Chip MacGregor

April 29, 2015

How can I find a literary agent? (and 101 other questions asked by writers)


Hey, my new book is releasing!

Questions Book Cover

Over the past several months, I’ve been answering your questions about how to find a literary agent, how to make a living with writing, how to maximize the marketing of your book, and dozens of other questions writers ask.

The landscape in the publishing industry has shifted and blurred in the past decade. Writers, from novice to veterans, are struggling to re-define their job, their goals, and their role in the process. I’ve been more or less known for staying in front of the changing industry paradigms, offering support to writers and agents while hosting this industry blog and speaking on the writing conference circuit.

So listen… if you were the writer lucky enough to sit down with an experienced agent over coffee, what would you ask?

That’s what this book is all about. Inside, you will find answers to a collection of the top one hundred and one questions literary agents are asked every year—and some that should be asked. So if you’re an unpublished writer seeking to take the next step, or a seasoned writer bewildered by today’s evolving world of publishing, check out the new book Holly Lorincz and I created for The Benchmark Press. You can get it in hard copy or as an ebook by going here.

And some nice words from writers:

New York Time and USA Today bestselling author Vince Zandri said, “I can’t think of a better authority on agenting than one of the country’s best agents. Chip MacGregor not only pulled my career from out of the ashes, he guided it on a path to New York Times, Amazon, and USA Today bestselling-status. His management savvy and articulate knowledge of the ever changing publishing marketplace has enabled me to make a very good living writing fiction.”

And Dwight Baker, the president of Baker Books, had this to say: “Chip Mac Gregor is the first person who comes to my mind when a writer asks me for guidance. Why? Because writers become more professional and ready for publication after they spend time with Chip. He has a sharp instinct for talent, a passion for good books, and he loves – albeit toughly – the people who provide them. So aspiring writers have two choices. We can seek out Chip in person, buy him a Guinness, and listen carefully. This is a delightful experience, but you then need to stalk him, which is creepy and time consuming. Or you read this book. Let me recommend the second choice. You won’t need to search the crowded pubs, and the overuse of Chip’s book will not result in a hangover.”

So drop by Amazon sometime and get your questions answered! Thanks – Chip

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