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the Making of a Bestseller Making The Publishing Primer

Our special thanks to the agents who participated. In no
particular order whatsoever, Miss Snark (yes that Miss Snark),
Peter Rubie, Katharine Sands, and Jean Naggar.

You should be interested in our survey of literary agents. It's free. Among the questions we asked were these: Where do agents find clients? What is the most critical mistake writers make when approaching agents? What is the most common reason you decline to represent a writer? And, do you see the publishing industry becoming more or less favorable for new (unpublished) authors? We think our survey results and agent comments offer some good insights for all types of writers.

You can participate in future seminars at no cost. Just subscribe to our free newsletter to register. You’ll be notified of future seminars. You'll also receive our free report.

On to the questions and answers.

Peter Rubie Peter Rubie specializes in a broad range of high-quality fiction and non-fiction.     

In non-fiction he specializes in narrative non-fiction,
popular science, spirituality, history, biography, pop culture,
business and technology, parenting, health, self help, music,
and food.  He is a "sucker" for outstanding writing.  
In fiction he represents literate thrillers, crime fiction, science fiction and
fantasy, military fiction and literary fiction.

Jean NaggarJean V. Naggar is the founding agent of Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency.
Her agency is responsible for many book sales every year. Naggar
was a former president of the AAR organization of agents.
She is most interested in agenting strong, well-written mainstream
fiction, literary fiction, contemporary, and suspense.

Making The Perfect Pitch Katharine Sands is the author of Making The Perfect Pitch
and a literary agent with the Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency,
which has a mandate to publish books in a broad range of categories.

These include commercial fiction; nonfiction (popular culture,
beauty, lifestyle, home arts, entertainment, and cookbooks); serious
nonfiction (psychology, social thought, history and health-related
topics); and, an eclectic category (popular reference, self-improvement,
travel, humor, and spirituality) that includes droll wit and
leading-edge concepts in publishing.

Over Time, the novel Money, Love, and Football: All the Important Things in Life.

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