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-------------------------thank you for the reply .
      Can you tell me how can i find literary agents ? In uk /usa ...wherever ......Can you explain me their role ? They don't exist in Greece since we make approach the publisher ourselves...When it comes financial issues ,how do you deal with these issues? Percentage from sales ....?  Again ,thank you for the time
         
         Athens , Greece
         
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  Hello iam 29 from Greece,for first time iam considering to write book,on work /money /sex etc ....for the three last generations of women [my grantmother /my mother /me ] .
      Iam afraid that i need a PHD in Sociology to do something like that....how can i deal with that ? What kind of respources should i use ? I am considering to buy a book from Amazon ,for a similar issue , to see the pattern ......
        Your opinion ?
    Also ,my sister writes children's books .She is considering to conmmunicate with Publishing houses  from abroad ,from UK ....Do you think that they would be interested for a foreigner ?
Hane you heard anything like that...being published from Publishing house out of your country .....
     thank you for your advices and tips
         

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Anna,

You don't have to be an expert to write about those things even though having credentials might make you look better to publishers. There are great writing books out there. On Amazon, you might search for "nonfiction book writing" or "novel writing" if it's fiction.

As for your sister, foreign publishers will be interested in her if they like her book. My ebook publisher is in New Zealand, and I'm in the U.S. She should read the contract carefully and see what kind of currency they use to pay her. Thanks to the Internet, it's easy to deal with foreign publishers through email.

Good luck!

Niki  

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Anna,

The book Writer's Market has a list of agents. You can find this book on Amazon. They also have an online version where you pay a fee.

Agents are supposed to just take a percentage of your sales. They shouldn't ask for any fees unless they sell something of yours. You don't have to have an agent to get published, but some publishers will only work with agents. They shop your book around to different publishers.

Niki

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What are good writing books? How can I write a writing book? Who publishes writing books?

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I'm a writer/book reviewer from North Carolina. For almost three years, I have been freelance writing. My website is http://www.nikianntaylor.com

Publications
Book on freelance writing at http://tinyurl.com/eche

Quiz writer for http://www.quizilla.com

Writes for http://www.notyetretired.com

Contributor to Conquering Panic and Anxiety Disorders:
Success Stories, Strategies, and Other Good News. Hunter
House.

Book review published in March 2002 Lambda Book Report.

Book Review published in August 2002 The Writer.

Article published in Pediatrics for Parents(Vol. 20, No. 1)


Book reviewer article published in January 2003 issue of AWP
Job List

Book Review Published in April 2003 Good Old Boat

Writing-related article published in May 24, 2003 Funds for
Writers Newsletter(Digest Number 210)

Book Review published in Dovetail
Article published in Openmind, November/December 2003
Article published in WritersWeekly.com: 12/17/03
Book review in FOOD WRITING A Bi-Weekly E-zine Vol. I, Issue 12 January 13, 2004 www.food-writing.com
Teaches online class on book reviewing at http://class.universalclass.com/bookreviews

Education/Credentials
East Carolina University, Bachelor's of Arts in English with
a concentration in Writing, 1994
East Carolina University, Master's in Library Science, 1998
East Carolina University, Working on Master's of Arts in
English in Creative Writing Program, Jan. 1999-May 2000

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