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Using 7 Kinds of Readers to Bullet-Proof Your Book (Guest Post)

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Using 7 Kinds of Readers to Bullet-Proof Your Book
Guest Post by Book Agent Michael Larsen

The following is a guest post by literary agent Michael Larsen, who will take it from here….

Using 7 Kinds of Readers to Bullet-Proof Your Book

You won’t get your book right by yourself. So before approaching agents or editors, you must ensure that every word is right and your proposal or manuscript is as enjoyable to read as you can make it. One essential step: create a community of seven kinds of readers to advise you on how to improve your work:

1. Friends and family; 2. Potential buyers of your book; 3. Literate, objective readers; 4. An on or off-line critique group whose members will give you feedback as you write your proposal or manuscript and when you finish it; 5. Experts and authors who are knowledgeable about your kind of book; Read more…