[Podcast] Bestselling Author Lorilee Craker on Book Agents, Writing Habits, and Meeting Oprah

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By Melissa Parks and Dave Goetz

"Brittany Spears' mom is looking for a co-writer."

The call came out of the blue.

Lorilee Craker's book agent knew the business manager of Lynne Spears, the mother of the pop star. A few hours together in Nashville sealed the deal, and Lorilee became the co-author of what became a New York Times bestseller.

Writing success, like any kind of accomplishment, is never random. As a free-lance writer, Lorilee had worked an entertainment beat for a local newspaper for 17 years. Her reputation preceded her.

Book Agents and Oprah

In this episode, Melissa and Dave interview Lorilee, who has authored 13 books, about some of the most misunderstood aspects of publishing, such as finding a good book agent and BISAC codes. By the way, here's what a BISAC Code is: "a standard used by many companies throughout the supply chain to categorize books based on topical content."

Listen to discover more about BISAC codes, what to look for in a book agent, and how Lorilee met Oprah when she moved to Chicago for college.

For more information about Lorilee, visit the Lorilee Craker Web Site.



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