Laura Yorke : What Agents Really Want
Laura is a veteran book editor, publisher, literary agent and writer who has published many bestselling authors, including: Maria Shriver, Mary Tyler Moore, and Jodi Picoult. She began her 25-year career at Simon & Schuster, where she worked as an editor at three different imprints before moving to Putnam and then becoming the Editor-at-Large at Regan Books. She’s now a top agent at The Carol Mann Agency (and sold our recent interviewee Janice MacLeod—the NYT bestselling author of Paris Letters) and has gotten deals for many of Linda’s clients. (They share the same birthday and almost always fall in love with the same projects!) We know you’re going to love hearing Laura’s take on big book auctions; “Dream” vs. “Nightmare” author clients; the lucrative career of ghostwriting, and what it’s like to be a gal peddling other people’s dreams. Get access to more insider publishing knowledge, monthly coaching calls, and so much more, here : thebeautifulwritersgroup.com/ and for more great author interviews, follow the Beautiful Writers Podcast on Soundcloud!