Archives : getting a book deal

Writing a Non-Fiction Book Proposal: Where to Begin?

April 22, 2016

Writers ask us regularly if they can float a book idea past us to see if it might attract interest from publishers. If we know the writer, or they have a lot of credibility in their fields (whether as a … Read more

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How Much Do Publishers Typically Pay?

December 1, 2015

One of the burning questions for most writers hoping to get a book deal is: what kind of advance will I get? We’ve written before about the sobering state of writers’ incomes. Still, some advances are higher than others, and … Read more

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Pitching Your Book without an Agent

November 3, 2015

A couple of weeks ago, we blogged about whether you need a literary agent to get a book deal. Let’s say you decide you want to pitch publishers directly. Here are a few tips to guide your approach:1. Do your homework. … Read more

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Can Self-Publishing Lead to a Book Deal?

July 9, 2015

 We’ve all heard stories of writers who self-published a book and went on to sign a big deal with a major publisher. One of the most famous examples is Amanda Hocking, a thirty-something paranormal romance writer who self-published nine books … Read more

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The Top Four Reasons Literary Agents Don’t Respond to Your Query

May 11, 2015

 When we first became literary agents through Transatlantic Agency after years on the publishing side of the business, we diligently responded to every query we received from writers. Most of those queries came through writers we knew, or through other contacts … Read more

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