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Monday, August 28, 2006

Break the Rules

Because the publishing industry is designed to keep new writers out, author Robert W. Walker suggests this: "Don't follow the rules!"

Mr. Walker gave the example of another successful writer he knows. The author wasn't having any luck with his query letters, so he decided to break the rules. He sent out a legal-sized envelope with a press kit about himself and his concept for a series of mysteries. He included a bio, photo, and tag lines for possible novels in the series. Out of 25 agents, 14 responded favorably -- and he ended up with a six-figure deal!

Find out about such six-figure deals at www.publishersweekly.com.


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