Nicholas Sparks Quote
“A typical agent in New York gets 400 query letters a month. Of those, they might ask to read 3-4 manuscripts, and of those, they might ask to represent 1.”
Advice for Writers. From his official website: http://nicholassparks.com/for-writers/how-i-found-an-agent/
“Above all, a query letter is a sales pitch and it is the single most important page an unpublished writer will ever write. It's the first impression and will either open the door or close it. It's that important, so don't mess it up. Mine took 17 drafts and two weeks to write.”
Advice for Writers. From his official website: http://nicholassparks.com/for-writers/the-business-finding-an-agent/
Born: December 31, 1965 (age 51)
Occupation: Author, novelist, screenwriter
Bio: Nicholas Charles Sparks is an internationally bestselling American novelist and screenwriter. He has 16 published novels, with elements including cancer, death, pirates, and love. Seven have been adapted to films, including Message in a Bottle, A Walk to Remember, The Notebook, Nights in Rodanthe, Dear John, The Last Song, and most recently The Lucky One.