simon goodwin

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I am currently writing a dark fantasy novel and seeking an agent and/or publisher

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    Getting an Agent/Publisher
    simon goodwin posted Okay, as a follow up to my previous post, I've done a bit of googling now and apparently the 'lit... in Getting an Agent/Publisher and received+5
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    The Word and the Void Omnibus
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    Under the Dome
    simon goodwin added "Under the Dome" by Stephen King and bagged+3
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    Getting an Agent/Publisher
    simon goodwin posted Hi everyone, this is a subject close to my heart because as Oli said, I did have a rather costly ... in Getting an Agent/Publisher and earned+5
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    simon goodwin
    Oliver Brooks posted a message to simon goodwin Ouch! This would probably make a great discussion topic but whatever you go for I don't think y...Ouch! This would probably make a great discussion topic but whatever you go for I don't think you should be paying money upfront unless they are guaranteeing results and returns (which they can't do). At CN we're trying to create an environment where you can prove the market for your books and approach literary agents/publishers with a business case. As far as I have heard if you are intending to send out unsolicited submissions it is a matter of attrition and more luck than judgment. I started a discussion "here":/clubs/1/discussions/109, would be great to hear a bit more and maybe we can hear what other people have come across. Cheers, Oli (more) and received+3
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    simon goodwin posted a message to Oliver Brooks Hi Oliver, To be honest it's just a case of searching on the internet to find an agent. I did...Hi Oliver, To be honest it's just a case of searching on the internet to find an agent. I did make the mistake a year or so ago of contacting the WL literary agency and coughed up a fair bit of money before googling them. It turns out they are basically one big con. So this time I'm going to use a bit more common sense rather than letting someone like that stroke my ego and fleece me for money. If you have any suggestions I would be happy to hear them. (more) and bagged+3
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    Oliver Brooks posted a message to simon goodwin Yeah it is the trickiest part of the process. How are you thinking of going about finding a agent...Yeah it is the trickiest part of the process. How are you thinking of going about finding a agent/publisher? p.s you can reply on my message board by clicking 'reply to message'. (more) and gained+3
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    simon goodwin posted a message I am almost finished writing it, then the hard work begins of editing it and then finding an agen...I am almost finished writing it, then the hard work begins of editing it and then finding an agent and/or publisher (more) and earned+3
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