Selling Your Crime Fiction in Today's Marketplace: An Agent's Perspective

Selling Your Crime Fiction in Today's Marketplace: An Agent's Perspective

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From cozies and traditional mysteries to police procedurals, thrillers, and noir, author and agent Paula Munier shares the secrets of selling crime fiction in today's volatile marketplace. You’ll learn the storytelling dos that can boost your work’s appeal to agents, editors, and readers, as well as the don'ts that may be sabotaging your efforts to sell your work. Paula also reveals the ins and outs of what many consider publishing's most exciting and enduring genre, allowing you to navigate its ever-changing landscape—all the way to success.

 

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Munier is especially fond of crime fiction, which she's been reading since she was a child. Her first published book was a YA mystery for Harper—and she's been very involved with the mystery community ever since. She's served four terms as President of the New England chapter of Mystery Writers of America and has served on the MWA board as well. She's been on the New England Crime Bake committee for ten years and counting. And she’s an active member of Sisters in Crime, as well as AWP, SCBWI, and more. A well-published journalist, author, copywriter and ghostwriter, Munier has penned countless new stories, articles, essays, collateral and blogs. She is also the author or co-author of more than a dozen books, including Paula Munier, Senior Literary Agent and Content Strategist at Talcott Notch Literary Services, boasts broad experience creating and marketing exceptional content in all formats across all markets for such media giants as Disney, Gannett, Greenspun Media Group, and Quayside. She began her career as a journalist, and along the way added editor, acquisitions specialist, digital content manager and publishing executive to her repertoire. Since becoming an agent for years ago, she's sold dozens of projects to the Big Five as well as a number of other top houses. She's always looking for beautifully written, high-concept stories, particularly in these genres: mystery/thriller, true crime, SF/fantasy, romance, YA, book club bestseller, memoir, pop culture, health & wellness, self-help, pop psych, New Age, inspirational, technology, science and writing.

Munier is especially fond of crime fiction, which she's been reading since she was a child. Her first published book was a YA mystery for Harper—and she's been very involved with the mystery community ever since. She's served four terms as President of the New England chapter of Mystery Writers of America and has served on the MWA board as well. She's been on the New England Crime Bake committee for ten years and counting. And she’s an active member of Sisters in Crime, as well as AWP, SCBWI, and more. A well-published journalist, author, copywriter and ghostwriter, Munier has penned countless new stories, articles, essays, collateral and blogs. She is also the author or co-author of more than a dozen books, including Plot Perfect, Fixing Freddie, A Miscellany of Murder, and Writing with Quiet Hands. Her latest book, The Writer’s Guide to Beginnings, is due out from Writer’s Digest Books in October 2016.