HOW TO GET YOUR FIRST BOOK PUB­LISHED

In­sight and ad­vice from the lead­ing agent Karolina Sut­ton and editor Alexan­dra Pringle

Harper's Bazaar (UK) - - Talking Points -

1 ‘If you’re writ­ing fic­tion, work on it for as long as it needs and fin­ish it. There’s no ben­e­fit to send­ing fic­tion to an agent if it’s not ready.’ ks

2 ‘Find the right agent for you. Pub­lish­ers rely on agents for their taste, and are more likely to read sub­mis­sions from ones they trust.’ ap

3 ‘It’s all about that first chap­ter.

I’ll read a man­u­script for as long as I can, but if I get bored, I don’t read any fur­ther.’ ks

4

‘Write a bril­liant syn­op­sis for a non-fic­tion book. The bet­ter the syn­op­sis, the bet­ter your chances of get­ting pub­lished.’ ap

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