Lynn Garrett & Associates: Expert assistance
for authors and publishers of religion, spirituality,
self-help and mind-body-spirit books.
Getting a book published today can seem like an impossible dream, and not just for the first-time author. It's more critical than ever for an author to have a clear, saleable idea, presented in the most effective way and to the appropriate publisher. Lynn Garrett & Associates provides the expert advice and help making crucial connections that authors need.
Publishers also are operating with leaner staffs and tighter budgets, and that means fewer resources in-house to strategize list growth and marketing, discover fresh voices, and acquire and edit new projects. Lynn Garrett & Associates can help.
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Authors, do you…
- Have a book concept and want to know how to get it published?
Get an expert assessment of your idea and clear steps forward.
- Need help putting together a winning book proposal?
Let us critique yours, or write one for you.
- Wonder whether you need an agent, and how to find one?
Learn what insiders know and get introduced to the best agent for you.
- Need someone to help you write your book?
Find a skilled ghostwriter, coauthor or editor.
- Wonder whether or not to self-publish?
Get an unbiased opinion and tips on how to be successful.
- Want to learn how to generate more media buzz and sales for your book?
Get the training and tips you need to be media savvy.
Publishers, are you…
- Looking for the Next Big Thing—trend, subject, author?
Get expert advice on how to expand your list—and how not to.
- Looking for an author to do a book on a topic you have in mind?
Be connected with the perfect writer.
- Looking for a skilled freelance editor?
Put your manuscripts in hands you can trust.
- Planning to launch an e-mail newsletter?
Learn how to do it—or let us do it for you.
Rely on LGA.
Lynn Garrett & Associates creates dynamic, customized teams to meet our clients' needs. We bring together seasoned professionals—writers and editors; marketers and market researchers; agents; publicists; print and Web designers—with specific experience in religion, spirituality, self-help and mind-body-spirit, to help authors and publishers achieve their goals.
Lynn Garrett, president of LGA, was the senior religion editor of Publishers Weekly, the premier trade journal of the publishing industry, until 2008. For more than 15 years she has analyzed one of the highest-profile categories in publishing—religion, spirituality, self-help and mind-body-spirit books.
As an expert commentator, Lynn Garrett has been interviewed by publications like Time, People, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the LA Times, Chicago Tribune, and the Boston Globe, as well as on NPR and television.
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The Book Industry Study Group projects growth for the broad religion/spirituality book category of 5.6%, 5.3%, 5.5% and 5.6% over the next four years, compared with 2.8%-3.3% for adult trade books overall. "This is not a bubble,” Albert Greco, principal with the Institute for Publishing Research, said at the BookExpo America convention this past June. “Historically this has been a category that has seen very good annual increases."
"In publishing, timing is all," said Lynn Garrett in "Seeking answers through books."
— Pittsburgh Post-Gazette