Book Proposal Resources
Compiled by Steve O'Keefe
Executive Director, Patron Saint Productions
and Editors: Literary Agents
3/23/2004: Great free resource for
locating names and addresses of literary agents and book editors. Compiled
by author David L. Kuzminski.
3/23/2004: Best source of information on publishing deals, including who sold
(agent), who bought (editor), and roughly how much (advance). Fee-based service:
Who's Anyone in Trade Publishing
3/23/2004: Stunningly good list of US and UK agents, publishers, and
editors. Compiled by Gerard Jones. A free resource. Updated April, 2004.
Industry Study Group
3/23/2004: BISG does a lot of research on statistical trends in book
publishing -- but most of it is locked behind high price tags for reports.
You can find some general stats here, and a list of other research sites.
of the Census - Book Industry Stats http://www.census.gov/svsd/www/sas51.html
Last update was 2002, so the data is pretty stale. Fresher stuff can usually
be found by searching Google News or wire reports for quarterly reports.
Publishing Statistics on Books & Publishing
3/23/2004: Good source of one-liner statistics about publishing trade, especially
self publishing. Compiled by Dan Poynter, author of "The Self Publishing
3/23/04: A directory of author
web sites and newsletters compiled by the folks at Authors On The
Web. Searchable by alphabet (crude) or genre. Not a bad list.
- 3/23/2004: Although a little highbrow, this is arguably the
best supersite online for books and authors, with reviews, articles,
Saint Productions Resources Page
Terrific resource site for online promotion of books. Has free templates
for book proposals, pitch letters. E-mail info@PatronSaintPR.com for
presentation materials from Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop 2004.