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(For additional details, see my profile
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received 6 or 7 positive reactions so far and a few that
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pleased with the results. Some of the companies I
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Author of Perfect
Partners and Road to Redemption
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Zaharia and Jim O'Reilly
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Key West, Florida
Member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors
Author of I Married Dr. Jekyll and Woke Up Mrs. Hyde;
The Autiobiography of
Maria Callas, A Novel, and other books
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true life experience, and I was delighted that this included
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This is a great idea, one that lets a writer concentrate
on writing and helps automate the time-consuming process
of submitting. It's based on good experience, too. Gini
Graham Scott is a professional, a fellow member of the
American Society of Journalists and Authors, and a widely
published author, who understands how to position and sell
articles and books.
Robert Aquinas McNally,
Society of Journalists and Authors
Co-author of The Voices of the Rocks
Thank you for your excellent, informative article, How
to Get a Good Agent on writers-editors.com
advice is also excellent. You are fabulous. Thanks so much."
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Writer/Editor and Writing Instructor
"Sounds like a great idea and I'll be referring a
friend today. Great creative thinking."
American Society of Journalists and Authors Newsletter
British Columbia, Canada
This service is a great and timely idea to help busy
writers quickly pitch their book to busy editors who are
now on email. It's a good way for writers without agents
to break through with a short but compelling pitch. I've
also known one of the partners, Gini Graham Scott, for
over 10 years, since Prentice-Hall has successfully published
three of her books.
Senior Editor, Prentice-Hall Publishing
Writer’s Referral Services
Marketing is the toughest part for many writers --
so what a great idea. Publishers and Agents has taken over
that chore and leave the writers to do what they prefer
-- write more stuff!!
Cassell Network of Writers
Publisher: Freelance Writers Report