You’ve loved books since childhood, and you’ve always dreamed of writing your own.
As a literary agent with 15 years of experience, I have secured numerous deals with the Big Five publishers, and helped novelists, memoirists, nonfiction writers, and entrepreneurs launch timeless, best-selling books every day.
Beyond representing established authors, I’m committed to empowering aspiring writers. My courses and coaching are designed to demystify the confusing world of publishing. As an agent and an author, I can teach to the test. I’ve developed relationships with the media, a deep understanding of online marketing, and a speakers bureau for authors —the tools that any ambitious author will need.
I’ve dedicated my career to learning what publishers seek in authors.
And now, I’m here to share the playbook with you.
“All aspiring authors know the value of a great literary agent, but few know how to get one. Lucinda Halpern has written the definitive guide to attracting an agent and laying the groundwork for a book well worth publishing.”—Adam Grant, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Think Again and Hidden Potential, and host of the TED podcast ReThinking
“While Lucinda Halpern offers invaluable advice for navigating the choppy waters of literary agencies and publishing houses, she does something even more valuable with Get Signed: She entices the writer to elevate the storytelling, to create a timeless book, and to launch a dream career.”—Jenny Jackson, VP and Executive Editor at Alfred A Knopf and #1 New York Times best-selling author of Pineapple Street
“In this indispensable book, Lucinda Halpern teaches authors how to meet the marketplace and the moment. She turns overwhelm into action steps and helps make publishing dreams come true.”—Nicola Kraus, #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Nanny Diaries
“Step by clear, insightful step, Lucinda Halpern gifts writers with the knowledge of what an agent does and how the writer-agent partnership works, while offering concise steps, in the form of exercises, to ready writers to present their best ideas with excellent writing and secure platforms. As the title promises, this is the book to read to “Get Signed.”—Marion Roach Smith, author of The Memoir Project, a Thoroughly Non-Standardized Text for Writing & Life
“Lucinda Halpern and her book are the map and the compass for any beginning writer looking for a way to find their perfect agent. There is no question in my mind that it will forever be the only book anyone trying to break into publishing will ever need. If only I had it when I was starting out! Wherever Lucinda leads, I will follow.”—Sam Wasson, New York Times best-selling author of Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M., Fosse, and The Big Goodbye
“In Get Signed, Lucinda Halpern offers aspiring authors a step-by-step, actionable roadmap for landing a literary agent. She pulls back the curtain to show you the nitty gritty details agents and publishers are looking for, so you can nail your big idea, dial in your pitch and present yourself as the best author for the job. Full of insider wisdom suitable for writers of every genre, Get Signed gives you just what you need to woo—and then wow—the agent of your dreams. Highly recommended!”—Kelly Notaras, author of The Book You Were Born to Write
My proven 6-step method will show you how to create a winning concept, craft an irresistible pitch, and land your dream book deal.
I have personally witnessed how much writers’ lives can change when they publish their first book. Once you grasp the true requirements for publishing a book, you won’t need to waste countless hours or thousands of dollars fumbling in the dark, and worse, miss your one shot.
Packed with interviews from best-selling authors, leading book editors from Penguin Random House, Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, Hachette, and more, Get Signed is the indispensable roadmap to getting noticed and becoming a published author.
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- A 40-minute video download: “The Essential Elements for Getting Published”
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