Get a Literary Agent – How to Get Book Agents

Get a literary agent Get a literary agent for your book using the resources and step-by-step instructions here in this literary agency guide.

This 17-part series of articles has everything you need to write an irresistible query letter, book synopsis, and book proposal. You’ll discover how to format and submit your work. And you’ll learn about literary agency turnaround times and literary agency feedback.

But first, click here to get your Free Literary Agents MP3. It will tell you everything that you want to know about book agents, and everything you didn’t know to ask.

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Get a Literary Agent Step-by-Step

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Part 1: Get a Literary Agent

The Get a Book Agent Process

If you want literary representation, follow the 3-step process in this article. First you have to research literary agencies to find the ones that are the best fit for you and your book. Then you have to prepare your pitch materials. And, third, you need to pitch your work. Click here for more information about the getting a literary agent process in my Get a Book Agent Guide.

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Part 2: Get a Literary Agent

How to Get a Book Agent Checklist

Want to make sure you’re doing everything you can to get a publishing agent? Click here to see my how to get a literary agent checklist in my Get a Book Agent Guide, and get the perfect literary agency for you and your book.

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Part 3: Get a Literary Agent

What Is a Query Letter?

A query letter is a 1-2 page “pitch” letter that you must write to get a publishing agent. Click here to learn more about how to write a literary agent query letter in my Get a Book Agent Guide so you can get a major publisher and book deal.

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Part 4: Get a Literary Agent

Query Letter Sample Structure

Most of the query letter samples that you’ll find in books and online are wrong. This webpage reveals the ideal query letter sample structure that’s twice as likely to get the attention of book agents and publishers. Click here to see the perfect query letter sample structure in my Get a Book Agent Guide.

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Part 5: Get a Literary Agent

Query Letter Example

Don’t try to get a publishing agent until you look at this successful query letter example. It helped launch a long-term career for the author with a major publisher including a hardcover/paperback multi-book deal, getting picked up for feature film, dozens of awards and award nominations, and audio book adaptations. Click here to see this stellar literary agent query letter example in my Get a Book Agent Guide.

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Part 6: Get a Literary Agent

Query Letter Secrets

The query letter secrets you’ll find here can be the difference between you getting lots of literary agencies interested in your work… and your query ending up in the shredder. Click here to discover some of my best query literary agent secrets in my Get a Book Agent Guide.

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Part 7: Get a Literary Agent

How to Write a Book Synopsis

If you want to get a literary agent, you need a book synopsis or summary of your book. But how to you write a book synopsis? And what’s the difference between the two different types that publishing agents ask for? Click here to learn how to write a book synopsis for literary agents in my Get a Book Agent Guide.

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Part 8: Get a Literary Agent

How to Write a Book Proposal

Do you know what a book proposal is? Are you aware that you might need to write a book proposal, whether you’re writing fiction, nonfiction, or even children’s books? Click here to learn more about how to write a book proposal and find out if you need one in my Get a Book Agent Guide.

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Part 9: Get a Literary Agent

Nonfiction Book Proposals

A nonfiction book proposal is a requirement for virtually all nonfiction authors. Click here to find out how to write a nonfiction book proposal in my Get a Book Agent Guide.

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Part 10: Get a Literary Agent

Fiction Book Proposals

A fiction book proposal isn’t always required for aspiring novelists, but some book agents insist on you having one. Click here to find out how to write a fiction book proposal in my Get a Book Agent Guide.

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Part 11: Get a Literary Agent

Submit Your Book to An Agent

There are three different ways to submit your book to literary agencies, and it’s important that you use the preferred/accepted method for every literary agency that you query. Click here to learn how to submit your book to a literary agent in my Get a Book Agent Guide.

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Part 12: Get a Literary Agent

How to Format an Email Query

Want to make sure your email query gets read quickly and is taken seriously. Click here to learn how to format an email query for literary agents in my Get a Book Agent Guide.

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Part 13: Get a Literary Agent

Making Submissions Online

Before your query literary agencies on the internet, using an online submission form, read this article. Click here to find out what kind of information you’re going to need when you submit a query using a literary agent online submission form in my Get a Book Agent Guide.

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Part 14: Get a Literary Agent

Literary Agent SASE

What is a literary agent SASE and how can you find  literary agencies that will let you query them by postal mail? Click here to find out what a literary agent SASE is in my Get a Book Agent Guide.

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Part 15: Get a Literary Agent

File Format Guidelines

Most literary agencies will only accept your book synopsis, sample chapters, complete manuscript, etc. in one of two different file formats. Click here to learn more about file format submission guidelines for literary agents in my Get a Book Agent Guide.

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Part 16: Get a Literary Agent

Agent Turnaround Times

How long do literary agencies take to respond to author submissions? What are the best and worst response times for query letters, partial manuscripts, and complete manuscript submissions? Click here to learn more about literary agent turnaround times in my Get a Book Agent Guide.

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Part 17: Get a Literary Agent

Literary Agent Feedback

Literary agencies rarely give authors feedback and, when they do, it’s frequently misinterpreted. And that can be fatal to the aspiring author. Click here to find out more about literary agent feedback in my Get a Book Agent Guide.

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