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Jeff Herman's Guide to Book Publishers, Editors, and Literary Agents 2011: Who They Are! What They Want! How to Win Them Over!

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The Writer's Best Friend and Bible!

Writers, agents, and editors all agree that Herman's Guide is the must have, go-to reference for everyone who writes. This book will get you past the slush piles and into the hands of the people who have the power to publish. You will learn the names and contact information for hundreds of agents and editors, and will be given the

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Paperback, 1104 pages
Published October 1st 2010 by Sourcebooks
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Brian Weidert
Sep 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I bought this book on the 6th of September and finished it on the 8th of September. That's 600 pages in three days. I don't say that to brag, I say that because this book is not only that engrossing but that it is necessary for a person like me, a writer trying to break into the industry.

Let's go over some of the pros and cons:

Pros:

1. Jeff Herman is obviously a industry insider.
2. He gives a unvarnished look at the business side of publishing.
3. He "interviews" agents, through a list of question
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Heather Shaw
Dec 01, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jeff Herman's Guide To Book Publishers, Editors, & Literary Agents 2009 (Three Dog Press, 978-0-9772682-4-5) is in its 19th edition. Nineteen years is a long time to be publishing comprehensively – and Herman, bless him, takes time and space at the beginning of his book not only to acknowledge the freelancers who help him self-publish, but he also to supply their contact information. Nineteen years is a long time to have been doing anything, but unlike, for example, parenting, publishing has ...more
Greta
Jan 16, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Also a very comprehensive listing of agents and publishers, and easier to read than the Writer's Market. It also included brief interviews with the various agents, givng the reader insight into what they like to work with, what their backgrounds are, etc. While the articles at the end were interesting, most were written by Jeff Herman; I would have preferred other viewpoints as well.
Aauvi House
Jan 24, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Great book! Found content to be informative and accurate. However the 2011 edition was almost word for word a repeat of the 2010 edition, very disappointed and a waste of money, not to mention the material was out of date.
Rachel Kelley
Sep 04, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Like Writer's Market only more personal. Gives you an in-depth look at the people behind the desk and I must say it is helpful, humanizing them.
Helen
Sep 14, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is really helpful for people looking into the writing profession. I highly reccomend it.
Liz Shine
Jul 17, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Unlike with some reference books of this sort, pulling the information I wanted and needed from this book was straight-forward. Passing it on to my friend Carrie now... :)
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