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Hi, my name is Mark Malatesta….

Photo of Mark MalatestaI’m a former literary agent turned author coach/consultant, and I have a confession to make. The #1 reason I became a literary agent was to find out how to get my own books published. In other words, I know what you’re going through as an author, and I know exactly what you need to do to become a bestselling author.

My authors have gotten 6-figure book deals with major publishers like Random House, Penguin Books, Simon & Schuster, Scholastic, and Thomas Nelson. They’ve been on bestseller lists such as the NY Times and USA Today; had their work picked up for TV, stage, and feature film (with companies like Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks); won countless awards; and had their work licensed in more than 40 countries… resulting in millions of books sold.

Who knows… you might be next!

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LB Robbins“Your audio library with your signature presentation about how to get a top literary agent was the best gift I’ve encountered in a long time.

It woke me up to the notion that getting a literary agent and getting published by a traditional publisher such as Random House isn’t luck—it’s a decision. Within seconds of hearing that, I decided to start sending out queries for my book. Now I already have 5 top literary agents who’ve requested my complete manuscript or sample chapters!

Before I listened to your MP3 I wondered, ‘What could I possibly get from a former literary agent speaking for an hour when I don’t even have a query letter written yet?’ I’m not ready to get a literary agent. But if I hadn’t listened, I wouldn’t have been able to write the query letter. You shared a lot of explicit information about how agents think. While my original pitch wasn’t entirely written on a lobster bib, napkin, or the palm of my hand, it lacked substance… and it didn’t have the best structure.

Your mp3 also shared powerful stories and insights that helped me position myself in a better way. I would have overlooked potential credentials, information, credibility, credence, background, and interesting elements about myself. I didn’t feel they mattered or measured up on paper. Anyone who listens to your mp3 should thank his or her lucky stars for that alone.

You also expressed the truism that agents are real people—human. They didn’t get a degree to become an agent, and we shouldn’t be intimidated if they exercise their patriotic freedom to use their ego. Hearing that was helpful because it can be very daunting trying to get a literary agent, and it’s easy to view their responses as personal.

It’s never too early for an author to open the front door to your online audio library and listen. Smart authors will pay attention and feel lucky to have a dream team partner like you who is knowledgeable but also warm and caring. Although you don’t know most of us personally, you keep encouraging us and sharing your valuable information and insight.

We all need that.

So often in life we say, ‘I can’t take it anymore. I can’t handle this. It’s too much.’ But as soon as you say you can’t get a literary agent, then you can’t. And as soon as you make a decision that you can get a literary agent, you can. Everything is a decision for me now. Yes or no, but I decide. I don’t just wait, I decide. I don’t just wish, I decide.

Your MP3 catapulted me into a different stratosphere of how I approach my publishing goals, and everything else in my life—finances, romance, and daily living—because everything is a decision. You woke me up, reinvigorated me, and changed me.

And things are actually happening.

Thank you!!!”

– LB Robbins

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Mark Malatesta
The Bestselling Author, LLC

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About Mark Malatesta

MARK MALATESTA is a former literary agent turned author coach. Mark now helps authors of all genres (fiction, nonfiction, and children's books) get top literary agents, publishers, and book deals through his company Literary Agent Undercover and The Bestselling Author. Mark's authors have gotten six-figure book deals, been on the NYT bestseller list, and published with houses such as Random House, Scholastic, and Thomas Nelson. Click here to learn more about Former Literary Agent Mark Malatesta and click here for Reviews of Mark Malatesta.

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Ken Derby, Author of The Top 10 Ways to Ruin the First Day of School (Holiday House/ Scholastic), Budapest, Hungary

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