• 90 pages of literary agent listings – that’s nearly as much as the Writer’s Market (56 pages) and the Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook (40 pages) combined!
• 106 pages of book publisher listings, compared to just 89 pages in the Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook.
• 94 pages of magazine listings – 50% more than the 62 pages in the Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook.
All in a book with a price less than half the RRP of the Writer’s Market ($49.99), and nearly half the RRP of the Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook (£20.00).
Industry insights are provided by top literary agent Andrew Lownie, of the Andrew Lownie Literary Agency Ltd: named by Publishers Marketplace as the top selling agent worldwide.
Subject indexes for each area provide easy access to the markets you need, with specific lists for everything from romance publishers, to poetry magazines, to literary agents interested in thrillers.
International markets become more accessible than ever, with listings that cover both the main publishing centres of New York and London, as well as markets in other English speaking countries. With more and more agents, publishers, and magazines accepting submissions online, this international outlook is now more important than ever.
There are no adverts, no advertorials, and no obscure listings padding out hundreds of pages. By including only what’s important to writers – contact details for literary agents, publishers, and magazines – this directory is able to provide more listings than its competitors, at a substantially lower price.
The book also allows you to create a subscription to the firstwriter.com website for free until 2018. This means you can get free access to the firstwriter.com website, where you can find even more listings, and also benefit from other features such as advanced searches, daily email updates, feedback from users about the markets featured, saved searches, competitions listings, searchable personal notes, and more.
“I know firsthand how lonely and dispiriting trying to find an agent and publisher can be. So it's great to find a resource like firstwriter.com that provides contacts, advice and encouragement to aspiring writers. I've been recommending it for years now!”
~ Robin Wade; literary agent at the Wade & Doherty Literary Agency Ltd, and long-term firstwriter.com subscriber
• Hundreds of record labels
• Hundreds of music managers
• Indexes by genre, so you can quickly find all the right listings
• Access to overseas markets
It also provides free access to the entire current databases online, including over 1,700 record labels, and over 1,100 managers, with dozens of new and updated listings every month. Your free subscription can be taken out at any time until 2019, and comes packed with all the following features:Advanced search features Save searches and save time – set up to 15 search parameters specific to your work, save them, and then access the search results with a single click whenever you log in. You can even save multiple different searches if you have different types of work you are looking to place. Add personal notes to listings, visible only to you and fully searchable – helping you to organise your actions. Set reminders on listings to notify you when to submit your work, when to follow up, when to expect a reply, or any other custom action. Track which listings you’ve viewed and when, to help you organise your search – any listings which have changed since you last viewed them will be highlighted for your attention. Daily email updates
As a subscriber you will be able to take advantage of our email alert service, meaning you can specify your particular interests and we’ll send you automatic email updates when we change or add a listing that matches them. So if you’re interested in labels dealing in hard rock in the United States you can have us send you emails with the latest updates about them – keeping you up to date without even having to log in.User feedback
Our databases include a user feedback feature that allows our subscribers to leave feedback on each listing – giving you not only the chance to have your say about the markets you contact, but giving a unique artist’s perspective on the listings.Save on copyright protection fees
If you’re sending your work away to record labels and managers you should first consider protecting your copyright. As a subscriber to MusicSocket you can do this through our site and save 10% on the copyright registration fees normally payable for protecting your work internationally through the Intellectual Property Rights Office (https://www.CopyrightRegistrationService.com).