What You Do To Get a Book Deal

When I lived in New York City and worked for major publishers, I was broke. (As an editorial assistant, my salary started at $27,500 per year — and when I left Penguin 8 years later, it was only $40,000.)

Around that same time, I read the same poem by Tracy K. Smith — The Good Life — over and over again on my way to work. The poem was featured in Poetry In Motion, a program where poems were put up in transit…

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Meghan Stevenson

Meghan Stevenson

I help entrepreneurs, experts and thought leaders create book proposals that sell to major publishers. I also run marathons, save senior dogs and love the Mets.