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During this hour with Marnie and guest, Cherrilynn Bisbano you'll discover: The top 3 deal breakers an agent looks for in the first 30 seconds of reading your email. Secrets to grabbing an agent’s attention in your cover letter. Ingredients of a great bio, and which components turn them off. Strategies to finding the best agent for your book. Fresh ideas for distinguishing your audience, and why your book cannot be for “everyone.” How to think about marketing, before you reach out to an agent. 3 ways to get notable endorsements, and asking your mom is not one of them. How to align your goals with the priorities of an agent. Secrets steps to take before you hit the send button. Cherrilynn Bisbano is a speaker and writer who encourages writers in their journey. She is managing editor at Serious Writer, and Almost an Author, a junior literary agent for Cyle Young, and the host of Genre Chat. Learn more at

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