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The Publishing Game:
Find an Agent in 30 Days

A step-by-step guide to finding a literary agent and mainstream publisher. Learn what you must have in your proposal to snag an agent, and how to find the right agent for your proposal. In this book you’ll discover how to:

  • Find a bestselling idea
  • Create a knock ‘em dead book proposal
  • Craft a sure-fire cover letter
  • Get around agents’ reading fees
  • Find the best (and surprising!) places to meet agents in person
  • Land a super agent who is “not accepting new clients”
  • Negotiate with your agent and publisher for a wonderful (and lucrative!) book deal

This book includes the contact information you need for more than 350 AAR (Association of Authors' Representatives) agents—all of whom have agreed not to charge reading fees.

Don’t miss the chance to get exclusive information not found elsewhere:

  • The best places to meet a literary agent in person
  • No-miss ways to spot an agent who’s a scam artist
  • Wonderful free resources where you can discover which agents have sold books to which publishing houses—and for what prices!

224 pages. $19.95 (the price of a large mushroom and anchovy pizza.) Order now

“Following up on ‘The Publishing Game: Bestseller in 30 Days’ Fern Reiss presents her latest strategic program for would-be authors, ‘The Publishing Game: Find an Agent in 30 Days.’ ‘Anyone who has the stamina and energy to write a book can easily write a proposal that will hook an agent,’ she states, and that positive attitude infuses her week-by-week and day-by-day plan. Reiss’s advice is wholly pragmatic, whether it’s how to create a marketing plan to convince an agent that your book will sell or ‘good places to cruise’ to meet agents in person. Aspiring authors will find a trove of useful information here to aid and abet them in their search for a literary agent.”

— Publishers Weekly, February 10, 2003

“Chock full of terrific, insider secrets—a must read for any author seeking a top-notch agent! And what writer isn’t?”

— Lisa Collier Cool, author of
How to Write Irresistible Query Letters
and former literary agent

“Brimming with publishing wisdom that will help you get the agent and publisher you want—fast.”

— Michael Larsen, Larsen-Pomada Literary Agency

“This book is one of the newest offerings in the Publishing Game series. The author systematically walks the reader through all the actions one should take to acquire an agent in 30 days. As a published author, myself, I have placed books without an agent; I have self-published; and I have been badly burnt by two agents. Writers, if you want to find a good, legit agent; if you want a crack at the major publishers, or even smaller ones; if you want someone protecting your interests; if you want to sell foreign and movie rights, you really need this book. The author communicates clearly and concisely. I am always impressed with the resources she provides to the reader.”

— Bob Spear, Heartland Reviews

Order now for just $19.95 (the price of three pairs of socks.) Or get all three Publishing Game books for $49 and save $11.

If you'd like more hand-holding while you write your book proposal, get Fern's newest product: The 15-Minute Literary Agent Kit.

If you have specific questions on finding a literary agent, consider consulting with Fern Reiss.

The Publishing Game: Find an Agent in 30 Days is also available as part of a one-day Publishing Game Workshop, currently offered in 12 cities.

Prefer books on tape? Now you can listen to the Publishing Game Workshop Audio Edition from the comfort of your home or car.


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