Are you intrigued by the publishing world but unsure how to navigate it? Today, I’m having an amazing conversation with my literary agent, Keely Boeving, and she offers a candid insight into the complex process of publishing a book. We discuss everything from crafting a compelling book proposal to procuring the right literary agent. If traditional or self-publishing has you confounded, listen in as Keely unravels the pros and cons, guiding you toward the right route.
Each author has a unique journey. Mine was filled with research, crafting and revising proposals, and finding the right agent who understood my vision. We delve into my own experience, shedding light on the importance of understanding your market and identifying what sets your message apart. Keely underlines the significance of being adaptable and willing to learn along the way and how an agent’s guidance is vital in this journey.
We also delve into what it means to be successful in the literary world. Keely explains the pivotal role of relationships when working with a literary agent, and how the right one can be a game-changer, especially during the negotiation process. She also suggests considering agents supported by a larger agency for added advantages. If you’re an aspiring author planning to approach an agent, Keely has some priceless advice. And yes, she’s open to looking at your proposals too! So, tune in and empower yourself to confidently stride into the world of publishing!
Listen to the show, How Do You Find a Literary Agent?:
In this episode, you will hear:
- Demystifying the world of publishing
- Finding a literary agent
- The publishing process and agent criteria
- Finding success as a literary agent
- Finding a literary agent for publishing
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- Publisher’s Marketplace – a database for literary agents: https://www.publishersmarketplace.com/browse/category.cgi?c=8
- Query Tracker – a database of agencies: https://querytracker.net/
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