#124 – Ken Lizotte on How to Work With a Literary Agent

Ken Lizotte, CMC is author of seven books including his newest The Speaker’s Edge: The Ultimate Go-To Guide for Locating and Landing Lots of Speaking Gigs (Maven House Press) as well as The Expert’s Edge: Become the Go-To Authority that People Turn to Every Time (McGraw-Hill). He is also a columnist blogger with Huffington Post.

He is Chief Imaginative Officer (CIO) and founder of Emerson Consulting Group inc., a consulting firm that transforms individual business experts, companies, executives, law firms and professional services firms into “thought leaders.” Since 1996, Emerson Group has guided over 350 “client thought leaders” toward publication of books and articles, toward speaking opportunities at targeted business events and toward media opportunities such as print interviews and guest appearances on business radio and podcasts.

A Certified Management Consultant (CMC), Ken speaks regularly at national and regional business events, including ongoing appearances at the CEO Club of Boston, Harvard University, the National Speakers Association, and the Concord Festival of Authors, to name a few.

A thoughtleader in his own right, Ken’s been interviewed by The Wall Street Journal, Fortune Magazine, Newsweek, Financial Times, Investors’ Business Daily, National Public Radio, CBS-TV, the Boston Globe, and Writer’s Digest Magazine. He’s also co-founder of the National Writers Union, a graduate of Alan Weiss’s Million Dollar Consulting College, a longtime member of the CEO Club of Boston, a member of the Society of Professional Consultants, and former chapter president and national board member of the Institute of Management Consulting.

Ken resides with his wife and daughter in Concord, Massachusetts where he also serves in a pro bono capacity as President of Thoreau Farm Trust, the birthplace of Henry David Thoreau.

Tune in now and get Ken Lizotte’s thoughts on:

  • How to make your book proposal get publishers begging to give you a contract
  • How to find a literary agent
  • How agents charge their fees
  • What agents do and don’t do
  • When it is better to reject a publisher and publish the book yourself
  • And much, much more!

Website: Emerson Consulting Group, Inc.