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  1. dmehling

    dmehling New Member

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    first-time author looking for a publisher for memoirs

    Discussion in 'Publishing' started by dmehling, Aug 9, 2011.

    I am writing a book about my life which details my struggles with a lifelong disability and the ways I have been able to overcome my challenges. It is from a Christian perspective, but it is not strongly religious. I am new to the world of writing and publishing and really have no idea how to proceed. I am nearly finished writing, and will soon be doing some heavy editing. When do I start looking for a publisher, and how exactly should I go about doing that?
     
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    dmehling New Member

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    Finding a literary agent sounds like an important first step in trying to get published from what I have read in the last few days. However, I also read that not many agents want to work with an unproven author. Should I keep trying to find one anyways?
     
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    mammamaia nit-picker-in-chief Contributor

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    yes, it's best to keep trying to find an agent willing to rep your work... however, since it's in the christian ballpark, you can also query christian-based publishers directly... then, if you receive an offer, you'll be more attractive to agents...
     

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