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Monday, May 01, 2006

So how do agents sell books?

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Getting an agent for your book isn't essential. A good one, though, can move you from "close" to "sold"—and save you the agony of slush pile waits. (Some publishers' responses take two to five years from the time a submission is logged.) It's no wonder writers fret over agent queries and pitches, and why all the fretting and crafting can be worthwhile.

But once you find an agent who loves your manuscript, what happens? How do agents pitch to editors and get books sold? Find out in this insightful article from agentquery.com.

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