Month: January 2019

Free Semiar with Jack Canfield

For those interested in a free course with an expert on how to get published. Read on:

I remember attending a workshop led by Jack Canfield years and years ago at a National Speakers Association conference. He talked about what he and Chicken Soup for the Soul co-author Mark Victor Hansen did to get a book publisher, then turn that book into a blockbuster best-seller. 

Honestly, it was a thrill just to be in the room with the man. 

Jack talked about how when he was first starting out, he had almost completely maxed out his credit cards and 144 publishers had rejected the book (which, you probably know, he and Hansen went on to leverage into a highly profitable book series and business). 

But he never gave up on his dream of being a bestselling author. 

Today, Jack Canfield is possibly the most successful, best-selling non-fiction author of all time. He has more than 500 million books in print and has launched 47 New York Times bestsellers. 

But how did Jack get from where he was to where he really wanted to be? 

To find out, join Jack and my friend and colleague Steve Harrison for a free web class tomorrow, Friday, September 13, in which he’ll discuss his publishing journey and strategies. 

Whether your book right now is just a dream, a still-to-be-completed manuscript, or a published reality, this call is for you. 

Use my affiliate link to register for Friday’s free web class:

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Here’s some of you what you’ll discover on the free web class: 

  • Jack’s journey from inner-city public school teacher to bestselling author and speaker.
  • Why becoming a bestseller is no longer about luck – it’s all about having a plan.
  • What you should be doing before you start writing your book and trying to get it published.
  • Key insights into how the publishing and book marketing game really works.
  • How a simple technique Jack used in writing The Success Principles allowed him to later sell thousands of copies to a single company. Plus, how Jack used the same method to land 50 speaking engagements – all because of something he did while writing the book.
  • A powerful way to overcome any initial discomfort you might feel about putting yourself out there as an author, speaker, book promoter, or talk show guest.
  • How to structure your book so it’s the best possible book it can be and people tell their friends about it.
  • Some of the pros and cons of traditional publishing and self-publishing.
  • How Jack sold the first 20,000 copies of Chicken Soup for the Soul BEFORE he and Hansen even had a publisher.
  • The clever strategy Jack used to sell 6 million books to one company.
  • How to take a small part of your book and get a company or organization to pay you big bucks for it. On the call, Jack will share how this one technique brought him $75,000.
  • Two keys to turning radio and TV interview into sales
  • … and MUCH more! 

Click my affiliate link now to join Jack Canfield Friday, September 13 at either 2:00 pm ET (11:00 am Pacific) OR 7:00 pm ET (4:00 pm Pacific). 

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I hope you can join them. I’ve heard Jack speak; I know you won’t be disappointed.  

Cheers,

Sandy

P.S. Please forward this message to author friends who need to learn this! Here’s my affiliate link for registration: https://m164.isrefer.com/go/BSBTel/A11439/  

Beckwith Communications | 25 Erie Crescent | Fairport, NY, US | 14450

Best 100 Literary Agencies

I hope you don’t get tired of my long lists of agents or publishers.  I wish I had that information years ago.  Here is another that I hope helps you get published.

Alberta Sequeira

Best Literary Agencies with the Most 6-Figure Book Deals (1-10)

Listed below are the first ten book agencies on our list of best publishing agencies based on sales. The author representatives working at the companies below have the most reported six-figure book deals and beyond since 2004.

  1. Trident Media Group / Top category: Fiction: Women’s/Romance
  2. Writers House / Top category: Children’s: Middle Grade
  3. Folio Literary Management / Top category: Children’s: Young Adult
  4. Sterling Lord Literistic / Top category: Nonfiction: Health
  5. ICM / Top category: Nonfiction: History/Politics/Current Affairs
  6. The Bent Agency / Top category: Children’s: Young Adult
  7. Foundry Literary + Media / Top category: Children’s: Young Adult
  8. Marly Rusoff & Associates / Top category: Fiction: General/Other
  9. Inkwell Management / Top category: Nonfiction: History/Politics/Current Affairs
  10. The Knight Agency / Top category: Fiction: Women’s/Romance

Best Literary Agencies with the Most 6-Figure Book Deals (11-20)

Listed below are the publishing agencies 11-20 on our list of best book agencies based on sales. The writer representatives working at the companies below have the most reported six-figure book deals and beyond since 2004.

