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Barry Cooper 03-09-2008 05:47 PM

Literary Agents
It's a long shot, but does anybody know anybody in the mainstream publishing business, ideally an agent? I've done enough research to have put together what I think they will need.

The last time I mentioned this, came up. I looked at it, but have decided I want a publicist and all the benefits that come from working with the publishing houses.

Any help would be appreciated. I have 3-4 books on the process, and am mainly aiming here at the remote chance of a warm referral.


Matt DeMinico 03-10-2008 11:26 AM

Re: Literary Agents
From what I understand, two guys I know (whose book was just #1 on a few bestseller lists) weren't looking to publish, but a former editor at a publisher read their book and said "dang...", he then mailed copies to I think 19 publishing houses, and they got 3 rejections.

(that means they got 16 acceptances, heh...)

Unfortunately I don't know who that former editor is, and I don't know if he works as an agent, but there may be a process or a person at a publishing house you could ask what the best process is.

Barry Cooper 03-10-2008 04:36 PM

Re: Literary Agents
That's an agent. Most of them are former editors. I have a book listing hundreds of them, but am hoping for a warm referral. It'll likely be a drawn out, difficult process, but who knows? If you know anybodys' name, if they have an interest in new stuff, please PM me. Thanks!!!

Cal Jones 03-11-2008 05:43 AM

Re: Literary Agents
You could try the Writers Literary Agency: (safe)

Barry Cooper 03-11-2008 09:37 AM

Re: Literary Agents
Thanks!! I'll check it out.

Matt DeMinico 03-11-2008 12:01 PM

Re: Literary Agents
Also might try LinkedIn. I just searched on there, if I were you, I'd get on there, search my name, and also search Andy Petranek's name, he's got a few people who are connected to literary agents on there. Me myself, I see 99 people come up when I search "literary agents" in my connections alone. Unfortunately for you, they're all 3rd degree (which means if you link to me, they'd be 4th degree, and you couldn't see them).

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