Please do not call or e-mail to pitch your book. The best
way to get a careful consideration of your book idea is by
submitting via mail a query letter or a proposal. Michael
Larsen and Jeff Herman have written excellent books on composing
book proposals. Use one to structure your book idea and
then send it with S.A.S.E. No S.A.S.E., no response.
Editors often ask, ďWhy will someone be compelled to buy this
book and not another?Ē Answer that question in your
proposal and fine tune it so that every word counts. A
proposal is never finished until you stop working on it.
In other words, write it and then re-write it and then re-write
Agentís ink receives more than one hundred query letters and
proposals monthly with a three week response time. Weíre
looking for books dealing with health, nutrition, cooking,
relationships, aging, psychology, social psychology, business,
sports, medicine, medical breakthroughs, fitness, and self help.
We are also interested in literary fiction and well written
mystery and suspense novels. Because fiction writing
is so different than non-fiction writing, authors must have
fiction publication history or some evidence that the craft has
We charge a three hundred dollar marketing fee that covers
mailing, production, postage, phone calls, etc. Our
commission is 15%. We do not charge a reading fee or a
monthly fee for representation. Since Agentís Ink is a
very small agency, we take pride in being very selective and
represent just a handful of writers. That way we can offer
more personal attention and guidance during the journey from
proposal, contracting, writing, and marketing the book.
Finally, let us be candid. If you must tell us how to do
what we do and donít want to consider suggestions or revisions,
then Agentís Ink is not for you.