  1. Pippin Properties / Top category: Children’s: Picture Book
  2. Sanford J. Greenburger Associates / Top category: Fiction: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
  3. William Morris Endeavor / Top category: Fiction: General/Other
  4. Andrea Brown Literary Agency / Top category: Children’s: Young Adult
  5. Janklow & Nesbit / Top category: Fiction: General/Other
  6. Jane Rotrosen Agency / Top category: Fiction: Women’s/Romance
  7. LevelFiveMedia / Top category: Nonfiction: Business/Investing/Finance
  8. Dystel & Goderich Literary Management / Top category: Nonfiction: Cooking
  9. Yates & Yates / Top category: Nonfiction: Religion/Spirituality
  10. Scovil Galen Ghosh Literary Agency / Top category: Fiction: Sci-Fi/Fantasy

Best Literary Agencies with the Most 6-Figure Book Deals (21-30)

Listed below are the book agencies 21-30 on our list of best publishing agencies based on sales. The author representatives working at the companies below have the most reported six-figure book deals and beyond since 2004.

  1. Larry Weissman Literary / Top category: Nonfiction: Narrative
  2. The Stuart Agency / Top category: Nonfiction: History/Politics/Current Affairs
  3. Adams Literary / Top category: Children’s: Young Adult
  4. Zachary Shuster Harmsworth Literary Agency / Top category: Nonfiction: Memoir
  5. Liza Dawson Associates / Top category: Fiction: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
  6. Marsal Lyon Literary Agency / Top category: Fiction: Women’s/Romance
  7. Nelson Literary Agency / Top category: Children’s: Young Adult
  8. Fletcher & Company / Top category: Nonfiction: Business/Investing/Finance
  9. Victoria Sanders & Associates / Top category: Fiction: General/Other
  10. The Literary Group / Top category: Nonfiction: Memoir

Best Literary Agencies with the Most 6-Figure Book Deals (31-40)

Listed below are the publishing agencies 31-40 on our list of best book agencies based on sales. The writer representatives working at the companies below have the most reported six-figure book deals and beyond since 2004.

  1. Donald Maass Literary Agency / Top category: Fiction: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
  2. Hornfischer Literary Management / Top category: Nonfiction: History/Politics/Current Affairs
  3. The Axelrod Agency / Top category: Fiction: Women’s/Romance
  4. Lippincott Massie McQuilkin / Top category: Nonfiction: History/Politics/Current Affairs
  5. Harvey Klinger / Top category: Children’s: Young Adult
  6. Stonesong / Top category: Nonfiction: Cooking
  7. Greenhouse Literary Agency / Top category: Children’s: Young Adult
  8. Waxman Literary Agency / Top category: Nonfiction: Sports
  9. Stimola Literary Studio / Top category: Children’s: Young Adult
  10. New Leaf Literary & Media / Top category: Children’s: Young Adult

Best Literary Agencies with the Most 6-Figure Book Deals (41-50)

Listed below are the book agencies 41-50 on our list of best publishing agencies based on sales. The author representatives working at the companies below have the most reported six-figure book deals and beyond since 2004.

  1. DeFiore and Company / Top category: Fiction: Debut
  2. Curtis Brown / Top category: Children’s: Young Adult
  3. Steve Laube Agency / Top category: Fiction: Inspirational
  4. Vigliano Associates / Top category: Nonfiction: Memoir
  5. David Black Literary Agency / Top category: Nonfiction: General/Other
  6. The Gernert Company / Top category: Fiction: General/Other
  7. Janis A. Donnaud & Associates / Top category: Nonfiction: Cooking
  8. Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency / Top category: Nonfiction: History/Politics/Current Affairs
  9. McCormick & Williams Literary Agency / Top category: Children’s: Picture Book
  10. Cornerstone Literary / Top category: Fiction: Women’s/Romance
  11. Zoe Pagnamenta Agency / Top category: Nonfiction: General/Other

Best Literary Agencies with the Most 6-Figure Book Deals (51-60)

Listed below are the publishing agencies 51-60 on our list of best book agencies based on sales. The writer representatives working at the companies below have the most reported six-figure book deals and beyond since 2004.

  1. Christopher Ferebee / Top category: Nonfiction: Religion/Spirituality
  2. Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency / Top category: Fiction: General/Other
  3. Idea Architects / Top category: Nonfiction: Health
  4. Spencerhill Associates / Top category: Fiction: Women’s/Romance
  5. Lowenstein-Yost / Top category: Fiction: Women’s/Romance
  6. Abrams Artists Agency / Top category: Nonfiction: Business/Investing/Finance
  7. Irene Goodman Agency / Top category: Children’s: Young Adult
  8. Elyse Cheney Agency / Top category: Fiction: Debut
  9. Nancy Yost Literary Agency / Top category: Fiction: Women’s/Romance
  10. Stephanie Tade Agency / Top category: Nonfiction: Health

Best Literary Agencies with the Most 6-Figure Book Deals (61-70)

Listed below are the book agencies 61-70 on our list of best publishing agencies based on sales. The author representatives working at the companies below have the most reported six-figure book deals and beyond since 2004.

