A Lost Girl On Landing A Big Book Deal
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
This week World Hum catches up with Amanda Pressner, one of the “Lost Girls” — their book, just came out in May — who shares her thoughts on leaving boyfriends for the opportunity to travel the world, getting along with travel companions on the road , and landing a major book deal.
As luck would have it, a few agents and one editor at a major publishing house stumbled across our blog while we were on the road, and wrote to ask if we’d ever consider turning the story of our adventures in to a book. Heck yeah! . . . Once we’d completed the proposal, we found an agent whom we really trusted at Writer’s House. After circulating the proposal to about 20 publishing house imprints and fielding serious interest from about six, he eventually sold our book to HarperCollins.