Information for Authors

Get An Agent

Do you have a book or concept that you’d like to discuss with an agent? There are a few ways to go about it. One way is to match a particular agent to your particular project or need. You can do this by turning to our agent biographies online and reading up on our staff. Each agent bio page contains the background and contact information for the agent, and you can send an email to initiate contact. You’ll find this is the quickest way to make contact with and begin a relationship with an agent.

Please be sure to complete your Book Submission using our submission form and take a look at our proposal guide before you contact an agent. The more prepared you are prior to speaking with an agent, the better chance you have of being accepted.

At this point, it’s best to email the agent you have chosen with a short inquiry letter describing the subject area or book idea you are planning on writing about, your qualifications and previous writing experience. You will find that Waterside agents are closely tied to email and will respond quickly. For best results whenever you contact an agent, we recommend that you check out our Proposal Guidelines so you can effectively communicate your ideas and get a quick response. See the Agents now.

Contacting An Agent

Please read each agent bio to determine who you think would best represent your genre of work. When you have chosen your agent, please write his or her name in the subject line of your email and send it to with your query letter in the body of the email, and your proposal or sample material as an attached word document.

Proposal Guide

Check out our proposal guide with information and tips on creating a winning proposal. Be sure to read this before you contact an agent with you idea. Go there now.

Submission Form

Guidelines for submitting manuscripts and proposals can be found here.

Author Agent Agreement

Please download and sign our Author Agent Agreement. This is required of all authors prior to being represented by Waterside Productions. If you have any questions about the Agreement, contact the agent with whom you have been speaking. This is the Waterside standard Author/Agent Agreement. We will ask you to sign this if and when you become a client.

FAQ for Authors

FAQ link here.

Promote Your Book

So you’ve written a computer book and want some help with promotion? Well, you’ve come to the right place. While it’s probably not beneficial to set up a national author tour, there are many things that can be done to improve the sales and notoriety of you and your book. Most of these can be done online through the Internet. To help you get started, we’ve started a blog with all kinds of ideas and resources for self-promotion. Check it out here.

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