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  • New Client Alert — Peace Zodanou

    Dec 05, 2022

    Come check out our interview with new client, Peace Zodanou!

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  • What Would a Successful Writer Do?

    Feb 15, 2022

    Have you read Atomic Habits by James Clear yet? If not, do so. I read it last year, twice, and I’m reading it again this year. It’s a supportive reminder of what I can be doing to make my life even better than it is. One of the questions that James loves asking is What […]

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  • How to Successfully Follow Up with Literary Agents

    Oct 06, 2021

    Following up with someone is almost always a frustrating task on any to-do list. Authors hesitate to follow up with literary agents, and then the agents also hesitate to follow up with editors, and so on. It’s necessary, though. To help you through that process, we have a few tips to make it all a […]

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  • 10 Mistakes Authors Make When Receiving an Offer of Representation

    Jun 24, 2021

    I was really excited to write this post (and film the corresponding YouTube video). We’ve talked a lot about what questions an author should ask when receiving an offer of rep. We’ve even told you the #1 most important question, but let’s take a minute to look at the mistakes authors make that hurt no […]

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This Week’s Posts

  • New Client Alert — Peace Zodanou

    Dec 05, 2022

    Come check out our interview with new client, Peace Zodanou!

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  • How to Become a Book Illustrator

    Dec 01, 2022

    While nearly all of our blog posts and videos can be applied to both authors and illustrators alike, we wanted to share some tips for how illustrators can break into the publishing industry. Below is our guide to building a brand, a portfolio, and getting your work out there to best position yourself to illustrate […]

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  • Keep Moving Forward

    Nov 30, 2022

      After many months of unprecedented times, it’s a struggle to find a way to continue working towards your goals. Sometimes there’s the issue of burnout and other times it’s an issue of procrastination. Literary agents Jessica Faust and James McGowan discuss a few tips on how to keep moving forward despite these obstacles.   […]

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More Resources

We know how complicated the publishing industry can feel, and how many questions you might have about how to navigate it. Please enjoy this selection of BookEnds resources highlighting the basics, and search through our blog and YouTube channel to find more information on any aspect of publishing.

What is a Literary Agent?

The Anatomy of the Perfect Query Letter

Step-by-Step: Handling an Offer of Representation

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