How to Attract a Great Book Agent

Josh Levs

Have a great idea for a book? Have you always wanted to become a published author?

To get your manuscript, or even just a proposal, in front of key decision makers at the big publishing houses, you need a book agent—an established one, with a good track record.  Someone who knows how to sell your idea and get you an advance—which can be in four, five, or even six figures.  (New York Magazine called it “the new literary lottery.”)

The problem: Countless people are barraging agents with queries, pitches, calls, and emails. The best agents simply can’t, and won’t, look at everything that comes across their desks.

So how do you buck the trend?

Josh Levs knows. At all three points in his life that he considered writing a book, he immediately got respected, well known book agents—not by chasing after them, but by getting himself in a position to have them seek out him. He calls it The Magnet Approach.

And when Levs decided to go “all in” on a book proposal, his agent got him a book deal—even without a manuscript. Along with the deal came an advance much bigger than the average for first-time authors.  Now his book, “All In,” is internationally acclaimed, award-winning, and credited with helping trigger a revolution.

In this program, Levs will spill the secrets, taking you through the steps to attracting a great book agent.

He’ll also talk you through the process of writing and navigating the publishing industry. And he’ll warn you about the pitfalls to watch out for and the unscrupulous people who try to take advantage of aspiring writers.

Key takeaways:
- How to get the right agents to notice you
- When you need an agent, and when you don’t
- The inside stories on how to get published

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Josh Levs is a communications leader with 20 years of experience inside top news agencies and working with corporations and organizations. A former NPR and CNN journalist, he is the leading expert in helping brands develop their narratives, attract positive media coverage, and showcase executives as thought leaders.

Levs is also a top global thought leader on Diversity & Inclusion, helping businesses and organizations transform and achieve gender equality. Businesses have called his work “mind blowing” and “enlightening” and named him “the leader we need.”

Levs has always created his own career, including on-air roles at CNN and NPR, as he explains in his popular TEDx Talk “Breaking the System to Achieve the Impossible.” He describes rising up against struggles, including with his health and that of his wife and children. Through motivational speeches and talks on innovation, he shares the keys to finding inspirations and bringing dreams to life.

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