Baker & Taylor Presents a guide to the names and specialities of American and Canadian publishers, editors, and literary agents, including information on the submissions and acquisition process and on choosing literary agents.
For more than 20 years, successful literary agent Jeff Herman has offered would-be authors his insider’s knowledge in the form of this guide. Aiming to promote egalitarian access” and facilitate a true meritocracy,” Herman has created an encyclopedic how-to on getting out of the slush pile, getting read, and getting published. Herman’s insights are trusted by agents and editors as well as by the many successful authors who have utilized his strategies. Here are nearly 700 U.S. and Canadian publishers, complete with ways to connect with the editors who work there; 150 powerful literary agents, and nearly 50 independent book editors. With his trademark accuracy and reliability, Herman explains how agents work, how to write the just right query letter, and how to navigate contracts. His goals mirror those of his readers getting worthy books to their ideal readers.