1998 Guide to Literary Agents

500 Agents Who Sell What You Write (Serial)

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

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  • Language Arts / Linguistics / Literacy,
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  • Literary agents

Edition Notes

ContributionsDon Prues (Editor), Chantelle Bentley (Editor)
The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages359
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8273044M
ISBN 100898798205
ISBN 109780898798203
OCLC/WorldCa38372113

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She specializes in all categories of children's books, from picture books to young adult. Keep in mind that agents typically charge a 15 percent commission. This is standard in the industry. However, you shouldn’t have to pay them until they actually sell your book to a publisher.

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