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18 Things Only Writers Struggling To Get A Novel Published Can Possibly Understand

Lauren Cahn | Posted 09.15.2015 | Comedy
Lauren Cahn

You've always wanted to write that novel, and now you're finally deep in the weeds. You tweet "#amwriting" and suddenly you've got a slew of new followers, all of whom are doing the exact same thing. Here's a snapshot of what that pain looks like.

It's Time to Get Your Thriller on -- at ThrillerFest X

Jennifer S. Wilkov | Posted 07.10.2015 | Books
Jennifer S. Wilkov

For many interested in the book publishing industry, conferences are some of the best ways to keep up with the changes occurring in this field, get the latest inside information about new technologies and new upcoming publications, and keep in contact with existing colleagues and meet new ones.

Memoirs: No One Wants to Read Your Diary

Jennifer S. Wilkov | Posted 06.13.2015 | Books
Jennifer S. Wilkov

We all have a story to tell. Our lives are our stories. That's why the memoir category exists--because we love to read biographies and memoirs of those names we know and the people we want to learn more about.

When Should You Settle For Your Second-Choice Literary Agent?

| Posted 12.24.2014 | Books

By Writer's Relief staff: So you’ve written a (stupendous) novel and you’ve submitted queries to multiple literary agents. Now all you have to ...

Margery Walshaw: A Literary Manager Talks About Publishing and the Road Ahead

Loren Kleinman | Posted 06.15.2014 | Books
Loren Kleinman

Initially, I wanted to help first time screenwriters get a foothold in Hollywood. I came to also represent novelists as many of my screenwriting clients dabbled in both genres. My earliest success stories came with setting up the film and television adaptation rights of my clients' novels.

Queen for a Day: Surviving Blogher

William Dameron | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
William Dameron

My plan for the conference was simple. I would casually bump into a literary agent who would immediately recognize me and sign me up on the spot.

Author Platform: Use the News to Boost Your Book & Platform

Jennifer S. Wilkov | Posted 08.12.2013 | Books
Jennifer S. Wilkov

Using the news can help boost the visibility of your book, your platform and you! Themes run through your platform and book, whether it is fiction or...

BookExpo America: Behind the Scenes for How to Write a Book

Jennifer S. Wilkov | Posted 07.30.2013 | Books
Jennifer S. Wilkov

When you build a career in any industry, it is important to get into the thick of things and learn as much as you can about the business activities involved so you can become more of an insider as opposed to just a spectator.

WRITER WEDNESDAY: Tips For Dealing With Literary Agents

| Posted 05.15.2013 | Books

By Writer's Relief staff: If you’ve sent your query to a handful of literary agents and one comes back asking you for an exclusive, don’t get n...

Literary Agents: Probably Now More Than Ever

Will Weaver | Posted 06.24.2013 | Books
Will Weaver

Objecting to a well-connected, in-your-corner agent taking 15 percent for selling your novel to an actual publisher is a sure sign that you're not ready for prime time.

Andrew Losowsky

Literary Agent Attacked, Author Taken Into Custody | Andrew Losowsky | Posted 09.16.2012 | Books

Police have taken an apparently disgruntled author into custody after a popular literary agent and blogger was attacked in her car Thursday. Pam va...

Ten Tips for Nabbing Yourself a Literary Agent

Jay Clark | Posted 08.25.2012 | Books
Jay Clark

So, after years of torturing yourself beyond emotional repair, making several highly unnecessary sacrifices to the gods, and, finally, signing a contract (in blood) entitled Deal with the Devil, you've managed to finish your book.

How To Follow Up With A Literary Agent

| Posted 05.30.2012 | Books

From Writer's Relief staff: It’s hard to be patient when you’ve sent out a query letter and still haven’t heard back from your literary age...

Writers Wednesday: 10 Ways To Annoy Literary Agents

| Posted 05.02.2012 | Books

From Writer's Relief staff: In the tradition of David Letterman’s Late Show Top Ten, the submission strategists at Writer’s Relief want to shar...

Price-Fixing Is Bad for Both Readers and Authors

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 06.30.2012 | Books
Hoyt Hilsman

The truth is that this dispute is not about saving literature or the sanctity of the literary world, it is about the publishers' business model.

The (Un)Romantic Path of Literary Fiction: Alfred A. Knopf (Part II)

Rex Pickett | Posted 05.26.2012 | Books
Rex Pickett

I had never experienced "writer's block" in my entire life. If an idea -- screenplay or novel -- wasn't working, I just abandoned it and started on something else.

Writer Wednesday: What NOT To Do If You Get A Literary Agent

Posted 10.24.2011 | Books

From Writer's Relief staff: If you’re an aspiring writer, you’ve probably got an “I’d like to thank the academy” speech ready and waiting...

Do I Really Need a Literary Attorney?

Arielle Ford | Posted 10.15.2011 | Books
Arielle Ford

"Though publishers use lawyers to write the publishing contracts that authors sign, authors don't seem to realize they, too, need a lawyer to understand those same contracts."

Writer Fakes Kidnapping To Promote New Book

The News & Advance | Posted 08.28.2011 | Books

For anyone hoping to become a successful novelist these days, writing the novel is only the beginning. Getting it published just a step in the right d...

Literary Agent Gets 6 Years In Prison For Cheating Authors

The Guardian | Steven Morris | Posted 05.30.2011 | Books

A literary agent who duped budding authors and investors into handing over more than £500,000 for non-existent film and book deals has been jailed fo...

Literary Agent Owen Laster Dies At 72

AP | By HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK -- Owen Laster, a literary agent and executive of old-fashioned self-effacement and integrity whose many clients included Judy Blume, Gore Vi...

Behind the Scenes with a Literary Agent

Arielle Ford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Arielle Ford

To potential authors, agents can seem like the fairy Godmother, who guides the author's books along the path to greatness. Here is an insider's perspective of what an agent really does.

WATCH: Have You Ever Read A Book?

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"I'm going to write a novel." "For the love of all that is holy, why?" "Because I'm going to be a writer." And so begins the newest YouTube video sa...

Conflict Of Interest? | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Andrew Wylie isn't the only agent moving into publishing e-books. Now Seattle-based agent Sharlene Martin, has also become a publisher as well as a li...

Ralph Vicinanza Dead

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — Ralph Vicinanza, a literary agent whose clients included Stephen King, Augusten Burroughs and the Dalai Lama, has died. He was 60. V...