How Do You Sell Your Book to a Publisher?


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In most cases, a literary agent is responsible for selling an author's book to a publisher. An agent acts as a liaison between author and publisher, negotiating the publishing contract to benefit the author. Some publishers accept pitches and manuscripts directly from authors, but this is not usually the case.

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How Do You Sell Your Book to a Publisher?
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For works of fiction, agents usually only consider completed, polished works and tend to work with authors in specific genres. For nonfiction books, a finished manuscript is not necessary; instead, authors and agents pitch books, and publishers decide if the book is the type of work that they would publish.

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