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How to Pitch Your Book to Publishers and Agents

[columngroup][threecol_one] Business Articles[break] Articles on Writing and Publishing [break] How to Get a Good Agent  How to Get Your Column or Article Syndicated  How to Pitch Your Book to Publishers and Agents  Should You Get an Agent [break] Articles on Social Trends [break] Articles on Learning from Life [break] [optinform position=”center”] Subscribe to our mailing list * indicates required First Name *  Email Address *  [/optinform][/threecol_one][threecol_two] How to Pitch Your Book to Publishers and Agents by Gini Graham Scott Copyright © Gini Graham Scott, Updated 2013 [break] This article is available for personal distribution to individuals as long as you distribute the full article and provide full credit, including the short bio at the end of the article and this announcement.  But it is not for publication in either print publications or on other websites without written permission. [break] One question that I frequently hear from new authors is how do you get published by a mainstream publisher? Sure, anyone can get published these days through various print-on-demand and e-book publishing platforms, where you pay anything from nothing if you format your book properly to about $500 with many companies to set up and publish your book. You just have to write about 50 or more pages on something, put it in a Word document or PDF, and you are ready to go.[break] But the big divide comes between those books that sell well, say 10,000 or more copies — a very tiny percentage — and most of the rest which average around 150 copies. The other big divide is between the traditional or mainstream publishers and the vast majority of self-published books (or maybe...

How to Get Your Column or Article Syndicated

[columngroup][threecol_one] Business Articles[break] Articles on Writing and Publishing [break] How to Get a Good Agent  How to Get Your Column or Article Syndicated  How to Pitch Your Book to Publishers and Agents  Should You Get an Agent [break] Articles on Social Trends [break] Articles on Learning from Life [break] [optinform position=”center”] Subscribe to our mailing list * indicates required First Name *  Email Address *  [/optinform][/threecol_one][threecol_two] HOW TO GET YOUR COLUMN OR ARTICLE SYNDICATED by Gini Graham Scott, Ph.D., J.D. Copyright   © Gini Graham Scott Updated 2013[break] This article is available for personal distribution to individuals as long as you distribute the full article and provide full credit, including the short bio at the end of the article and this announcement.  But it is not for publication in either print publications or on other websites without written permission. [break] Would you like to see an article, series of articles, or columns you have written not only published in one publication, magazine, Internet ezine or blog, but in many?  How do you syndicate what you have written?[break] One approach is to promote a single article based on a book you have written or find a focus for a series of articles or columns, so you present yourself as an expert in a particular area.   If you have already published a book or are doing speaking, workshops, seminars, or consulting in this area, this is a good place to focus.[break] A good first step is to get your article, articles, or columns published someplace, even if you do it for free or for a small amount.  This way you get the ball rolling by getting some visibility...

How to Get a Good Agent

[columngroup][threecol_one] Business Articles[break] Articles on Writing and Publishing [break] How to Get a Good Agent  How to Get Your Column or Article Syndicated  How to Pitch Your Book to Publishers and Agents  Should You Get an Agent [break] Articles on Social Trends [break] Articles on Learning from Life [break] [optinform position=”center”] Subscribe to our mailing list * indicates required First Name *  Email Address *  [/optinform][/threecol_one][threecol_two] HOW TO GET A GOOD AGENT by Gini Graham Scott, Ph.D., J.D. Copyright   © Gini Graham Scott, Updated 2013  [break] This article is available for personal distribution to individuals as long as you distribute the full article and provide full credit, including the short bio at the end of the article and this announcement.  But it is not for publication in either print publications or on other websites without written permission.[break] Are you looking for an agent for books or scripts?  Are you having trouble finding one you like?  Join the club.  This is one of the most common complaints of writers, including long-time professional writers.  Even writers who have had agents may be looking for another one, or have different types of writing projects better handled by another agent.    [break] This article will help you find and select an agent, including how to best contact an agent initially and what to send when you provide additional information, such as a nonfiction proposal, fiction manuscript, children’s book, or screenplay treatment or full script.   [break] Selecting an Agent  [break] Some considerations to keep in mind when choosing the agent that’s best for you are: [break]  Types of books handled.  Most agents handle multiple types of books, but some agents specialize.   It can be useful...
Business Articles

