Book Proposal Resources

Compiled by Steve O'Keefe
Executive Director, Patron Saint Productions

Preditors 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.

Publishers Marketplace
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: $15/month.

Everyone 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.

Book 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.

Bureau of the Census - Book Industry Stats
3/23/2004: 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.

Para 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 Manual."
Author Yellow Pages
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. Books
3/23/2004: Although a little highbrow, this is arguably the best supersite online for books and authors, with reviews, articles, forums, etc.

Patron Saint Productions Resources Page  
3/23/04: Terrific resource site for online promotion of books. Has free templates for book proposals, pitch letters. E-mail for presentation materials from Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop 2004.

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