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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To Book Proposals & Query Letters by Coleen O'Shea, Marilyn Allen

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How to Find an Agent

Once you decide to go with an agent, you need to find the right agent for you. But how do you choose from the thousands of agents and hundreds of agencies out there? Do you go with an agent who works alone, a small boutique agency like our own that can give you personalized attention, or a large agency like ICM (International Creative Management), William Morris, or Writers’ House? Following are some helpful tips.
Go online. You can find agents and agencies online at sites like Publishersmarketplace.com, WritersMarket.com, or WritersNet (www.writers.net/agents.html).
Go to writers’ workshops, conferences, and book fairs. Often, agents attend these events and interview authors. From a writer’s perspective, this is one ...

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