Editors Find Emerging Writers Here
Publishers Market offers editors and agents an easy way to discover emerging writers in various categories and to read samples of their work. Through the years, Authorlink has facilitated more book deals than almost any other site of its kind. Search specific categories to see snippets of the authors’ work, along with their bios and direct contact information.
Contact Authors Direct
A number of agents and publishers have discovered writers here. Traditional publishers including Berkley, Penguin, Harlequin, John Wiley & Sons, Carol Publishing Group, St. Martin’s Press, Random House have discovered writers who have been listed with Authorlink.
This is a partial list of authors who have sold work through the years as a result of having been listed with Authorlink.
BULLY BE GONE: THE MISADVENTURES OF MILLICENT MADDING by Brian Tacang, writing as Simon P. Binaohan, in a two-book deal to HarperCollins (Harper Children’s). The deal, probably in the mid- to high six-figures, was sold to editor Leann Heywood by agent Joe Veltre at Carlisle & Company as a direct result of Veltre having spotted Tacang’s work on Authorlink. Creative Artists Agency, Inc. (CAA), one of the most powerful talent agencies in the business, is handling film rights for the work, and there is already significant film/tv interest in Hollywood. “That one page listing on Authorlink sold me,” said Veltre. “I loved it. After reading only a few paragraphs I knew we had something.” The sale is one of the largest made on Authorlink. Brian’s two titles became the 84th and 85th deal to sell via Authorlink since tracking began.
IT’S HOW YOU PLAY THE GAME, by Jimmy Gleacher, to Brant Rumble at Scribner (Simon & Schuster), as a direct result of Authorlink.
DARK DESIRE, by Elaine Moore, first in a three-book sale to iBooks, Inc. (distributed by Simon & Schuster), a vampire romance released in mass market format. Ms. Moore’s writing has been likened to Anne Rice. The series was sold directly by Authorlink in a publisher-to-publisher deal.
SLIM TO NONE, by Graydon D. (Dee) Hubbard directly sold from Authorlink to Michele Pezzuti at McGraw-Hill. The poignant story of his daughter’s long (and fatal) journey through the wasteland of anorexia treatment is told mostly through her hospital journals. Hubbard’s first agent, signed through Authorlink, terminated for health reasons. His second agent, also found through Authorlink, lost her position when her agency downsized. Fortunately, a few months later, McGraw Hill editor Michele Pezzuti spotted the work on Authorlink, made a direct request for the materials, and subsequently offered a contract. First-time author.
BEYOND ANGER: A GUIDE FOR MEN by Thomas J. Harbin, Ph.D, to Avalon (Marlowe & Company). The book originally sold to John Muir Publications as a direct inquiry to Authorlink from the publisher. Muir later was acquired by Marlowe. First-time author.
PROFITS IN NATURAL RESOURCES by Roland Jansen, to John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Both the agent, Elizabet McHugh, and the publisher made direct requests for this work, ultimately represented by McHugh. First-time author.
SPACE FOR WOMEN, A HISTORY OF WOMEN WITH THE RIGHT STUFF by Pamela Freni, to Seven Locks Press, as a direct result of Authorlink.
PATENTS AND TRADEMARKS PLAIN AND SIMPLE by Michael Jester, to Career Press, as a direct result of Authorlink. Jester became the 83rd author to sell his work with the help of Authorlink. Originally titled PATENTS: A PRACTICAL LEGAL GUIDE FOR INDIVIDUALS AND SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS.
Selected Authorlink Contest Winners
Who Have Won Major Publishing Contracts
Six winners of the annual Authorlink New Author Awards competition (no longer offered) have won significant publishing contracts, partly influenced by having been winners in the Authorlink contest. This is a partial list.
D’ ANGELO’S DESTINY by Ginger Hanson to Ballad (Kensington Publishing Corporation) in a two-book deal. Ms. Hanson won the Best of Show and Historical Romance awards in an Authorlink New Author Awards Competition. First-time author.
BEST SERVED COLD by Cynthia G. Alwyn (pen name) to St. Martin’s Press by Anne Hawkins, John Hawkins & Associates. Ms. Alwyn placed among the top three in an Authorlink awards competition for her novel, TALE OF THE SERPENT. First-time author.
SONG OF THE BEAST by Carol Berg to Roc (Penguin Putnam) in a three-book deal. Berg was an Authorlink first-place Science Fiction/Fantasy winner. First-time author.
BINGO QUEENS by June London (aka June Park) to Cliff Street (HarperCollins) in a two-book, six-figure deal by Robert Tabian of Robert Tabian Literary Agency. Ms. London was the Mainstream Fiction winner in a New Author Awards competition. First-time author.