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  • Welcome to Publishing!

    Dec 15, 2022

    Welcome to publishing! If you’ve stumbled upon this blog you’re likely here because you’ve written something amazing and have decided to enter the world of publishing. Congratulations! I hope you are proud and have taken the time to celebrate the huge accomplishment that is finishing a book. I admire every writer who does it. It’s […]

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  • What Would a Successful Writer Do?

    Feb 15, 2022

    Have you read Atomic Habits by James Clear yet? If not, do so. I read it last year, twice, and I’m reading it again this year. It’s a supportive reminder of what I can be doing to make my life even better than it is. One of the questions that James loves asking is What […]

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  • How to Successfully Follow Up with Literary Agents

    Oct 06, 2021

    Following up with someone is almost always a frustrating task on any to-do list. Authors hesitate to follow up with literary agents, and then the agents also hesitate to follow up with editors, and so on. It’s necessary, though. To help you through that process, we have a few tips to make it all a […]

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  • 10 Mistakes Authors Make When Receiving an Offer of Representation

    Jun 24, 2021

    I was really excited to write this post (and film the corresponding YouTube video). We’ve talked a lot about what questions an author should ask when receiving an offer of rep. We’ve even told you the #1 most important question, but let’s take a minute to look at the mistakes authors make that hurt no […]

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This Week’s Posts

  • PSA: Beware of Agent/Agency Fraud

    Aug 31, 2023

    A quick warning to writers and the publishing community regarding a person or group of people impersonating BookEnds and our agents. It seems these people are contacting (usually) self-published authors and sending a fraudulent contract in the name of BookEnds. If you feel you might have been approached in this way please contact us at […]

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  • How to Know Your Book is Done

    Aug 30, 2023

    Literary agents Jessica Faust and James McGowan offer tips on how to finally put your novel to rest.         Thanks so much for coming to the blog. Please don’t forget to like and share this post. Subscribe to our YouTube channel for even more publishing insights and advice, and follow us on […]

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  • What Happens When an Agent Submits Your Book?

    Aug 23, 2023

    Literary agents Jessica Faust and James McGowan talk about the process of submitting manuscripts to editors, how agents and authors decide when books are ready to go on sub, and how agents choose their submission lists and strategies.         Thanks so much for coming to the blog. Please don’t forget to like […]

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More Resources

We know how complicated the publishing industry can feel, and how many questions you might have about how to navigate it. Please enjoy this selection of BookEnds resources highlighting the basics, and search through our blog and YouTube channel to find more information on any aspect of publishing.

Why You Need a Literary Agent

The Anatomy of the Perfect Query Letter

Step-by-Step: Handling an Offer of Representation

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