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Ask a Literary AgentFree Book Marketing with Book Marketing Coach Mark Malatesta – Ask your question below about promoting or developing your book(s).

Are you:

1. An Unpublished Author who wants
help writing or promoting your book(s)?

2. A Published Author who wants to get
more exposure and/or sell more books?

It doesn’t matter what genre you’re writing (fiction, nonfiction, children’s books), and it doesn’t matter how far along you are in your process.

This Free Book Marketing webpage is for you…

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Hi, my name is Mark Malatesta. I’ve worked at the highest levels in publishing, helping authors and publishers with my book marketing ideas and strategies. First, as a Marketing & Licensing manager for a large publisher…. and, second, as a NY Times bestselling literary agent. As a book agent, I secured contracts with publishers like Simon & Schuster, St. Martin’s, Hyperion, Prentice-Hall, Workman, Andrews-McMeel, Entrepreneur, Barron’s, Amacom, and many more… resulting in millions of books being sold.

My work in publishing has resulted in authors having their works picked up for TV, stage, and feature film (with companies like Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks). My authors have gotten 6-figure advances, appeared on the NY Times bestseller list, been licensed in more than 30 countries, and received dozens of national/international awards and honors.

I genuinely love coming up with free book marketing ideas to help authors promote and/or develop their books. That’s why I have this free book marketing area on my website. All you have to do is scroll below now to post a question. I’m looking forward to learning more about you and your book, and helping your achieve your publishing goals.

So post your questions below now,

Mark Malatesta
Book Marketing Coach

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347 Questions or Comments

  1. I have written several books, a whole series in fact, & would like to have it published. I was offered a publishing contract but they wanted me to pay close to $5,000 up front to get it published and there is no way I could have ever done that. I am a preschool teacher still paying off student loans and I have a son I need to care for. Real publishing companies keep telling me I need a literary agent to submit my book for me but I don’t know what to do or how to get one.

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    • Mark Malatesta (Admin)

      Hi Megan,

      You’ll see questions and answers on my FAQ page where you posted your question, that you will likely find helpful, regarding your situation. Just click on this link and then look carefully through the Frequently Asked Questions, which are organized in a way that makes it easy to find what you’re looking for: https://thebestsellingauthor.com/ask/.

      Also…

      If you haven’t already done so, you can click here to access all the valuable resources I have about getting an agent in my private, members-only area (no charge): https://thebestsellingauthor.com/membership/. Once you’ve entered your name and email address there, click on the link that says, “Audio Training Library”. Then you’ll see my main audio training (and text transcript), which reveals the 7 Insider Secrets You Need to Know to Get a Top Literary Agent, Publisher, and Book Deal.

      If you want help with anything else, again, you can post more questions for me online (just make sure you look at all the Frequently Asked Questions first to make sure I haven’t already answered your question there): https://thebestsellingauthor.com/ask/. And, if/when you want to register for an introductory coaching call, you can do that here: http://markmalatesta.com/mark-malatesta-author-coaching/.

      I’m looking forward to learning more about you and your work, and I hope you have a happy holiday weekend.

      All my best,

      – Mark

      Mark Malatesta
      http://markmalatesta.com
      The Bestselling Author
      https://thebestsellingauthor.com
      Literary Agent Undercover
      http://literary-agents.com

      Reply
  2. I’m writing on behalf of my husband, Patrick MIddleton, an incarcerated, published author who has just finished a manuscript & we’re researching publishers. Patrick has already self-published a few books. Now we want a better solution. OBSTACLES:He can’t do the legwork himself & I know next to nothing about the publishing industry.GOAL: get books into Libraries within the State Correctional Institutions. Can you help? Thanks!
    More info:https://authorpatmiddleton.wordpress.com
    http://www.amazon

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    • Mark Malatesta (Admin)

      Hi Marta,

      You’ll see questions and answers on my FAQ page where you posted your question, that you will likely find helpful, regarding your situation. Just click on this link and then look carefully through the Frequently Asked Questions, which are organized in a way that makes it easy to find what you’re looking for: https://thebestsellingauthor.com/ask/.

      Also…

      If you haven’t already done so, you can click here to access all the valuable resources I have about getting an agent in my private, members-only area (no charge): https://thebestsellingauthor.com/membership/. Once you’ve entered your name and email address there, click on the link that says, “Audio Training Library”. Then you’ll see my main audio training (and text transcript), which reveals the 7 Insider Secrets You Need to Know to Get a Top Literary Agent, Publisher, and Book Deal.

