You've done it! You've finished your novel/memoir/screen play/etc, etc, etc. Finally, the hard work is over. All you have to do is send it out to agents or publishers. Easy, right?
Well, if you haven't already discovered the truth, let me enlighten you: sending your manuscript out to agents and publishers is no small task. First, you have to cull a list of agents and publishers that are interested in the book you've written. Then, you have to collect not only the addresses of these agents and publishers, but also the relevant editors (because no one likes an informal query letter). Then, assuming you've already got the "perfect" query letter written, you have to change the addresses and names on each of your letters, and email/mail the letters one by one.
While you may not find these tasks as mentally draining as writing the actual book, they are certainly less fun, and can take days--valuable days you could be spending (dare I say it?)...writing your next book ;). Slogging through such busy-work can deter even the most talented writers from getting an agent, and moving their manuscript from their desk into the hands of a publisher.
Don't let that happen to you.
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This was how I found a publisher for Tobias Lanz' book, The Life and Fate of the Indian Tiger.Numerous people I know have used them and found agents. I will use them again.