Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Getting Published: Guidance for Authors

Lately we’ve had a bunch of questions from clients who are authors or aspiring authors. Here are some resources related to publishing your work.

If you are hoping to get the attention of the publishing houses, you may need a literary agent.

Search for an agent here:

Agent Query describes itself as the “the internet’s largest and most current database of literary agents.” Search by keyword, nonfiction or fiction genre, and you’ll get lots of results.

Not sure if you need an agent or need help choosing one?

The Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America offers a helpful article and resources on literary agents in their “Writers Beware” web pages.

Harold Underdown (author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Publishing Children’s Books) also has a nice piece on “Finding and Choosing Literary Agents

We’ve also just purchased a copy of the 2010 Children’s Writer’s & Illustrator’s Market which is full of helpful guidance and lists of agents and publishers, etc.

Decide to forgo traditional publishing and self-publish? Search for articles about self-publishing at the Independent Book Publishers Association.

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