have all the contact information and how to market yourself.
Answered By: I see the light - 4/15/2007
And you won't find that information either. If you have only half-written books done and you're looking to get a book deal from an agent or publisher--you won't find out how to get in contact with them to ask for such a thing... More
Answered By: Sky - 4/15/2007
1. Find publisher. 2. Mail manuscript to publisher.
Answered By: Dan A - 4/15/2007
I was curious about this too!
Answered By: niceguy - 4/15/2007
1) Go to the library and open Writer's Market... More
Answered By: Gary A - 4/20/2007
First of all have you sent any query letters to agencies? Send some out if you haven't. Also don't forget to include a self adressed stamped envelope with that query letter. It is very important because that's how the agency contacts you back... More
Answered By: equilibriumdisrupter - 4/22/2007
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