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Pitching Your Self-Pub to a Literary Agent…

February 20, 2019– So, you’ve self-published a book, and now you want to pitch your book to a literary agent. This is a tougher road to submission versus the traditional route because publishing is all about sales figures. It can be confusing and frustrating so here’s how to do it right and get your query read!

  1. Sales. Yep, the almighty dollar. Publishing is a business and should be treated as such. How many copies has your book sold? This does NOT include FREE downloads. Please do not query an agent unless you’ve sold 2000-3000 print books or 10,000-20,000 ebooks.  Agents look for books that encompass money and success, you must show that your work is above the millions of other books that are self-published each year and one way to do this is to put your money where your mouth is. Prove that your book is saleable with the cash it’s already raked in.
  2. Media attention. Amazon reviews don’t count so I’ll stop you right there. Query an agent only when your book has received reviews from mainstream media such as newspapers, magazines, and tv shows. The bigger, the better!
  3. Bring on the accolades. Has a high profile author or celebrity said something nice about your book? Has an expert in the field you’ve written about endorsed your work? If not, don’t approach an agent until you’ve got some attention from notable names! A blurb or endorsement from a well-known person is an invaluable marketing tool that will better your chances of an agent wanting to represent you.

Eventually, we will delve into the how-to of getting a literary agent to represent your work, but that’s for another blog post down the road. Start with this and when you fulfill the above requirements, we’ll talk. Happy writing! X LLB

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Fee Schedule…Updated March 2018

March 26, 2018- Here is the list of updated fees for services we offer. Please email pandapublishing8@gmail.com for personalized, additional information or if your manuscript does not fall within the specified guidelines.

Fee Schedule (Updated March 2018) 

The fees in bold are the fees for manuscript consultations and DO NOT include LINE EDITING. The line editing pricing follows directly below the consultation fees.

Picture Book Manuscript Consultation $99.00 (conceptual suggestions)

Picture book Line Editing $10.00 per line.

20,000-30,000 word Manuscript Consultation $499.00 (conceptual suggestions)

Edits, revisions, and rewrites $699.00

31,000-45,000 word Manuscript Consultation $899.00 (conceptual suggestions)

Edits, revisions, and rewrites $1099.00

46,000-80,000 word Manuscript Consultation $1299.00 (conceptual suggestions)

Edits, revisions, and rewrites $1499.00

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Other Services offered:

Query/ Synopsis Help for contacting publishers and agents: $149

Ghostwriting for articles- $150 per 800 words. 

Ghostwriting for fiction novels- $3000 and up (please contact pandapublishng8@gmail.com for a personalized price quote)

Copy Writing for real estate agents, businesses, etc.– (Please contact for price quote)

If there is a service that you require that you do not see listed above, please contact us at pandapublishing8@gmail.com.