      If you want help with anything else, again, you can post more questions for me online (just make sure you look at all the Frequently Asked Questions first to make sure I haven’t already answered your question there): https://thebestsellingauthor.com/ask/. And, if/when you want to register for an introductory coaching call, you can do that here: http://markmalatesta.com/mark-malatesta-author-coaching/.

      I’m looking forward to learning more about you and your work, and I hope you have a happy holiday weekend.

      All my best,

      – Mark

      Mark Malatesta
      http://markmalatesta.com
      The Bestselling Author
      https://thebestsellingauthor.com
      Literary Agent Undercover
      http://literary-agents.com

      Reply
  3. hi Mark how are you?, i’m Ahmed from Morocco, i’ve emailed you previously. you know, it’s been a life treasure you are and treats for all those you helped got their books on the shelves, my question is how can i send you the samples of my story? and wonder if you could read them and see the style if it’s fitful to keep on with it.

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    • Mark Malatesta (Admin)

      Hi Ahmed, good to see you again and read everything below carefully to see how to get support.

      First, if you haven’t already done so, click here to access all the valuable resources I have about getting an agent in my private, members-only area (no charge): https://thebestsellingauthor.com/membership/. Once you’ve entered your name and email address there, click on the link that says, “Audio Training Library”. Then you’ll see my main audio training (and text transcript), which reveals the 7 Insider Secrets You Need to Know to Get a Top Literary Agent, Publisher, and Book Deal.

      Second, look at the 50 most commonly questions that authors ask me (with my answers) on my FAQ page here: https://thebestsellingauthor.com/ask/.

      And, third, you can post your question(s) for me on that same webpage (just make sure you look at all the Frequently Asked Questions first to make sure I haven’t already answered your question in the FAQ). Look there and you’ll see how can send me material.

      I’m looking forward to learning more about you and your work, and I hope you have a good rest of your week!

      All my best,

      – Mark

      Mark Malatesta
      http://markmalatesta.com
      The Bestselling Author
      https://thebestsellingauthor.com
      Literary Agent Undercover
      http://literary-agents.com

      Reply
  4. Hi Mark,

    I found your webinar totally authentic and I really appreciate your sharing your expertise. I’ve written a book and not sure how to categorize it. It’s Christian for sure. However, it’s a compilation of my writings that took on different formats; from my dream sequences, poetry, story stories and commentaries from my life’s experiences. Is is fiction or non-fiction?

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    • Mark Malatesta (Admin)

      Hi Toni, thank you… your kindness isn’t wasted on me… you just made my morning… much appreciated. Now… regarding your question… if your short stories are 100% true stories… your book is creative nonfiction. If any part of any story is fictional… your book is a combination of fiction and nonfiction… and won’t fit neatly into any one genre. 😉

      All my best, and enjoy your day,

      – Mark

      Mark Malatesta
      http://markmalatesta.com
      The Bestselling Author
      https://thebestsellingauthor.com
      Literary Agent Undercover
      http://literary-agents.com

      Reply
  5. hi mark. what should i do tp get my book published. ive finished writing it and reacjed out to literary agents but nobody seems interested. its a thriller novel amd i feel ot is a good story butthis is my first time attempting to get published.

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    • Mark Malatesta (Admin)

      Hi Curtis,

      I’m happy to help somehow if possible…

      As a next step…

      If you haven’t already done so, click here to access all the valuable resources I have about getting an agent in my private, members-only area (no charge): https://thebestsellingauthor.com/membership/. Once you’ve entered your name and email address there, click on the link that says, “Audio Training Library”. Then you’ll see my main audio training (and text transcript), which reveals the 7 Insider Secrets You Need to Know to Get a Top Literary Agent, Publisher, and Book Deal.

      Second, look at the 50 questions authors ask me most (with my answers) on my FAQ page here: https://thebestsellingauthor.com/ask/.

      Third, you can post your question(s) for me on that same webpage (just make sure you look at all the Frequently Asked Questions first to make sure I haven’t already answered your question in the FAQ).

      I’m looking forward to learning more about you and your work.

      All my best,

      – Mark

      Mark Malatesta
      http://markmalatesta.com
      The Bestselling Author
      https://thebestsellingauthor.com
      Literary Agent Undercover
      http://literary-agents.com

      Reply

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