10 Things Editors Look For in Non-Fiction

Got a terrific non-fiction project you’re trying to sell? Wondering if you have what it takes? Here are some signs of potential future success as a non-fiction author:

1. Established platform. (A tribe of dedicated fans and potential bookbuyers).

2. Experience, expertise and/or credentials in the subject area of your book.

3. A new and exciting idea, with a terrific title. (Yes, they do exist.)

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Rachelle Gardner

Literary agent at Gardner Literary. Coffee & wine enthusiast (not at the same time) and dark chocolate connoisseur. I've worked in publishing since 1995 and I love talking about books!


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