From Writing to Publishing

Stalking Acknowledgenents

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Week 2 of seeking out literary agents.

So hopefully you haven’t been camping at a bookstore all week, gotten yelled at by management, hauled away by the police, and finally locked up in jail as a crazy person. That wouldn’t be good. Use your head.

All right, are you at your favorite bookstore and/or have plans to visit said store? Great, let’s get started.

Objective 1: Find a few books in your genre.
Objective 2: Skip to acknowledgements – Do not, I repeat, do not be tempted to read the book!
Objective 3: Search for keywords like – oh, I don’t know – “thanks to my wonderful agent so-and-so.
Objective 4: Record this information (agent’s name and/or company) in a safe place, such as a phone, a computer, or a notebook.

Most authors who use an agent will express their appreciation for the agent’s hard work in getting the book published. Without that agent, the author would probably still be querying publishing companies or curled up in the fetal position somewhere crying… Hopefully, the author not only put down the agent’s name, but also their company for you to Google later. God bless Google.

That’s all for today, folks!

Until next time.

Fanny T. Crispin

Series Title:
*Literary Agents – Where Are They Hiding???
Subtitle:
*Week Two; Stalking Acknowledgements

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