I suspect FEAR is why most people who tell me they want to write or speak…never really dig in. I teach people the HOW but they have to be brave enough to DO it. Yesterday, I was explaining my job to a new friend, “So someone with a platform wants to get a book deal […]

Here are the basics. If you want to get paid to speak, these are the three basic steps you want to take: 1. Have content that matches the needs of your intended audience. This is a big problem with writers and speakers – they have not crafted a message that is new, different, better or […]

Sell Your Translation Rights If you are one of the millions of people who has self-published your book, or whose publisher didn’t sell translation rights, you are losing money every day. You can make more money from your book by selling translation rights worldwide. Most authors, especially those who self-publish, have no idea how many […]

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So you’re ready to get a literary agent, huh?  You’ve got a strong idea for a book and you’re smart enough to see the obvious perils of self-publishing.  Besides, it would feel so much better to have a legitimate publisher behind your work. It’s time for an agent and you know it. We literary agents […]

By Wendy Keller, Literary Agent If you wrote a book and it has been published or self-published in the last ten or so years, chances are YOU and/or your publisher are leaving a lot of money on the table. In your publisher’s case, if you have one, it’s just not that high of a priority. […]

By Wendy Keller, Literary Agent and Chief Talent Launcher Most of the authors whose books are going to be sold this year are already under contract with publishers. But here’s the good news: NOW is the ideal time to prepare to be part of the January buying frenzy. Do you have a good nonfiction book […]

By Wendy Keller, Literary Agent and Chief Talent Launcher If you own a business, want to start one or have a career you’d like to grow, here’s the deal: you need to consider writing a book. Not just any book. Certainly not the time-wasting pipe dream Great American Novel. You need to write a real, […]

By Wendy Keller, Literary Agent and Chief Talent Launcher Thinking about writing a book but not quite sure whether it is a good use of your time? Have you heard “bad” things about self-publishing…about publishers…about literary agents? If you have an inkling that you might want to write a nonfiction book on the subject of […]