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All About Agents February 19, 2012

Posted by Carolyn Burns Bass in publishing.
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Read the chatscript from this week’s #LitChat discussions on Monday, Wednesday and Friday: All About Agents.

Media Monday in #litchat: Agent blogs. Which blogs do you read, reverence or reject? Look at this post calling out the Top 5 Literary Agent blogs.

You’ve finished your novel. It’s been read and critiqued by other writers and readers whom you respect, and you’ve applied the critiques with judicious care, polished the manuscript, and read through it dozens of times. You’re ready to take the next step: finding an agent to love your manuscript as much as you do. One who will spend hours writing letters to editors, extolling your prose, singing praises to your plot, shouting to the publishing powers that be that your book simply must be published. Where do you begin?

On Wednesday, February 22, we’re discussing in open forum how to find the best agent for your work.

Then Friday, Alison FargisEllen Scordato, and Emmanuelle Morgen from Stonesong join us for a panel about the roles of agents and packagers in the publishing industry, best practices for finding an agent, what happens once you get one, and what types of books the agents at Stonesong are seeking for their personal lists.

Founded in 1979, today Stonesong has three distinct divisions: a literary agency representing adult and children’s fiction and nonfiction; a book development division providing concept creation, project management, design, and production services; and a custom publishing division collaborating with private clients to produce the highest-quality books and e-books. New York Times­ bestsellers include The Sisters Grimm series and the NERDS series by Michael Buckley (Abrams/Amulet), The Daring Book for Girls (HarperCollins), and How Not to Look Old by Charla Krupp (Grand Central Press). Forthcoming titles include the widely anticipated Smitten Kitchen Cookbook (Knopf, Fall 2012) and Revolutionary: A Novel, by Alex Myers (Simon & Schuster, 2013). Stonesong’s books and authors have been featured on The Today Show, Good Morning America, The View, The Martha Stewart Show, Live with Anderson Cooper and in O Magazine, People, InStyle, Parents, and Glamour.

Learn more about these agents from Stonesong – About Us.

Follow Stonesong on Twitter: @StonesongNYC.

Follow literary agent Alison Fargis on Twitter: @AlisonFargis.

Follow literary agent Ellen Scordato on Twitter: @EllenScordato.

Follow literary agent Emmanuelle Morgen on Twitter: @Emmanuelle15.