  1. Laura Dail Literary Agency / Top category: Children’s: Young Adult
  2. Barry Goldblatt Literary / Top category: Children’s: Middle Grade
  3. Brockman / Top category: Nonfiction: Science
  4. UTA / Top category: Fiction: Thriller
  5. Ted Weinstein Literary Management / Top category: Nonfiction: Business/Investing/Finance
  6. Browne & Miller Literary Associates / Top category: Fiction: Women’s/Romance
  7. Susan Golomb Agency / Top category: Fiction: General/Other
  8. LJK Literary Management / Top category: Fiction: General/Other
  9. LaunchBooks Literary Agency / Top category: Fiction: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
  10. Waxman Leavell Literary Agency / Top category: Nonfiction: Religion/Spirituality

Best Literary Agencies with the Most 6-Figure Book Deals (71-80)

Listed below are the publishing agencies 71-80 on our list of best book agencies based on sales. The writer representatives working at the companies below have the most reported six-figure book deals and beyond since 2004.

  1. Dunow, Carlson & Lerner / Top category: Fiction: Debut
  2. Solow Literary Enterprises / Top category: Nonfiction: Business/Investing/Finance
  3. Gelfman Schneider / Top category: Fiction: Women’s/Romance
  4. Venture Literary / Top category: Nonfiction: Sports
  5. Erin Murphy Literary Agency / Top category: Children’s: Middle Grade
  6. Susan Rabiner Literary Agency / Top category: Nonfiction: General/Other
  7. Williams & Connolly / Top category: Nonfiction: History/Politics/Current Affairs
  8. Howard Morhaim Literary Agency / Top category: Children’s: Young Adult
  9. Jill Grinberg Literary Management / Top category: Children’s: Young Adult
  10. Aaron Priest Literary Agency / Top category: Fiction: Thriller

Best Literary Agencies with the Most 6-Figure Book Deals (81-90)

Listed below are the book agencies 81-90 on our list of best publishing agencies based on sales. The author representatives working at the companies below have the most reported six-figure book deals and beyond since 2004.

  1. Anderson Literary Management / Top category: Nonfiction: History/Politics/Current Affairs
  2. Carol Mann Agency / Top category: Nonfiction: History/Politics/Current Affairs
  3. Wendy Sherman Associates / Top category: Fiction: Debut
  4. The Strothman Agency / Top category: Nonfiction: History/Politics/Current Affairs
  5. WordServe Literary Group / Top category: Fiction: Inspirational
  6. Kuhn Projects / Top category: Nonfiction: History/Politics/Current Affairs
  7. Amy Rennert Agency / Top category: Fiction: Mystery/Crime
  8. Regal Literary / Top category: Fiction: General/Other
  9. Fredrica S. Friedman and Company / Top category: Nonfiction: History/Politics/Current Affairs
  10. Alive Communications / Top category: Nonfiction: Memoir

Best Literary Agencies with the Most 6-Figure Book Deals (91-100)

Listed below are the last ten publishing agencies on our list of best book agencies based on sales. The writer representatives working at the companies below have the most reported six-figure book deals and beyond since 2004.

  1. Gail Ross Literary Agency / Top category: Nonfiction: History/Politics/Current Affairs
  2. The Creative Culture / Top category: Nonfiction: Memoir
  3. Thompson Literary Agency / Top category: Nonfiction: Illustrated/Art
  4. Mendel Media Group / Top category: Nonfiction: Humor
  5. Aevitas Creative Management / Top category: Nonfiction: History/Politics/Current Affairs
  6. Linda Chester Literary Agency / Top category: Fiction: Debut
  7. MacGregor Literary / Top category: Fiction: Women’s/Romance
  8. Paradigm / Top category: Nonfiction: Cooking
  9. Weed Literary / Top category: Fiction: General/Other
  10. Ross Yoon Agency / Top category: Nonfiction: Narrative

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When and Where to Use Commas

Ending letters with Yours sincerely or Yours faithfullyWhen to use Ms., Miss., and Mrs.

What is the vocative case?

What are adjectives?

What are nouns?

Commas after a transitional phrase

Commas after interjections (yes, no, indeed)

Commas before conjunctions (and, or, but)

Commas for parenthesis

Commas in lists

Commas with a long subject

Commas with numbers

Commas with quotation (speech) marks

Commas with the vocative case

List of easily confused words