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JEFF HERMAN’S GUIDE TO BOOK PUBLISHERS, EDITORS & LITERARY AGENTS, 29TH EDITION

Who They Are, What They Want, How to Win Them Over

A true game changer for writers that gives the latest insider information about getting published from the three-decade guru of the publishing industry

As a new agent in the late 1980s, Jeff Herman was bothered by the fact that most writers had minimal access to agents and editors. It simply wasn’t a meritocracy, and many excellent works never saw the light of day. He decided to give everyone access to the information needed to realize their writing and publishing dreams. Sharing insider insights from his fellow publishing gatekeepers became his mission, and for each new edition of this guide, he queries 175 of his fellow agents and presents their frank and fresh, often quirky and entertaining responses.

Over the past three decades, countless writers have turned to Herman’s guide to figure out how to unlock the seemingly impervious doors to getting published. It reveals:

  • the crucial differences between independent houses and the “Big Four” publishers
  • hard truths about self-publishing
  • tools to discern and exploit the rapidly changing publishing environment
  • how writers unwittingly disqualify themselves from the consideration they deserve, and how to optimize chances with agents
  • critical thinking skills for outside-the-box publishing strategies
  • the nuts and bolts of superior query letters and proposals
  • how to spot and avoid ever-more-prevalent scams
  • the value of “book doctors” and when to consider hiring them
  • what to do — and not do — once you’ve got an editor or publisher interested

  • Herman’s guidance is lauded by new and veteran writers, publishing professionals, and critics alike. It remains the go-to guide for everything anyone ever wanted to know about book publishing.


    AVAILABLE IN NOVEMBER

    Endorsements

    “The most helpful book I bought about how to get published.”
    — Nicholas Sparks, author of The Notebook

    “I got my agent by using this guide!”
    — Meg Cabot, author of The Princess Diaries


    Author: Jeff Herman
    Product Code: 87886
    ISBN: 978-1-60868-788-6
    Pages: 480
    Package: 1 Paperback / softback
    Size: 7.25 X 9.00
    Your Price : $34.95
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