Is it true that I must have an agent in order to get my book published?

Many people are under the impression that they must first have a literary agent in order to publish their book. Fortunately, such is not the case in the current publishing environment. In the “old” days where only a handful of New York literary giants controlled the publishing world, it was near-impossible to get the proverbial “foot in the door”  without the assistance of a well-connected agent.Sending your manuscript to one of those publishers would inevitably lead to your manuscript being shredded and a short “no thank you ” letter being sent to you.

This is not to say that you should not get a well-connected agent if one will agree to represent you, but the odds of that are extremely slim. The 15% cut of all of your future earnings that an agent usually requires may be worth it if it means that you can get into a major publishing house. Thankfully though, if you are not so lucky as to find an agent (or do not want to give away 15% of your earnings) you have other options. Like most authors today, you hold your fate in your own hands. You have the ability to submit your manuscript to a smaller publishing firm like Page Publishing in New York City that is more open-minded than the big publishers. By doing so, and investing in your own book, you will not only get to keep the vast majority of your book’s revenue, but you will have near-total creative control over all aspects of your books production- every single page will be under your control during the publishing process..

Page Publishing author Mitzi Libsohn and daughter Pauli Libsohn receive widespread media praise

Immortal Kisses, by Page Publishing author Mitzi Libsohn has received widespread media attention. From a cover story in Newdsay, to features in the Locust Valley Leader, the Queens Courier, the Great Neck Record, the Port Washington News, the Roslyn News, the Manhasset News, the Osyter Bay Enterprise, the Great Neck News and congratulatory letters from New York State Assembly Member Michelle Schimel and ABC News/Good Mornng America co-anchor Robin Roberts, the coverage has been filled with nothing but praise- a fitting honor and testament to the the memory of poet Mitzi Libsohn. Immortal Kisses can be purchased everywhere books are sold.

Page Publishing Pauli Libsohn

Pauli Libsohn, daughter of poet Mitzi Libsohn, is responsible for the posthumous publication of Mitzis poems.

Page Publishing author Kevin Grose has successful books signing event during the Sundance Film Festival

Page Publishing author of the gritty and realistic autobiography Dope, Kevin Grose, held a successful book signing in Park City Utah, during the Sundance Film Festival. Amy Goodman, a frequent guest on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher and the executive producer and host of Democracy Now stopped in at the event and praised the book. Click here to purchase Dope at your favorite bookseller.

Paging author Kevin Grose

Grose with Amy Goodman

Nick Pileggi, author of the prolific “Goodfellas” movie applauds Page Publishing author Nick Rondi

                                                                                              page publishing author Nick Rondi

 

  “…there is enough of a love story stirred into the plot to make a great movie.—Can’t wait.”   Nick Pileggi- author of “Wiseguys” and “Goodfellas” screenplay writer

Page publishing authors Pellegrino, Rondi and Alex

From left to right: Pellegrino, Rondi, Alex

 

Nick Rondi, along with his contributing writers Cary Alex and Frank Pellegrino received top praise from one of the greatest crime writers of our time- Nick Pillegi. Says Pileggi- T”he Nappers is a saga about an East Harlem, New York, gangster who comes up with a lucrative, if dangerous idea of kidnapping his fellow gangsters. It is also the story about the collapse of the mob, which turns out to have been caused more by Urban Renewal than the FBI. And there is also enough of a love story stirred into the plot to make a great movie.—Can’t wait.”  

Rondi and Pellegrino are both natives of the East Harlem, NYC neighborhood that provides the backdrop for “The Nappers” and Alex is a Brooklyn native. Pellegrino is most recognizable for his many motion picture and television roles, including parts in “Goodfellas” and a recurring role on the hit HBO series “The Sopranos.” The Nappers can be purchased wherever books are sold, or by clicking here.

Page Publishing proudly releases “That’s Muhammad Ali’s Brother: Life on the Undercard”

Page Publishing author Rahaman Ali book cover

Along with his co-author Ron Brashear, Rahaman Ali (the brother and former sparring partner of Muhammad Ali) released their new book That’s Muhammad Ali’s Brother: My Life on the Undercard” last week.  The book will be permanently featured in the Muhammad Ali museum, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the museum.  Read more about this featured Page Publishing author including an article in the Wall Street Journal.

 

Page publishing Rahaman Ali book cover

Page Publishing author Rahaman Ali and his new book That’s Muhammad Ali’s Brother- My Life on the Undercard”