Publishing help

I am looking for a publisher is anyone else here a published Author?

You might want to try the insider’s club.

Hi there. I moved your thread to the Industry Insider club as it’s best suited there. Thank you for understanding.

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Big-5 or other? If Big-5, you’ll need to find a literary agent to represent you.

If other, it would help if you specify the genre. The smaller publishers are often genre specific (so are literary agents, btw).


There are several published authors here. I’m traditionally published in nonfiction.

Start at the top and work down. That means big publishers first, which means an agent. You can create a list of agents at

You can look at this list from the independent book review.

Well the books I have now are crime Thrillers but i also have 2 children books one is a series but they don’t have illustrations. I want a publisher who will help promote and I have a talent agent already she is waiting for replies.

Err… I thought finding a publisher was your agent’s job. Otherwise why is she even involved?

ETA: I assumed that “I want a publisher” meant you were asking us for recommendations.

I write songs and multi-genre books and screenplays.

Okay, but those are not sold/repped the same way. (Songwriters don’t need agents – they connect with labels and artists themselves. Honestly, so do screenwriters. They’re more likely to have a manager than an agent.)

If you have a screenplay agent, they’re not going to get you a book publisher. If you have a literary agent, they’re not going to rep your screenplay.

If your agent is a literary agent, it’s her job to find you a publisher. You do NOT approach publishers yourself. That’s the way to have an ex-agent, because you’re making her job a LOT harder.

What kind of agent do you have, and what has she sold for you?