What do I need to know about publishing a book which I have illustrated, not written?

Asked by: David Fuller

How do I find the right literary agent?

  1. Identify how your book fits into the publishing world. This will make the following steps a million times easier and more effective. …
  2. Find agents who are looking for books just like yours. …
  3. Refine your list of just-right agents. …
  4. Personalize each query letter. …
  5. Send query letters to agents in batches. …
  6. FOLLOW UP!
  7. How much does it cost to have a literary agent?

    Agents generally are paid a fee of between 10 and 20 percent of sales that they help negotiate on behalf of the writer they represent.

    How do I find a literary agent for free?

    Click on the database name to go to the resource.

    1. AgentQuery. Search this free database by keyword, nonfiction genre, and fiction genre. …
    2. Association of Authors’ Representatives. …
    3. List of Literary Agents. …
    4. Manuscript Wish List. …
    5. Poets & Writers Literary Agent Database. …
    6. QueryTracker.

    Can you hire a literary agent?

    To help you with your decision, here are the pros and cons of hiring a literary agent. Hiring a literary agent is free. It won’t cost you a penny to have your work read, reviewed, pitched, or even rejected by any literary agent. This is because they work on a commission basis.

    Did JK Rowling have a literary agent?

    Christopher Little, who ran the agency, also managed Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling from and has been credited with single-handedly managing Rowling’s career and turning the Harry Potter franchise into a multi-million pound industry.

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