Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Understanding your gatekeeper

Last week I told you about my meeting at PVN and the great speaker we had. I wanted to get a link to tell you about but I didn't write down his last name.

He said something at the meeting that really struck me. He was talking about insurance sales and said "You need to understand the gatekeeper you need to work with."

Typically a gatekeeper is someone who screens calls or contacts to keep top executives from being constantly contacted by sales people. However, in publishing, there are other gatekeepers. These people are a door way in to the world of publication and if you want to be a professional writer it is imperative that you understand how to work with them.

What are you doing to learn more about these people? Do you know what they are looking for. Below I've listed a few blogs to help you begin to learn more of the inside of the industry. I would love it if you'd share some of your favorite blogs written by EDITORS and AGENTS. Here are my favorites:

Chip MacGregor, Agent
Michael Hyatt, CEO of Thomas Nelson
Rachelle Gardner, Agent

Tiffany Colter is a writer, speaker and writing career coach who works with beginner to published writers. She can be reached through her website at www.WritingCareerCoach.com
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1 comment:

Warren Baldwin said...

Just read your post about adoption/trusting God on the site you share with Eileen, and linked over here. I'm looking forward to reading some of your coaching tips and lessons. WB