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September 17, 2009

Jeff Herman’s Guide

Filed under: Thoughts,Writing — douglaslperry @ 11:18 pm
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Herman_2008 cvr_frontFor those of you who are writers you have come to understand that Jeff Herman’s book is “the bible” when it comes to getting an agent. He gives you way more information about the agent other than just what they are looking for, and how to contact them. So I picked one up.

The book is HUGE. And that is what kind of made me wonder. You see, there is a lot of information about publishers, editors, and the entire writing process, that I really don’t need right now. I don’t need the publisher information because they want you to go through an agent. I don’t need the editor information, because they say the same. The only part that’s relevant is the literary agent section, and that’s really small in comparison to the entire book.

So it feels like I paid way to much for this little teeny section of the book, until I realized, that I really didn’t pay that much, and if it helps me find an agent, it will have been worth it.

I hope to send out a new batch of queries this weekend.

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1 Comment »

  1. Sounds like a good investment all the same…although I might just see if my local library has a copy first. Good luck w/your query letters!

    Comment by Terresa Wellborn — September 19, 2009 @ 11:21 pm


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