The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published


"I started with nothing but an idea, and then I bought this book."     
-Timothy Ferris, author of The 4-Hour Workweek


LGR Agent-at-Large Arielle Eckstut and her husband David Sterry bring you the only book a writer needs, now completely revised and updated to reflect the ongoing and unprecedented changes in publishing.  Originally published in 2005 as Putting Your Passion Into Print, this is the book that's been praised by industry professionals, bestselling authors, and dozens of aspiring authors who have used it to turn their dream of publishing a book into a reality.  And it now includes advice on e-books and social media.

We recommend The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published to all of our clients, because it is a nuts-and-bolts guide that demystifies every step of the publishing process.  Like how to:

  • Create a selling proposal and find the right agent
  • Craft an attention-getting pitch
  • Understand a book contract
  • Develop sales, marketing, and publicity savvy
  • Connect with your community and build up a following online

The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published includes interviews with hundreds of publishing insiders--agents, editors, publicists, social media experts, booksellers, and more.  And of course authors.  You'll hear from Margaret Atwood, Neil Gaiman, Amy Bloom, Seth Godin, Susan Orlean, Dan Ariely, and many, many more.  Plus sample proposals and query letters, a resource guide, and more.

Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner, calls it "A must-have for every aspiring writer," and Jonathan Karp, Publisher of Simon & Schuster says, "Before you write your own book, read this one first."

For more information on the book, including tip sheets, free chapters, and more, check out Arielle and David's website at  We hope you find it as useful as we do.