If you have a business book that you wish to commercially publish, you will need a business literary agent. A business literary agent is one that works with non-fiction, and specializes in business books. This literary agent will also probably work with other genres as well but will specialize in business literary books.
There are a few different types of business books. When looking for a business literary agent, it is important to make sure they specialize in the type of book you have written. One of the most popular types of business books are how-to business books which are the most popular. These business books will teach business people and entrepreneurs how to build and grow their businesses by sharing helpful tips and guides. Some authors of business how-to books are consultants and have a well-developed, step by step program that have helped their clients. These authors decided to put their program on paper to share with the world and publish their book. These business books are often highly structured, with specific steps, examples, and pictures or graphs to demonstrate their research. A business literary agent with help the author and can use the success of the author’s program to help sell the book as a business literary agent.
Another type of business book which is popular is a professional business memoir with inspiration stories. While the author may not have a specific guide to instruct the readers, they share their own experiences and the story of their success to encourage other readers. A memoir business book will take on more of a narrative form, as the author will share stories of their life and career. Some business memoirs sold by business literary agents will share a behind the scenes look into famous companies, while others focus more on the authors personal journey and accomplishments. A business memoir should share a unique experience for a business literary agent to gain interest.
Business books are often written by prominent business people, owners, and CEOs who have a long-standing history of success in their businesses or are experts in their fields. This gives them the credibility to share their advice and be published. When submitting your book to a business literary agent, it is very important to include your background and experience. You should have already built a strong platform to promote your book as the agent will be looking for this to help sell the book.
Langtons International Agency is successful business literary agency that has sold many business books to the commercial publishers. Some of our best sellers include Power Your Profits by Susie Carder, which was sold in a six figure deal to Atria Books, Pivot, Disrupt, Transform by Marcia Daszko which has been highly reviewed by leading authors and CEO’s such as the President of Hyundai, and Love and Money by Ann-Margaret Carrozza, a financial and legal expert on the television program, Dr. Phil.
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