by Randy Peyser, www.AuthorOneStop.com
I’ve just returned from Book Expo America. This was my 16th year of pitching manuscripts to help my clients find a literary agent or publisher at this annual “feeding frenzy” for the publishing industry in the U.S.
I sold a memoir to a publisher right on the show floor. Last year, four out of five projects I pitched at this show were awarded contracts – two got book deals with publishers and two got contracts with agents.
At the book show, I had one publisher tell me he gets 10,000 submissions a year. That’s roughly 860 queries a month. I was on a panel with an agent, who told me she gets 1000 submissions a month.
So, how do YOU get your book noticed in this giant sea?