Literary Agents


best-seller-158885_1280A literary agent acts as a mediator between writer and publisher by managing a writer’s business affairs.

Agents operate on commission only due on sales actually made.  Be very careful about people acting as agents who charge a fee for selling your book.  This is not the normal practice.  To find out if an agent is good we recommend you talk to other writers.

The New Zealand Association of Literary Agents (NZALA) was established to maintain professional standards.  All NZALA members subscribe to a code of ethics.  If in doubt check our Writers Toolkit page.

For more information about Agents see our leaflet Getting help with your Manuscript (contact office@nzauthors.org.nz for more information) or our booklet Getting Published, which is available from our Online Bookshop.

List of Agents   

Digital Marketing


Social Media

TwitterLogo_#55aceeSelf-publishing your first book? Digital marketing, especially through social media, can be an affordable and effective means of marketing your book and yourself.

Social media is an invaluable component of self-marketing.  Among the countless social media networks, Twitter has become the most distinguished as a popular and effective promotional tool for writers.

Twitter Marketing 101     9 Ways to Use Social Media to Launch a Book

 

7 Bestseller Book Marketing Strategies for Fiction Writers

A General Social Media Guide for Writers in all Genres

 

Amazon Author Central

kindleAuthor Central allows authors to create their own profile pages within the digital marketplace and facilitates interaction with potential customers.  In addition to a brief personal bio, Author Central can display information about your work, blog posts, and acts as a platform for feedback and interaction with readers.

Introduction to Amazon’s Author Central

5 Concise Tips for Authors to Use Amazon to Their Advantage

Why Join Author Central?