Business Articles

[columngroup][threecol_one] Business Articles[break] Articles on Writing and Publishing [break] How to Get a Good Agent  How to Get Your Column or Article Syndicated  How to Pitch Your Book to Publishers and Agents  Should You Get an Agent [break] Articles on Social Trends [break] Articles on Learning from Life [break] [optinform position=”center”] Subscribe to our mailing list * indicates required First Name *  Email Address *  [/optinform][/threecol_one][threecol_two] Gini Graham Scott has written a series of articles on improving work relationships and improving oneself.  These are available for publication for a small fee from $10-35 each, and we can send you more details and copies of the articles in Word, text, rtf, or PDF formats.[break] These are based on the books: RESOLVING CONFLICT, A SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR WORKING WITH HUMANS…WORKING WITH BAD BOSSES…MANAGING THE EMPLOYEE FROM HELL and WANT IT, SEE IT, GET IT![break]     [break]    [break] [break] Here are a few of the columns.  You can see samples on the www.workwithgini.com site. Just go to “articles”[break] Learning to Let ‘Em Go[break] Watch Out for Confidences[break] When a Great Communicator Isn’t[break] Watch Out for the Eggshells[break] When Sweet Revenge Isn’t So Sweet[break] Don’t Fight – Find Out![break] Don’t Resign Yourself – Redesign Yourself[break] Be a Problem Solver – Theirs, Not Yours[break] When You’re Not in the Family[break] Beating the Recommendation Game[break]...
Articles on Writing and Publishing

Articles on Writing and Publishing

[columngroup][threecol_one] Business Articles[break] Articles on Writing and Publishing [break] How to Get a Good Agent  How to Get Your Column or Article Syndicated  How to Pitch Your Book to Publishers and Agents  Should You Get an Agent [break] Articles on Social Trends [break] Articles on Learning from Life [break] [optinform position=”center”] Subscribe to our mailing list * indicates required First Name *  Email Address *  [/optinform][/threecol_one][threecol_two] Gini Graham Scott has written a number of articles on how to effectively find an agent or publisher and promote a book once published.   Some of these articles are included in the book: SELL YOUR BOOK, SCRIPT, OR COLUMN, which is available through AMAZON or in a PDF format. [break] The following articles are available for you to download and pass around, as long as you include the bio information at the end.  [break] How to Get a Good Agent How to Get Your Column or Article Syndicated  How to Pitch Your Book to Publishers and Agents Should You Get an Agent or Pitch Your Book Yourself? [break] When you are ready to sell your book, script, or column, a good source that can send out a query letter for you is Publishers and Agents for books and columns (www.publishersandagents.com) and the Film and TV Connection for scripts, treatments, and film rights for novels and nonfiction books (www.filmandTVconnection.com) Gini used own this company and helped connect writers to the publishing and film industries for nearly six years, before selling it in October 2008. Now she assists the new owners with writing, consulting, and promotion.  Mention Changemakers for a 10% discount for your first order....

Should You Get an Agent

[columngroup][threecol_one] Business Articles[break] Articles on Writing and Publishing [break] How to Get a Good Agent  How to Get Your Column or Article Syndicated  How to Pitch Your Book to Publishers and Agents  Should You Get an Agent [break] Articles on Social Trends [break] Articles on Learning from Life [break] [optinform position=”center”] Subscribe to our mailing list * indicates required First Name *  Email Address *  [/optinform][/threecol_one][threecol_two] SHOULD YOU GET AN AGENT OR PITCH YOUR BOOK YOURSELF? by Gini Graham Scott, Ph.D., J.D. Copyright   © Gini Graham Scott, Updated 2013 [break] This article is available for personal distribution to individuals as long as you distribute the full article and provide full credit, including the short bio at the end of the article and this announcement.  But it is not for publication in either print publications or on other websites without written permission.[break] A question that frequently comes up for writers is whether to get an agent or pitch a book directly to editors and publishers. [break] Ideally, if you have a commercial book, either nonfiction or fiction, it’s best to get an agent – and an agent will want to represent you. In this ideal scenario, a good agent will have the connections and can place your book faster with a bigger and better publisher. Plus the agent can negotiate a bigger advance and better terms. So then the big question becomes how do you get to that agent? If you already have a high-profile, are involved in a big in-the-news event, or know people in the news and media business, you can usually quickly connect up with an agent, and even choose among eager agents. [break] Common...