Finding a Literary Agent – Tips for Finding a Book Agent

Finding a literary agent Finding a literary agent for your book is a lot easier with the right resources and step-by-step instructions. You’ll find both in this guide to finding the right book agent.

This Guide to Finding a Literary Agent will help you: 1) Locate the most reputable literary agencies, 2) Figure out which book agent is the best fit for you, and 3) Discover the best way to introduce that author representative to your work.

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Finding a Literary Agent Step-by-Step

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Part 1: Finding a Literary Agent

There are Book Agents Looking for You

It might not seem like it at first, but finding a book agent is possible. There are lots of literary agencies looking for new authors, in every genre or category. This article from my Guide to Finding a Book Agent will reveal the only three reasons that talented authors don’t get published. You’ll also discover twelve reasons to believe that finding a literary agent might not be that difficult after all. Click here to find out more about literary agents looking in this Guide to Finding a Book Agent.

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Part 2: Finding a Literary Agent

Stop Looking for a Book Agent

Most aspiring authors go about the business of finding a book agent entirely wrong, without realizing it. That’s why this article, in my Guide to Finding a Book Agent, reveals an unusual insider secret. You’re going to learn why you need to stop looking for a literary agent… to find a literary agent. I know it sounds crazy, but this is going to be a big aha moment for you. Click here to find out why you need to stop looking for a literary agent in my Guide to Finding a Book Agent.

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Part 3: Finding a Literary Agent

Before You Try to Find a Book Agent

One of the biggest reasons that authors get rejected is that they approach literary agencies prematurely. There are four things you need to do before you start querying literary agencies. Click here to learn what you should do before you try to find a literary agent in my Guide to Finding a Book Agent.

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Part 4: Finding a Literary Agent

How to Find a Book Agent

The process of finding a literary agency to represent you is simple and I’ve broken it down for you, into three simple parts. Click here to learn my 3-step process for authors who want to know how to find a literary agent in my Guide to Finding a Book Agent.

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Part 5: Finding a Literary Agent

Established Book Agents

Should established literary agents be an aspiring authors first choice? This is often the quick assumption that most authors make, but there are both advantages and disadvantages to working with established literary agencies. Read this article to learn the pros and cons of working with established literary agents in my Guide to Finding a Book Agent.

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Part 6: Finding a Literary Agent

New Book Agents

Unlike the more desirable established book agents, new book agents are often thought of as a last resort by authors, a “second option” that should only be considered after striking out with more established literary agencies. But that kind of thinking is foolish. Click here to discover what new literary agents have to offer, in my Guide to Finding a Book Agent.

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Part 7: Finding a Literary Agent

New York Book Agent

Does location matter? Is it important to have a New York literary agent? Or, are there benefits to working with a literary agency closer to home? Click here to read about the pros and cons of working with a New York literary agent in my Guide to Finding a Book Agent.

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Part 8: Finding a Literary Agent

Book Agents Looking for New Writers

Some of the most established literary agencies don’t accept submissions from unpublished authors, because they’re already busy managing the careers of their existing list. But there are also experienced book agents that simply love the thrill of discovering and developing new talent. Click here to learn more about new and established literary agents looking for new writers in my Guide to Finding a Book Agent.

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Part 9: Finding a Literary Agent

Finding Book Agents for Your Genre

Finding literary agencies that represent your book genre or category can be a challenge, but this article will help. First you have to figure out the genre or category your book best fits into. Then you have to decide if you want to work with a book agent that’s a generalist or a specialist. Click here to learn more about finding literary agents for your genre in this article from my Guide to Finding a Book Agent.

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Part 10: Finding a Literary Agent

Book Agents New to the Biz

Although there are many benefits to working with a new literary agency, there are also many risks. Click here to find out more about literary agents new to the biz in this Guide to Finding a Book Agent, so you can protect yourself and make a wise decision about who you work with.

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Part 11: Finding a Literary Agent

Old School Book Agent

Have you ever heard the expression “old school?” Read this article to discover what an old school book agent is and decide if you want to work with one. Old school publishing agents are harder and harder to find these days, but they do still exist (and there’s a lot to love about them). Click here to learn about old school literary agents in my Guide to Finding a Book Agent.

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Part 12: Finding a Literary Agent

Book Agents Looking for Authors

Performing literary agency research can be time-consuming, but it can also lead you astray. A lot of the literary agency resources you’ll find in print and online are incorrect and/or incomplete. This article explains everything you need to know, but it also reveals how you can get free instant access to my Directory of Literary Agents, the world’s most comprehensive (and accurate) online database of literary agents looking for authors. Click here to find out what you need to look out for when researching literary agents looking for authors, in my Guide to Finding a Book Agent.

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Part 13: Finding a Literary Agent

Find Book Agents for Your Book

The easiest way for you to find literary agencies for your book is to use my Directory of Literary Agents. This webpage has a link to the directory, but also step-by-step instructions explaining how to use it. Click here to read this article from my Guide to Finding a Book Agent so you can get access to the directory and find literary agents for your book.

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Part 14: Finding a Literary Agent

Book Agents Accepting Manuscripts

This article from my Guide to Finding a Book Agent reveals the best way to find literary agents accepting manuscripts, an important warning about literary agents accepting manuscripts, and a shortcut that will save you hours of research (something you won’t hear from any other publishing agent). Click here to learn more about literary agents accepting manuscripts in my Guide to Finding a Book Agent.

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Part 15: Finding a Literary Agent

How to Find Book Agent Information

It’s critical that you use the right resources when researching book agents. That way you can be sure you’re querying literary agencies that represent your type of book. But also because you want to make sure you choose the best literary agency possible. This article will show you, step-by-step, how to find literary agent information that will let you: 1) Find the publishing agents most likely to be interested in your book, 2) Figure out which book agents are the most reputable and successful, and 3) Find out the best way to approach those book agents. Click here to learn how to find literary agent information in my Guide to Finding a Book Agent.

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and learn about Literary Agents Looking for You.

Literary agents looking for you

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